Developed at the Agriculture Research Service in Corvallis, Oregon, Santiam hails from parent varietals Swiss Tettnanger, German Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and a slightly more distant Cascade (US)-derived cultivar. It was released to the brewing public in 1997 and features a well-balanced oil profile.
The resultant tasting notes are a pleasantly soft, herbal essence alongside floral and fruity aromas with hints of pepper and spice. Santiam is often used by brewers to embellish the aroma of India and American Pale Ales.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Soft, herbal, floral, fruity aromas with hints of pepper and spice|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5%-8%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5.3%-8.5%|
|Cone Size||Small to medium|
|Yield Amount||1430-1780 kg/hectare (1280-1580 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to downy mildew|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to powdery mildew|
|Storability||Retains 40%-50% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||1.3-1.7 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||25%-36%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||23%-26%|
|Substitutes||Tettnanger, Spalt, Spalter Select, Hallertau, Liberty|
|Style Guide||American Blonde Ale, American Lager, India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Wheat, Bock|
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