Perle Hops

Perle HopsIf you are looking for a good hop variety with moderate bittering potential and German-like aroma characteristics then consider using Perle hops…

The moderate levels of alpha acids make this a good bittering hop. The total oil content is not much, but enough to show a floral and slightly spicy characteristic, which makes this a great hop choice if you are looking for subtle notes…

Some of the most popular beer styles for this hop variety are your lighter Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Weizen, Alt, Barley wine and Kölsch…

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

Perle Hop Profile

Alpha:Beta Ratio:
Alpha Acids: 7.0 – 9.5%
Beta Acids:
4.0 – 5.0%
Co-humulone:
27 – 32% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 0.7 – 0.9 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 45 – 55% of total oils
Humulene: 28 – 33% of total oils

Some possible substitutes are German Perle or either US Northern Brewer hops or German Northern Brewer hops… all these hop varieties are similar in alpha acid content so they are great bittering hop susbtitutes…

If you do decide to substitute Perle hops with Northern Brewer hops, keep in mind that Northern brewer hops have some wild American flavor and aroma tones…