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German Saphir

Alpha Acid Range %
2.0 - 4.5
Beta Acid Range %
4 - 7
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
12 - 17
Total oils mls/100 gr.
0.8 - 1.4


A new-school aroma hop with a noble profile and great brewhouse utility.

Breeding/Development: Germany. Released in 2002 by the Hop Research Center in Hüll with a combination of  “noble” hop characteristics with good cultivation properties.

Brewing Application: Aroma. As a higher-yielding, more disease-resistant alternative to Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Saphir can be used in many of the same formulations: Belgian ales, Weissbiers, farmhouse ales, as well as traditional continental lagers.

Sensory: Strongly but pleasantly spicy with sweet, fruity overtones (citrus, red berries). Mild and approachable in the “noble hop” sense.

Maturity: Middle-early
Yield: 1750 kg/ha