It was the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research that developed Motueka™ and released it in 1996. Another interesting fact is that this hop is a cross between a New Zealand variety and the very famous Saaz. Also known as " Saaz Belgian," Motueka™ has been widely used by a major Belgian brewery as a substitute for Saaz. Like the latter, it has a high level of farnesene oil.
Flavours: Lime, Lemon, Exotic Fruits
Usage: Pilsner, Pale, Ale, Lager, Belgian, White Ale, IPA
- Alpha: 6.5 - 7.5%.
- Beta: 5 - 5.5%.
- Cohumulone: 27 - 28%.
Cumulative oils: 1 - 2ml/100g
Possible substitutes: Saaz, Sterling
OriginNew Zealand Type of hops: Aromatic Form: Pellets