Hop Name: Blato

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:4.5 - 4.5%
Beta Range:4.5 - 4.5%
Cohumulone Range:21.0 - 21.0%
Humulene Range:18.0 - 18.0%
Myrcene Range:47.0 - 47.0%
Farnesene Range:11.2 - 11.2%
Caryophyllene Range:5.0 - 5%
Total Oil Range:0.65 - 0.65 mL/100g
Blato was one of the first hops authorized in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) for commercial production. It is not usually singled out, but is one of the collective known as Saazer Hops, or Bohemian Early Red. It doesn’t yield very well in the U.S., but it is suspected to be much more prolific in its native homeland. It is well-suited to super-premium beers. Zatec Hop Company in the Czech Republic states that in the analysis of the oils and resins, Blato and its siblings have proven to have the same fine aromatic profile of other Saaz hops which is genuine and delicate.

Commonly used in:
Lager, Pilsner
Origin: Czech
Storage: Retains 65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known