price per lb.
(6 – 9%)
Released in 1998, Sterling has an aroma that is herbal and spicy with a hint of citrus. Perceived to be similar to Saaz and Mt Hood.
An American aroma hop released in 1998, Sterling is suited to Belgian-style ales. Finding favor as a Saaz replacement, the mid-season Sterling has been compared to a cross between Saaz and Mount Hood in character, but is easier to grow and tolerant to both downy and powdery mildew. Possible substitutions include Czech Saaz and Polish Lublin.