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Northern Brewer?
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:19:06 PM »
What ya got?

Bittering/Aroma? Both? Beer Styles other than Cali Common?

Description from Williams where I purchased them:
A strong fragrant hop with a rich rough-hewn flavor and aroma, ideal for steam-style beers and ales. Northern Brewer has a unique mint-like evergreen flavor.
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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 06:21:57 PM »
http://www.hopslist.com/hops/dual-purpose-hops/766-northern-brewer

there are 2 other regional listing for NB as well.

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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 06:22:15 PM »
Northern Brewer is THE hop for Anchor Steam. Also used with centennial and cascade in Janet's Brown.

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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 06:29:57 PM »
Gotcha. Most decriptions I see relate it back to being minty/woody. Not sure what I should use it in but it seems like I have a lot of options. If I brewed more often I would do a SMASH with it...
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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 04:12:58 AM »
Northern Brewer was a popular hop in the nineties.  It has a distinct flavor.

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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 10:32:44 AM »
NB has that woody+minty thing going on. Pearle also has a minty note, but is less woody. NB was one of Pearles parents, so that mint thing carried through.
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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 07:32:01 PM »
I agree with the rustic/woody notes from Northern Brewer.  I find it to be a good bittering hop and will lend quite a distinct/unique flavor and aroma to beers so be careful when choosing those additions per style. 

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Re: Northern Brewer?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 12:43:30 PM »
I've used it as late additions in my black lagers. Love it.