Imported from the Czech Republic, Saaz is a noble type hop considered to have a mild, pleasant, earthy aroma. Czech Saaz has a very low Alpha count which makes it ineffective for bittering.
Pedigree: Czech aroma landrace variety
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Aroma: Very mild with pleasant hoppy notes
Alpha Acids %: 2.0-5.0
Beta Acids %: 7.0-8.0
Co-Humolone: 23-28% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.4-1.0 mls/100g
General Trade Perception: The classical "noble" aroma hop with long and strong traditions. Associated with the renowned Pilsner lager.
Possible Substitutions: Polish Lublin, US Saaz, US Sterling, Tettnang
Typical Beer Styles: Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian-Style Ales, Lambic, Bohemian-style beers, Wheats
* All hops in stock are stored in a cold environment to ensure the highest freshness possible. Alpha and Beta acid amounts vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured, however are generally with in the ranges stated above.