|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Origin of the Contessa Hop
A cross out of Fuggle and a Cascade male. Also called experimental #04190
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Contessa
This noble hop variety elicits aromas of green tea, floral, lemongrass and light pear. According to Hopsteiner, Contessa's aroma lends a smooth and delicate bitterness while delivering an elegant fragrance, making it a perfect fit for the lager beer style and unique addition to many others.
#greentea #floral #lemongrass #pear
Brewing Values for Contessa
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Contessa hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acids (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
|Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.||5-7.4%6.2% avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.||29-32%30.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||0.8-1.9 mL1.4mL avg|
Common Beers and Styles using Contessa
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Contessa hop include Lager, Pilsner & Light Ales.
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