Hop Name: Saaz

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:3 - 4.5%
Beta Range:3 - 4.5%
Cohumulone Range:24 - 28%
Humulene Range:35 - 40%
Myrcene Range:25 - 30%
Farnesene Range:9 - 13%
Caryophyllene Range:9 - 11%
Total Oil Range:0.5 - 1 mL/100g
Despite Saaz (US)’s low yield, it is nevertheless a popular aroma hop in many U.S. beers. It was bred from the Czech Saaz, and carries its same noble qualities. It is primarily used in Lagers and Pilsners. Its flavor and aroma are known to be mild, earthy and spicy. It has an even lower AAU than the original Saaz, with a 3-4.5% content.

Commonly used in:
Belgian-style Ales
Origin: US
Storage: 45 - 55% alpha remaining after 6 months
Mild spice and earth tones

Possible Substitutions:
Sterling  Ultra  Vanguard  Sladek  Lublin  Saaz  Tettnang  Select  Spalt  Tettnang  Celeia  Sylva  Motueka  Shinshuwase  Star