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.
Alpha Acids: 5.5-6%
Yield #’s / acre 1,350-1,475
Seasonal Maturity: Early
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sidearm Length: 24-36”
Cone Size: Small to Medium
Cone Density: Loose to Moderate
Resistant to: Downy Mildew
Style Guide: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.
Aroma: Floral, Herbal
Substitutes: Mt Hood, Saaz, Hallertau m.f, Liberty
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