Santiam hops are a cross between German Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops released by the USDA in 1997. Taking the traditional European characteristics from its German parents, Santiam is typically used as an aroma hop with a strong fragrance of spicy black pepper, herbs, and floral.
Santiam makes a perfect addition to Belgian Ales, Pilsners, Bocks, and Munich Helles. Santiam hops to contain an alpha acid content between 4.8% and 8.4%. Santiam hops can be swapped out for other German varietals like Spault and Tettnanger if needed.