Hallertauer (American)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: United States (originally Germany)
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: Traditional German beers
Substitutions: Hallertau Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Mount Hood, Liberty
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3.5-5.5 %
Beta Acids: 3.5-5.5 %
Cohumulone: 18-24 %
Myrcene: 35-44 %
Humulene: 30-38 %
Caryophyllene: 10-12 %
Farnesene: less than 0.1 %
Total Oil: 0.6-1.0 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

52-58 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: very low
Harvest: early

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

Small quantities of the true Hallertauer Mittelfrüher cultivar are grown in the United States. However, just as with other Hallertauer hop varieties, it can be difficult to know what exactly you are getting; Hallertauer Gold, Mount Hood, and Liberty, among others, are sometimes sold as "U.S. Hallertauer".

Even the true Hallertauer Mittelfrüher is not considered to have a true noble hop quality when grown in the United States.