Myrcene: 30-35%, Humulene: 21-25%, Farnesene: <1%
Pilgrim is a fantastic hop for both bittering and aroma. It imparts a traditional English bitterness which provides an excellent base for best bitters and pale ales and a well-rounded, full-bodied character which complements the darker malt colours. Flavour notes include spice, cedar and honey and its higher levels of Humelene and Selinene give it a refreshing ‘hoppy’ aroma.
Developed at HRI Wye and released in 2000, it has the same father as First Gold and Herald although it is not a dwarf variety.
Pilgrim has a very vigorous growth habit and provides a high yield.
It also has good resistance to both powdery and downy mildew, and appears to be one of the most wilt resistant varieties.
Belgian Pilgrim is available in Organic