German Hallertau Pellet Hops
Hallertau Hops has a very long history in German Lagers and its aromatic and flavour properties help to describe generations of beers from the area. This variety is considered a noble hops. This designation fits Tettnanger, Spalt, and Saaz as well, and refers to their high amounts of humulene, and low amounts of alpha acids. Also these varieties have high aromatic qualities. Hallertau itself has tempered yet spicy aroma. It is useful any time during the brewing process from kettle additions, but is more favourable for late additions or during dry hop.
As mentioned Hallertau has susceptibility to German Wilt. This along with its low producing yields are some of the reasons that it does not flourish as it once did. However the Hallertau mark has been made on brewing and is not going to go away as it is still prided as Bavarian Style. There are many other Hallertau variations, not so much from this specific strain, but more from breeding programs in and around Germany.
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Pedigree: Daughter of the cultivar Cascade
Storage Stability: Fair to Good
Typical Beer Style(s): Bock, Lager, Pilsner, Weizen, Kolsch, Dry Hopping
Typical Alpha Acid Levels: 3.5%
Possible Substitution(s): German Tradition, Liberty
Source: Beer Legends