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Old 03-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default hallertau flavor/nose

i've been using a lot of hallertau in my last few pseudo lagers (one fermented with us-05 and one fermented with notty) and am getting a very forward floral and fruity aroma and flavor. i assumed it was the 'peachy' ester that us-05 can produce at low temps, but it's present in the notty version as well. i guess i wasn't expecting such a noticeable contribution from them. does anyone else experience the almost fruityness of hallertau? also, i bought a pound of these from hopsdirect, so i don't know which exact variety of hallertau they are. just curious to know if anyone else has experienced this. and maybe it's common, i'm still getting acquainted with hop varieties.


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Old 03-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've never really gotten any fruitiness from Hallertau, just floral, grassy, earthy flavor & aroma. I've only ever used the german variety, not that familiar if the U.S. version has fruit notes to it.


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Should be a little spicy too.

I don't think any of the noble hops are supposed to come across as fruity. You might get some floral notes. But it should be more mild than aggressive.
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How low was your fermentation temp?

For me, US-06 at about 60-62*F comes across as a pretty neutral yeast. You get the "yeast" aroma, but hardly any fruit at all.

Notty comes across with a bit more "bread" aroma than US-05.
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yeah, i can't quite figure out what the cause of this flavor is. i fermented the us-05 at 58 and the notty at 56-58. i can't fully comment on how the notty version turned out yet (it's carbing) but i could definitely taste the same fruitiness in it. and i switched to pilsner malt for the notty and used more saaz. but still that same frutiness is present... maybe i'm interpreting the floral notes as fruit, i don't know.
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maybe i'm interpreting the floral notes as fruit, i don't know.
Quite possible.


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