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.


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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 Czechia
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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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