Czech Saaz Pellet Hops


A very clean aroma hop that produces a mild, floral and spicy aroma. Due to it being mild and clean, this hop variety can be used in a variety of beer styles, including: Lagers, Kolsch, ESB, Pilsners, Pale Ales, IPAs, and Belgian Ales.

Crystal Hops bears a low alpha acid rating of 3.5%-5.5%, and carries a relatively high myrcene oil content. This combination makes it ideal for aroma additions as it bring with it a mix of woody, green, some floral and fruit notes, with some herb and spice character. Crystal Hops lends itself to a number of beers like Light Ales, such as Goldens, Pale Ales, Aroma for India Pale Ales, and even Stouts and Lagers.

Brewing Usage: Aroma

Pedigree: Triploid variety from German Hallertau mf., Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green

Storage Stability: 50% alpha remaining after 6 months

Typical Beer Style(s): Light Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Pilsner

Typical Alpha Acid Levels: 3.5%

Possible Substitution(s): Hallertau, Liberty, Mt. Hood, French Strisselpalt, more...