Hallertauer Magnum

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Germany (Hüll)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles: German ale and lager styles, especially Alt
Substitutions: Galena
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 11-16 %
Beta Acids: 5-7 %
Cohumulone: 21-29 %
Myrcene: 30-45 %
Humulene: 30-45 %
Caryophyllene: 8-13 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 1.6-2.6 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

very good %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: good
Harvest: late

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

Derived from German hops including Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and Galena, Hallertauer Magnum, sometimes just called Magnum, is a bittering hop cultivar with a clean German flavor and aroma profile, excellent for bittering any kind of German beer. It is one of the most popular bittering hops in Germany, and is also grown in the United States.

Because "Hallertauer" is part of the cultivar name and not necessarily an indication of where the hop was grown, you should not assume that all Hallertauer Magnum hops were grown in the Hallertau. Magnum hops sold in the United States are often labeled as "Yakima Magnum"; it is unclear whether this represents a separate cultivar or simply Yakima Valley-grown Hallertauer Magnum.