Hallertau White Hops

Often paired with other noble hops for the mellow, clean aroma, this modern variety offers moderate alpha acids and low cohumulones. Its high bittering value makes it an ideal addition to IPA’s, and its fruity white wine character pairs well with light Belgian styles and wheat styles.

Originally bred for the American craft beer revolution, this bold German daughter of Cascade rivals many Southern Hemisphere hops with a clean, floral and fruity profile offering exceptionally fresh hoppiness. Notes of passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, gooseberry and lemongrass make this new-age German hop ideal for IPA’s, Pale Ales, Belgians and wheat beers.

Origin and History

Historically, Hallertau White hops (also known as Hallertau Mittelfruh and Hallertau Gold) were a staple of the German brewing industry. Now, they are mostly used for bittering in pilsners and lagers.

They are also a popular aroma hop, adding spicy and floral aromas to beer. They are considered noble hops and are found in many European lagers, including Pilsners and Bocks.

They are characterized by low relative bitterness and strong aroma. They contain high amounts of the hop oil humulene and low amounts of alpha acids cohumulone and adhumulone.

Characteristics and Flavor Profile

A daughter of Cascade, released in 2012 by the Hull farm in Germany, Hallertau Blanc was bred specifically to answer the needs of commercial brewers seeking new and bolder hop varieties. Reminiscent of many recent Southern Hemisphere varieties, but with a cleaner and less ‘dank’ profile, it features pineapple, gooseberry, white grape, fresh lemongrass and passion fruit flavors and aromas.

The next-generation German hops for 21st century craft beer, Hallertau Blanc is moderate to strong with pineapple, gooseberry, white grape, fresh green lemongrass stalk and passion fruit flavors and aromas. It’s reminiscent of IPA and Belgian styles, but with a cleaner profile and a lower myrcene fraction than most Southern Hemisphere hops.

Brewing Uses

Hallertau White hops are used in both German & American lagers. They have a floral and earthy aroma that contains just the tiniest bit of spice.

This hop is a dwarf variety, meaning it grows shorter than other varieties but has the same yield. It can be used as an aroma hop at the end of the boil, whirlpool or dry hopping.

It is said to have flavours of white wine and gooseberry, similar to Sauvignon Blanc. It is also known for its citrus fruit and herbal notes.

Released in 2012 by the Hull farm in Hallertau, Germany, this daughter of Cascade was bred specifically to meet the needs of American craft beer styles. Its pronounced tropical profile works well with IPA, Belgian ales, wheat beer and Brett fermentations.

Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles

Originally bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hull and released in 2012, Hallertau Blanc is one of the newer hops that has been developed in response to craft brewers’ search for big, bold, unique hop aromas.

Despite its modest size, it has a distinctive white wine character that delivers flavors of grapes, cassis and elderflower. This explains its popularity in pale ales, IPAs, wheat beers and Belgian ale styles.

Generally, Hallertau Blanc is an excellent addition to any pilsner or light lager style. The combination of its fruity/white wine character with a clean and subtle bitterness makes it an ideal companion in this genre. Its floral/citrus/noble hop profile works well with the Pilsner malt bill to produce a smooth, refreshing and satisfying lager.

Availability and Cultivation

Originally released in 2012, Hallertau Blanc is an American aroma variety bred specifically to fit the needs of craft beer styles. It displays a variety of tropical fruit, stone fruit and white grape characteristics and works well with IPAs, Belgian ales, wheat beers and Brett fermentations.

Hops grow best in moderate climates with long days and lots of sunshine. They need at least half a year of frost-free days before flowering.

They are a highly aromatic and flavorful plant that can be grown indoors under artificial light, with an adequate soil moisture and good drainage. Their cones (female inflorescence) are usually ready for harvest when they have a green appearance and a firm feel to them when squeezed. The hop harvesting season is in July and August, depending on the variety.

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