Origin and Description
Super Styrian (Aurora Hops) was bred in the 70's at the Hop Research Institute in Zalec, Yugoslavia, which now resides in Slovenia. Super Styrian is a diploid variety as a cross between Northern Brewer and a Yugoslavian wild male. Although Super Styrian shares the spotlight as one of two primary varieties grown in Slovenia along with Styrian Golding it is not actually derived from this same variety. Although, it is likened by its similar aromatic qualities.
Super Styrian Hops is a dual use hops with low to moderate alpha acid content ranging from 5.5%-9.5%. The alpha content is nearly double that of Styrian Golding Hops. The aroma, which is driven by very well balanced essential oils including farnesene, has a spicy yet pleasant hoppiness to it. Super Styrian is going to make a good hop from beginning to end of the brewing process, and is commonly mixed with other varieties.
Super Styrian Hops develops deep dark green cones that are medium size and compact. This hops also produces approximately 25% more yield than its Slovenian counterpart ranging from 1424-1958 lbs/acre. Super Styrian is most commonly substituted with Styrian Golding itself (if needed), however Super Styrian is available. It has made its way into beers around the globe, and is a celebrated hops variety.
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Usage
Super Styrian (Aurora) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for super styrian (aurora) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||7%-9.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.7%-4.4%|
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Super Styrian (Aurora) Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Super Styrian (Aurora) Cone Size||Medium|
|Super Styrian (Aurora) Cone Density||Compact|
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops is Low to Moderate at 1424 - 1958 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.9-1.6 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||20%-25%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||20%-25%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-9%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||5%-10%|
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Substitutes
|Styrian Golding||Styrian Golding Hops, also called Savinja Golding, is a traditional hops grown primarily in Slovenia, and also Austria. Savinja/Styrian Golding is not a part o...|
Common Beer Styles for Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops
Super Styrian (Aurora) Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
Edinburgh Strong Ale
|Red Fox Brewery|
|Terrapin Beer Company|
Maggie's Farmhouse Ale