Use the following chart as a guide to aid in describing hop flavor and aromatic descriptors in beer.

Source: Barth-Haas Group


This includes the following aromas:

Menthol Mint, melissa, sage, metallic, camphor, pine
Tea Green tea, chamomile tea, black tea
Green fruits Pear, quince, apple, gooseberry, wine yeast, ethereal, grape
Citrus Grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon, bergamot, lemon grass, ginger, mandarin
Green fruits Green-grassy, tomato leaves, green peppers, nettel, thuja, basil, parsley
Vegetal Celeriac, leek, onion, artichoke, garlic, wild garlic
Cream caramel Butter, chocolate, yoghurt, gingerbread, honey, cream, caramel, toffee, coffee
Woody aromatic Tobacco, cognac, barrique, hay, leather, tonka, woodruff, incense, myrrh, resin
Spicy/herbal Lovage, pepper, chili, curry, juniper, marjoram, tarragon, dill, lavender, aniseed, liquorice, fennel, thyme, rosemary, clove
Red berries Cassis, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, redcurrants, forest berries
Sweet fruits Banana, watermelon, honeydew melon, peach, apricot, passion fruit, lychee, dried fruit, plum, pineapple, white jelly bears, cherry, kiwi
Floral Elderflower, chamomile blossom, lily of the valley, jasmine, apple blossom, rose, geranium, carnation, elder

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