Hop Name: Taurus

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:12.0 - 17.0%
Beta Range:12.0 - 17.0%
Cohumulone Range:20.0 - 25.0%
Humulene Range:23.0 - 33.0%
Myrcene Range:30.0 - 50.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:6.0 - 11%
Total Oil Range:0.9 - 1.4 mL/100g
Hallertau Taurus lives up to its name by being Paulaner’s selection for their Oktoberfest bier. With 12 to nearly 18% alpha acids and its high myrcene content (up to 50% of the oils) it makes for a super dual-use hop. The BarthHaas Group of hops experts tells of Taurus’ interesting earthy, strong aroma with hints of chocolate and banana, spicy, peppery, and finishes with a zesty undernote of curry. It carries the highest amount of xanthohumol of any hops, which is like saying it’s beer with a vitamin punch. Now, not many people want to think about “healthy” beer, but hey, something that tastes this great when added to the boil is sure to please.

Commonly used in:
German-style Ales
Origin: German
Storage: Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C
Strong noble characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Citra  Magnum (US)  Magnum  Tradition  Hallertau  Merkur