5.3% Avg. Alpha. 2007 crop. The new crop is an excellent Saaz hop! Saaz hops have long been revered as the very mild spicy, earthy aroma hop associated with European Lagers. This is the hop you will want for your finest European style Pilsners, and it will shine in wheat beers and Belgian style ales. The masterful Belgium growers have done an outstanding job cultivating this notoriously difficult to grow hop. The fact that they managed to grow it organically is proof positive that the skills exist in this world to grow any hop organically if the task is approached with the right amount of knowledge and dedication. An excellent substitute for Czech Saaz, US Sterling, or Polish Lublin.