Saaz – is a “noble” variety of hops. It was named after the Czech city of Žatec (German: Saaz). This hop is used extensively in Bohemia to flavor beer styles such as the Czech pilsener. Saaz hops accounted for more than 2⁄3 of total 2009 hop production in the Czech Republic. It is the main hops variety used in the production of global beer Stella Artois, a Belgian pilsner.
Hop Type: Aroma
Alpha Acid: 3 – 4.5%
Possibility of Substitution: Saaz (US), Lublin, Sterling
Typically used for: Pilsner