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Hersbrucker Hop

Hersbrucker Hop

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Hersbrucker is a "aroma" purpose hop typically cultivated in GER

Origin of the Hersbrucker Hop

A land variety

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Hersbrucker

Specific aroma descriptors include hay, tobacco and orange



Brewing Values for Hersbrucker

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Hersbrucker hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acids (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
1.5-5%
3.3% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.2.5-6%
4.3% avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.19-25%
22% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation.0.5-1.3 mL
0.9mL avg

Common Beer Styles using Hersbrucker

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Hersbrucker hop:

  • Dunkel
  • Strong Ale
  • Pilsner
  • Altbier
  • Weizenbock
  • Golden Ale
  • Marzen
  • Pale Ale
  • Wheat
  • Specialty Ale
  • Hefeweizen
  • Light Ale
  • Lager

Hersbrucker Hop Substitutions

If Hersbrucker is hard to find or if you are out of it on brew day, you can try one of these other hops for a similar outcome:


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