Hop: Fuggle


Fuggle was a chance seedling from 1861 (named for the Kent grower that introduced the hop) which reached 78% of hop acreage in the United Kingdom in 1949. Fuggle, due to disease issues, has been used to parent many other hops: Cascade, Willamette and Glacier are a few.

Similar to East Kent Golding but with more aroma. Considered to be pleasant and delicate.

General Information

Aliases Fuggles, Fuggle UK
Profile Earthy, warm, wood, and mildly fruity. Late additions may be more grass forward.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Fuggle (US), Newport, Styrian Golding, Willamette
Purpose Aroma
Yield 900-1100 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60%-80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Porter, Stout, Mild, Lambic
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Verticillium wilt, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 3.5 - 6.5%
Beta Acid 2.0 - 4.0%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 33.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 1.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 24.0 28.0%
Humulene 34.0 - 40.0%
Caryophyllene 11.0 - 13.0%
Farnesene 5.0 - 7.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Low to moderate
Cones Medium size with moderate compact density
Maturity Early

Fuggle Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-20 18:42:22 (Added: 2020-11-20 18:42:22)

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