A palate-pleaser with its moderate,pleasant, minty clean bittering qualities and refreshing, spicy “green hop” aroma. Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll and released in 1978, Perle is a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. It is tolerant to most diseases and is grown in both Germany and the United States. Perle is known for adding a traditional, German-like quality to beer.
The original Perle was created in Germany sometime during the 1960’s or early-mid 1970’s from Northern Brewer and a German male. It was released to the public in 1978.
Some European breweries have claimed that Perle is much like and a good substitute for Hallertau Mittelfrüher. Others in the US and Japan however have disagreed with that assessment. Perle is said to have a pleasant aroma, elements of mint and pine with a hint of spice.
|Characteristics||Faint spicy aroma|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-9%|
|Beta Acid Composition||8%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Mid (Germany), early (US)|
|Yield Amount||1680-2130 kg/hectare (1500-1900 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt and downy mildew|
|Susceptible to||Moderately susceptible to powdery mildew|
|Storability||Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.6-1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||44%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||29%|
|Substitutes||Perle (US), Northern Brewer (GR)|
|Style Guide||Hefeweizen, Belgian Strong Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Kölsch|