Wakatu is a descendant of Hallertau Mittelfrüh with a unique, southern hemisphere flair of floral and lime notes. This dual-purpose hops lends itself to so use in many styles of beer whether lager or ale. Wakatu was formerly called "Hallertau Aroma".
Released from Hort’s Hop Research Center in 1988, Wakatu hops are bred from Hallertauer Mittelfruh. Wakatu is best known for its substantially balanced characteristics and dual purpose brewing applications. With an alpha acid content of about 6.5% to 8.5%, and a beta acid content to match, Wakatu creates a smooth, balanced bitterness in styles like Pilsners and Bocks.
A floral aroma with citrus and lime notes adds a fresh flavor that balances bitterness and works well in Pale Ales as well. Though parent Hallertauer Mittelfruh has spicier notes, it serves as a decent replacement in lieu of New Zealand Wakatu hops.
|Similar Varieties:||Hallertau Mittelfrüh|