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 has aromatic and bittering qualities.
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%Perle (GR) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5.9 To 9.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.2%-5.5%Perle (GR) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.2 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-32%Perle (GR) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 32 Percent

Perle (GR) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Perle (GR) Lupulin ColorDark YellowDark Yellow Lupulin Color for Perle (GR) Hops
Perle (GR) Cone SizeSmall to MediumPerle (GR) Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Perle (GR) Cone DensityModeratePerle (GR) Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Perle (GR) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonPerle (GR) Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Perle (GR) Hops is Low at 1367 - 1727 kg/hectare
Perle (GR) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Perle (GR) Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
German Wilt,Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,Peronospora;,
Perle (GR) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityPerle (GR) Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPerle (GR) Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodPerle (GR) Hops - Good Pickability

Perle (GR) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.8-1.3 mls/100 gramsPerle (GR) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.8-1.3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition10%-23%Perle (GR) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 10-23 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition30%-36%Perle (GR) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-36 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition8%-10%Perle (GR) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 8-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Perle (GR) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Perle (GR) Hops Substitutes

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...
Hallertau AromaHallertauer 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

    Beer Style

    Perle (GR) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Brauerei Zum Uerige
    Uerige Alt
    Brauerei Radeberger
    Brauerei Feldschlösschen
    Dunkle Perle
    Brauerei Adler
    Panix Perle Special
    Brauerei Krombacher
    Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
    Samichlaus Helles
    Double Mountain Brewery