Origin: USA. At one time the most widely-grown US aroma hop, Willamette is a daughter of the renowned English Fuggle and was released from the USDA in the 1970s. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River and the hop-growing valley.
Usage: Aroma. Willamette can be incorporated into many styles thanks to its moderate alpha and mellow disposition. English ales are a natural fit, but it also does well in many American and European ale styles.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Mild with complex spiciness. Warm and inviting character containing high notes of wood resin, dried fruit, and fresh hay.
Alpha Acid: 4 – 6%
Beta Acid: 3 – 4.5%
Total Oil: 1 – 1.5 mL/100g