Hop Variety – Herkules

Pedigree: Cross between Hallertau Taurus and a powdery mildew resistant Hüll male breeding line
Brewing Usage: Bittering
Aroma: Spicy, floral and hop notes with hints of pine, black pepper and melon
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 17.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.5%
Co-Humulone: 32 – 38% of alpha acids
Storage Stability:
Total Oil: 1.6 – 2.4 mL/100g
Myrcene: 30 – 50% of total oil
Humulene: 30 – 45% of total oil
Caryophyllene: 7 – 12% of total oil
Farnesene: <1% of total oil General Trade Perception: Imparts robust, hoppy tang flavors
Possible Substitutions: High alpha hop varieties
Typical Beer Styles: Altbier, German-style Lagers, Pilsner
Additional Information: Bred at the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany and released in 2005

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