Origin and Description

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is one of the noble hop varieties that originates from Germany. It has been on the decline in terms of production as it is being replaced by other hops varieties with similar brewing qualities. Its production is largely from the Bavarian region of southern Germany.

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is an aroma hops variety with an alpha acid rating of 3.5%-5.5%. It is closely associated with the German Style Lagers, it is part of the Hallertauer family of hops. Hallertauer Mittelfrüh has made its mark on the world of brewing, and is known for its slightly spicy aroma and character. It has moderately high myrcene, and caryophyllene oil, which help contribute to the aroma profile in the finished brew.

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is far from the farmer's delight as it provides a very low yield of small loose cones. Its ability to hold onto its acid profile over time is also on the low side. Not to mention the susceptibility to numerous diseases is likely the reason for its decline over the past 50 years. Hallertauer Mittelfrüh does have a number of easily obtainable substitutes including Liberty hops, however it is worth the effort to try this variety to understand how it came be be a world renowned hops variety.

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Usage

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

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Characteristics

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

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-3.5%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.5 To 3.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%-4.5%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.5 To 4.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-26%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 26 Percent

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Lupulin ColorPale Yellow to YellowPale Yellow to Yellow Lupulin Color for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Cone SizeSmallHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hop - Small Cone Size
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Cone DensityLooseHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Loose Cone Density

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops is Low at 800 - 1100 kg/hectare
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
German Wilt,Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor
StorabilityHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops maintains 52%-58% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoorHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Poor Pickability

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.6-1.2 mls/100 gramsHallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.6-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition35%-44%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 35-44 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition30%-55%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-55 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10%-15%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10-15 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh 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...

HallertauThink Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a
Mount HoodMt Hood is another descendant of the Hallertau family of Hops and is specifically a cross between a colchicine induced tetraploid Hallertau Mittelfrueh and USDA...
CrystalCrystal Hops was born in 1983, created in Corvallis Oregon. Drink a Rogue Brutal Bitter, and say colchicine induced tetraploid three times. This type of Hall...

Common Beer Styles for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops

    Beer Style
    German Pilsner
    Pale Ale
    German Lager

    Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Great Dane Pub and Brewery
    Verruckte Stadt German Pils
    Great Dane Pub and Brewery
    Devils Lake Red Lager
    Bazens Brewery
    Victory Brewing Company
    St. Boisterous Hellerbock
    Red Hook Brewing Company
    Wheathook Wheaten Ale