Saaz Hops has changed the world of brewing forever, as it is an esteemed and honored variety that helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. It is a natural variety from Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) that originated from the area around the town of Saaz which is in Bohemia. This hops is also grown in Belgium and the United States and has several descendants from New Zealand including Motueka (B Saaz), and Riwaka (D Saaz).
Czech Saaz is highly sought after for use in Czech Pilsners, Lagers, and European and Belgian styles of the same. The alpha acid content is very low at 2.0%-6.0% making this variety very much for use as an aromatic agent in the beer.
Aroma: Balanced; Very Mild with Pleasant Hoppy Notes
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Alpha Acids: 2.0-5.0%
Beta Acids: 7.0-8.0%
Common Beer Styles
Belgian-Style Golden Ale
India Pale Ale
Simi Valley Home Brew stocks only the freshest hops which are all stored in the freezer in airtight containers! We have over 60 varieties in stock in our shop, so if there is something you need and don't see, ASK! We are here to make your craft brews great!