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Saaz (CZ) Hop

Saaz (CZ) Hop

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Saaz (CZ) is a "bittering" purpose hop typically cultivated in CZH

Origin of the Saaz (CZ) Hop

It is a staple variety for brewers and dates back more than 700 years

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Saaz (CZ)

Specific aroma descriptors include mild with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones

Brewing Values for Saaz (CZ)

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Saaz (CZ) hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acids (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
3.5% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.4.5-8%
6.3% avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.23-26%
24.5% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation.0.4-1 mL
0.7mL avg

Common Beer Styles using Saaz (CZ)

These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Saaz (CZ) hop:

  • Continental Lager
  • Wheat
  • Pilsener Lager

Saaz (CZ) Hop Substitutions

If Saaz (CZ) is hard to find or if you are out of it on brew day, you can try one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

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