New Zealand Pacifica™
Hallertau Mittelfrüh ancestry with Southern Hemisphere fruit for mellow, noble aroma.
Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Like its sister Motueka, Pacifica™ was bred by HortResearch and has noble European ancestry through an open cross with Hallertau Mittelfrüh. It was released in 1994 and was formerly named Pacific Hallertau.
Brewing Application: Aroma. With its noble ancestry and mild aromatic blend of fruit with Hallertau-esque floral and earthy notes, Pacifica™ is a welcome addition to any lager formulation, both hop-forward and malty styles. It also does well as a supporting player in Altbier, amber ales, Kolsch, and Belgian-style ales.
Sensory: Moderate and highly pleasant. Orange marmalade and delicate citrus blended with a very Old World Hallertau-esque warmth: new-mown hay and honey with tangy herbal and sweet floral notes.