Origin: Germany. Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll as a high-yield, disease-resistant alternative to Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Smaragd (“emerald” in German) was released in 2007.
Usage: Aroma. With low cohumulone and a noble hop profile, Smaragd is a natural fit for classic Pilsners, continental and new-world lagers, and Belgian ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Fruity, floral, and spicy with woody, herbal undertones.