Often thought to be a Polish hop, Lubelska actually originates in Zatec, Czechia. Sometimes marketed as Lublin or Lubelski, Lubelska’s high humulene content is trumped only by its rare, high levels of farnesene. This oil profile results in interesting aromas of magnolia and lavender. It is considered to very noble-like in character. Thought to be a landrace cultivar of Saaz, it is now a mainstay of Polish breweries.


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Also Known As Lublin, Lubelski
Characteristics Noble-like character
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-5%
Beta Acid Composition 2.5%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-28%
Country Czechoslovakia
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 900-1250 kg/hectare (800-1120 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 70%-75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 22%-35%
Humulene Oil Composition 30%-40%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-11%
Farnesene Oil 10%-14%
Substitutes Saaz, Sterling
Style Guide Pilsner, Lager

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