Purchase Strisselspalt Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Strisselspalt Hop
Strisselspalt is the hop variety that is traditionally produced in Alsace, France. It is one of the classical fine aromatic varieties.
It is also sometimes referred to as Strisselspalter.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Strisselspalt Hops
Strisselspalt is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Strisselspalt has a delicate, pleasant and well-balanced aroma. Due to its delicate aromas, Strisselspalt is ideal for use in late hop additions or in dry hopping. Some commonly used aroma descriptors for the Strisselspalt hop include spicy, citrusy, floral, fruity and herbal.
Brewing Values for Strisselspalt Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Strisselspalt hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||3-6%4.5% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||0:1 - 1:11:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||20-27%23.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||0.6-0.8 mL0.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||35-52%43.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||13-21%17% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||8-10%9% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||16-44%|
Beer Styles using Strisselspalt Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Strisselspalt hop include Amber Ale, Blonde Ale, Bock, Golden Ale, Pilsner & Saison.
Strisselspalt Hop Substitutions
If the Strisselspalt hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Strisselspalt substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Strisselspalt:
Is Strisselspalt available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Strisselspalt hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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