Pedigree Bred from 2/3 Hallertau Mittelfrh, open pollinated by 1/3 New Zealand derived male.
- Usage: Dual Purpose
- Aroma: Restrained floral notes
- Flavor: Freshly zested lime
- Typical Beer Styles: Lagers, American Lagers
- Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 8.5%
- Beta Acids: ~8.5%
- Co-Humulone: 28 – 30%
- Total Oil: ~1.0 mL / 100g Myrcene ~35.5% of total oil
- Humulene: ~16.8% of total oil
- Caryophyllene: ~8.2% of total oil
- Farnesene: ~6.7% of total oil
- General Trade Perception: Complimented for its rounded flavor, moderate co-humulone, outstanding oil profile and rewarding finish
- Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Initially released Released by Hort’s Riwaka Research Center in 1988 as New Zealand Hallertau, Wakatu was renamed in 2011 after the Maori name for Nelson. It was bred from an open pollination of Hallertau Mittelfrüh by a New Zealand-derived male.Brewing Application: Aroma. With a pronounced earthy-sweet floral Hallertau character underscored by tropical fruit notes, Wakatu is a standout for any lager style, wheat, or pale hybrid beers. It makes a good supporting hop in blends for hoppy American ales.
Sensory: Moderately intense. Fresh lime zest and citrus oils with a definite Mittelfrüh-style sweetness: clover, hay, honey, and blossoms.
- Family: Cannabaceae
- Genus: Humulus
- Species: Lupulus