Hop: Saaz (US)


United States version of Saaz was started from a Czechoslovakian Saaz seedling which was received by United States Department of Agriculture in 1973. Difficult to grow and a low yield.

Saaz (US) is expected to be related to Hersbrucker and Spalt.

General Information

Aliases US Saaz, American Saaz, USDA 21077
Profile Mild, earthy, herbal and spice.
Country United States
Substitutes Lubelski, Saaz, Sterling
Purpose Aroma
Yield 540 - 890 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 45% - 50% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, Pilsner


Alpha Acid 2.8 - 6.6%
Beta Acid 2.7 - 4.6%
Cohumulone 24.0 - 28.0%


Total Oil 0.3 - 1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 25.0 - 37.0%
Humulene 23.0 - 40.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene 9.0 - 13.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Low
Cones Small to medium with loose to moderate density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Moderate
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 6" - 24"


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  • 2020-11-24 08:44:36 (Added: 2020-11-24 08:44:36)

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