Hop Name: Motueka

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Range:6.5 - 8.5%
Cohumulone Range:29.0 - 29.0%
Humulene Range:3.6 - 3.6%
Myrcene Range:47.7 - 47.7%
Farnesene Range:12.2 - 12.2%
Caryophyllene Range:2.0 - 2%
Total Oil Range:0.8 - 0.8 mL/100g
Motueka (a.k.a. B Saaz) is a premier New Zealand hop. This triploid was bred from a New Zealand strain with a 1/3 Saazer parent. It lends itself well to Lagers, Pilsners, and Belgian Ales. In fact, the initial selection of this hop by a Belgian brewing company led to it being called Belgian Saaz, but later B Saaz so as not to confuse anyone as to its true origin. Now it is referred to both as B Saaz and Motueka. With 12% Farnesene and higher alpha acids, it makes an excellent dual-use hop. It carries an exciting fruity aroma with a refreshing citrus start finishing to a tropical note. It can be used at any point during the brewing process. Works well in malty sweet beers and fruit beers. In Europe it is used more often in fruit beers, but Massachusettsu2019 Brewmaster Jack brews a special Motueka in a fresh, hoppy Maibock style. Word has it that Sierra Nevada brewery will debut Southern Hemisphere Harvest fresh hops ale in April of 2014 using Motueka, along with Southern Cross, as its finishing hops.

Commonly used in:
Origin: New Zealand
Storage: N/A
Lively lemon and lime tones with background hints of tropical fruit

Possible Substitutions:
Saaz  Sterling  Saaz