New Zealand grown US aroma cultivar with mild and pleasant, slightly spicy floral tones (4-6 %AA)
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.
Typical Beer Styles: Used in both American and English-style ales.
HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)
|Cohumulone||30-35% of Alpha Acids|
|Total Oil||1.5 ml oil per 100gm cone weight|
|Concentration||0 uL Oil/gram Alpha|
|Floral Estery Fraction||0%|
|Growth Habit||Vigorous, columnar frame|
|Cone Structure||Small-Medium, loose-medium cones|
|Disease Resistance||New Zealand is hop disease free|
|Storage Stability||Good (New Zealand Grown)