Bred in New Zealand. A triploid variety from HortResearch, bred from a selection of New Zealand breeding stock and Saazer. Motueka™ brings a winning combination of noble heritage with southern hemisphere fruit.
Motueka is primarily used for aroma, but can easily be used as a dual-purpose hop. Its mixture of Saaz character with distinct lemon-lime citrus, plus good oil content, makes for a unique signature when used throughout the kettle in hoppy lagers, Belgian ales, or wheat beers.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Sweet and resinous with zingy citrus and fresh herbal notes (basil, rosemary) and hints of dried orchard fruit around the edges.
|Alpha Acid||6.5 - 7.5%|
|Beta Acid||5 - 5.5%|
|Co-humulone||28 - 30%|
|Total Oil||0.7 - 0.9 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||47 - 49% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||1 - 3% of total oil|
|Farnesene||12.1 - 12.3% of total oil|
|Humulene||3.5 - 3.7% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|