Hop Name: Sterling

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:6.0 - 9.0%
Beta Range:6.0 - 9.0%
Cohumulone Range:22.0 - 28.0%
Humulene Range:19.0 - 23.0%
Myrcene Range:44.0 - 48.0%
Farnesene Range:11.0 - 17.0%
Caryophyllene Range:5.0 - 7%
Total Oil Range:1.3 - 1.9 mL/100g
Sterling was successfully bred to overcome Saaz’s susceptibility to mildew. It is a moderate growth, moderate yielding hops. Sterling’s oil content is rather unusual – very high farnesene, very low (almost unheard of low) carophyllene content, higher humulene and moderate myrcene. This creates a delicately spiced, citrusy aroma with both a floral and herbal punch to it. Sterling’s heritage is crazy, yet apparently brilliant since it was successful in counteracting the problems Saaz was having. Sterling is half Saaz with Cascade, Early Green, Brewer’s Gold and an unknown variety.

Commonly used in:
Belgian-style Ales
Origin: US
Storage: 60 - 75% alpha remaining after 6 months
Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Saaz  Saaz  Lublin  Motueka