DetailsThe classical “noble” aroma hop with long and strong traditions. Associated with the renowned Pilsner lager. The predominant Czech variety.
Development: Czech aroma landrace variety.
Aroma: Very mild with pleasant hoppy notes
Alpha Acids: 2.0 — 5.0%
Beta Acids: 7.0 — 8.0%
Co-Humulone: 23 — 28% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.4 — 1.0 mls/100g
Substitutions: Polish Lublin, US Saaz, US Sterling
Typical Beer Styles: Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian-Style Ales, Lambic
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Alpha Acid (Average %) 2.0 — 5.0% Type Pellet Typical Usage Aroma Co-Humulone (%) 23 — 28% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 0.4 — 1.0 mls/100g Substitutions Polish Lublin, US Saaz, US Sterling
5.0 / 5.027 ReviewsOne of my favorite hops, for specific useI make a blonde ale using Pilsner malts, and this is the only hop I use, for both bittering and for taste/aroma. Used alone in this manner it has a very gentle and pleasant grapefruit flavor, but without the citrus bite you'd expect from grapefruit. Very mellow and flavorful, and provides a nice fruit-like finish.February 1, 2018Purchased
1 year agoGreat finishing hopI have used this several times and bought an extra pack to have on hand for those impromptu recipesDecember 28, 2015Delicate and mildIt added the perfect hop profile for my Bohemian Pilsner lager. It's earthy and not very bitter and good for adding mild, subtle floral aromas.February 22, 2014Noble hopGoes great in German lagers. I use it for both flavor and aroma. These Czech hops taste better than the US grown hops.January 23, 2014saazI like to use these hops in pilsners and Belgian ales. They have a nice clean flavor.January 10, 2014The hops of choice for PIlsnersI use the Czech version not the domestic one for my Pilsners. The right aroma and flavor, these are the real thing. They are better than teh domestic Saaz.December 8, 2013saazI like to use this in my pilsen and in my wheat. The low AA gives it a very versatile edge.November 23, 2013Superb aroma and tasteSaaz go great in any kind of lager I brew. They have a nice herbal and spicey flavor and aroma.September 21, 2013Pilsner Urquell is the showcase for thisI really like these hops in a Bohemian Pilsner. The aroma is mild, and the taste is herbal and slightly spicy. It only adds a tiny bit of bittering, so it's really for aroma and taste.August 29, 2013Nice earthy an dspicy aromaI use it as a flavoring and aroma hop. It's milder than American hops so I use it in lagers. I've used both the US and European Saaz and the European hop seems to taste and smell better.July 18, 2013
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