Hop: Hersbrucker


Hersbrucker represents a large acreage in Germany, named for the region in which it is primarily grown (also in the Hallertau region) as it replaced the traditional Hallertau since it is more disease resistant. Acreage peaked in the 70s and 80s.

General Information

Aliases Hersbrucker-G, Hersbrucker Late, Hersbrucker Spaet, Hersbrucker Spat
Profile Classic noble: spice, fruit, tobacco, and floral. Spice will be dominant
Country Germany
Substitutes Hallertau, Liberty, Mount Hood, Spalt
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1400-1800 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 55%-65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Belgian Ale, Kolsch
Tolerant Verticillium wilt, aphid
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 1.5-5.0%
Beta Acid 2.5-6.0%
Cohumulone 17.0-25.0%


Total Oil 0.5-0.9 ml/100g
Myrcene 15.0-30.0%
Humulene 20.0-30.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0-13.0%
Farnesene <1.0%

Additional Characteristics

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

Hersbrucker Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-22 12:54:03 (Added: 2020-11-22 12:54:03)

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