Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > NZ Hallertau as bittering strange flavor?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
imrook
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 136
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default NZ Hallertau as bittering strange flavor?

I recently brewed Jamil's Amber Waves and substituted NZ Hallertau and Magnum for the bittering hops. I took my first sample yesterday and the malt flavor is spot on, but there is a subtle earthy/herbal/dark fruit taste in there I object to. I also noticed this flavor in a bock I did earlier this year that used the same hops for bittering. I had originally attributed that taste to the Wyeast 2112 strain, but I'm now thinking it's the NZ Hallertau. I was under the impression that early hop additions would lose all of their flavor, but this evidence seems to contradict that.

So I'm asking the HBT folks:

1 - Is some flavor actually contributed by bittering hops?

2 - Am I the only one who finds the subtle flavor of NZ Hallertau objectionable?


imrook is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bittering with Hallertau OrangeCatBrewery Recipes/Ingredients 16 09-30-2012 06:40 PM
Best Bittering Substitute for Hallertau Hersbrucker JeffoC6 Recipes/Ingredients 4 03-21-2012 06:57 AM
Bittering Hops ti gi with Hallertau Mit mgortel Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-12-2011 02:08 AM
hallertau flavor/nose android Recipes/Ingredients 5 03-13-2010 04:39 PM
Bittering vs. flavor hops Cos General Techniques 3 06-18-2008 03:20 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS