Melba™ AU Hops provide stone fruit and citrus undertones. “The Dame of Aussie Hops” Melba™ is a dual-use hop variety with high oil content. Early additions are said to impart a clean and somewhat spicy bitterness. Late flavour or aroma additions impart properties of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.
Melba™ is a real standout during selection especially when “rubbing up” for aroma scores its powerful grapefruit, citrus, passionfruit and other summer fruits. This variety is seen to have higher then average oil content.
Melba™ has high alpha and oil content making it a versatile hop for many brewing styles including: