German Blanc Pellets
Hop Type: Aroma
Alpha Acid: 9 - 11%
Similar Varieties: Nelson Sauvin
Common Styles: American Ale, Belgian Ale, Wheat styles
A daughter of Cascade, Hallertau Blanc was bred specifically to answer the needs of American craft beer styles. It has a moderate to strong flavor and aroma, featuring notes of pineapple, gooseberry, white grape, fresh lemongrass stalk, and passionfruit. Specific aroma descriptors include floral and fruity with passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, grape and lemongrass overtones. It's reminiscent of many recent Southern Hemisphere varieties, but with a cleaner, less ‘dank’ profile. Hallertau Blanc is used as an aroma variety, particularly in whirlpool and dry hopping to take full advantage of the very high myrcene fraction.Released in 2012, Hallertau Blanc is one of several new German varieties with bold flavor profiles, perfect for American-style Ales.