PERLE

GERMAN CLASSIC

PERLE®

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: GERMANY
ALPHA 6.5%-8.5%
LIME / LEMON / TROPICAL FRUIT / CITRUS / PASSION FRUIT

FLAVOUR:
Perle is the most popular aroma hop in Germany with its floral, spice & pepper elements and it is especially suited to sessionable pale ale, lagers and other styles where high bitterness would be inappropriate.

Perle is described as having much of the same character as Hallertau Mittelfrüh. It has a mild to moderate flavor and aroma that brings pleasing elements of spice and pepper. It also carries some of the signature notes from its Northern Brewer parent, including minty, evergreen, and woody/earthy elements; may also have whispers of pine, green fruit, light florals, spice, pepper and tea.

HISTORY:
The hop variety Perle was the result of a breeding program aimed at creating a disease resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. The new hop didn’t get much attention as a replacement, but did become popular in its own right.

Perle’s pedigree includes a Northern Brewer female and a German male ‘63/5/27’. It is reasonable to surmise that the male had Hallertauer Mittelfruh somewhere in its bloodline based on what the breeding program was trying to accomplish.

Perle remains one of the most popular aroma hops in Germany with just over 3,000 hectares dedicated to it in 2016.

The United States Department of Agriculture has used a tetraploid Perle firstly to create a triploid version, namely Triple Perle, and a new hop USDA Vista

GROWTH/YIELD:
Very prolific growth in North Canterbury. Easy harvest of fragrant cones.

BEER STYLES:
New World styles of ales and lagers where a fruity character is desired. Can be used in lighter styles, even with multiple kettle additions and great when used in a combination of late hopping, steeping and dry hopping.

• PALE ALES • BELGIAN STYLES • WHEAT BEERS • PORTERS & STOUTS • LAGERS • BARLEY WINES • GERMAN PILS • RAUCHBIER • ROGGENBIER • LEICHTBIER • BOCK STYLES • KÖLSCH • ALTBIER • MUNICH HELLES

PERLE AROMA AND FLAVOUR CHART

PERLE PHOTOS

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PERLE STATISTICS

Alpha Acid Composition 4–9%
Beta Acid Composition 2.5-4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 29-35%

Lupulin Color Pale Yellow
Cone Size Medium to Large
Cone Density Compact

Maturity: Early Season
Yield: High
Growth Rate: Moderate to vigorous
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests: Low
Storability: Good
Ease of Harvest: Good

Total Oil Composition 0.5–1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 20-35% (of total)
Humulene Oil Composition 35-55% (of total)
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 10-20% (of total)
Farnesene Oil Composition <1% (of total)
B-Pinene Oil: 0.3-0.6% (of total) 0.2-0.5% (of total)
Linalool Oil: 0.3-0.8% (of total) 0.2-0.4% (of total)
Geraniol Oil: 0.2-0.4% (of total) 0.2-0.4% (of total)

SOME RECIPES USING PERLE HOPS

URBAN CHESTNUT HALLERTAUER HOPFEN PERLE LAGER

GERMAN LAGER - ALL GRAIN

20 LITERS | ABV 5.2 | IBU ~25 | SRM 3.4 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.050 | FG 1.011
MASH AT 67°C FOR 90 MINS | BOIL 60 MINS

NOTES:

MALT:

MASH:
• 4200g PILSNER MALT 2.0 SRM [97.4%]
• 112g CARAHELL MALT 13.0 SRM [2.6%]

HOPS:

BOIL:
• 24g PERLE 8% AA @ 60 MINUTES [21 IBU]
• 14g HALLERTAUER MITTLEFRUEH 4% AA @ 10 MINUTES [4.4 IBU]

YEAST:

• 1st CHOICE: WLP830 GERMAN LAGER
• 2nd CHOICE: SAFLAGER W34/70 YEAST

ADDITIONS:

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)


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