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Old 12-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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What goes good with Hallertau as a paired hop? I've heard Saaz, but as of right now I don't have any. I was tempted to just do straight Hallertau, I do like the smell of noble hops, but was wondering if anyone had some good experience with any different kinds of hops used with it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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I've used Saaz & German Perle with German Haulertauer with tasty results so far.
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Crystal hops, any noble hops of course, and believe it or not, some US hops like Mt Hood and Liberty. (Hallertauer is one of the parents, though).

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I haven't used enough noble hops to know their aroma or flavors. I did use some leaf tetnanger last year, it was a soft floral almost lemony flavor. I just went straight hallertau today, in a blond ale. Smelled great.

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Hallertauer hersbrucker has been my go-to for a while. I think I could be totally happy just buying Hallertau, Magnum, and Fuggles.

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Czech Saaz! Never used US Saaz, but it's much higher alpha so I figure it must be fundamentally different.

Edit- you said you don't have access to Saaz. I'll throw my vote to Hersbrucker then- nice, delicate, bright, and tasty.

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Perle goes well with it as does spalt. I have also used Hallertau with cascade with good results.

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Thanks for the input. I have not tried Perle or Ultra, will give that some thought. Hallertau with Cascade...that could be interesting.

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