Cerera, sister to Celeia, has a pleasing continental aroma similar to Saaz. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, it hails from Savinja Golding and a Yugoslav male and is classified as a seedless Super Styrian triploid variety. Poor storage stability has made Cerera a poor candidate for widespread commercial production.

It is not considered useful for single hop bittering, as it is high in tannoids. To avoid the astringency that comes with excess tannins, try combining Cerera with other high alpha varieties.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Saaz-like aroma
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 4%-4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%
Country  Slovenia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1090 kg/hectare (965 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High to very high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 49% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.54 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 58%
Humulene Oil Composition 13.2%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%
Farnesene Oil 3%
Style Guide


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