Origin and Description
Styrian Golding Hops, also called Savinja Golding, is a traditional hops grown primarily in Slovenia, and also Austria; It is not of the Golding heritage, instead Styrian Golding is a form of Fuggle Hops and carries much of its attributes. This variety was the major hops crop for Styria (Austrian state bordering Slovenia) in the 1930's as powdery mildew made its impact on other varieties from the area.
Styrian Golding Hops is an aroma variety that has a low alpha acid content of 4.5%-6.0%. This well established traditional variety offers a delicate bitterness with a distinctive flavor and aroma. The oils show moderate myrcene and caryophyllene levels. The humulene oil registers on the high side at 34.0%-38.0%, and helps provide for some of the spicy character of Styrian Golding. Farnesene oil also makes its mark, its low although present, and help to make this variety ideal for finishing additions.
Styrian Golding Hops is versatile and is used throughout the world. It is an early yielding plant ranging from 1150-1500 lbs/acre which is good for a natural variety from the region. The medium compact cones are harvested early in the season, and Sytrian Golding comes equipped with natural resistance to downy mildew. This helped to shape its success in the last century. The Fuggle varieties, including those grown in the United States, are going to make a good substitutes if you have some on hand. However, Styrian Golding is available on the marketplace.
Styrian Golding Hop Pellets
- (General AA range 4-5%) Despite its name, it is a close relative of Fuggle, not Kent Goldings. Appropriate in all English beers: pale ale, brown ale, porter, stout. Widely used in Belgian Ales.
Styrian Golding Hops Usage
Styrian Golding hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Styrian Golding Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for styrian golding hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Styrian Golding Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Styrian Golding Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Styrian Golding Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Styrian Golding Cone Size||Medium|
|Styrian Golding Cone Density||Compact|
Styrian Golding Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Styrian Golding Hops is Low at 1150 - 1500 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Styrian Golding Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor to Good|
Styrian Golding Hops Oil Composition
Styrian Golding Hops Substitutes
|Fuggle (U.S.)||Fuggle Hops found in the U.S. can trace their roots (rhizomes) back to the Fuggle variety discovered in E...|
|Willamette||Willamette Hops was named after the mighty river that pours through the Willamette Valley in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. It was developed and rele...|
|Fuggle (U.K.)||Fuggle Hops was a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. In the Kent region in 1861, Richard Fuggle selected this variety as ...|
Common Beer Styles for Styrian Golding Hops
Styrian Golding Hops Use in Commercial Beers