Perle (US)

While genetically indistinct from the original Germany variety, US-grown Perle tends to exhibit higher alpha acids potential and a slightly different balance of oils. Specifically, it tends to be higher in myrcene with lower in humulene, which may make US-grown Perle marginally more useful for bittering.

Also Known As
Characteristics Faint spicy aroma
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 27%-32%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1150-1600 kg/hectare (1020-1420 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, downy mildew and powdery mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%-33%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-12%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Perle (GR), Northern Brewer (GR)
Style Guide Hefeweizen, Belgian Strong Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Kölsch

References
http://beerlegends.com/perle-us-hops
https://ychhops.com/varieties/perle
http://www.greatlakeshops.com/perle.html

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