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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Characteristics Soft, herbal, floral, fruity aromas with hints of pepper and spice
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 5.3%-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 18%-24%
Country US
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Mid
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%
Caryophyllene Oil 4.8%-8.8%
Farnesene Oil 13%-16%
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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