Released in 1976 from the USDA breeding program, Willamette is a triploid seedling of English Fuggle. For years, it was the most widely grown aroma variety in the US. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River which runs through the heart of the state’s hop growing region.
Willamette NZ Hops are New Zealand grown US aroma cultivar with mild and pleasant, slightly spicy floral tones (4-6 %AA).
Willamette is an aroma hop primarily and most successfully produced in Oregon due to its growth characteristics. Its English-type aroma is often described as pleasant with a hint of spice and a smooth, soft flavor.
Typical Beer Style usage includes both American and English-style ales.
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Floral, Fruity, Herbal
Specific aroma descriptors include floral, incense, and elderberry.
Willamette Hops are the most widely grown aroma hop in the US; released from the USDA breeding program in 1976. They are named after the mighty river that pours through the Willamette Valley in North Western Oregon. Willamette Hops are a triploid seedling of Fuggle, which is a quintessential English variety that has shaped decades of beer brewing.
Willamette is an aroma hop variety with a low alpha acid content at 4.0%-6.0%. Although Willamette can contribute slightly to the bittering of a homebrew or craft beer, Willamette dominates its usage for its flavor and aroma and is noted for its mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones.
Analysis Method UV Spectro by ASBC Hops-6A (w/w) Hop Storage Index by ASBS Hops-12 Total Oil by ASBC Hops-13 (%v/w) Total Oil Profile by ASBC Hops-17 HPLC by EBC Analytica V 7.8 LCV by EBC Analytica V 7.5