Motueka (B Saaz) hop flowers. NZ - Crop 2018 (AA 5.4%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $8.50 per 90gm
An absolutely unique Saaz like flavour has made this hop
very sought after by brewers, it imparts a distinctive citrus aroma.
Pedigree A triploid aroma type bred by crossing 1/3 Saaz and 2/3 New Zealand breeding selection at the New Zealand HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre. Released in 1997.
General Description This recently developed triploid variety is referred to as “B” Saaz , after a prominent Belgian brewery took a liking to it when doing brew trials. It has made a name for itself as a triploid substitute for the traditional Saaz. Saaz, with a New Zealand twist. An absolutely unique Saaz like flavour has made this hop very sought after by brewers, both large and small. This new hop variety with high Farnasene imparts a distinctive citrus aroma in several beer styles. A craft brewers favourite.
Beer Styles Lagers, Bitters, Bocks, Sweet Porters.
Agronomics Maturity Early season
Yield Low to Medium
Growth Habit Vigorous, columnar frame
Cone Structure Cylindrical, open, loose cones
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good
HPLC Analysis Alpha Acids 6.5 - 7.5 %
Beta Acids 5 %
Cohumulone 29 % of Alpha Acids
Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)
Total Oil 0.8 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 107 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 47.7 %
Humulene 3.6 %