Although it is sometimes said to have an American aroma, Bramling Cross was first harvested in England. This hop gets its name from being a cross between Bramling (which is a Golding hop clone), and a Canadian wild hop known as Manitoban. Bramling Cross is also very special in that it's the only hop of the male variety used in the United States. Female varieties are typically preferred because they don't have seeds, but the unique qualities of Bramling Cross have recently caused it to grow in popularity.
Good for bittering, but also famous for its aroma characteristics, Bramling Cross is best in dark brews like stouts and porters.
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