Czech Saaz is a famous aroma land race variety originating in the Czech area of the same name. The classic "noble" aroma hop with long and strong traditions, Saaz is associated with the renowned Czech pilsner lager. Saaz is a low yielding but high quality, extremely popular hop around the world. It has been cloned a number of times to try to improve its yield. Originally, growers were hesitant to hybridize it because they feared it would lose some of its delicate aroma, but it became necessary in order to breed resistance to wilt and mildew. Saaz or Saazer hops are said to be one of the 4 original Noble hops, and have a distinctive and classic aroma. Saaz has been used to create many cultivars around the world, including New Zealand hops Motueka and Riwaka (formerly known as B Saaz and D Saaz, respectively). Known for use in Czech, European, and Belgian Lagers and Pilsners. Saaz herbal character stems from its high farnesene, while the other oils are in fair balance. Its low alpha acid content (3-6%) makes it a perfect aroma hop.
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Specific aroma descriptors include mild with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones.