Hersbrucker Pure

The offspring of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Saaz and a wild German hop, Hersbrucker Pure was originally tested by brewing giant Anheuser Busch as a replacement for Hersbrucker. After their interest waned in the variety, it failed to catch on as a viable commercial prospect. It has an noble aroma and flavor profile similar to that of its parents.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Pleasing noble aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.7%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 1500-1550 kg/hectare (1330-1390 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt, powdery mildew and pernaspora
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.6-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 24%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-27%
Caryophyllene Oil 4%-11%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Hersbrucker, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
Style Guide Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Lager


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