I saw Styrian Bobek hops while I was flipping through my More Beer catalog. It reminds me of the maple porter I brewed years ago.
Well, indirectly. The first specialty porter I ever brewed was a recipe I wrote up and it called for Styrian Goldings hops. I remember doing research about the variety and found out that it was derived from Fuggles and not Goldings hops.
Which reminds me, I need to write up a Styrian Goldings profile at some point.
I think there is some discussion about this variety and if it is indeed different from Styrian Goldings and it is. It was developed in the 1970s in what was then Yugoslavia and is bred from Northern Brewer and an unnamed Yugoslavian male.
Origin: Slovenia – south of Austria. I guess specifically the Duchy of Styria.
Aroma/Flavor: Lime, lime peel mixed with earthy. Stronger aroma profile than Styrian Goldings.
Alpha Acid: Typically between 3.5-7% but I have seen as high at 8.1%
Typical Usage: Aroma. If you get some with an AA% of 7 or above, I could see it being a dual purpose hop.
Beer Styles: English ales, ESB, some lagers