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CZ Saaz

Hop Description

This iconic noble hop from the Saaz region of the Czech Republic helped define the Czech pilsner style with its delicate earthy, grassy, spicy, floral aromas. It’s not recommended for bittering purposes.

Aroma Profile

Herbal/Earthy

  • Brewing Values

Alpha 2.5 - 6 %

Beta 4 - 8 %

Total Oil 0.4 - 1 ml/100g

Cohumulone 23 - 26 %

Myrcene 25 - 40 %

Humulene 15 - 25 %

Caryophyline 6 - 12 %

Farnesene 14-20%

Storage Very Poor to Poor

ALPHA

BETA

TOTAL OIL (ml/100g)

Similar Hops

Sterling

ALPHA

6-9%

BETA

4-6%

TOTAL OIL

1.3-1.9

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy, Spicy, Floral

DESCRIPTION

Sterling is often utilized as a replacement for one of its primary parents, noble ...

GR Tettnanger

Alpha

2.5-6%

Beta

3-5%

Total Oil

0.5-0.9

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy, Floral, Spicy

DESCRIPTION

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GR Saphir

ALPHA

2-4.5%

BETA

4-7%

TOTAL OIL

12-17

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Spicy, Tropical/Fruit, Floral

DESCRIPTION

Bred by the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany, Saphir’s low alpha acids, admirable ...

Pairs Well With

Sterling

ALPHA

6-9%

BETA

4-6%

TOTAL OIL

1.3-1.9

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy, Spicy, Floral

DESCRIPTION

Sterling is often utilized as a replacement for one of its primary parents, noble ...

GR Tettnanger

Alpha

2.5-6%

Beta

3-5%

Total Oil

0.5-0.9

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy, Floral, Spicy

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes called Tettnanger, this is the namesake Saaz-family noble hop from the ...