Hop: Contessa


Contessa is a cross of Fuggle and a Cascade male by Hopsteiner. Contessa in spite of low alpha acid is considered a bitering hop due to noble hop-like makeup that lends a delicate and smooth bitterness. This is typical for hops with higher beta than alpha acids.

General Information

Alias Experimental #04190
Profile Green tea, floral, light pear, lemongrass.
Country United States
Substitutes Delta, Willamette
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1900 - 2100 kg/ha
Beer Styles Lager, Pilsner


Alpha Acid 3.0 - 5.0%
Beta Acid 5.0 - 7.4%
Cohumulone 29.0 - 32.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.9 ml/100g
Myrcene N/A
Humulene 0.40 - 0.45%
Caryophyllene N/A
Farnesene N/A
Linalool 0.9 - 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Medium Early

Contessa Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-18 10:14:30 (Added: 2020-11-18 10:14:30)

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