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 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%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2%-3.3%|
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Whitbread Golding Variety Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Whitbread Golding Variety Cone Size||Medium|
|Whitbread Golding Variety Cone Density||Loose|
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Whitbread Golding Variety Hops is Low at 1190 - 1278 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Weak to Moderate|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,
Verticillium Wilt,Hop Mosaic Virus,
|Storability||Whitbread Golding Variety Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor|
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.8-1.4 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||21%-27%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||39%-48%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||12%-14%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||1%-3%|
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Substitutes
|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 ...|
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Common Beer Styles for Whitbread Golding Variety Hops
Whitbread Golding Variety Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Otley Brewing Company|
|Sly Fox Brewery|
WGV Pale Ale
British Bulldog 'BB'
|Coniston Brewing Company|
Oliver's Light Ale