Hop: Spalt


Grown in the Spalt region of Germany, Spalt is a natural hop and has a mild and pleasant character. Part of the Saaz family. A classic hop for German style beers.

Due to Spalt being a natural hop, this hop may date back as far back as 8th century. It was the first hop granted the German hop seal in the 16th century.

General Information

Aliases Spalter, Spalt Spalter, Spalter Spalt, German Spalt
Profile Floral, fruit, earth and spice aromas.
Country Germany
Substitutes Saaz, Spalter Select, Tettnanger
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1000 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 50%-60% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, Pilsner, German Lagers
Resistant Verticillium wilt and powdery mildew
Susceptible Downy mildew and aphid


Alpha Acid 2.5 - 5.5%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 28.0%


Total Oil 0.9 - 1.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 15.0 - 25.0%
Humulene 18.0 - 25.0%
Caryophyllene 10.0 - 15.0%
Farnesene 10.0 - 15.0%
Linalool 0.5 - 0.8%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Poor
Cones Small to medium size with compact density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Moderate

Spalt Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 16:32:56 (Added: 2020-11-24 16:32:56)

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