Origin and Description

Spalt Select Hops was bred as a cross between Spalt and Hallertauer Mittlefrüh by the Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany. Its origination is circa late 80's and was aimed to replace the Spalt variety by providing stronger growing characteristics, which is evident in its yield.

Spalt Select is classified with the noble varieties due to its low co-humulone content. It has a low alpha acid rating at 3.5%-5.5% and is an aromatic variety. The fragrance is mild and closely resembles Spalt with a slight spicyness. It is also comparable to Saaz Hops and is ideal for Lagers, Pilsners, and other German-Style beers.

Spalt Select was a success towards its better growing potential. It yields 1602-1780 lbs.acre and carries tolerance to Verticillium Wilt as well as Downy Mildew. Spalt, Tettnanger, and Saaz hops are all suitable substitutes, however Spalt Select is available on the shelves of coolers and walk-ins on the market.

Spalter Select Hops Usage


Spalter Select hops is aromatic qualities.
Spalter Select hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Spalter Select Hops Characteristics


Below is a list of characteristics for spalter select hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Spalter Select Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%Spalter Select Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.5 To 5.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4.5%Spalter Select Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 4.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%Spalter Select Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 28 Percent

Spalter Select Hops Cone Physical Characteristics


Spalter Select Lupulin ColorYellow to Dark YelloYellow to Dark Yellow Lupulin Color for Spalter Select Hops
Spalter Select Cone SizeSmall to MediumSpalter Select Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Spalter Select Cone DensityCompactSpalter Select Hops - Compact Cone Density

Spalter Select Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details


MaturityMid to Late SeasonSpalter Select Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Spalter Select Hops is Low to Moderate at 1602 - 1780 kg/hectare
Spalter Select Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateVigorous
Spalter Select Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSpalter Select Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilitySpalter Select Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSpalter Select Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodSpalter Select Hops - Good Pickability

Spalter Select Hops Oil Composition


Total Oil Composition0.5-1.2 mls/100 gramsSpalter Select Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.5-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition40%-50%Spalter Select Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 40-50 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition15%-20%Spalter Select Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 15-20 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-8%Spalter Select Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-8 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition10%-15%Spalter Select Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 10-15 Percent

Spalter Select Hops Substitutes


VarietyDescription
SaazSaaz Hops has changed the world of brewing forever, as it is an esteemed and honored variety that helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. It is...
Tettnanger (GR)Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodens...
SpaltSpalt Hops, also called Spalter Spalt, is a natural variety originating from Spalt Germany. This variety carries a great tradition in German brewing and has ma...
HersbruckerHersbrucker Hops was the gift of the earth from the Hersbruck district in Hallertau Germany. This variety, found from natural selection, has been taking over a...

Common Beer Styles for Spalter Select Hops


    Beer Style
    Kolsch
    Marzen
    Lager
    Pilsner
    Alt
    Helles
    Bock

    Spalter Select Hops Use in Commercial Beers


    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Victory Brewing Company
    Kolsch Ale
    Brauerei Augustiner Beau
    Marzenbier
    Black Foot Brewing
    Woollybugger Wheat
    Sacremento Brewing Company
    Brewhouse Lager