Origin and Description

U.S. Hallertau originates from the Hallertau variety in Germany. The German Hallertau variety has largely been replaced due to its low resistance to disease and fungus. Its demand in the U.S. however is on the rise. U.S. Hallertau sometimes go by the name of Yakima Hallertau, which designates the region from which it is grown.

Hallertau Hops from the U.S. shares many of the same qualities as its distant relative, and moreover the Hallertau and Hallertauer family of hops. This variety has the same measure for alpha and beta acid content at 3.5%-5.5%. It is therefore an aroma variety that is commonly used in making German style beers including Bocks, Pilsners, and Lagers. The co-humulone content in Hallertau U.S. is low, which helps give the noble variety designation. Hallertau has traditionally used in all stages of the brew, but is most effective late or for dry hopping. It is well known for its Bavarian style aromatic qualities that have helped to shape the beers of the German Region for centuries.

Like its relatives, U.S. Hallertau has a yield on the low side of small size loose cones. This early season maturity hops came to the U.S. with the same poor resistance to disease and fungus including Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus, Downy Mildew and Verticillium Wilt. Despite these poorer traits, U.S. Hallertau, along with its relatives, are celebrated as a truly historic hops that is used to make some exceptional German style beers.

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Usage

Hallertau (U.S.) hops is aromatic qualities.
Hallertau (U.S.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Characteristics

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

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.5 To 5.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.5 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 18%-24%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 18 To 24 Percent

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Hallertau (U.S.) Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Hallertau (U.S.) Hops
Hallertau (U.S.) Cone SizeSmallHallertau (U.S.) Hop - Small Cone Size
Hallertau (U.S.) Cone DensityLooseHallertau (U.S.) Hops - Loose Cone Density

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonHallertau (U.S.) Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Hallertau (U.S.) Hops is Low at 800 - 1250 kg/hectare
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsHallertau (U.S.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityHallertau (U.S.) Hops maintains 52%-58% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CHallertau (U.S.) Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoor to GoodHallertau (U.S.) Hops - Poor to Good Pickability

Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.6-1 mls/100 gramsHallertau (U.S.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.6-1 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition35%-4%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 35-4 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition30%-38%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-38 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10%-12%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10-12 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Hallertau (U.S.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Hallertau (U.S.) 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...

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
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...
Hallertauer MittelfrühHallertauer 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 replac...

Common Beer Styles for Hallertau (U.S.) Hops

    Beer Style
    Imperial Pilsner

    Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
    Bald Mountain Bock
    Lost Abbey Brewing Company
    Panzer Imperial Pils
    Moose Jaw Pizza and Dells Brewing Company
    Dells Pilsner
    Roslyn Brewing Company
    Brookside Beer