Released in 1976, Zlatan is native to the Czech Republic and is one of a great many clonal selections of Saaz. Created by the Hop Research Institute in Zatec, it, like many other Saaz clones were selected in an attempt to improve yields while retaining its parent’s signature aroma profile.

In brewing it sports a mild bitterness and has been described as imparting a pleasant noble aroma upon a beer when used as a late addition.

Also Known As
Characteristics Mild bitterness, pleasant noble aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.2%
Beta Acid Composition 4.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 21%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 220 kg/gectare (200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to downy mildew
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Style Guide


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