Origin and Description
U.S. Golding hops 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 (British Columbia) Golding, which is no longer being produced, existed prior to the U.S. variation of this popular English Hop. Hopunion is responsible for its introduction to the north west U.S. in 1993.
U.S. Golding has very similar qualities as its English hops siblings. It has low alpha acid rating at 4.0%-6.0% making it a hops suitable for aroma additions in the wort. It is quite common to use U.S. Golding for subtle bitterness at the beginning of the boil, but its romantic aromatic characteristics are its strong suite to the finished beer. Even though it is grown in the U.S. this variety still etches a classic English style into the brew. Its bitterness is faint, while its aroma is pleasant and fragrant. Its essential oils are balanced, lacking only in farnesene oil. This balance brings a slightly fruity yet herbal quality to the aroma.
U.S. Golding is comparable to the English varieties in its yield...very low. This along with its small light fluffy cones and susceptibility to disease and fungus makes you wonder why farmers stick to this variety. It has an enchanted nostalgia in England due its history and use, and perhaps this is the reason that it continues to win over home & commercial brewers.
Golding (U.S.) Hops Usage
Golding (U.S.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Golding (U.S.) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for golding (u.s.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Golding (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Golding (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Golding (U.S.) Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Golding (U.S.) Cone Size||Small|
|Golding (U.S.) Cone Density||Loose|
Golding (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Golding (U.S.) Hops is Low at 900 - 1500 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Golding (U.S.) Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor to Good|
Golding (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition
Golding (U.S.) Hops Substitutes
|East Kent Golding||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...|
Common Beer Styles for Golding (U.S.) Hops
Golding (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers