DetailsHighly acceptable aroma variety with balanced bittering. The most popular German-grown hop variety; released in 1978.
Development: Bred at the Hüll Hop Research Institute from the English Northern Brewer variety.
Aroma: Delicate, floral and fruity
Alpha Acids: 6.0 — 10.0%
Beta Acids: 2.5 — 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 28 — 32% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.8 — 1.3 mls/100g
Substitutions: US Perle, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Pilsner, Weizen, Ale, Alt, Kölsch, Munich Helles
- Details & Instructions
Alpha Acid (Average %) 6.0 — 10.0% Type Pellet Typical Usage Aroma Co-Humulone (%) 28 — 32% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 0.8 — 1.3 mls/100g Substitutions US Perle, Northern Brewer
4.6 / 5.08 ReviewsEarthy UndertonesI like this hops a lot, use it for my IPA�?���s, Porters, Stouts, etc. Mostly use it for bittering in the boil, however, I have used it at flame out and for dry hopping. If I use it for aroma, I use another hop variety of hops with it.July 29, 2013Good dual hopThis hop is good for aroma, but I really like it as a bittering hop.February 28, 2013FloralPerle has a nice floral aroma that make it good as an aroma hop or as a 15 minute flavor hop. Its low in bitterness (compared to the American grown Perle) so more can be used to impart the fruity floral flavor. I use it in Lagers and Kolschs.November 16, 2013SMASH hop for light lagersI've made some really good light lagers and wheat beers using only Perle. It's got a minty clean bittering and a spicy "green hop" aroma.March 23, 2014Nice HopThis is a floral hop that's good for aroma and flavor. Slightly fruity. I've used it in pale ales that have turned out great.November 25, 2012Different from the American versionI use the German Perle hop in Kolsch's and lagers. I also used it in a Sierra Nevada clone (came out ok). The American Perle hop has more bittering, the German one is better suited as an aroma or flavor hop. The aroma is not like the usual citrusy one you expect. Instead it's more like green plants (earthy)._x000D_February 26, 2013Great hop, got low alpha acidsUse this in several IPAs, the german gives it a little better aroma than the american. My most recent batch had really low alpha acids and wish I would have known because I would have gotten the american kind for the bittering.February 15, 2013Does its jobI'm not as fond of Perle as others are. I used it in a clone of a Sierra Nevada beer and it was drinkable but nothing out of the ordinary. I also use it in some of the German lagers I brew since the recipes call for it. The earthy aroma is like green plants.September 28, 2013
- Customer Q&A