What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

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What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby seymour » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:40 pm

That's it: name your favorite type of hop from Germany or Czech Republic.

Discuss. Recipes and/or hopping schedules would be even better. As always, rebuttals to other posts are welcome, but don't forget to make your case with some background info of your own.

Cheers!
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Re: What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby beermikester » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:45 pm

I know it has been discussed elsewhere on the forum, but Hallertau is my favorite go-to hop for anything German. It is such a smooth hop and doesn't have any of that sharpness that so many other hops can contribute.

I will admit, though, that I'll supplement it with some Tettnang in my German Pils for increase depth of hop flavor.

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Re: What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby seymour » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:46 am

I tasted a Polaris Hop Trial at the Schlafly Bottleworks Cask Night yesterday.

Polaris is a new dual-purpose high-alpha hop variety bred in Germany. Its profile was very surprising. None of the black peppery and grassy aspects I associate with German noble varieties, and none of the grapefruit and pine aspects I associate with American high-alpha varieties, this beer featured lots of ripe fruit flavours, apricot, melon, mango, passion fruit, with some oily resin and strong whiffs of honey, wildflowers, weeds. Smooth and harmonious. I see Schlafly is blending Polaris into their latest Double IPA at the Tap Room too.
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Re: What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby keg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:18 pm

I like Hallertau since I get them free from A-B every year! :D
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Re: What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby seymour » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:17 pm

keg wrote:I like Hallertau since I get them free from A-B every year! :D

Cheers to that!
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Re: What's your favorite German/Czech hop?

Postby serizawa1234 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:43 pm

I see Schlafly is blending Polaris into their latest Double IPA at the Tap Room too.
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