German Select Hops (Pellets)

German Select Hops (Pellets)

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German Spalt Select contains low alpha levels and strong aromatics for a true noble character. Ideal for all types of Lagers, expect an aroma of floral and rich fruit with a touch of noble earthiness.


Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 3 – 6.5%
Beta Acids: 2.5 – 5.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: .60 – 2.6
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 21 – 27%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: NA
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): NA
Similar Hop Varieties: Saaz, Tettnanger


Flavor and AromaNoble
Alpha AcidsLow
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Out of Spalt hoops, this was a back up
Steve S on Mar 8, 2022
making lager
William M on Aug 20, 2021
Out of Spalt hoops, this was a back up
Steve S on Mar 8, 2022
Recommend based on recipe
Wade on Feb 26, 2022
making lager
William M on Aug 20, 2021
Good price for Nobel variety
Irene garden p on Apr 8, 2021
Hard to find hops lol
JEREMY on Feb 5, 2021
Benjamin E A on Jan 22, 2021
Good hop for German lagers
Riccardo G on Sep 14, 2020
This is what the recipe called for
Craig M M on Sep 12, 2020
rod b on Aug 11, 2020
I love this mixture
William S on Jul 17, 2020
Description was clear and concise.
Taylor C on Jun 18, 2020
think these would complement my cherry brown ale
William S on Jun 11, 2020
Perfect for my beer
Lau A on Mar 27, 2020
Great price!
Cynthia L on Mar 14, 2020
For a recipe
Edward Anhalt on Jan 21, 2020
This is a great "everyday" hop mix for American Lagers
William S on Aug 28, 2019
Matt Schultz on Aug 28, 2019
great for blondes
Ryan K on May 8, 2019
Mark E on Mar 8, 2019
lager kick
Harold J on Jan 7, 2019
I buy it often, and feel it fits perfectly with my brewing style.
William S on Oct 30, 2018
Daniel F on Sep 28, 2018
I make "plain-old" American CAP, and I want to add some noble finish
William S on Jul 16, 2018
Used in Spotted Cow clone
Paul M on Apr 28, 2018
Recommend based on recipe
Wade on Feb 26, 2022
Good price for Nobel variety
Irene garden p on Apr 8, 2021

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January 19, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good but potent
If you are looking for a Mittelfruh replacement, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a potent German hop with "noble-like" characteristics to pair with other German/American hops this might be your guy.

As a late kettle addition I would say the aroma is herbal/spice and slightly overripe orange peel. The flavor is potent. This is not delicate like Hersbrucker or Mittelfruh. It's almost like slightly overripe orange potpourri. It's not an off-putting flavor but just take note that a little goes a long way. I would guess that the oil content is high in this hop (based on my anecdotal experience).

This hop could be interesting paired with Mandarina Bavaria or even Citra. German Select would be a supporting actor though, not the star. Play around with it. I want to make a Maibock with it and add all of it at 60 and 30 minutes to see what flavor remains. Interesting blending hop.
February 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice hop
I used this in a Czech Pilsner. It blended incredibly well with the malt. I really think this is an excellent hop. Mostly I get a noble hop character with some earth/wood, and a slight tropical fruit/floral note. It also smells oddly sweet.

I liked it because it had a lot of subtle things going on without having one big thing knocking you over. Balanced hop.
August 24, 2019
over 3 years ago