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|