Spalter Select

Released in 1993, Spalter Select was bred in Hüll, Germany in an effort to increase yield potential and disease resistant and serve as a commercial replacement for Spalt. These efforts were quite successful.


The result of a cross of Spalt and Hallertau Mittelfrüher, Spalter Select retains some of the finer characteristics of both these varieties and is considered a slightly spicier version of Spalt. Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch replaced both Spalt and Tettnanger with Spalter Select.

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Also Known As Select Spalt, Spalt Select
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-6.5%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%
Country Germany
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to Late
Yield Amount 1750-2000 kg/hectare (1561-1784 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt and downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-8%
Farnesene Oil 10%-15%
Substitutes Saaz, Tettnanger, Spalt, Hersbrucker, Perle, Hallertau Tradition
Style Guide Kölsch, Belgian Ale, French Ale, Lager, Bock, Helles, Alt, Pilsner, Marzen

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