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 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%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4%|
Hallertau Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hallertau Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow to Yellow|
|Hallertau Cone Size||Small to Medium|
|Hallertau Cone Density||Loose|
Hallertau Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Hallertau Hops is Low at 1150 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Hallertau Hops maintains 50%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Hallertau Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.3 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||10%-20%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||30%-35%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||7%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hallertau Hops Substitutes
|Liberty||Liberty 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 Tradition||Hallertauer 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
|Belgian Style Ale|