Hops - Perle (EUROPE-GR)

Origin and Description

Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. Perle was introduced in 1978 is one of the most popular varieties grown in Germany, as this variety is used widely in commercial beers around the region. It has done well due to its versatility and resistance to wilt, mildew, and disease. Perle Hops is also grown in the United States, but the originated in Germany. This variety has a healthy bitterness with an alpha acid rating of 5.9%-9.5%. It is a fairly high alpha variety for the region. Perle has a spciy character, and the aroma is moderate and pleasing. It is compared to Hallertau Mittlefru. The co-humulone content is low like most of the varieties from the region. The German Perle variety is on the low side as far as yield when compared to varieties around the globe, however its disease tolerance and demand will keep it at the forefront for a long time to come. The small to medium size cones are ready mid to late season after a moderately vigorous growing cycle. Perle is a premium choice for brewing German style Pilsners, Lagers, Atls, Dunkles and more....  

Perle (GR) Hops Usage

Perle (GR) hops has aromatic and bittering qualities. Perle (GR) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Perle (GR) Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for perle (gr) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Perle (GR) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 5.9%-9.5% Perle (GR) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5.9 To 9.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.2%-5.5% Perle (GR) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.2 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-32% Perle (GR) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 32 Percent

Perle (GR) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Perle (GR) Lupulin Color Dark Yellow Dark Yellow Lupulin Color for Perle (GR) Hops
Perle (GR) Cone Size Small to Medium Perle (GR) Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Perle (GR) Cone Density Moderate Perle (GR) Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Perle (GR) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

Maturity Mid to Late Season Perle (GR) Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
Yield Yield for Perle (GR) Hops is Low at 1367 - 1727 kg/hectare Perle (GR) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth Rate Moderate to Vigorous Perle (GR) Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests Resistent To: German Wilt,Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,Peronospora;, Perle (GR) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
Storability Perle (GR) Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C Perle (GR) Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of Harvest Good Perle (GR) Hops - Good Pickability

Perle (GR) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.3 mls/100 grams Perle (GR) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.8-1.3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition 10%-23% Perle (GR) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 10-23 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition 30%-36% Perle (GR) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-36 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 8%-10% Perle (GR) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 8-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition 0%-1% Perle (GR) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Perle (GR) Hops Substitutes

Variety Description
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is one of the noble hop varieties that originates from Germany. It has been on the decline in terms of production as it is being replac... Read More...
Hallertau Aroma Hallertauer Aroma Hops hit the open pollination jack pot in New Zealand. Released in 1988, this trploid aroma variety was a cross between Read More...
Northern Brewer (GR) Northern Brewer is an England native who is seeing its days live out mainly in Germany and the Read More...
Perle (US) Perle Hops was brought to the United States from a German Selection from the same variety. Originating from the Hop ... Read More...

Common Beer Styles for Perle (GR) Hops

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