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Alamo_Beer 07-23-2007 05:40 PM

If I used Hallertau in a Kolsch, Helles, Bock, and Hefewezen would they all taste the same....to a certain degree?

I like these styles a lot and want to perfect a recipe for each but would would using the same hop for all of them make them all taste sorta the same?

Here is the description from austinhomebrew.com:


German Hallertau is the classic German aroma hop associated with Bavarian-style lager beers. Other beer styles appropriate for this hop include lagers, bocks, pilsners, weizens, Belgian-style ales, alts, lambics, kolsch, and Munich ales.
All the syles are in there....


rdwj 07-23-2007 06:03 PM

hops are only one of the things that provide flavor - your yeast and grain bill and other additions also play a huge roll. So no, those styles of beer will taste completely different even though you use the same hops.

Think of it like oregano. You can put that in TONS of dishes and they're all completely different.

Alamo_Beer 07-23-2007 06:05 PM


Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to hear!

Cool, looks like ordering in bulk but having different styles will be pretty easy.

Thanks again!

DeathBrewer 07-23-2007 07:25 PM

your yeast is your number one factor. you can make a batch and split it between two yeasts and they will taste COMPLETELY different ;)

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