Hallertauer Gold

A varietal of the German Institute for Hop Research in Huell, Germany, Hallertauer Gold is a descendant of Hallertau Mittelfrüher and is often marketed under various, similar names. Developed in the mid-1970s, it was released to the public in the late 1980s. A lot of commercially sold Hallertau is usually Hallertauer Gold or Hallertauer Gold combined with Hallertau Mittelfrüher. Its aroma is continental but with higher alpha acids and low cohumulone. This hop was bred to be more wilt resistant than its parent after persistent wilt became an issue in Germany.

Also Known As  Hallertau Gold
Characteristics  Pleasing continental aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 5%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%
Country Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1345-1565 kg/hectare (1200-1400 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and moderately resistant to powdery mildew
Susceptible to  Susceptible to Verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 47% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.78 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 63%
Humulene Oil Composition 17%
Caryophyllene Oil 4.8%
Farnesene Oil 0.2%
Substitutes Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Crystal, Mount Hood
Style Guide American Lager


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