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Saaz (CZ) (Saazer)

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Czech Saaz is an aroma hop from with an alpha acid of 2-6% and a beta acid of 4-8%. It dates back more than 700 years and is the most knonw Noble hop and defines what Noble hop aromas are. It is sometimes referred to as Saazer or Czech Saazer.

It has an aroma that is mild with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones with touches of spice. The aroma is predominantely spicy and woody with notes of tarragon, lavender, cedar wood and smoked bacon. There are some floral and sweet notes like elderberry, rose and chamomile with some cream caramel nuances of honey that round it all out. It has a pleasant bitterness.

It is a great choice for use in Lagers, Pilsners, Belgian Ales, Czech Pilsners and Wheat Beers.

If you are looking for a substitution we recommend Lublin/Lubelska/Lubelski, Sterling, Tettnanger (GR)/Tettnang (US) or US Saaz.

Czech Saaz is frequently available as a whole leaf hop.

Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acids: 20-26%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 0.4-1.0
Myrcene: 25-40%
Humulene: 15-30%
Caryophyllene: 6-9%
Farnesene: 14-20%
All Others (including β-pinene, linalool, geraniol & selinene): 11-40%
Linalool: 0.1-0.4%
β-pinene: 0.1-0.5%
Geraniol: 0.1-0.4%
Total Polyphenols: 4.88-5.5%
Xanthohumol (X): 0.2-0.4%
Sum of Terpene Alcohols and Esters (% of Total Oils): 0.14%
Ketone (% of Total Oils): 0.8%

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