USA. Liberty came about in 1983 as part of the same USDA program that produced its half-sisters Crystal, Mt. Hood, and Ultra. It is a triploid daughter of Hallertau Mittelfrüh and a downy mildew-resistant USDA male, #64035M, and of the four is considered to most closely resemble its mother.
Designed as a substitute for Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Liberty makes an excellent domestic stand-in for European noble hops in German pils, Bavarian-style lagers, Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Biere de Garde, and Belgian ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics
Mild and refined. Spicy, sweet, grassy and haylike. Among its half-sisters, Liberty’s sensory profile is often regarded as the “closest” to Mittelfrüh.
Alpha Acid Range %: 3.0 – 5.0
Beta Acid Range %: 3.0 – 4.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 24 – 30
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.6 – 1.8