Origin and Description
Hersbrucker Hops was the gift of the earth from the Hersbruck district in Hallertau Germany. This variety, found from natural selection, has been taking over acreage from the original Hallertau Hops variety due to its more favorable resistance to disease and fungus.
Hersbrucker Hops is similar to the noble hop varieties with its low co-humulone level. It is a definitive aroma variety with an alpha acid rating of 2.0%-5.0%. Hersbrucker Hops is a versatile one used in a great number of German style beers. Its essential oils rest in balance within the cone, and bring a mix of fruit and spice mixed with floral character.
Hersbrucker is moderately tolerant of Verticillium Wilt, which has helped to make its success, which boomed around the 1970's and 80's. As with many varieties from the region, its yield is on the low side (although stronger than others) ranging from 1400-1800 lbs/acre. The medium size and moderately compact cones are harvested late in the season.
Hersbrucker Hops is world renowned and sought after around the globe. Its mostly used for the finishing touches on German and Bavarian style Lagers and Pilsners, and has also made its place known in Hefeweizens, Dunkles, and Bock beers.
Hersbrucker Hops Usage
Hersbrucker hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Hersbrucker Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for hersbrucker hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Hersbrucker Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||2%-5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-6%|
Hersbrucker Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hersbrucker Lupulin Color||Dark Yellow|
|Hersbrucker Cone Size||Medium|
|Hersbrucker Cone Density||Moderate|
Hersbrucker Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Hersbrucker Hops is Low at 1400 - 1800 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Hersbrucker Hops maintains 55%-65% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Hersbrucker Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.5-1.3 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||10%-25%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||15%-35%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||7%-15%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hersbrucker Hops Substitutes
|Mount Hood||Mt Hood is another descendant of the Hallertau family of Hops and is specifically a cross between a colchicine induced tetraploid Hallertau Mittelfrueh and USDA...|
|Strisselspalt||Strisselspalt Hops is one of the few varieties from France, and other varieties from the country include Elsasser Hops, Precoce de Bourgogne, and Tardif de Bou...|
|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...|
|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...|
Common Beer Styles for Hersbrucker Hops