Vanguard is an American bred hop that was the last of the Hallertau based hops from the USDA. Originally bred in 1982 and released in 1997.
The hop is unique in that it has a low alpha acid but a high beta acid. The unusual oil balance yields a pronounced woody and herbal character. In early additions considered to be very spicy.
|Profile||Spice, herbal and woody.|
|Substitutes||Hallertau, Hersbrucker, Liberty, Mount Hood|
|Yield||Low: 1160-1520 lbs/acre|
|Storage||Retains 75 - 80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.|
|Beer Styles||Porter, Cream Ale, Lager, Rye Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Ale, French Ale, Pilsner|
|Total Oil||0.8-1.2 ml/100g|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|