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Saaz Late Hop Czech Replublic Hop

Saaz Late Hop

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Country:Czech Replublic (CZH)
International Code:SAL
Cultivar/Brand ID:4237

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Origin and Geneology of the Saaz Late Hop

Saaz Late was a selection from progenies of F1 generation after parental combination of developed breeding material with origin in Saaz. Saaz Late was released 2010.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Saaz Late Hops

Saaz Late is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Beer hopped with Saaz Late is close to beers hopped with the traditional Saaz variety, but the lingering of the bitterness is slightly less. The character of the bitterness is somewhat less with greater astringency.

Tags: #earthy  #herbal  #floral 

Brewing Values for Saaz Late Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Saaz Late 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 Acid % (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. Learn more »
4.8% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4-6.5%
5.3% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.1:1 - 2:1
1:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »20-25%
22.5% 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. Learn more »0.5-1.0 mL
0.8mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 25-35%
30% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 15-25%
20% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 6-9%
7.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 15-20%
17.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 11-39%

Beer Styles using Saaz Late Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Saaz Late hop include Pilsner.

Saaz Late Hop Substitutions

If the Saaz Late hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Saaz Late substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Saaz Late:

Is Saaz Late available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Saaz Late hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

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