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 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%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.5%-5.5%|
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hallertau (U.S.) Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Hallertau (U.S.) Cone Size||Small|
|Hallertau (U.S.) Cone Density||Loose|
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Hallertau (U.S.) Hops is Low at 800 - 1250 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Hallertau (U.S.) Hops maintains 52%-58% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor to Good|
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.6-1 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||35%-4%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||30%-38%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||10%-12%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hallertau (U.S.) 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...|
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...
|Hallertau||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|
|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...|
|Hallertauer Mittelfrüh||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 replac...|
Common Beer Styles for Hallertau (U.S.) Hops
Hallertau (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing 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|
|Roslyn Brewing Company|