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Tettnang Hops

The last of the noble hops series is the Tettnang Hops profile.

The original hop variety comes from Tettnang which is a small town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The first mention of hops growing in the Tettnang region is 1150 A.D….so a long time ago.  They were first grown for commercial purposes in 1844.

One source stated that they are so closely related to Saaz hops that they cannot be distinguished from each other.

There are hops that are grown in different places around the world that use the Tettnang name.   Hops with the label of Tettnang Tettnanger should be the authentic variety, but check to make sure.

Here’s the breakdown for Tettnang Hops:

Origin: Germany (more details above)

Aroma/Flavor: Rich, flowery, spicy

Alpha Acid: 3.5% to 5.0%

Typical Usage: All purpose – Bittering/Flavoring/Aroma

Beer Styles: German Wheat and American Lagers

Other Noble hops include:


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  1. Cindy

    I ordered a brewing hops from a company and received Golden Hops (humulus lupulus aureus). I was going to give the hops away to a friend to use. Do people use this kind to brew? I heard it was just an ornamental variety. Thanks for your time

  2. I would make a weak hops tea to see what they tasted like. I read that this variety is also known as Sunbeam and they are similar to Saaz hops.

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