Selected from an old German landrace, Tettnanger is grown the world over. Swiss, US and Australian varieties can be found on the market today though some foreign versions labeled “Tettnanger” are actually a hybridized mix with Fuggle and not considered a true Tettnanger hop. Tettnanger is grown around its native village of Tettnang in southwest Germany and in small quantities near lake Konstanz in Switzerland.


Though characteristically similar to Hallertau and genetically similar to Saaz, Tettnanger has notably more farnesene content giving it a soft spiciness and a subtle, balanced, floral and herbal aroma. It is also great as a dual-use hop, and considered by many as being particularly well suited to European lagers and pilsners.

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Also Known As Tettnang, Tettnang Tettnanger, German Tettnang, Tettnanger (GR), Schwetzinger, Deutscher Frühopfen
Characteristics Balanced floral and herbal aromas with some spiciness
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-5.8%
Beta Acid Composition 2.8%-5.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Germany
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1120-1569 kg/hectare (1000-1400 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resitant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 61% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.36-1.07 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 40.6%
Humulene Oil Composition 20.4%
Caryophyllene Oil 6.2%
Farnesene Oil 11.3%
Substitutes Saaz, Spalt, Santiam, Spalter Select, Tettnanger (US)
Style Guide Bitter, California Blonde Ale, Red Ale, Pilsner, Lager, American Amber Ale, Winter Ale, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Cream Ale, American Lager

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