A delicate aroma hop used mainly over the years in Lager type beers. However, it has also been successful in the production of some of the lighter English cask conditioned ales. This classic German aroma hop is often associated with Bavarian-style lager beers and distinguished by an intense, pleasantly-harmonic bitterness. At one time, this was the major Hallertau landrace variety with a highly acclaimed aroma profile.
Grown in Hallertau, Spalt, Hersbruck, Tettnang and Baden-Bitburg-Rheinpfalz areas of Germany. “Hallertauer Mittelfrüher “ is the traditional Hallertau variety although its acreage is gradually decreasing due to disease.
Very susceptible to Verticillium Wilt and is no longer planted in Wilt threatened areas. Average resistance to Peronospora and Powdery Mildew. Matures medium to late season.
Specific aroma descriptors include mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones.
Alpha Acid: 3 - 5.5%