Breeding/Development: Germany. Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll to replicate a Mittelfrüh-style aroma profile with improved yield and disease resistance, Tradition was released in 1993.
Brewing Application: Aroma. True to its name, Tradition is right at home in traditional expressions of German styles: pale and dark Munich-style lagers, Oktoberfest, Bock, Weissbier. It does very well in Kolsch and Altbier, and alone or in a blend for classic Pilsners.
Sensory: Tradition displays a classic Hallertau character of strong herbal and spice components with an underpinning of bright fruit. Complex balance of classic “hoppy” character with floral, earthy, and new-mown hay notes.