SterlingRegular price $153.23
Flavours: Noble, herbal, spice, floral, citrus
Alpha Acid: 5.5% - 8.5%
Beta Acid: 4.5% - 6.0%
Co-Humulone: 22 - 28 %
Total Oils: 1.0 - 2.0 ml/100g
Sterling was successfully bred to overcome Saaz's susceptibility to mildew. Developed over 8 years in Corvallis, Oregon it was released in 1998.
Sterling's oil content is rather unusual with both very high farnesene and very low carophyllene. This creates a delicately spiced, citrusy aroma with both a floral and herbal punch. Sterling's heritage is complex too and is the result of a mix of Saaz, Cascade, Early Green, Brewer's Gold and another, unknown variety.