American varient of Hallertau. This hop is beautiful in Weizens & American wheat beers, as well as any lager.
Cross between colchicines-induced tetraploid female hop cultivar Hallertauer Mittlefruh and downy mildew resistant male.
Maturity Early to mid-season
Yield 1100 - 1900 kg./ha. or 1000 - 1700 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Columnar and quite vigorous
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Susceptibility Moderately resistant to downy mildew. No Verticillium wilt symptoms observed.
Pickability/Drying/Baling Fair to good
Cone-Structure Smallish plump, dense cones
Lupulin Moderate amounts, dark yellow in color
Aroma Mild with a slightly spicy character
Alpha Acid 3.0 - 5.0% w/w
Beta Acid 3.0 - 4.0% w/w
Cohumulone 24 - 30% of alpha acids
Storageability 35 - 55% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 0.6 - 1.2 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 20 - 40% of whole oil
Humulene 35 - 40% of whole oil
Carophyllene 9 - 12% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
Perception Aroma variety with close similarities to imported German aroma varieties, especially Hallertau.
US or German Hallertau, German Tradition, Mt Hood, possibly Spalt
Typical Beer Styles
Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, Kolsch
Released in the US in 1991. Of the four triploid Hallertau varieties released, Liberty most closely resembles the Hallertau cultivar.