Bramling Cross is often used as a general purpose kettle hop for a smallish proportion of the hop grist. However, the variety has also of late been used to provide special fruity, blackcurrant and lemon notes in traditional brews, especially in Christmas ales. If used as a late hop or dry hop, the effect on the final beer flavor can be very interesting. This is an under-appreciated hop which can give the brewer considerable scope for experiment with specialty or new beers.
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