Tettnang Tettnanger

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Germany (Tettnang)
Noble: Yes
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: Lager and Wheat Beer
Substitutions: Czech Saaz, Spalt Spalter, Ultra
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3.5-5.5 %
Beta Acids: 3.5-5 %
Cohumulone: 23-29 %
Myrcene: 20-25 %
Humulene: 20-25 %
Caryophyllene: 6-10 %
Farnesene: 12-16 %
Total Oil: 0.6-1.0 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

55-60 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: poor
Harvest: early

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Universally recognized as a noble hop, Tettnanger is the landrace of Germany's Tettnang hop-growing region. Only Tettnanger hops grown in the Tettnang should be referred to as Tettnang Tettnanger. It is prized for its spicy, floral noble character, and is genetically very similar, if not identical, to the Saaz cultivar grown in the Czech Republic.

Hops described as "Tettnanger" are also grown in the United States, Switzerland, and Australia, but these American Tettnanger, Swiss Tettnanger, and Australian Tettnanger hops are generally not be the true Tettnanger cultivar, but are thought to be Fuggle or a descendant of Fuggle. Since "Tettnanger" cultivation is traditional in Switzerland, it is most likely that these Swiss "Tettnanger" were never Tettnanger hops to begin with, but that rhizomes were exported under that name.

In recent years, a few growers have tried growing true Tettnanger hops in the United States, but because of the confusion of names, these are almost impossible to find or identify.