An Aroma hop

Tettnang

Germany

Germany
Tettnang

aroma profile: Spicy, Herbal

A landrace variety originating from the Tettnang region on Lake Constance in Germany, Tettnang (or Tettnanger) is from the Saaz group. It displays fine, noble characteristics with a slight spiciness.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include spicy, pepper and black tea.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
3-6%

Beta Acid

0
15
3-5%

Total Oil

0
4
0.5-0.9 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    3 - 6%
  • Beta Acid
    3 - 5%
  • Co-humulone
    22 - 29%
  • Total Oil
    0.5 - 0.9 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    20 - 35% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.9% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    6 - 11% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    16 - 24% of total oil
  • Humulene
    20 - 30% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

3 Brewer Reviews

5

The unbeatable German king of hops! Fantastic all-round workhorse. For German beers look no further!

KarateSwag23 | Nov 24th, 2016
1

This hop is crazy mild! I've used it twice and failed both times to get much of its flavour to come through. I live and brew in Germany and was even using Tettnanger from Tettnang - it only had 2.4% alpha acids. I'm sure that more experienced brewers can get its flavour to sing, but nevertheless, even though I know that this is a very loved hop (particularly in Germany), to be honest, I personally don't get what's so great about it.

Kaamir | Jan 7th, 2017
5

@Kaamir: This variety is supposed to be very mild. It's for beer styles that call for mild aroma hops, such as classic Bavarian Hefeweisse (wheat beer). In fact, I consider the 2,4% alpha a good thing, because it means I can add more hops for flavor without adding too much unwanted bitterness. Definitely not for IPAs or hoppy lagers. It's not the hops' fault if you use the wrong tool for the job ;-)

chris | Mar 9th, 2017

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