Hallertau Hops

Hallertau HopsIf you are looking for a German-like bittering and aroma hop with subtle flowery and spicy notes, then Hallertau hops (US) may be a good variety to consider…

The moderate alpha acid content and fair oil content makes this a good dual purpose hop for many of your lighter beers.

Some of the most popular beer styles where you’ll see Hallertau hops being used are your Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Kölsch, Munich Helles, and sometimes your Belgian-Style Ales.

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 1.0
Alpha Acids: 3.5 – 5.5%
Beta Acids:
3.5 – 5.5%
Co-humulone:
18 – 25% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 0.6 – 1.0 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 35 – 44% of total oils
Humulene: 36 – 40% of total oils

Some possible hop substitutions for this variety could be Crystal hops, Liberty hops, German Hallertau or German Tradition hops.