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 aromatic qualities.
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 4%-6%Golding (U.K.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 6 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3.5%Golding (U.K.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2 To 3.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-25%Golding (U.K.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 25 Percent

Golding (U.K.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics


Golding (U.K.) Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Golding (U.K.) Hops
Golding (U.K.) Cone SizeLargeGolding (U.K.) Hop - Large Cone Size
Golding (U.K.) Cone DensityLooseGolding (U.K.) Hops - Loose Cone Density

Golding (U.K.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details


MaturityMid SeasonGolding (U.K.) Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Golding (U.K.) Hops is Low at 1000 - 1600 kg/hectare
Golding (U.K.) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Golding (U.K.) Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsGolding (U.K.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityGolding (U.K.) Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CGolding (U.K.) Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoor to GoodGolding (U.K.) Hops - Poor to Good Pickability

Golding (U.K.) Hops Oil Composition


Total Oil Composition0.4-1 mls/100 gramsGolding (U.K.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.4-1 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition20%-35%Golding (U.K.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 20-35 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition35%-48%Golding (U.K.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 35-48 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition12%-20%Golding (U.K.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 12-20 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Golding (U.K.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Golding (U.K.) Hops Substitutes


VarietyDescription
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 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 Golding (U.K.) Hops


    Beer Style
    Winter Ale
    Bitter
    English Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    English Ale
    Strong Ale
    Copper Ale
    Brown Ale
    Summer Ale
    Belgian Ale

    Golding (U.K.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers


    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Dark Star Brewery
    Critical Mass
    Steamin' Billy Brewing Company
    Bill'ys Strong Bitter
    The Ramsbury Brewery
    Bitter
    Riggwelter Brewery
    Black Sheep - Special Ale
    Teignworthy Brewery
    Harveys Special Brew
    Teignworthy Brewery
    Gundog
    Marston's Beer Company
    Ugly Sister
    St. Austell Brewery
    Cornish Bitter
    St. Austell Brewery
    HSD
    Palmers Brewery
    Palmers Copper Ale
    Goddards Brewery
    Duck's Folly
    Big Time Brewery and Ale House
    Buster's Brown Ale
    Shepherd Neame Brewing Company
    Goldings Summer Hop Ale