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Sterling

Hop Description

Sterling is often utilized as a replacement for one of its primary parents, noble Saaz, as it exhibits similarly clean bitterness with slightly more forward spicy and herbal flavors and is easier to grow, offering moderately high yields and resistance to disease.

Aroma Profile

Herbal/Earthy, Spicy, Floral

  • Brewing Values

  • Aromas

ALPHA 6 - 9 %

BETA 4 - 6 %

TOTAL OIL 1.3 - 1.9 %

COHUMULONE 22 - 28 %

MYRCENE 44 - 48 %

HUMULENE 19 - 23 %

CARYOPHYLINE 5 - 7 %

Farnesene 11-17%

Storage Good

ALPHA

BETA

TOTAL OIL (ml/100g)

Cheesy/Sweaty 0

Pungent/Dank 0

Woody/Tobacco 0

Catty 0

Herbal/Earthy 5

Grassy 0

Onion/Garlic 0

Stone Fruit 0

Spicy 3

Berry 0

Piney/Resinous 0

Tropical/Fruit 0

Floral 3

Citrus 0

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GR Tradition

Alpha

5-7%

Beta

4-5%

Total Oil

1-1.4

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Floral, Herbal/Earthy, Grassy

DESCRIPTION

Released in 1993 as another worthy successor to beloved but finicky-to-grow ...

CZ Saaz

Alpha

2.5-6%

Beta

4-8%

Total Oil

0.4-1

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy

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 ...

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 ...

Pairs Well With

GR Hallertau Mittelfrüh

ALPHA

3-5.5%

BETA

3-5%

TOTAL OIL

0.7-1.3

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Spicy, Floral, Citrus

DESCRIPTION

This original noble variety from Germany’s famously productive hop region, Hallertau, ...

CZ Saaz

Alpha

2.5-6%

Beta

4-8%

Total Oil

0.4-1

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy

DESCRIPTION

This iconic noble hop from the Saaz region of the Czech Republic helped define the ...

Mt. Hood

ALPHA

4-7%

BETA

5-8%

TOTAL OIL

1.2-1.7

(ml/100)

MAIN AROMAS

Herbal/Earthy, Woody/Tobacco, Floral

DESCRIPTION

Named for Oregon’s Mt. Hood and released in 1989, this half-sister to Liberty, ...