Hallertau Hops


Named for its origins in the Hallertauer region of Germany, this is a noble aroma hop, with ever-so-subtle flower and spice fragrances defining its “uber alles” superiority.

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Hop Qualities

Hallertau Hops Flavor

Very low bittering value.

Hop Growers of America Information

This traditional German land-race variety has limited acreage in the U.S. Its noble aroma character is considered mild, pleasant, and slightly flowery.
Yield (kilos per hectare) 900 - 1,400
Yield (lbs per acre) 800 - 1,250
Alpha Acids 3.5 - 5.5%
Beta Acids 3.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 18 - 24%
Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 0.6 - 1.0
Myrcene (as % of total oils) 35 - 44%
Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 10 - 12%
Humulene (as % of total oils) 30 - 38%
Farnesene (as % of total oils) < 1.0%
Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 52 - 58%
Possible Substitutions German Hallertau mf, Hallertau Tradition,
Liberty, Mt. Hood
Commercial Examples:
Pilsner, Bouk, Lager , Wheat
Acid Range (Alpha %)
3–5% 3–5%
Beta Range
18% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.6–1 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
35–44% of total oils
10% of total oils
30–38% of total oils
Possible Substitutions

USDA Hallertau Hops Information

SELECTION: no information, except that it consists of 47% Hallertauer mittelfrueh,
15% Saazer, and 22% Saazer (rest unknown).
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: Hallertauer Tradition
PEDIGREE: Hallertauer Gold (USDA 21671) x German male 75/15/106
This hop was released for commercial production in Germany in 1989
PRIMARY SITE USDA-OSU Hop Research Farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR.
ORIGIN: German Hop Research Institute, Huell, Germany
DATE RECEIVED: spring 1992
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: Annual Report for USDA Hop Research 1992 and later years
German Society for Hop Research Annual Reports starting about
mid 1980s
MATURITY: medium early
LEAF COLOR: medium green to light green
SEX: female
DISEASES: Downy mildew: resistant
Powdery minldew: moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: resistant
Viruses: free of all 5 major hop viruses when received at Corvallis
VIGOR: fair to good
YIELD: fair to good, 4 yerar range 1000 to 1900 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 30 inches
BETA ACIDS: 4 - 5%
COHUMULONE: 23 - 28%
STORAGE STABILITY: fair, retained about 55% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage
OIL: 1.49 ml/100g (4 year range: 0.9 to 1.9 ml/100g) Myrcene 59.9%; humulene 18.3%; caryophyllene 5.3%; farnesene trace H/C ratio = 3.45
MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma similar to Hallertauer mittelfrueh; very low Cohumulone content
OTHER INFORMATION: diploid, 2n = 20; this hop is being imported in increasing quantities by
Anheuser Busch for use in premium beers.


Named for its origins in the Hallertauer region of Germany, this is a noble aroma hop, with ever-so-subtle flower and spice fragrances defining its “uber alles” superiority.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 1 × 0.5 × 3 in


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