- 🇵🇱 Poland
Lubelska, also known as Lublin or Lubelski, is a noble aroma hop that originates from Zatec, Czechia, despite being a mainstay in Polish breweries. It is a cultivar of Saaz, a well-known hop variety used in many traditional beer styles. Lubelska is characterized by its high humulene content, which is only surpassed by its rare, high levels of farnesene. This unique oil profile imparts intriguing aromas of magnolia and lavender, along with a noble-like, floral, and earthy profile.
This hop is typically used in late boil additions, including dry hopping, due to its aroma properties. It has a distinctive and very refreshing character of spice and flowers, making it a great choice for European Lagers, IPAs, Pale Ales, Wheat Beers, and new age saisons. Lubelska also has distinct herbal notes and a pinch of cinnamon and bergamot, adding complexity to the beer. Late harvest of Lubelska gives it an extra kick of bergamot and lemon, enhancing its flavor profile.