This German hop has one of the lowest alpha acid contents in the world so it is always used as an aroma hop. It has a citrus and tangerine aroma with a hint of spice. Saphir works great in Belgian Ales, Wheats, and Witbiers.
Alpha Acids: 2 – 3%
Beta Acids: 4 – 7%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.29 – 0.75
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 12 – 17%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.8 – 1.4
Similar Hop Varieties: Chinook, Magnum, Galena