The granddaughter of Pioneer, Sovereign is an English variety bred at Wye College in the mid-1990s. Released in 2006, it’s gaining respect for its complex and delicate aroma profile.
Floral, grassy and minty on the nose, its bittering qualities are classic and well rounded. It has also been reported to impart subtle green tea and vanilla aspects to a beer. Works well in conjunction with Goldings.
Alpha Acid: 4.5%-6.5%
Beta Acid: 2.1%-3.1%
Total Oils: 0.6-1 mL/100g
American Lager, American Pale Ale