The home grown Spalt variety belongs to the Saaz group, one of the original landrace hops. It is cultivated exclusively in the region around Spalt. It has a good resistance to wilt and other diseases. One of the oldest hop varieties, dating back to the 8th century, which was the first variety to be granted the German hop seal – a historical significant certification system which predated the current German Hop Provenance Law.
Not to be confused with its off spring Spalter Select. Demand usually outstrips supply of this very special German hop, with the majority of it traditionally being used by Spalter Bier in Spalt.
Characteristics – Earth, spice
Beer Style – German Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kolsch