Hop: Tettnanger


Tettnanger, named for the town in Germany that it was developed: Tettnang around 1844. Evidence can be found that it goes all the way back to 1150. Appropriate for any German style beer. There are US, Australian and Swiss versions of this hop that are somewhat different.

General Information

Aliases Tettnang, Tettnang Tettnanger, German Tettnang, Tettnanger (GR), Schwetzinger, Deutscher Frühopfen
Profile Mild but distinct floral and spicy character. Sometimes described as fruity and/or citrus.
Country Germany
Substitutes Hersbrucker, Saaz, Santiam, Spalter Select, Tettnanger (US)
Pairs with Hallertau, Tettnanger
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1000 - 1400 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian Ale, Amber Ales
Resistant Verticillium wilt, powdery mildew
Susceptible Downy mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 3.0 - 5.8%
Beta Acid 2.8 - 5.3%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 30.0%


Total Oil 0.5 - 0.9 ml/100g
Myrcene 20.0 - 35.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 30.%
Caryophyllene 6.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene 13.0 - 30.0%
Linalool 0.4 - 0.9%
Geraniol 0.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with moderate to compact density.
Maturity Medium early

Tettnanger Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 18:48:07 (Added: 2020-11-24 18:48:07)

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