Hallertau Northern Brewer

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Germany (originally England)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering, aroma
Beer styles: Steam Beer (bittering and aroma), German ales and lagers (bittering)
Substitutions: Perle, Northern Brewer (American)
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 7-10 %
Beta Acids: 3-5 %
Cohumulone: 27-33 %
Myrcene: 30-35 %
Humulene: 25-31 %
Caryophyllene: 8-12 %
Farnesene: less than 0.1 %
Total Oil: 1.2-2.1 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

70-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: early to mid season

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Originally developed in England (see Northern Brewer (British)), this hop quickly became established both in the Hallertau in Germany and, later, in the United States (see Northern Brewer (American)). It is no longer grown in the U.K. in significant amounts.

In addition to being a good all-around bittering hop for German-style beers, it is the only hop used in Anchor's Steam Beer, and is often used in other beers of the same style.