Origin and Description

East Kent Golding Hops belong to the Golding Family of varieties, and is considered a premium hops that is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. Kent is a Region in England, home to Canterbury, and is where this variety was brought to the market in 1790. Also known as Canterbury Hops by some, although others will dispute this fact. East Kent Goldings gracefully defines the English Pale Ales and Ales produced by the region, it is quintessentially English.

East Kent Golding Hops thrives for aroma additions any time throughout the boil or during dry hopping. This variety has an alpha acid rating of 4.5%-6.5% keeping its bitterness on the low side in beer. It is often complimented with Fuggle Hops in English brew recipes. The aroma is sweet-tempered, savory, and affable. This hops has scents of sweet citrus fruits, and redolence of nectarous flowers. It has relatively high humulene oil content, and this is preserved by avoiding early kettle additions.

East Kent Golding hops produces large cones that are loose. Harvesting is not as easy as working with compact cones, and means that timing becomes more crucial. It is actually a fairly low producing plant, and has susceptibility to Downy Mildew and Hop Mosaic Virus, making it not the farmers dream. However, its demand by beer makers, and the love for East Kent Golding means that it will live on for time to come.

East Kent Golding Hops Usage


East Kent Golding hops is aromatic qualities.
East Kent Golding hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

East Kent Golding Hops Characteristics


Below is a list of characteristics for east kent golding hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

East Kent Golding Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4.5%-6.5%East Kent Golding Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4.5 To 6.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 1.9%-2.8%East Kent Golding Hops Beta Acid Composition - 1.9 To 2.8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 28%-32%East Kent Golding Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 28 To 32 Percent

East Kent Golding Hops Cone Physical Characteristics


East Kent Golding Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for East Kent Golding Hops
East Kent Golding Cone SizeLargeEast Kent Golding Hop - Large Cone Size
East Kent Golding Cone DensityLooseEast Kent Golding Hops - Loose Cone Density

East Kent Golding Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details


MaturityMid SeasonEast Kent Golding Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for East Kent Golding Hops is Low at 1350 - 1600 kg/hectare
East Kent Golding Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
East Kent Golding Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Downy Mildew,Hop Mosaic Virus,
East Kent Golding Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityEast Kent Golding Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CEast Kent Golding Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoorEast Kent Golding Hops - Poor Pickability

East Kent Golding Hops Oil Composition


Total Oil Composition0.4-1 mls/100 gramsEast Kent Golding Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.4-1 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition20%-26%East Kent Golding Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 20-26 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition38%-48%East Kent Golding Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 38-48 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition12%-16%East Kent Golding Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 12-16 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%East Kent Golding Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

East Kent Golding Hops Substitutes


VarietyDescription
Golding (U.K.)Golding Hops is the name of a group of varieties grown in south eastern England. Communities around Canterbury including Kent, East Kent, Petham, Rothersham, Ca...
Whitbread Golding VarietyWhitbread Golding Variety Hops is also referred to as Whitbread Golding, W.G.V, as well as simply WGV. A gentleman by the name of Mr. White raised this variety...

Common Beer Styles for East Kent Golding Hops


    Beer Style
    Pale Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    English Ale
    English Dark Ale
    English Light Ale
    Belgian Ale
    Christmas Ale
    Bitter
    Porter
    Stout
    Golden Ale
    Saison
    Triple Ale

    East Kent Golding Hops Use in Commercial Beers


    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Sly Fox Brewing Company
    East Kent Golding IPA
    Brooklyn Brewery
    Brooklyn IPA
    P&D J Goacher's Maidstone Ales
    Fine Light Ale
    P&D J Goacher's Maidstone Ales
    Best Dark Ale
    Dark Star Brewery
    Critical Mass
    Loddon Brewery
    Hoppit Classic Bitter
    F&M Brewery
    MacLean's Pale Ale
    Samual Adams Brewing Company
    Samual Adams Ale
    Great Waters Brewing Company
    Great Waters House Ale
    Terrapin Beer Company
    90 Shelling
    Rock Art Brewery
    Stock Ale
    Milwakee Ale House
    Boudicca Bitter
    Batemans Brewery
    Summer Swallow
    Deschutes Brewery
    Saison de la Bond
    Wachusett Brewing Company
    Green Monsta Ale
    New Glarus Brewing Company
    Cabin Fever
    Allagash Brewery
    Confluence Ale
    Bloomington Brewing Company
    Java Porter
    Barley's Brewpub
    J Scott Francis ESB
    Savonniemi Brewing Company
    Huvila ESB
    Geary's Brewery
    Hampshire Special Ale
    Bethlehem Brew Works
    Fegley's ESB
    Hop Back Brewery
    Dark Delight