An absolutely unique Saaz like flavour with it's own distinctive citrus twist.
Pedigree A triploid aroma type bred by crossing 1/3 Saaz and 2/3 New Zealand breeding selection at the New Zealand HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre. Released in 1997.
This recently developed triploid variety is referred to as “B” Saaz , after a prominent Belgian brewery took a liking to it when doing brew trials. It has made a name for itself as a triploid substitute for the traditional Saaz Saaz, with a New Zealand twist. An absolutely unique Saaz like flavour has made this hop very sought after by brewers, both large and small. This new hop variety with high Farnasene imparts a distinctive citrus aroma in several beer styles. A craft brewers favourite.
Maturity Early season
Yield Low to Medium
Growth Habit Vigorous, columnar frame
Cone Structure Cylindrical, open, loose cones
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good