Hersbrucker

German hop Hersbrucker was originally bred with the intention of producing a variety resistant to verticillium wilt that could act as a replacement for Hallertau Mittelfrüh.

Hersbrucker reached the height of it’s popularity in the 1970’s and 1980’s but despite that, Germany’s overall production of this hop today still exceeds 1000 metric tons each year. It can even be found organically grown on several boutique hop farms.

With low alpha acids and low cohumulone, it exhibits a pleasant aroma with a balanced, fruity, spicy and floral character. It has commonly been used in German lagers, however this variety is now making its way into some fine English cask ales. It has been cloned several times in an attempt to improve its alpha acid content, but without success.

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Also Known As Hersbrucker-G, Hersbrucker Late, Hersbrucker Spaet, Hersbrucker Spat
Characteristics Floral, fruity and spicy aromas
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2%-5%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 19%-25%
Country Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1400-1800 kg/hectare (1240-1610 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 55%-65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 10%-25%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-35%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Hallertauer Tradition, Spalter Select, Mount Hood, Strisselspalter, Hallertau, Liberty
Style Guide Dunkel, Strong Ale, Pilsner, Altbier, Weizenbock, Golden Ale, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Specialty Ale, Hefeweizen, Light Ale, Lager

Where to Buy Hersbrucker Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.


Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

The Home Brew Shop (UK)

National Homebrew (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)

Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
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References
http://beerlegends.com/hersbrucker-hops
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21185.html

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