Jester has an intense, punchy aroma of new world proportions, with flavour notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits.
Developed by Charles Faram & Co Ltd in the UK, proprietary hop Jester brings with it distinct flavours and aroma qualities quite different to that of tradition English hop varieties. These unique characteristics include forward and robust notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit, blackcurrant and even hints of Lychee. It is considered most useful as a mid to late addition but is also fantastic to dry hop with. Though not considered a particularly useful bittering hop, when used in this regard it imparts a mild, herbal resonance.
Considered New-World in style, Jester has been likened more to wild fruit-centric US varieties and was initially bred with the emulation of US hops Cascade, Centennial and Columbus in mind. So unique is Jester as an English hop that it’s name is said to have come as a result of general disbelief that the variety was actually English — with people suggesting they must have been joking.
Characteristics: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, blackcurrant, hints of lychee
Style Guide: Pale Ale, IPA
We contract and source our hops from the finest merchants and farms around the world, ensuring you get the chance to brew with the same high quality product that professional breweries use.
Using mylar bags which prevent light degradation of the hops, flushing the bags with nitrogen to remove oxygen and cold storage of them until ordered by you, ensures the hops are as fresh as possible.
If you want to learn more about hops and how to use them then check out our Help Centre where you will find blog posts and our Brew With Us ESSENTIALS and we also have some great content on our YouTube channel about hops too.