Origin and Description

Think Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a Hersbrucker and other hallertau varieties which or more tolerant of wilt.

Hallertau Hops has a very long history in German Lagers and its aromatic and flavor properties help to describe generations of beers from the area. Hallertau is an aromatic hops with an alpha acid rating at 3.5%-5.5%. This variety is considered a noble hops. This designation fits Tettnanger, Spalt, and Saaz as well, and refers to their high amounts of humulene, and low amounts of alpha acids. Also these varieties have high aromatic qualities. Hallertau itself has tempered yet spicy aroma. It is useful any time during the brewing process from kettle additions, but is more favorable for late additions or during dry hop.

As mentioned Hallertau has susceptibility to German Wilt. This along with its low producing yields are some of the reasons that it does not flourish as it once did. However the Hallertau mark has been made on brewing and is not going to go away as it is still prided as Bavarian Style. There are many other Hallertau variations, not so much from this specific strain, but more from breeding programs in and around Germany. Some of these other varieties include Hallertaur Aroma, Hallertaur Magnum, Hallertaur Mittelfrüh, Hallertaur Taurus, Hallertaur Tradition, Pacific Hallertaur, and U.S. Hallertaur Hops. Wow, find a good lager recipe and start brewing.

Hallertau Hops Usage

Hallertau hops is aromatic qualities.
Hallertau hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Hallertau Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for hallertau hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Hallertau Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%Hallertau Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.5 To 5.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%Hallertau Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 4 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 17%-24%Hallertau Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 17 To 24 Percent

Hallertau Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Hallertau Lupulin ColorPale Yellow to YellowPale Yellow to Yellow Lupulin Color for Hallertau Hops
Hallertau Cone SizeSmall to MediumHallertau Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Hallertau Cone DensityLooseHallertau Hops - Loose Cone Density

Hallertau Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonHallertau Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Hallertau Hops is Low at 1150 - 1600 kg/hectare
Hallertau Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Hallertau Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
German Wilt,
Hallertau Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityHallertau Hops maintains 50%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CHallertau Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodHallertau Hops - Good Pickability

Hallertau Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.3 mls/100 gramsHallertau Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition10%-20%Hallertau Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 10-20 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition30%-35%Hallertau Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-35 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition7%-10%Hallertau Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 7-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Hallertau Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Hallertau Hops Substitutes

LibertyLiberty Hops is an extension of the Hallertau family of hops and was bred in 1983 from Hallertauer Mittlefrüh and a disease (Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt) r...
Hallertauer TraditionHallertauer Tradition is another invention of the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany, and was bred for is resistance and tolerance to disease and fungus. I...

Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock...

Common Beer Styles for Hallertau Hops

    Beer Style
    German Pilsner
    Imperial Pilsner
    Amber Lager
    Summer Wheat
    Belgian Style Ale
    Light Ale
    Pale Ale
    Golden Ale
    Amber LagerPorter
    Munich Ale

    Hallertau Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Hofbrau Munchen
    Brauhaus Barbarossa
    Barbarossa Bright
    Empire Brewing Company
    Empire Summer Ale
    Samual Adams Brewing Company
    Hallertau Imperial Pilsner
    Bluegrass Brewing Company
    Wort Hog Dort
    Bluegrass Brewing Company
    American Style Amber Lager
    Caroline Brewing Company
    Carolina Summer Wheat
    Harvest Moon Brewer & Cafe
    Mumbling Monk
    Harvest Moon Brewer & Cafe
    Helles Bock
    Red Rock Brewing Company
    German Pilsner
    Barley Creek Brewing Company
    Cliffhanger Light Ale
    Montana Brewing Company
    Pale Ale
    New Garus Brewing Company
    Organic Revolution
    Wagner Valley Vineyard
    Summer Sail Hefeweizen
    Murray's Brewing Company
    Murray's Grand Cru Autumn Seasonal
    Copperwheat Beer
    Kona Brewing Company
    Wailua Wheat
    Free State Brewing Company
    Brinkley's Maibock
    Free State Brewing Company
    Willimantic Brewing Company
    Certified Gold
    Waterloo Brewing Company
    Waterloo Hefe-Weizen
    Michigan Brewing Company
    Sunset Amber Lager
    Sprecher Brewery
    Generation Porter