- 🇫🇷 France
Strisselspalt hops originate from the Alsace region of France, around Strasbourg, and are likely related to German Spalt and/or Hersbrucker hops. They are considered an old landrace, meaning they have developed naturally over time, without intentional breeding. Despite their relatively low yield, Strisselspalt hops continue to be cultivated due to strong domestic demand for the variety.
Strisselspalt is a premium aroma hop, known for its delicate, pleasant, and well-balanced aroma. It's characterized by subtle spicy notes, with herbal and floral aromas surrounding an undercurrent of citrus and fruit. The hops are typically used in late boil additions, including dry hopping, due to their delicate aromas. They are ideal for brewing styles such as Lager, Saison, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Ale, Bock, Maibock, Golden Ale, and Belgian Pale Ale. If Strisselspalt hops are not available, they can be substituted with Liberty, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Mount Hood, Crystal, or Hersbrucker hops.