Sometimes called Saphire, Sapphire, or Hallertau Saphir, this newer German hop is a 2002 release from the Hull Hop Institute. With one of the lowest alpha acid contents in the world, Saphir is always used as an aroma hop. Expect a citrus bouquet of sweet tangerine and a hint of spice.
The low alpha acid range of just 2% to barely 5% minimizes its use as a bittering addition. These characteristics make Saphir a good match for beer styles like Belgian Ales, Wheats, and Witbiers. The best substitution for Saphir hops is other German varietal Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.
All hops are packaged in oxygen, light and moisture barrier bags. They are purged with nitrogen and stored cold to optimize freshness. Resealable packages feature a tear notch and zipper.
Master Pack Quantities:
1oz - 50 / 150
2oz - 25 / 100
8oz - 25
1lb - 15
5lb - 3