Sterling

Pedigree: Lineage includes Saaz, Cascade, Brewer’s Gold, Early Green and German open pollination
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Aroma: Herbal and spicy, with hints of floral and citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Alpha Acids: 6.0 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 6.0%
Co-Humulone: 22 – 28% of alpha acids
Storage Stability: 60 – 75% alpha remaining after 6 months
Total Oil: 1.3 – 1.9 mL/100g
Myrcene: 44 – 48% of total oil
Humulene: 19 – 23% of total oil
Caryophyllene: 5 – 7% of total oil
Farnesene: 11 – 17% of total oil
General Trade Perception: Finding favor as a Saaz replacement
Possible Substitutions: Czech Saaz, Polish Lublin
Typical Beer Styles: Belgian-style Ales, Lager, Pilsner
Additional Information: Released in 1998