Czech Saaz hop pellets. Czech Republic - Crop '15 (AA 4.0%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $11.50 per 90gm
Traditional noble hop, with a delicate earthy spicyness.
The first choice for Czech-style Pilsners and light Lagers.
Czech aroma landrace variety selected in the area of the same name.
Various maturities in different clonal selections
900 - 1500 kg./ha. Or 800 - 1350 lb./ac.
Some clones quite vigorous, others weak
Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew. Not tolerant to hop wilt. Shows increased productivity when freed of viruses.
Tendency to cone shatter if handled roughly
Smallish, light cone
Not abundant, pale yellow color
Very mild with pleasant hoppy notes
3 - 4.5% w/w
3 - 4.5% w/w
24 - 28% of alpha acids
45 - 55% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
0.4 - 0.7 mls/100 grams
20 - 25% of whole oil
40 - 45% of whole oil
10 - 12% of whole oil
11 - 15% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
The classical "noble" aroma hop with long and strong traditions. Associated with the renowned Pilsner lager.
US Saaz, Polish Lublin, US Sterling
Typical Beer Styles
Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian-Style Ales, Lambic, sometimes Bitter
By far the predominant Czech variety and clones of it are grown in Poland and the Ukraine.
Typical Hop Use