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Czech Hops
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: 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


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




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


Lager, Pilsner

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