Origin and Description
Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. Perle Hops was introduced in 1978 is one of the most popular varieties grown in Germany, as this variety is used widely in commercial beers around the region. Perle has done well due to its versatility and resistance to wilt, mildew, and disease.
Perle Hops is also grown in the United States, but the originated in Germany. The Perle hops variety has a healthy bitterness with an alpha acid rating of 5.9%-9.5%. It is a fairly high alpha variety for the region. Perle has a spicy character, and the aroma is moderate and pleasing in beer. It is compared to Hallertau Mittelfrüh. The co-humulone content is low like most of the hops varieties from the region.
The German Perle hops variety is on the low side as far as yield when compared to varieties around the globe, however its disease tolerance and demand will keep it at the forefront for a long time to come. The small to medium size cones are ready mid to late season after a moderately vigorous growing cycle. Perle is a premium choice for brewing German style beer such as Pilsners, Lagers, Alts, Dunkles and more....
Perle (GR) Hops Usage
Perle (GR) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Perle (GR) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for perle (gr) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Perle (GR) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.9%-9.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.2%-5.5%|
Perle (GR) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Perle (GR) Lupulin Color||Dark Yellow|
|Perle (GR) Cone Size||Small to Medium|
|Perle (GR) Cone Density||Moderate|
Perle (GR) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Perle (GR) Hops is Low at 1367 - 1727 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
German Wilt,Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,Peronospora;,
|Storability||Perle (GR) Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Perle (GR) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.8-1.3 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||10%-23%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||30%-36%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||8%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Perle (GR) Hops Substitutes
|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...|
|Hallertau Aroma||Hallertauer Aroma Hops hit the open pollination jack pot in New Zealand. The HortResearch Hop Breeding Programme was responsible for the introductionof Hallert...|
|Northern Brewer (GR)||Northern Brewer is an England native who is seeing its days live out mainly in Germany and the U.S. There is a separate|
|Perle (US)||Perle Hops was brought to the United States from a German Selection from the same variety. Originating from the H...|
Common Beer Styles for Perle (GR) Hops