Hop: Perle


Released commercially in 1978, Perle was bred in Hüll, Germany at the Hop Research Center, is a cross between Northern Brewer and German male. Perle was bred to create a more resistant version of Hallertau.

General Information

Profile Spice (tea, pepper), floral, and green fruit.
Country Germany
Substitutes Northern Brewer (GR), Perle (US)
Pairs with Hallertau Blanc, Herbrucker, Saphir, Tradition
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1500 - 1900 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 80%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pale Ale, Barley Wine, Lager
Resistant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 5.9 - 9.5%
Beta Acid 3.2 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 28.0 - 31.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.3 ml/100g
Myrcene 10.0 - 23.0%
Humulene 30.0 - 36.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0 - 10.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.3 - 0.8%
B-Pinene 0.3 - 0.6%
Geraniol 0.2 - 0.4%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to vigorous
Cones Small to medium size with loose to moderate density.
Maturity Medium to late

Perle Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 08:35:16 (Added: 2020-11-24 08:35:16)

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