Hallertauer Taurus

German born Hallertau Taurus features an earthy, strong aroma with hints of chocolate and banana, spice and pepper and finishes with a zesty curry undertone. It was released in 1995.

Interestingly, it carries the highest xanthohumol content of any hop. Xanthohumol is a potent antioxidant, 200 times more powerful than antioxidants found in red wine. Used in Paulaner’s hop selection for their Oktoberfest bier.

Also Known As German Taurus, Taurus
Characteristics  Chocolate, banana, spice, pepper, curry
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 12.3%-17.9%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-6%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-25%
Country  Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1410-1590 kg/hectare (1260-1420 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.9-1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%
Humulene Oil Composition 30%-31%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Hallertauer Magnum, Merkur, Hercules
Style Guide Schwarzbier, Oktoberfest

References
http://beerlegends.com/hallertauer-taurus-hops
http://fis.org/xanthohumol/
https://www.hopsteiner.de/info/nc/en/pdf/hop-variety-finder/variety-information/sdb/hallertauer-taurus-1.html?filename=Hallertauer%20Taurus.pdf

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