Saaz (Czech) Hop Pellets

Saaz (Czech) Hop Pellets

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Traditional Czech Saaz hops are most commonly chosen for aromatic additions to Pilsners and Lagers, but also work well in Light Ales and Belgians. Though alpha acids are low, Czech Saaz is used for both bitterng and an aroma of pleasant earthy, herbal and floral notes. You can finish just about any Lager recipe with this versatile hop. Even though it has a low alpha-acid content you will find many traditional recipes using this hop for both bittering and for flavor/aroma additions.

Pedigree: A Czech landrace variety
Brewing Usage: Aroma


  • Aroma: Very mild, with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones
  • Possible Substitutions: Sterling, Polish Lublin
  • Typical Beer Styles:Lager
  • Alpha Acids: 2.0 - 5.0%
  • Beta Acids: 7.0 - 8.0%
  • Co-Humulone: 23 - 28%
  • Total Oil: 0.4 - 1.0 mL / 100g
  • Myrcene: ~42% of total oil
  • Humulene: ~19% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene: ~6% of total oil
  • Farnesene: ~15% of total oil

General Perception
The classic "noble" aroma hop with long and strong traditions, associated with the renowned pilsner lager