Czech Saaz Hops - 100g

$11.20 NZD

Saaz hops originate from the Czech growing region of Saaz. It is a traditional regional variety that is is widely used in Bohemian and European beers and is the hop that gives traditional Bohemian Pilsners their distinctive taste and aroma. 

Saaz hops are primarily used for their flavour and aroma due to their low alpha acid content, however were used for bittering in traditional Bohemian Pilsners. They have a pleasant mild earthy and herbal character with floral overtones.

Typical Analysis

Type

Aroma

Growing Area

Czech Republic

Lineage

Land variety

α-acids*

3.0 - 6.0 %

β-acids

4.5 - 8.0 %

Total Polyphenols

5.5 - 7.0 %

Total oils

0.4 - 1.0 ml/100g

Myrcene

25.0 - 40.0 % of total

Linalool

app. 0.5 % of total