Noble Hops

Noble Hops

Noble hops is the name for the first four varieties of hops used to make early European beers.  They are used primarily as aroma hops and the flavours are indicative of the environment they are grown in.

Hallertauer

Grown in the Hallertau region of Germany, their flavour can be described as floral and spicy. They are used in lagers and German Pilsners.

Saaz

Grown in the Czech republic, their flavour can be described as spicy and earthy. They are used in Czech pilsners, pale ales and wheat beers.

Spalt

Grown in southeastern Germany their flavour can be described as mild and spicy but with a pronounced tannic bitterness. They are used in bock, altbier, lagers, pilsners and helles.

Tettnang

Grown in  Southwestern Germany their flavour can be described as being similar to Saaz; floral and spicy. They are used in Belgian ales, bocks, lagers, pilsners, French ales and wheat beers.

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