Released from Hort’s Hop Research Center in 1988, Wakatu hops are bred from Hallertauer Mittelfruh. Wakatu is best known for its substantially balanced characteristics and dual purpose brewing applications. With an alpha acid content of about 6.5% to 8.5%, and a beta acid content to match, Wakatu creates a smooth, balanced bitterness in styles like Pilsners and Bocks.
A floral aroma with citrus and lime notes adds a fresh flavor that balances bitterness and works well in Pale Ales as well. Though parent Hallertauer Mittelfruh has spicier notes, it serves as a decent replacement in lieu of New Zealand Wakatu hops.
|Flavor and Aroma||Citrus, Floral|