2008 crop. 5% Ave. Alpha. Spalt Select is a refined European hop with a mildly spicy aroma similar to European Saaz, Tettnanger, or Mittlefrueh. Bred from Mittlefrueh and Spalt hops in the early 90's to be more resistant to pests and diasease. A hop suitable for bittering, flavor, and aroma, it is excellent in European ales and lagers, with a pleasant spicy flavor and strong aroma. A good substitute for Tettnanger, Mittlefrueh, US Saaz, Hersbrucker.