Lambic Hops Flavor
Belgian hop cultivated in the Aalst-Asse area near Brussels in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. Because of the low bitterness the Coigneau was originally a favorite hop used for Lambic beer. (Reference)
Hop Growers of America Information
A 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.
- Commercial Examples:
- Acid Range (Alpha %)
- Beta Range
- 29–35% of alpha acids
- Total Oils
- 0.8–1.2 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
51% of total oils
- 7.4% of total oils
- 21.2% of total oils
- 5% of total oils
USDA Lambic Hops Information
USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21041
SELECTION: Seedling selection No. 6761-117 of cross 6761 made at Corvallis, Oregon in 1967.
PEDIGREE: Tetraploid Fuggle (USDA 21003) x Fuggle seedling 2-4
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Cross 6761 made in 1967 at Corvallis, Oregon
DATE RECEIVED: Selected and Accession Number assigned in 1971
METHOD RECEIVED: Seedling selection
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: 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.
LEAF COLOR: Dark green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: resistant
Verticillium Wilt: tolerant to moderately susceptible
Viruses: free of Prunus, Apple and Hop Mosaic Virus
YIELD: Very good, 1700-2200 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 24-40 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.6% (10 year range: 5.2 to 11.1)
BETA ACIDS: 3.8% (10 year range: 2.9 to 5.0)
STORAGE STABILITY: Good
OIL: 0.8-1.2 ml/100 g. Humulene 21.2%; caryophyllene 7.4; myrcene 51.0% Farnesene 5.0%. H/C ratio = 2.89
MAJOR 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.
Lambic style beers are brewed with low alpha aged hops.
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