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New Zealand Wakatu

Alpha Acid Range %
6.5 - 8.5
Beta Acid Range %
8.0 - 8.5
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
28 - 30
Total oils mls/100 gr.
0.9 - 1.2


A standout for lagers, blending New Zealand character with Hallertau Mittelfrüh parentage.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. Released by HortResearch in 1998, the Wakatu variety is named for the Maori word for Nelson. Its heritage is from ⅔ Hallertau Mittelfrüh and ⅓ New Zealand male. Formerly known as Hallertau Aroma.

Brewing Application: Aroma. With a pronounced earthy-sweet floral Hallertau character underscored by tropical fruit notes typical of New Zealand varieties, Wakatu is a standout for any lager style, wheat, or pale hybrid beers. It makes a good supporting hop in blends for hoppy American ales.

Sensory: Moderately intense. Fresh lime zest and citrus oils with a definite  Mittelfrüh-style sweetness: clover, hay, honey, and blossoms.

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

Maturity: no data

Yield: no data