Willamette is a quality aroma hop with a mild, herbal aroma and flavor and utilized as a finishing and dry hopping additions in American and British Ales. Mild and pleasant with slightly spicy and floral tones, Willamette exhibits flavors and aromas of citrus, incense, elderberry, caramel, curry and lemon. Willamette provides versatility in flavoring and aroma additions, especially in dry hopping for a wide range of beer styles.
Typical A.A: 4.0 – 6.0%
Possible Substitutions: Fuggle, Glacier, Tettnang, Styrian Goldings
For American Pale ales, Willamette pairs well with Cascade, delivering earthiness and lemon to the finished beer while Cascade provides grapefruit and pine.
As the offspring of Fuggle, Willamette provides an earthy tobacco type aroma and flavor in a number of British ale such as brown ale, mild, porter and stout, especially added at flame out. Willamette proves different from Fuggle by supplying a lemony aroma and flavor to the finished beer