Origin and Description

Outeniqua Hops is one of the few varieties from South Africa including Southern Star and Southern Promise varieties. This hops variety was bred from Atlas and a wild Yugoslavian male. Outeniqua Hops is grown primarily in what is called Outeniqua Country in George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa. There the hops fields and the area are a tourist attraction including the hops fields, gardens, and farms. Outeniqua is considered the land of milk and honey, and is home to this fine hop variety.

Outeniqua Hops is a fairly high alpha variety with its alpha acid content at 12.0%-13.5% and is used for its bittering qualities in beer. This variety has its essential oils lying in balance, and produces a punchy hop aroma in the final brew.

Outeniqua Hops is the mother to Southern Star and is hovering along as far as production each year. Each year it produces about the same amount as Southern Star ranging from 1587-1940 lbs/acre. The small to medium compact bulbs are harvested mid to late season. This hops is used in beers throughout the region, and is not really seen on a global scale.

Outeniqua Hops Usage

Outeniqua hops has bittering qualities.
Outeniqua hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Outeniqua Hops Characteristics

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

Outeniqua Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12%-13.5%Outeniqua Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12 To 13.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4.1%-5.1%Outeniqua Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4.1 To 5.1 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-30%Outeniqua Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 30 Percent

Outeniqua Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Outeniqua Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Outeniqua Hops
Outeniqua Cone SizeSmall to MediumOuteniqua Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Outeniqua Cone DensityCompactOuteniqua Hops - Compact Cone Density

Outeniqua Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonOuteniqua Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Outeniqua Hops is Low to Moderate at 1587 - 1940 kg/hectare
Outeniqua Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Outeniqua Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsOuteniqua Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityOuteniqua Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees COuteniqua Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodOuteniqua Hops - Good Pickability

Outeniqua Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.6-1.6 mls/100 gramsOuteniqua Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.6-1.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition38%-43%Outeniqua Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 38-43 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition28%-33%Outeniqua Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 28-33 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition9%-10%Outeniqua Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 9-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Outeniqua Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Outeniqua Hops Substitutes

Southern StarSouthern Star Hops came from the same breeding program in South Africa that produced both Outeniqua and

Common Beer Styles for Outeniqua Hops

    Beer Style
    Brown Ale

    Outeniqua Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Drayman's Brewery and Distillery
    Highlands Brewery
    Highlands Brewery
    Brown Ale