SAAZ Hop Plant

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Available July 2018

Despite exhibiting a low yield, Saaz (US) is a popular commercial aroma variety and is used in many US beers today. Bred from the original centuries-old Czech Saaz variety, it carries the same noble qualities but with some subtle differences. Its flavor and aroma profile is mild, earthen and spicy and its alpha is slightly higher than its Czech twin. Saaz (US) is primarily used in Lagers and Pilsners.

Also Known As   US Saaz, American Saaz
Characteristics  Mild, earthy, spicy, herbal
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-4.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-28%
Country US
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Loose to Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 600-1000 kg/hectare (540-890 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 45%-55% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Moderate
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-37%
Humulene Oil Composition 23%-40%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-11%
Farnesene Oil 9%-13%
Substitutes Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnanger, Lubelska, Sterling
Style Guide Lager, Pilsner