Widely grown and widely used, Willamette is a mellow and pleasant aroma addition to many styles.
Breeding/Development: USA. At one time the most widely-grown US aroma hop, Willamette is a daughter of the renowned English Fuggle and was released in the 1970s out of the USDA breeding program. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River and the hop-growing centre in its valley.
Brewing Application: 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 as well.
Sensory: Mild. Warm and inviting character containing high notes of wood resin, dried fruit, and fresh hay.
Yield: 1400 – 1600 lbs/acre