Origin: New Zealand. Bred from a selection of New Zealand breeding stock and ? Saaz. Motueka has found favor with some European breweries for its combination of noble heritage with southern hemisphere fruit. This triploid variety was developed by New Zealandâ€™s HortResearch and is sometimes called â€œB Saaz.â€Â
Usage: Primarily aroma, but can easily be used as a dual-purpose hop. Its mixture of Saaz character with distinct lemon-lime citrus makes for a unique signature when used throughout the kettle in hoppy lagers, Belgian ales, or wheat beers.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Sweet and resinous with zingy citrus and fresh herbal notes (basil, rosemary) and hints of dried orchard fruit around the edges