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SAAZ / CZECH SAAZ

HOPS1014
R75.00
Czech Hops
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Product Details
: 100g

Saaz is one of the four original Noble hops and has a classic and distinctive aroma. It has very pleasant, mild, noble hoppy notes which is perfectly suited for and defines the Czech-style pilsner beers, Stella Artois and countless Bohemian Lagers and Pilsners.

Saaz has a warm, herbal character which stems from a high level of farnesene while its other oils are in fair balance.

With such a low alpha acid percentage, Saaz is inarguably an aroma hop, however, when used as an early addition it is thought to add a delicate bitterness. Additionally, its elevated content of polyphenols aids in abating oxidation, giving beer brewed with Saaz a notably longer shelf life.

Additional Information:

Officially registered in 1952, the original Saaz, or Czech Saaz as it is sometimes known, has established itself as a staple variety for brewers and dates back more than 700 years.

Originating in Zatec, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) it is an esteemed red-bine variety that is now grown around the world.

Technical Data

Characteristics

Soft, pleasantly spicy and herbal with vivid woody, earthy and dark floral character.

Purpose

Aroma

Aroma/Flavour

Mild with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones.

Alpha Acid Composition

2.5% - 4.5%

Beta Acid Composition

4% - 6%

Co-Humulone Composition

23% - 28%

Country of Origin

The Czech Republic / Czechia

Styles

Lager, Pilsner

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