Moutere hops originated in New Zealand and were released in 2015 as a cross between Southern Cross and an unnamed male. This hop variety has a fruit-forward profile, featuring tropical fruits, ripe citrus, resinous pine, and sweet hay aromas suitable for pilsners and saisons.
The intense tropical and fruity flavors of Moutere hops, including dominant grapefruit and passionfruit notes, make them ideal for various beer styles. These hops can be used in brewing big IPAs, mixed-culture fermentations, wheat beers, and fruited hoppy styles.
|Country of Origin:||New Zealand|
|Hop Growers Code:||MTE HORT0605|
Where To Buy Moutere Hops
Flavors and aromas include tropical fruit, grapefruit, and passionfruit, with hints of spry hay, earthy baking spice, and resinous pine.
Moutere Flavor And Aroma
Moutere is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:
grapefruit, passion fruit
Moutere Hop Oil Breakdown
Hop oils can vary from year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
|17.5% – 19.5%|
|Beta Acid %|
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
|8% – 10%|
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
|Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha|
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
|24% – 28%|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)|
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
|1.5mL – 1.9mL|
|22% – 23%|
|15% – 16%|
|5% – 6%|
|0% – 1%|
|Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||54% – 58%|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)|
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
|Data Not Available|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI) Rating||Data Not Available|
Moutere Hop Substitutions
Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.
These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.
We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For Moutere, we recommend substituting with the following hops:
For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using Moutere for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.
Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012