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Saphir

Germany

DESCRIPTION

Sapphires are the blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide. Evocative of it's namesake, Saphir brings a cool freshness to the beer. Its aroma profile differs considerably from that of other German aroma varieties with its fruity aroma characteristics. Saphir was bred at the Hopfenforschungszentrum Huell and was released in 2000, together with the varieties Smaragd and Opal as new aroma varieties.

KEY FLAVORS

  • Lemon grass
  • Black tea
  • Strawberry
  • Juniper
  • Citrus

ANCESTRY

Hüll breeding material

ANALYSES

CULTIVATION AREA
Germany
ALPHA-ACIDS*
2 - 4.5 %
BETA-ACIDS
4 - 7 %
TOTAL POLYPHENOLS
4 - 5 %
TOTAL OIL
0.8 - 1.4 ML/100G
MYRCENE
25 - 40 %
LINALOOL
0.8 - 1.3 %

*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC 7.12).

AROMA PROFILE

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