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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Germany
Noble: No
Uses: bittering or aroma
Beer styles: German lagers and wheat beers
Substitutions: Perle (American), Northern Brewer
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 4-9 %
Beta Acids: 2.5-5 %
Cohumulone: 27-35 %
Myrcene: 10-55 (sources vary) %
Humulene: 28-55 %
Caryophyllene: 8-20 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.5-1.5 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

70-85 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: good
Harvest: mid to late season

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

Bred in Germany from Northern Brewer, Perle was an attempt at a higher-alpha replacement for Hallertauer Mittelfrüher. It has a pleasant aroma with a minty character.

Perle is also grown in the U.S.; see Perle (American). American versions have a very different profile than those grown in Germany.