American cross developed from Hallertau in 1982.
Vanguard is an aromatic variety with both a low alpha acid content and a low content of cohumulones. This creates soft and subtle bitter qualities as well as a woody/spicy character.Vanguard is somewhat noble and mild in aroma. At an average of 5.5 to 6% AA, Vanguard is great as an aroma addition in any German style beer (Munich Helles, Kolsch, Hefeweizen, Alt.) It's US parentage lends Vanguard an ever-so-slight herbal citrus that is quite restrained, but perfect for hybrid styles like American Wheat.
Alfasyra: 4,0 - 5.7%.