Highly 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
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||German/Czech/Continental|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I use this hop for all my lagers and German beer styles. It’s great for helles, Pilsner and I even use it for a sour gose that is great. I would say this isn’t a great hop variety for high bitterness beers. Anything over about 40 ibu would probably overwhelm it. It is my go to hop variety for low bitterness noble hop flavors.
I like the light flavor of these hops. They are not pungent or overpowering.
I'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.
Perle 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.
I'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.