Origin and Description

Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodensee, which also borders Austria and Switzerland. You can see the Tettnanger hop fields from space around Tettnang. This hops variety is grown in other countries including Switzerland, the United States, as well as Australia, and hops grown from this area in Germany will likely be marked as Tettnang Tettnanger.

Tettnanger Hops is considered a noble variety due to its aroma and co-humulone levels. Tettnanger has low alpha acid content ranging from 3.0%-6.0%. This traditional hops is a dual purpose hops and is used for both its bitterness and aroma. It closely resembles Saaz Hops which is largely grown in the Czech Republic and the essential oil make up is very similar. Myrcene, humulene, and caryophyllene oils are all within the moderate range. While farnesene oil is highly elevated, ranging up to 34% which is some of the highest of any variety. Yes! The result is a highly regarded aroma, of the noble character, that is spicy yet floral.

Tettnanger Hops is on the low side of the global yield scale, but moderate compared to some other German varieties. 1000-1400 lbs/acre of medium size, fairly compact cones can be harvested early to mid season after a moderately vigorous growing cycle. Tettnanger Hops is susceptible to German Wilt, yet tolerant to Downy Mildew. The German Tettnanger variety is one versatile hops, and has shaped character of German Pilsners and Lagers over centuries. It is also found many other beers styles from commercial brewers including Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Kolsch, Bocks, and many more...

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Usage

Tettnanger (GR) hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Tettnanger (GR) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for tettnanger (gr) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3%-6%Tettnanger (GR) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3 To 6 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-5%Tettnanger (GR) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-29%Tettnanger (GR) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 29 Percent

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Tettnanger (GR) Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Tettnanger (GR) Hops
Tettnanger (GR) Cone SizeMediumTettnanger (GR) Hop - Medium Cone Size
Tettnanger (GR) Cone DensityModerate to CompactTettnanger (GR) Hops - Moderate to Compact Cone Density

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonTettnanger (GR) Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Tettnanger (GR) Hops is Low at 1000 - 1400 kg/hectare
Tettnanger (GR) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Tettnanger (GR) Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsTettnanger (GR) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityTettnanger (GR) Hops maintains 55%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CTettnanger (GR) Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestUnknownUnknown

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.5-1 mls/100 gramsTettnanger (GR) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.5-1 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition15%-25%Tettnanger (GR) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 15-25 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition18%-30%Tettnanger (GR) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 18-30 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-13%Tettnanger (GR) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-13 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition12%-34%Tettnanger (GR) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 12-34 Percent

Tettnanger (GR) Hops Substitutes

Spalter SelectSpalt Select Hops was bred as a cross between Spalt and Hallertauer Mittlefrüh by the Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany. Its origination is circa late ...
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SaazSaaz Hops has changed the world of brewing forever, as it is an esteemed and honored variety that helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. It is...
SantiamSantiam Hops was released in 1997 by the USDA and is a cross between 1/3 German Tettnanger, 1/3 Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, and 1/3 tetrapoild USDA Male. Both of ...

Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock...

Tettnanger (US)American Tettnanger Hops gets its heritage from a clone of Swiss Tettnanger, which originated from the variety found naturally from the Tettnanger region in Ger...

Common Beer Styles for Tettnanger (GR) Hops

    Beer Style
    Bavarian Hefeweizen
    Cream Ale
    Pale Ale
    Golden Ale
    Mai Bock
    Barley Wine
    Strong Abbey Ale
    Light Lager
    Amber Lager
    Pale Bock
    English Summer Ale
    German Pilsner

    Tettnanger (GR) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Brauerei & Gasthof zur Krone
    Tettnang Crown Bier
    Brauerei & Gasthof zur Krone
    Tettnang Crown Pils
    Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
    Müllers Lagerbier
    Brauerei Michael Plank
    Brauerei Leibinger
    Edel Pils
    Millstream Brewing Company
    Windmill Wheat
    Spire Brewery
    Britannia Cream Ale
    Ironbridge Brewery
    Pale Ale
    Harpoon Brewery
    Harpoon Octoberfest
    Swashbucker Brewing Company
    Swashbuckler's Gold
    Anacortes Brewery
    Mai Oh Bock
    Kelham Island Brewery
    Rocket 88
    Bertrams Brewery
    Mother In Laws Toungue Tied Too
    Wild River Brewing and Pizza Company
    Harbor Lights Kolsch Style
    The Lost Abbey
    Red Oak Brewery
    Hummin' Bird
    Pyramid Brewing Company
    Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
    Lincoln Lager
    Red Hill Brewery
    Golden Ale
    Tenaya Creek Brewery
    Pale Bock
    Willimantic Brewing Company
    Overseas Mail Octoberfest
    Hepworth and Company Brewers
    Red Rock Brewing Company
    German Pilsner
    Big Boss Brewing Company
    Liquidator Doppelbock