Contessa is bittering hop with an alpha acid of 3-5% and a beta acid of 5-7.4%. It is a cross between Fuggle and a Cascade Male and is sometimes seen as referred to Exp. #04190.
It is typically used only to bitter your beer and isn't typically used to add flavor or aroma.
It has noble hop aromas that come across as green tea, floral, lemongrass and light pear. It can add a smooth and delicate bitterness while still giving an elegant fragrance.
It is a great choice for use in Lagers, Pilsners and Light Ales.