11.7% AAU. Certified Organic. This new and unique variety was bred in New Zealand and released in 2000. Named for its aroma, which is remarkably similar to the fresh crushed gooseberry aroma of a Sauvignon Blanc grape, Nelson Sauvin has the unique ability to impart a distinctive cool climate white wine “fruitiness”. Offers both a refreshing green grapes flavor, hints of pineapple, with a touch of earthiness to balance the flavor profile. This dual-purpose variety can be used to produce big punchy Ales as well as subtle yet bitter Lagers. The fruitiness may be a little overpowering for the un-initiated, however those with a penchant for bold hop character will find several applications for this true brewer's hop. A must try incredibly unique hop, and there is really no recommended substitute although it shares characteristics with Cascade, Centennial, or Chinook.