Bred at Wye College and introduced in 1972, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer and niece of Northdown. It is a versatile variety with wide application in both early and late kettle additions.
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
AROMA PROFILE: Cedar, Green Tea, Sweet Fruit
BEER STYLES: English-style Ale, Brown Ale, Pale Ale
Alpha Acid: 6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acid: 4 - 4.5%
Total Oil: 1 - 1.7 mL/100g
SUBSTITUTIONS: Northern Brewer, Perle