– Hersbrucker’ [ Aroma Variety ] Developed: Hersbrucker District in the Hallertau Region, Southern Germany, (12-14th Century)
[ Alpha Acid: 1.4-4.8% / Beta Acid: 3.8-5.9% / Co-Humulone Composition: 19-25% / Similar Hops: Hallertauer, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Strisselspalt, Mt. Hood + Spalt ]
– Hersbrucker is an Aroma Variety of Hop, originating from the Hersbrucker District of Hallertau. Hersbrucker is very similar to the ‘Noble Hop’ Varieties, with a low Co-Humulone Composition of 19-25% and is also a definitive Aroma Variety with an Alpha Acid rating of 1.4 – 4.8%. Hersbrucker is moderately tolerant of Verticillium Wilt, which has helped with it’s boom around the 1970’s and 1980’s as a more reliable Substitute for the Hallertau’ Variety. Hersbrucker is now commonly grown as a substitute in both the Hallertau and Spalt Regions of Germany, with a slightly Higher Yield, and an increased Disease Resistance when compared against the ‘Noble Hop’ Varieties. Commonly used in Pilsners, Lagers, Hefeweizen, and German Bock Styles. Hersbrucker’ is renowned for it’s distinctly Earthen Aroma, consisting of Subtle Citrus, Hay, Tobacco, Cut Grass, Spice, and even hints of Red Wine. Originally from Germany, Hersbrucker’ is now also grown in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain, most commonly used in the Brewing of Lagers, Pilsners, and even Pale Ales.