Bobek, or Styrian Bobek hops are of Slovenian origin and a descendant of Northern Brewer hops. This varietal is commonly used to enhance the aroma of many beer styles including both English and Belgian style Ales, Lagers, and Pilsners.
With a mild alpha acid range of 3% to 7%, it’s really the delicately spicy, floral and piney notes that shine through. You could swap Styrian Bobek hops for its cousin hop, Styrian Golding, as well as Fuggle or Willamette. However, once you get the unique aroma from whole or pellet Bobek hops, there’s no turning back. See for yourself by tasting these hops in Element Brewing Co.’s Red Giant.