Vanguard Hops is an aroma variety and carries similar characteristics as Hallertau. The low alpha acids with higher beta acids, and staggering low co-humulone content make for very smooth and subtle bitter qualities. Vanguard is ripe for German-Style beers, but its application does not stop there. It is going to add to the aroma complexity for any number of ales, including Stouts and Imperial Stouts.
|Alpha Acids: ||5 - 6%|
|Beta Acids: ||5 - 7%|
|Co-Humulone: ||14 - 16%|
|Total Oil: ||0.8 - 1.2 mL / 100g|
|Typical Styles: ||German and Belgian and a variety of other ales, including Stouts and Imperial Stouts. |
|Characteristics: ||Herbal and floral tones|
|Possible Substitutes: ||Hallertau, Liberty, Mt. Hood|