Tettnanger A

Tettnanger A was created in the 1970’s at the University of Hohenheim in Germany via clonal selection from the original Tettnang Tettnanger hop. Sibling to Tettnanger B, Tettnanger A was originally thought to contain higher alpha percentages though testing in the US has brought this into question. It is said to have a pleasant, continental-style aroma and like it’s parent, is thought to be a descendant of Czech variety, Saaz.

Also Known As
Characteristics Pleasant continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%
Beta Acid Composition 5%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%
Country Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount < 1120 kg/hectare (< 1000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Tolerant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.85 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 47.2%
Humulene Oil Composition 16.6%
Caryophyllene Oil 5.1%
Farnesene Oil 13.6%
Substitutes Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau
Style Guide Lager, Pilsner


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