Saaz Hops

Saaz HopsIf you are looking for a smooth bittering hop to give your light beers a spicy and earthy tone, then consider using Saaz hops…

This hop variety has a low alpha acid content, which makes it a good choice for your more delicate beer styles and it has a good aroma profile…

Some of the most popular beer styles where you’ll see Saaz hops being used are Pilsner, Lager, US Wheat, Belgian style ales, and Bitter.

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Saaz Hop Profile

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 1
Alpha Acids: 3.0 – 4.5%
Beta Acids:
3.0 – 4.5%
Co-humulone:
24 – 28% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 0.5 – 1.0 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 25 – 30% of total oils
Humulene: 35 – 40% of total oils

If you are looking for a hop substitute then consider using the Czech Saaz hops version or try Polish Lublin hops or Sterling hops…