17 October 2023

Unique characteristics of geranic acid derived from Sorachi Ace hops

Enhancing flavour | Significant levels of geranic acid were found only in the test beer brewed with Sorachi Ace hops. This beer was brewed originally in 1984 by Sapporo Breweries Ltd. It could recently be determined that this compound has very unique characteristics, it is less odor-active but functions as an enhancer for other hop-derived flavor compounds. The following article summarises a part of the research results which have already been published in BrewingScience, 2022, issue 6: November/December.

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