Hop: Kazbek


Kazbek was bred in Czechoslovakia from Saaz and a wild hop similar to Cascade. Its aroma is similar to Saaz but more intense. Released in 2008. It is named for the Kazbek peak, one of the highest in the Caucasus mountain range. Great in beers that need an intense noble hop profile.

General Information

Profile Grapefruit, Lemon, Spice
Country Czechoslovakia
Substitutes Saaz, Sterling
Purpose Aroma
Yield High
Storage Fair to good
Beer Styles Lager, American Pale Ale
Resistant Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew


Alpha Acid 5.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Cohumulone 35.0 - 40.0%


Total Oil 0.9 - 1.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 40.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 35.0%
Caryophyllene 10.0 - 15.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.3 - 0.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High vigor
Cones Elongated; Medium Density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Good
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-19 16:44:28 (Added: 2021-01-19 16:44:28)

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