Hop: Smaragd


Smaragd was bred by the Hop Research Institute in Hüll, Germany, having lineage of Hallertau Gold. Typical of German hop breeding, Smaragd was bred to be more disease resistant, in this case for Hallertau.

Smaragd is a great dual purpose due to high bittering and pleasant aroma characteristics.

General Information

Aliases Emerald, German Emerald
Profile Fruity and bold floral aroma. Flavor of earth and spice.
Country Germany
Substitutes Opal
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1700 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Altbier, Kolsch
Resistant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew
Tolerant Aphid
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 13.0 - 18.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 1.7 ml/100g
Myrcene 20.0 - 40.0%
Humulene 30.0 - 50.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0 - 14.0%
Farnesene 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Middle to late

Smaragd Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-25 10:03:19 (Added: 2020-11-25 10:03:19)

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