Hop: Hallertauer Taurus


Hallertauer Taurus was bred in Hüll, Germany and released in 1995 at the Hop Research Center. This is a high alpha acid variety with a clean and crisp bitterness.

General Information

Aliases German Taurus, Taurus
Profile Pepper, lime, currant, spicy, chocolate and bananas.
Country Germany
Substitutes Herkules, Magnum, Merkur
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1260 - 1420 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Oktoberfest, Schwarzbier
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 12.0 - 17.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 25.0%


Total Oil 0.9 - 1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0%
Humulene 30.0 - 31.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 1.0 - 1.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium size with moderate density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Hallertauer Taurus Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-11-22 12:46:48 (Added: 2020-11-22 12:46:48)

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