Hops Hallertau Smaragd
European response to varieties like Simcoe and Amarillo.
Smaragd has a more prominent nose than most European varieties, but the fruitiness is more subdued and the overall impression is balanced and refined with a slight nuance of spice. The bitterness is of medium intensity allowing generous (but not excessive!) use in the boil kettle. A good choice for dry hopping. The hints of lemon and orange marmalade work well with Belgian Pale Ales or Imperial Pilsner.
- Use in styles
- Pilsner, Pale Ale, Wheat, Lager, Belgian Ale
- Alpha acid
- Floral, Spicy