German Perle Pellet Hops
Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. Perle was introduced in 1978 is one of the most popular varieties grown in Germany, as this variety is used widely in commercial beers around the region. It has done well due to its versatility and resistance to wilt, mildew, and disease.
This variety has a healthy bitterness with an alpha acid rating of 4%-9%. It is a fairly high alpha variety for the region. Perle has a spicy character, and the aroma is moderate and pleasing. It is compared to Hallertau Mittlefru. The co-humulone content is low like most of the varieties from the region.
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Aroma: Mild - Mint, Tea, Black Pepper
Typical Alpha Level: 4-9%
Typical Beer Style(s): Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Kolsch, Wheat
Possible Substitution(s): Northern Brewer, Hallertau Mittlefru, US Perle