A spicy, leathery, slightly floral and fruity bittering hop. A close relative of Hallertau and Northern Brewer. Used in APA's, wheats, and pilsners. Pedigree Bred in Germany from the English Northern Brewer variety.
Yield 1300 - 1800 kg./ha. or 1160 - 1600 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Good - Does not like hot weather.
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Mainly tolerant to Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus infection. Fairly resistant to downy mildew.
Cone-Structure Fairly loose, medium-long
Lupulin Plentiful, fairly dark yellow
Aroma Floral and slightly spicy
Alpha Acid 7 - 9.5% w/w
Beta Acid 4 - 5% w/w
Cohumulone 27 - 32% of alpha acids
Storageability 80 - 85% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 0.7 - 0.9 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 45 - 55% of whole oil
Humulene 28 - 33% of whole oil
Carophyllene 10 -12% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
A hop with German type aroma properties combines with moderate bittering potential. A dual purpose hop. Popular with craft-brewers.
German Perle, German and US Northern Brewer