Aged Willamette hops. Lambic style beers are brewed with low alpha aged hops.
Lambic Hops Flavor
Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes.(Reference)
Hop Growers of America InformationA triploid hybrid of the English Fuggle released in 1976 from the USDA breeding program. The most popular American aroma hop with approximately 20 of the total U.S. acreage; grown almost exclusively in Oregon and Washington. Moderate yield, matures early to mid-season, tolerant to Downy Mildew, resistant to viral infection.
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USDA Lambic Hops Information
USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21041SELECTION: Seedling selection No. 6761-117 of cross 6761 made at Corvallis, Oregon in 1967.GENUS: HumulusSPECIES: lupulusCULTIVAR: WillamettePEDIGREE: Tetraploid Fuggle (USDA 21003) x Fuggle seedling 2-4PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East FarmORIGIN: Cross 6761 made in 1967 at Corvallis, OregonDATE RECEIVED: Selected and Accession Number assigned in 1971METHOD RECEIVED: Seedling selectionAVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivarREFERENCES: Haunold, A., C. E. Homer, S. T. Likens, D. D. Roberts and C. E. Zimmermann. 1976. Registration of Willamette Hop. Crop Sci. 16: 739.Haunold, A., S. T. Likens, C. E. Homer, G. B. Nickerson and C. E. Zimmermann. 1977. Columbia and Willamette, two new aroma type hop varieties. Brewer's Digest 52:36-39, 56.MATURITY: MediumLEAF COLOR: Dark greenSEX: FemaleDISEASES: Downy Mildew: resistantVerticillium Wilt: tolerant to moderately susceptibleViruses: free of Prunus, Apple and Hop Mosaic VirusVIGOR: ExcellentYIELD: Very good, 1700-2200 lbs/acreSIDE ARM LENGTH: 24-40 inchesALPHA ACIDS: 6.6% (10 year range: 5.2 to 11.1)BETA ACIDS: 3.8% (10 year range: 2.9 to 5.0)COHUMULONE: 29-35%STORAGE STABILITY: GoodOIL: 0.8-1.2 ml/100 g. Humulene 21.2%; caryophyllene 7.4; myrcene 51.0%Farnesene 5.0%. H/C ratio = 2.89MAJOR TRAITS: Triploid (2n = 30), seedless even in the presence of fertile males, high yield potential, Fuggle-type aroma profile.OTHER INFORMATION: Used as Fuggle replacement by a major U.S. brewer. Grown primarily in Oregon. 2100 acres grown in 1986 (mostly in Oregon) produced 3.4 million lbs (6.9% of U.S. production). Major acreage expansion in 1987. In 1997 Willamette ranked third in US hop acreage (7,578 acres) and produced 11.144 mill.lbs.
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