Czech Saaz hop pellets. Czech Republic - Crop '16 (AA 4.4%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $8.90 per 90gm
Traditional noble hop, with a delicate earthy spicyness.
The first choice for Czech-style Pilsners and light Lagers.
Pedigree Czech aroma landrace variety selected in the area of the same name.
Maturity Various maturities in different clonal selections
Yield 900 - 1500 kg./ha. Or 800 - 1350 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Some clones quite vigorous, others weak
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew. Not tolerant to hop wilt. Shows increased productivity when freed of viruses.
Pickability/Drying/Baling Tendency to cone shatter if handled roughly
Cone-Structure Smallish, light cone
Lupulin Not abundant, pale yellow color
Aroma Very mild with pleasant hoppy notes
Alpha Acid 3 - 4.5% w/w
Beta Acid 3 - 4.5% w/w
Cohumulone 24 - 28% of alpha acids
Storageability 45 - 55% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 0.4 - 0.7 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 20 - 25% of whole oil
Humulene 40 - 45% of whole oil
Carophyllene 10 - 12% of whole oil
Farnesene 11 - 15% of whole oil
General Trade Perception The classical "noble" aroma hop with long and strong traditions. Associated with the renowned Pilsner lager.
Possible Substitutions US Saaz, Polish Lublin, US Sterling
Typical Beer Styles Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian-Style Ales, Lambic, sometimes Bitter
Additional Information By far the predominant Czech variety and clones of it are grown in Poland and the Ukraine.
Typical Hop Use Aroma