Dual purpose hop data sheet

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New Zealand Hallertau:

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New Zealand HallertauBreeding:

Developed as an Aroma variety by New Zealand’s HortResearch Hop Breeding Programme. This triploid was bred  from parentage of two-third Hallertau Miitlefrüh open pollinated by one third New Zealand-derived male. As a small plot trial it showed great potential as a dual-purpose variety  and was released commercially from Hort’s Riwaka Research Centre in 1988.


This Hallertau Triploid typically has a very restrained floral character which selectors say is atop an aroma of freshly-zested lime. These excellent brewing qualities carry right through from selection to the finished beer and it is due, in part to this ability that New Zealand Hallertau Aroma is selected by several major brewers internationally.

Brewer’s notes:

A multi-skilled hop that consistently delivers across all areas from kettle to consumer. A true dual-purpose variety with an enviable alpha: beta ratio, the New Zealand Hallertau measures up on flavour scores as well as flavour stability trials. Its rounded flavour, moderate cohumulone and outstanding oil profile create a truly rewarding finish.

“A Benchmark Hop”

Grower comments:


Maturity Early to mid season
Yield   Moderate
Growth Habit   Late spring growth, columnar frame
Cone Structure   Medium length, loose cones
Disease Resistance   New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability   Good

Technical data:

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)

Alpha Acids 6.5 - 8.5 %
Beta Acids   8.5 %
Cohumulone   28.0 - 30.0% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil   1.0 ml oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration   124 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene   35.5 %
Humulene   16.8 %
Caryophyllene   8.2 %
Farnasene   6.7 %
Citrus-Piney Fraction   9.5 %
Floral Estery Fraction   3.2 % (Linalool 1.1 %)
Xanthohumol   0.4 %
Other   17 %


Has found many applications across the brewing industry and sought for its excellent dual-purpose ability. Has been used to substitute or replace Perle and typically finds its home in International Premium Lagers.

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