Formerly known as Belgian Saaz or B Saaz, Motueka is a premier New Zealand hop. Developed by HortResearch, this triploid was bred from Saaz and an unnamed New Zealand breeding strain and lends itself well to Lagers, Pilsners and Belgian Ales.
It makes an excellent dual-use hop, carrying an exciting fruit aroma with refreshing notes of tropical fruit and citrus. It can be used at any point during the brewing process and works well in sweet, malty and fruity beers. Massachusetts brewery brewmaster Jack uses Motueka in a Maibock and Sierra Nevada brewery also debuted their Southern Hemisphere Harvest fresh hops ale in April 2014 using Motueka, along with Southern Cross, as its finishing hops.
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|Also Known As||B Saaz, Belgian Saaz|
|Characteristics||Tropical fruit and citrus|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||6.5%-8.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5%-5.5%|
|Cone Size||Small to medium|
|Yield Amount||1200-1500 kg/hectare (1071-1338 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Moderate to difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.8 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||47.7%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||3.6%|
|Substitutes||Saaz, Saaz (US), Sterling|
|Style Guide||European Ale, English Ale, Dark Lager, Pilsner, Belgian Ales, Lager, Maibock, Ales|
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