Perle is a well-balanced and highly versatile hop with both medium bittering and medium aroma characteristics, which make Perle a favored multipurpose hop for bittering, flavor, and aroma. Perle averages 5% to 9.5% alpha acids for a moderate, slightly minty, fruity–spicy up-front bitterness. Perle’s mild, fresh-green, almost earthy aroma results in clean and refreshing reverberations in the finished beer. Because of this balance, Perle performs particularly well in pale to medium dark session ales and lagers where aggressive bitterness is not desired. It is also excellently suited to wheat beers.
Alpha Acid Units: 5 – 9%