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What it does :

Hallertauer is a noble, all-purpose hop that can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. It is especially valuable for dry-hopping additions if desired. You can use Hallertauer hops to make the following beer styles: Abbey Ale, Alt, Amber Lager, Amber Lager, Belgian Style Ale, Belgian and French Ale, Bock, Bock, Dark Lager, Dortmunder, German Ale, German Pilsener, Golden Ale, Hefeweizen, Imperial Pilsener, Kolsch, Lambic, Lambic, Light Ale, Maibock, Munich Ale, Pale Ale, Pale Lager, Pilsener, Porter, Summer Wheat Beer, Tripel, Wheat Beer, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for Hallertauer hops include: Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Ultra.

What it is:

Hallertauer is a popular and versatile hop. It is named for the Hallertau region in Bavaria, where it is grown. It has a soft, pleasant, and slightly flowery, spicy flavor and aroma. There are U.S. varieties also, which have distinctly different qualities. Hallertauer has a very mild aroma that is slightly flowery and spicy.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

2 - 7

Beta Acid (%):

3.5 - 5.5

Cohumulone (% of AA):

18 - 24

Total Oils (%v/w):

0.6 - 1

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

17 - 17

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

30 - 38

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

10 - 12

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):


Stability in storage:



Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:

  • For bittering, add hops as desired no later then 15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For aroma, add hops 5-15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For flavor, add hops 2-5 minutes from the end of the boil.
  • For dry-hop character, add directly to the primary or secondary fermenter.
  • The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.

    Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Hallertauer hops in your next homebrew recipe.


    In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:

  • Ensuring that they are stored in sealed containers under refrigeration for maximum freshness prior to use.
  • Pre-measuring the amounts you plan to add for different stages of the wort boil.
  • Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).

    Related Links

    Hop Bill
    Hop Utilization
    Hop Alpha Acid Loss
    Weight Conversion
    Color Conversion