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Czech Kazbek

Kazbek offers the classic noble spice of Saaz combined with earthy, lemon peel overtones.

Breeding/Development: Czech Republic. Named for one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus Mountains, Kazbek’s parents are Saaz and a wild landrace from the Caucasus. It was first released in 2008, and each year since has seen increasing acreage devoted in its home country. 

Brewing Application: Primarily aroma and flavour – Czech brewers favour it for late additions. Recommended as a finishing or dry hop for craft lagers, or anywhere a noble hop character with a higher intensity and oil content may be desired.

Sensory: Similar to Saaz, but turned up to 11. Can show a dominant bright citrus note of lemon or grapefruit, but never obscures the quintessential mixture of floral and earthy spice of its Saaz parent.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus 

Maturity: late 

Yield: 2100-3000 kg/ha

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