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– Willamette’ USDA cv. [ Aroma Variety ] Developed: USDA Hop Breeding Program in Oregon, United States. Released (1976)
[ Alpha Acid: 4-6% / Beta Acid: 3-4% / Co-Humulone Composition: 30-35% / Similar Hops: Tettnanger (US), Fuggle (US), Styrian Goldings ]
– Willamette is an Aroma Variety Hop, named after Oregon’s Willamette River. Willamette Hops were first released in 1976 by the USDA Hop Breeding Program. Accounting for almost 20% of Hop Production in the United States, Willamette is a Staple in the Craft Brewing Industry not only across the USA but Internationally as well. Displaying Fragrant, Earthen, Herbal, and Fruity characteristics in the Aroma, with more subtle hints of Pear, Apples, Stonefruit, Lychee, Parsley, and Grass. With higher than usual Myrcene and Farnesene Oils, Willamette is used for both her pleasant Aroma and Taste. Commonly used in Porters, Brown Ales, Stouts, ESB, and Strong Ales. First Released by the USDA Hop Breeding Program in Oregon, United States.