Hallertauer Rhizome


“Hallertauer Mittelfrüh” is the traditional German name for this low-yielding aroma variety which is rapidly disappearing due to disease susceptibility (no longer planted in Verticillium wilt-threatened area). Medium to late harvest maturity.

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Hop Qualities

Hallertauer Rhizome Flavor

Low-yielding, old classic German aroma type.
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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.
Commercial Examples:
Pilsner, Bock, 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
35% of total oils
30–38% of total oils

USDA Hallertauer Rhizome 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.


“Hallertauer Mittelfrüh” is the traditional German name for this low-yielding aroma variety which is rapidly disappearing due to disease susceptibility (no longer planted in Verticillium wilt-threatened area). Medium to late harvest maturity.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 oz
Dimensions 6 × .5 × .5 in


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