Origin and Description

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 back in 1911 at his hop farm at Beltring in Kent, England. Its heritage is a cross between Bates Brewer female (Which is no longer grown) and an unknown male. It was spotted to have wilt tolerance and was marked with an ID at that time 1147. Whitbread Brewery then bought the farm and later renamed the variety to Whitbread Golding Variety(W.G.V.).

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops is a dual use hops that is commonly compared to Golding Hops. WGV Hops comes equipped with an alpha acid content of 5.0%-7.5% with an alpha beta ration of nearly 2:1. Commonly used in English and Belgian-Style Ales the bitterness is pure and crisp. The flavor from Whitbread Golding Variety s more pronounced than Golding and is sweet in its essence with fruit flavors. The aroma is mild and hoppy coming from the oils with a unique balance. The humulene oil content is higher than most varieties. Humulene itself provides a woody herbal character. And farnesene registers at 1.0%-3.0% which is higher than 90% of other varieties.

Whitbread Golding has a resistance to Verticillium Wilt as well as Hop Mosaic Virus. Its yield is fairly low at 1190-1278 lbs/acre, however it has tested time and lasted a century in modern brewing so far. The medium cones are loose and can be difficult to harvest. WGV is harvested early to mid season after a weak to moderate growing cycle. Whitbread Golding Variety is going to contribute to anywhere throughout the brewing process, bitterness contributions in the beginning and aroma contributions throughout.

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Usage

Whitbread Golding Variety hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Whitbread Golding Variety hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Characteristics

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

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 5%-7.5%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5 To 7.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3.3%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2 To 3.3 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-35%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 35 Percent

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Whitbread Golding Variety Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Whitbread Golding Variety Hops
Whitbread Golding Variety Cone SizeMediumWhitbread Golding Variety Hop - Medium Cone Size
Whitbread Golding Variety Cone DensityLooseWhitbread Golding Variety Hops - Loose Cone Density

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonWhitbread Golding Variety Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Whitbread Golding Variety Hops is Low at 1190 - 1278 kg/hectare
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateWeak to Moderate
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops - Weak to Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,
Resistent To:
Verticillium Wilt,Hop Mosaic Virus,
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityWhitbread Golding Variety Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CWhitbread Golding Variety Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoorWhitbread Golding Variety Hops - Poor Pickability

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.8-1.4 mls/100 gramsWhitbread Golding Variety Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.8-1.4 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition21%-27%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 21-27 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition39%-48%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 39-48 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition12%-14%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 12-14 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition1%-3%Whitbread Golding Variety Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 1-3 Percent

Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Whitbread Golding Variety Hops

    Beer Style
    Scottish Ale
    Pale Ale
    Best Bitter

    Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    McMullen Brewery
    McMullen AK
    Caledonian Brewery
    Fringe Benefit
    Otley Brewing Company
    Sly Fox Brewery
    WGV Pale Ale
    Westerham Brewery
    British Bulldog 'BB'
    Coniston Brewing Company
    Oliver's Light Ale