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Perle T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb



German Perle T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package

Perle was originally developed by the Hop Research Society in Germany as a disease resistant alternative to Hallertua Mittelfruh.  Although the flavor profile didn't align completely, this daughter of Northern Brewer soon became popular in it's own right after being released commercially in 1978, and it remains a staple German hop variety today.


Generally considered a dual purpose hop, Perle does well as a low-moderate cohumulone bittering hop for classic German styles and lighter beers.  It's ideal as a late addition and aroma hop in many beer styles that require a more subtle touch.

Aroma and Flavor

While it's flavor and aroma are similar to Hallertau, expect a hint of minty, herbal characteristics from Perle.  As a bittering hop, expect light and earthy characteristics and a distinct bitter profile.  As a late and dry hop addition, expect lighter pepper and spice characteristics, as well as subtle whispers of light florals and tea.  

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 4.0% - 9.0%
Beta Acids: 2.5% - 4.5%
Co-Humulone: 29% - 35%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 0.5 - 1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene: 20% - 35%
Humulene: 35% - 55%
Caryophyllene: 10% - 20%
Farnesene: <1%
B-Pinene: 0.2% - 0.5%
Linalool: 0.2% - 0.4%
Geraniol: 0.2% - 0.4%

Possible Substitutes for Perle

The commonly accepted substitutes for Perle are Northern Brewer, which will be more mint and herbal driven, and Hallertau Mittelfruh, which will be lighter and more delicate all around, with more floral characteristics.

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