Ernest is named after its breeder, Prof Ernest Salmon. It was selected at Wye College, Kent as a seedling code OZ97a in 1923 from seed collected in 1921 as an open-pollination of Neomex AA7.
Ernest is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Aroma: Fruity - apricot, citrus and spice.
Bittering: It has clear 'New World' characteristics producing a complex flavour with predominantly fruity notes, especially apricot, citrus, stone fruit grassy, herbal and spice.