Sladek, meaning ‘brewer’, is a high yielding aroma variety and cross between Saaz and Northern Brewer. Originally registered as VUCH 71 In 1987, it was renamed to Sladek in 1994. Sladek features a classic hoppy aroma atop a fruity flavor profile with essences of peach, passionfruit and grapefruit.

Also Known As  Czech Sladek, VUCH 71
Characteristics  Classic hoppy aroma, flavors of peach passionfruit and grapefruit
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.5%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-30%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.0-2.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 20%-40%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-14%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes  Saaz
Style Guide Lager, Pilsner


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