Pilot brewery tests of Czech flavour hop varieties registered in 2022


  • Alexandr Mikyška Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Martin Slabý Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Marie Jurková Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Karel Štěrba Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Vladimír Nesvadba Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
  • Jitka Charvátová Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 511/15, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic




hop varieties, dry hopping, beer sensory profile, hop volatiles


Seven new Czech “flavour hop” varieties were tested in pilot brewing trials (50 l), in which samples of Ale-style beer were prepared using dry hopping. Essential oils in the beer were determined by fluidized-bed extraction combined with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Hop-derived aromas in beer were evaluated by descriptive method. Comparison of terpene essential oils in samples showed differences between hop genotypes and only a partial relationship with the sensory profile of beer. A cluster analysis of hop aromas in beer revealed the relationship between the pairs of Saturn and Pluto; N and Eris; Ceres and Jupiter hop varieties. The submitted results present the sensory properties of these new varieties and are useful for further study of the relationship between chemical and sensory profile of dry hopped beers.


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Mikyška, A., Slabý, M., Jurková, M., Štěrba, K., Nesvadba, V., & Charvátová, J. (2022). Pilot brewery tests of Czech flavour hop varieties registered in 2022. KVASNY PRUMYSL, 68(3+4), 619-627. https://doi.org/10.18832/kp2022.68.619