Tettnanger (American)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: United States (originally Swiss, German, or English)
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: Lager and Wheat Beer
Substitutions: Tettnang Tettnanger, Fuggle, Czech Saaz, Spalt Spalter, Ultra
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 4-5 %
Beta Acids: 3-4 %
Cohumulone: 20-25 %
Myrcene: 36-45 %
Humulene: 18-23 %
Caryophyllene: 6-7 %
Farnesene: 5-8 %
Total Oil: 0.4-0.8 %

(%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

American hops sold as Tettnanger hops often claim to be the same cultivar as the famous German aroma hop Tettnang Tettnanger. However, in recent years, it has been discovered that these hops are genetically distinct from the German landrace and in fact are most likely Fuggle or a closely related hop. The most likely explanation is that American hop growers imported the so-called Swiss Tettnanger hops, which may also have been Fuggle hops misrepresented as Tettnanger for marketing purposes.

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.