Origin and Description
Golding Hops is the name of a group of varieties grown in south eastern England. Communities around Canterbury including Kent, East Kent, Petham, Rothersham, Canterbury, Early Bird, and Cobbs all grow similar varieties and place their own name on the product. East Kent Golding Hops has been celebrated as one of the more premium varieties, and great pride continues in maintaining this distinction. U.K Goldings are grown specifically in Kent, Worcestershire, Hampshire, and Herefordshire, among other places. Much like other Golding hops varieties, U.K. Golding are a classic english aroma hop with low alpha acid rating at 4.0%-6.0%. Canterbury Whitebine is responsible for its induction into the brewing world in 1790.
The aroma from Golding is mellow and sweet scented. It is an engaging bouquet that has stood the test of modern brewing time. Brewers continue to use Golding (any of the varieties) in the kettle or for dry hopping for many styles of beers, mostly English and Belgian style ales. Like its counterparts U.K. Golding is a poor performer as far as yield. It produces large loose cones that can cause trouble during harvest if the cones have been allowed to dry on the vine too much. Golding are also susceptible to a number of disease and fungus. However, the qualities of this well traveled hops will continue to be used in the brewing world as it defines a class English Ale.
Golding (U.K.) Hops Usage
Golding (U.K.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Golding (U.K.) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for golding (u.k.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Golding (U.K.) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Golding (U.K.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Golding (U.K.) Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Golding (U.K.) Cone Size||Large|
|Golding (U.K.) Cone Density||Loose|
Golding (U.K.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Golding (U.K.) Hops is Low at 1000 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Golding (U.K.) Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor to Good|
Golding (U.K.) Hops Oil Composition
Golding (U.K.) Hops Substitutes
|Golding (U.S.)||U.S. Golding variety owes its roots to the U.K. Golding variety which is actually a group of various varieties in originating from south eastern England. BC (Br...|
|Whitbread Golding Variety||Whitbread 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 Golding (U.K.) Hops
|English Pale Ale|
Golding (U.K.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers