Hop Plant Variety: Vanguard

Vanguard was the last of the Hallertau varieties to be released from the U.S.D.A. breeding program. It has a reputation of having a very close chemistry and aroma to Hallertau mf. Vanguard is typically used in Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.

Details

Alpha Acids: 5.5-6%

Beta: 6-7%

Yield #’s / acre 1,350-1,475

Purpose: Aroma

Co-Humulone 14-16%

Seasonal Maturity: Early

Growth Rate: Moderate

Sidearm Length: 24-36”

Cone Size: Small to Medium

Cone Density: Loose to Moderate

Resistant to:  Downy Mildew

Susceptible to:

Style Guide:  Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.

Aroma:  Floral, Herbal

Substitutes:  Mt Hood, Saaz, Hallertau m.f, Liberty

Vanguard

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