- 🇩🇪 Germany
Hallertauer Gold hops, once thought to have vanished from the brewing scene, have made a notable resurgence in recent years. This aroma hop, which hails from the German Institute for Hop Research in Huell, Germany, is a progeny of the Hallertau Mittelfrüher hop. Its development began in the mid-1970s, and by the late 1980s, it was introduced to the public. Interestingly, a significant portion of the commercially available Hallertau hops is either Hallertauer Gold or a blend of Hallertauer Gold and Hallertau Mittelfrüher. The Hallertauer Gold hop is renowned for its continental aroma, which is accentuated by its higher alpha acids and low cohumulone content. One of the primary reasons for its development was to offer a hop variety that was more resistant to wilt, a problem that had plagued its parent variety in Germany.
For homebrewers, the Hallertauer Gold hop offers a unique blend of spicy and fruity aromas, making it a versatile choice for various beer styles. Its increasing popularity can be attributed to its distinctive flavor profile, which adds depth and character to the brew. Whether you're crafting a traditional German lager or experimenting with a new ale recipe, the Hallertauer Gold hop is sure to impart a delightful aroma and taste to your beer.