Bred in 2002 as a cross between two fairly newer varieties in 2002, Saphir is known for its extremely low alpha content and its exceptional aromas. It was created with the initial goal in mind to produce a more commercially viable Hop with increased resistance to disease but maintain the noble characteristics of its parents. This flavorful Hop emits aromas of fresh spring flowers, candied citrus and bursts of tangerine. Try it in your Belgium Whites, Pilsners and German Lagers.

  • Aroma: Mild, citrus, fruity, oral
  • Maturity: Early to mid season
  • Yield: 1300 – 1450 lbs/acre

Beers brewed with Saphir:

Victory Brewing Co. Sapphire Edelbock
Lafayette Brewing Co. Ouiatenon Wit Beer
Brouwerij De Molen Ceruesia
Rouge’s Baton 10,000 Brew

Typical Analytical Range
Alpha Acid Range %: 2-5%
Beta Acid Range %: 6-7%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 11-17%
Total Oils mls/100gr.: 0.8-1.5% ml/100gr

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