Aroma Profile: Mosaic has a lovely complex aroma profile. The berry medley is most noted, but there is also mango, rose, stone fruit, tropical fruits, bubblegum, citrus, pine, grass, earth, spice and herbs. It certainly lives up to its name.
Alpha Acids 11.5-13.5%
Beta Acids 3.2-3.9%
Total Oils 1-1.5 mL/100g
Mosaic is a wonderful hop variety that has one of the most complex aromas of all the hops. It covers all three cornerstones of hop usage well, and many breweries have exploited this and used it to create some iconic single-hop beers. Due to the fruitiness of Mosaic, it plays very nicely with other fruity hops too. Mosaic was named after the distinctive pattern of the petals on its cones – the name could equally well apply to the flavours which it imparts.
Citra is currently a firm favourite for use in a brew with Mosaic; many breweries are using this combination to create some fantastic beers. They work so well together because of their complementary aroma profiles.
If you want to get the full complexities out of this hop, don’t overlook using it for dry hopping too. As we said, Mosaic has a very complex profile making it a wonderful hop to work with. This aroma profile is tough to duplicate. You may be able to use two hops in place of Mosaic, but currently, there is no other hop on the market with Mosaic’s range of flavours and aromas making it a very popular hop indeed.
We have a healthy supply of Mosaic, but demand can be lumpy through the year so please do contact us if you would like to lock down a contract for future supply. The ever-increasing batches of beer that use Mosaic prove that it is incredibly popular with craft breweries, so if you fancy giving it a try in your brew, act fast. We can promise that once a few people start brewing with this hop, our stock won’t stick around for too long.
Mosaic is a genuinely versatile hop that can be used to create stunning IPAs and pale ales that have so much depth to their aromas and flavours. If you’ve never tried a single-hopped Mosaic brew, then we urge you to. If you have, then you’re probably already at the checkout getting excited about your delivery of this one-of-a-kind hop.