Perle Hop Pellets were bred at Hüll from English Northern Brewer stock. Perle became extremely popular with German growers and brewers after its release in 1978. Primarily an aroma hop in an excellent year it can have high enough alpha content for good bittering. Its combination of delicacy and brightness go well with the clean flavors of European lagers and cold-fermented ales as well as the yeast character of many Belgian beers. Some brewers also find nontraditional use for its flavors in blends for pale ale and other hoppy warm-fermented styles, including single hop Perle ales. Its aroma is lively and sweet with harmonized suggestions of fresh mint and spice in the nose. On the palate Perle shows a complex mix of floral and spice with mild to medium intensity. To preserve freshness all hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed oxygen and light-barrier packages.
- Hop Type: Aroma.
- Origin: Germany.
- Alpha Acid:4.0 – 8.0%
- Similar Varieties: Liberty, Northern Brewer, Cluster.
- Common Styles: Continental Ales and Lagers.