Sterling is a great substitute for Saaz due to a similar spice aroma. This hop is very similar to Santiam but not as floral. Best described as herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics. Ideal for all Lagers, Belgian ales, and Wheat ales.
Hop Statistics: Alpha Acids: 6.0 – 9.0% Beta Acids: 4.0 – 6.0% Alpha-Beta Ratio: .64 –1.55 Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 22 – 28% Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.3 – 1.9 Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 60 – 75% Similar Hop Varieties: Czech Saaz