Perle (German) Hop Pellets were bred at Hülll from English Northern Brewer stock, Perle became extremely popular with German growers and brewers after its release in 1978. Primarily an aroma hop, in an excellent year it can have high enough alpha content for use as bittering as well. Its combination of delicacy and brightness go well with the clean flavors of European lagers and cold-fermented ales, as well as the yeast character of many Belgian beers. Some brewers also find nontraditional use for its flavors in blends for pale ale and other hoppy warm-fermented styles. Its aroma is lively and sweet with harmonized suggestions of fresh mint and spice in the nose. On the palate, Perle shows a complex mix of floral and spice with mild to medium intensity.
This dual purpse brewing ingredient gets its popularity from a clean bitterness and a pleasant aroma. Soft spice and floral notes make Perle a nice addition to Lagers and Hefeweizens.
Alpha Acids: 7.0 – 9.5%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.4 – 2.37
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 27 – 32%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.7 – 0.9
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 80 – 85%
Similar Hop Varieties: Northern Brewer
|Flavor and Aroma||Floral, Spicy|
|Total Oil Content||Average|