Moutere is a trademark of New Zealand Hops Limited, registered in the USA

varietal: HORT0605

Technical Data

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

Alpha Acids17.5-19.5%
Beta Acids8.0-10.0%
Cohumulone26% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil1.7 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration94 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction5.9%
Floral Estery Fraction2%
H/C Ratio2.2

Grower comments

Maturity Late season
Yield Good
Growth Habit Late shooting, vigorous late spring growth, clavate frame
Cone Structure Tight, Ovate shape
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free.
Storage Stability  Good


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A high alpha hop with distinctive tropical, grapefruit and passion fruit characters (17.5-19.5 % AA)


Moutere™ Brand HORT0605 is a New Zealand bred triploid variety with parentage from the New Zealand variety Southern Cross and a selected New Zealand male. Developed at New Zealands Plant and Food Research and released in 2015. The essential oil profile displays characteristics of intense fruit, citrus and resinous pine.


Delivers intense fruity oils with top notes of baking spice and sweet hay. Selected on good agricultural performance and late maturity this variety is currently the most recently selected from the Hops with a Difference programme.


Moutere is a big hop delivering high alpha acid with a generous weight of oil while its lower cohumulone provides a soft well-structured but solid bitterness. Sensory panels describe the flavours and aromas in the finished beer to be that of grapefruit, tropical and passionfruit.

"Ticks alot of boxes"


Not clearly defined as yet as new varieties always find many applications as brewers become familiar with various nuances and behaviours. Given this hops big characteristics though most brewing trials focussed on the production of bigger styles such as IPA’s and included doubles.