Released in 1965, Talisman is an American Cluster variety descended from Late Cluster. Peaking at 4.6% of total US hop production in 1973, the popularity of Talisman has steadily declined ever since. Currently, it is no longer grown commercially. It has fairly low alpha acids, although up to 8% AAU was recorded in the Yakima Valley.

Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.7%-6.7%
Beta Acid Composition 2.8%-3.6%
Co-Humulone Composition 53%
Country US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Very late
Yield Amount 2240-2700 kg/hectare (2000-2600 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Excellent
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew and resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 64% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.72 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 68%
Humulene Oil Composition 4%
Caryophyllene Oil 5.9%
Farnesene Oil 0.2%
Style Guide


Great Fermentations

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