Bred in New Zealand. Initially released in 1988 as New Zealand Hallertau, Wakatu™ was renamed in 2011 after the Maori name for Nelson. It was bred from an open pollination of Hallertau Mittelfrüh by a New Zealand-derived male.
Aroma. With a pronounced earthy-sweet floral Hallertau character underscored by tropical fruit notes, Wakatu™ is a standout for any lager style, wheat, or pale hybrid beers. It makes a good supporting hop in blends for hoppy American ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderately intense. Fresh lime zest and citrus oils with a definite Mittelfrüh-style sweetness: clover, hay, honey, and blossoms.
|Alpha Acid||6.5 - 8.5%|
|Beta Acid||8.4 - 8.6%|
|Co-humulone||28 - 30%|
|Total Oil||0.9 - 1.1 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||35 - 36% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||8.1 - 8.3% of total oil|
|Farnesene||6.6 - 6.8% of total oil|
|Humulene||16.7 - 16.9% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|