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.

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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)
Ease 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 Magnum, Merkur, Herkules
Style Guide Schwarzbier, Oktoberfest

Where to Buy Hallertauer Taurus Hops

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