What is the difference between bitter hops and aroma hops?
Find out in our brief guide to hops ...
As the name suggests, bitter hops lend the beer its desired bitter note. Their bitter substances balance out the sweet nuances of the malt, thus giving the beer a well-rounded taste. At the same time, they help to ensure a magnificent and long-lasting head.
Aroma hops only have a low level of bitterness. In particular, they are valued for their high content of aromatic oils. They make the taste of the beer more complex and multifaceted – and lend it a truly unique character.
When it comes to bitter hops, we have a few favourites:
Perle is our first-choice aroma hop. It boasts a flowery and fruity note – and lends our Radeberger a harmonious and full-bodied taste.
Herkules is characterised by its powerful aroma and broad spectrum.
Hallertauer Magnum owes its name to its large and heavy umbels. It is much sought-after on account of its fruity and flowery notes.
Taurus features very small and compact umbels. This variety is renowned for its exceptionally harmonious and aromatic bitter properties.