Hersbrucker Hop Pellets (DE)
Hersbrucker is traditional in the lightly-hopped lagers and ales of southern Germany and does excellent work in Munich-style pale and dark lager, Weissbier, Oktoberfest, and Bock. Its mellow spiciness is also at home in many Belgian ale or more hop-forward lagers like Pils. Floral and herbal - similar to Mittelfruh, but with an added element of fruit and more dominant spice component; in a good crop year, Hersbrucker can be a bit more pungent than Mittelfruh as well. Look for suggestions of dried green herbs, candied citrus, and tree fruit.
Sometimes called Hallertau Hersbrucker as the Hersbruck region is right next to the Hallertau region and Hersbrucker is grown in both regions. A hop that represents a large acreage in Germany and what has essetially replaced traditional Hallertauer hops as they were more susceptible to disease.
Hersbrucker gives you classic noble type German hop flavor. Expect spice, fruit and floral characteristics. Often used as an aroma hop, Hersbrucker has a low alpha acid percentage but generous oil content. Great for Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks, Belgian Ales, Kolsch, Munich Helles, and Lambics.
Alpha Acids: 2.0 – 5.0%
Beta Acids: 2.5 – 6.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.41 - 0.88
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 18 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.5 – 0.9
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 55 – 65%
Similar Hop Varieties: Mt. Hood
|Flavor and Aroma||Earthy, Citrus, Noble|
|Total Oil Content||Average|