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Liberty

American-grown descendent of Hallertau Mittelfrüh suits European ale and lager styles

Alpha Acid Range %
3.0-5.0
Beta Acid Range %
3.0-4.0
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha
24-30
Total Oil mL/100 g
0.6-1.8

SKU: HLIB0044

Breeding/Development: USA. Liberty came about in 1983 as part of the same USDA program that produced its half-sisters Crystal, Mt. Hood, and Ultra. It is a triploid daughter of Hallertau Mittelfrüh and a downy mildew-resistant USDA male, #64035M. Of the four sister hops, Liberty is considered to most closely resemble its German mother.

Brewing Application: Designed as a substitute for Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Liberty makes an excellent domestic stand-in for European noble hops in German pils, Bavarian-style lagers, Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Biere de Garde, and Belgian ales.

Sensory: Mild and refined. Slightly spicy, sweet and grassy, it is an excellent substitute for noble varieties. 

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Middle

Yield: 1000 – 1550 lbs/acre

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