Do you want noble hop flavor with an American alpha profile that will stay in the background? Sterling is one hop that delivers just that with a floral flavor and hints of mild spiciness. An excellent substitute for Saaz, Sterling brings its European blue blood to the table together with a hint of American citrus due to some Cascade parentage. Could life get any better? With nearly double the alpha of typical Saaz hop, you’ll need less Sterling, so don’t overdo it if a mild European style beer is the goal.

  • Aroma: Spicy, herbal, floral, and citrus
  • Maturity: Mid Season
  • Yield: 1400 – 1600 lbs/acre

Beers we found on the Interwebs that reportedly use Sterling hops:

Highland Brewing Co. Tasgall Ale
Tenaya Creek Brewery Belgian White Ale
Marshall Brewing Co. Sundown Wheat
The Livery Hoppelbock

Typical Analytical Range
Alpha Acid Range %: 16-19%
Beta Acid Range %: 3-6%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 23-33%
Total Oils mls/100gr.: 1.5-2.5% ml/100gr

 

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