Hop Profile
Columbus

Hop Profile: Columbus

In honor of Oktoberfest, October's Hop of the Month comes from Germany, the heartland of the noble hop varieties. Bred there from Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M in 1978, Perle shares its parent's minty, pine character as well as the spicy, earthy notes found in other noble hop varieties. A dual-purpose hop, Perle falls in the high-middle alpha acid range. Perle is resistant to many of the diseases that plague German hops, making it one of the most widely used hop varieties in commercial beers in Germany. Though originating in Germany, Perle is now also grown in the United States and Belgium.

  1. ORIGIN

    Perle was first developed in 1978 at the Hüll Hop Research Institute in Germany, a cross between a Northern Brewer parent and 63/5/27M. It came to be grown in the United States not long after, and is also now grown in Belgium.
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  3. CHARACTERISTICS

    Though typically a low-yield hop, Perle is resistant to German wilt and downy mildew, which makes it one of the most widely used hops to come from Germany. While Perle plays well with other hop varieties as a bittering agent, it is also a great stand alone hop when used in light lagers or American wheats.
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  5. VITAL STATS

    Typical Use : Flavor / Aroma Alpha Acid : 7-9% Country: Germany, US Flavors: Spice, Mint, Pine Styles: Lagers, Wheat Beers, German Ales Similar Hops: Hallertaur Mittelfrüh, Challenger, Northern Brewer
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  7. BEERS TO TRY

    Brauerei Radeberger - Pilsner Saranac - Kolsch Sierra Nevada - Kellerweiss