Hop Type: Aroma / Flavor
Alpha Acid: 2.5 - 5.5%
Common Styles: Pilsners, Lagers
Spalt hops are a naturally occurring varietal used primarily for their wide range of aromatics. With an alpha acid content between 2.5% and 5.5% and similar beta acidic content, this hop is rarely used as a bittering addition. What you will get is the lush fragrance of floral, fruity, and spicy notes often used in Pilsners and German style Lagers. Spalt is also a great option for dry hopping, and brings out a wonderful hoppy flavor. Possible substitutions for German Spalt hops include Saaz, Daughter Spalter Select, or Tettnanger.