Hersbrucker Hops [GR] 100g
Hersbrucker was originally bred with the intention of producing a variety resistant to verticillium wilt that could act as a replacement for Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Hersbrucker reached the height of its popularity in the 1970s and 1980s but despite that, Germany's overall production of this hop today still exceeds 1000 metric tons each year.
It can even be found organically grown on several boutique hop farms. With low alpha acids and low cohumulone, it exhibits a pleasant aroma with a balanced, fruity, spicy and floral character. It has commonly been used in German lagers, however, this variety is now making its way into some fine English cask ales. [Healey, Julian. The Hops List: 265 Beer Hop Varieties From Around the World. Julian Healey. Kindle Edition..]
Alpha Acid: 2.2%
Beer styles: Dunkel, Strong Ale, Pilsner, Altbier, Weizenbock, Golden Ale, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Specialty Ale, Hefeweizen, Light Ale, Lager
Similar hops: Hallertauer Tradition, Spalt Select, Mt Hood, Strisselspalter, Hallertau, Liberty
Aroma: Hay, tobacco, and orange
Crop Year: 2017