Flavour and Aroma
Fruity – apricot, citrus and spice.
Apricot, citrus, spice.
It has clear ‘New World’ characteristics producing a complex flavour with predominantly fruity notes, especially apricot, citrus and spice.
Ernest is named after its breeder, Professor Ernest Salmon. It was in production on farm trials in 1957 and 1958. It was used in brewing trials conducted by the Institute of Brewing in 1959 (reported 1960) but it was considered to be a poor substitute for the control variety, Fuggle, due to its ‘strong, coarse, American aroma’. It has remained only in the variety collection now at Wye Hops. It is a vigorous, tall, conventional variety producing distinctly long cones. It is late maturing.