The signature landrace variety of the Hallertau region in Bavaria, Hallertau Mittelfr�h is, at least to some, the epitome of noble hops. Although it can be and is used throughout the boil, it is most prized for its fine, elegant aroma and flavor contribution. Mittelfr�h has been one of Europe�s most widely esteemed varieties for centuries and is practically synonymous with continental lagers (particularly Bavarian styles) and many types of German and Belgian ales.
Aroma: Complex, but mild and approachable. A mixture of sweet, earthy, and herbal with vivid impressions of newly cut hay, sweet spices, and dried flowers. Its many offshoots and daughters show some of these same qualities, but none have the same range and balance as Mittelfr�h.
Alpha Acid: 3-5.5%