Blato was one of the first hops authorized in Czechia (formerly Czechoslovakia) for commercial production. It is not usually singled out, but is one of the collective known as Saaz 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. Zatec Hop Company in Czechia 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 one that is genuine and delicate.

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Characteristics Similar delicate aroma profile to other Saaz hops
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 21%
Country  Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 670 kg/hectare (600 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.65 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 47%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%
Farnesene Oil 11.2%
Style Guide Lager,Pilsner



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