Origin and Description

Fuggle Hops was a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. In the Kent region in 1861, Richard Fuggle selected this variety as a seedling or seed and later introduced it into commerce in 1875 under his own name. This variety is also grown in other parts of Europe as well as the U.S.

Fuggle Hops is an aroma hops with a 3.5%-5.5% alpha acid rating. During its peak times over 100 years ago it was used both for bittering as well as aroma in beer. It became less economical as higher alpha varieties came along to use Fuggle for bittering. It carries a high carryophyllene oil as well as farnesene oil content. This combination brings a herbal and woody type of aroma to the finished brew.

Fuggle Hops from the U.K. is a low yielding hops variety, one of the lowest. It is used in many styles of English ales is sought after due to its brewing qualities. It has moderate disease tolerance and forms medium sized compact bulbs that are ready for harvesting early to mid season.

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Usage

Fuggle (U.K.) hops is aromatic qualities.
Fuggle (U.K.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for fuggle (u.k.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.5 To 5.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3.1%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2 To 3.1 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-33%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 23 To 33 Percent

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Fuggle (U.K.) Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Fuggle (U.K.) Hops
Fuggle (U.K.) Cone SizeMediumFuggle (U.K.) Hop - Medium Cone Size
Fuggle (U.K.) Cone DensityModerate to CompactFuggle (U.K.) Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonFuggle (U.K.) Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Fuggle (U.K.) Hops is Low at 1050 - 1350 kg/hectare
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Verticillium Wilt,
Resistent To:
Downy Mildew,
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityFuggle (U.K.) Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CFuggle (U.K.) Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodFuggle (U.K.) Hops - Good Pickability

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.4 mls/100 gramsFuggle (U.K.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.4 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition24%-28%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 24-28 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition35%-40%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 35-40 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition11%-13.38%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 11-13.38 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition5%-7%Fuggle (U.K.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 5-7 Percent

Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Fuggle (U.K.) Hops

    Beer Style
    English Ale
    Mild Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    Amber Ale
    Cask Ale
    Oatmeal Stout
    Strong Ale
    Nut Brown Ale
    Golden Ale
    Christmas Ale

    Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Lang Creek Brewery
    Tri-Motor Amber Ale
    Teme Valley Brewery
    Saltaire Brewery
    Fuggles Bitter
    Lodden Brewery
    Rin Tin Tin
    McMullen Brewery
    Cask Ale
    Wye Valley Brewery
    St Michael’s Ale
    Goose Island Brewing Company
    Oatmeal Stout
    Goose Island Brewing Company
    Nut Brown Ale
    Theakston Legendary Ales
    Masham Ale
    Goddards Brewery
    Spire Brewery
    Sgt. Pepper Stout
    The Hurns Brewing Company
    Dew Saint
    Mauldons Brewer
    Peggotty’s Porter
    Mauldons Brewer
    Christmas Reserve
    Marston’s Beer Company
    Old Empire
    Fat Cat Brewer
    Fat Cat Stout Cat
    Vale Brewery Company
    Hadda’s Winter Solstice
    Maxim Brewery
    Labton’s Cask Ale
    Kelham Island Brewery
    Pride of Sheffield
    Young’s Brewery
    Young’s Bitter