Golding Hops


Golding is an old school English aroma hop with flowery notes that have produced some of England’s best bitters.

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Hop Qualities

Golding Hops Flavor

Flowery tones that have produced some of England’s best bitters. (Reference)
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Hop Growers of America Information

Golding hops consist of a group of traditional English aroma varieties which have been cultivated since 1790. Several selections now exist including Cobbs, Early Bird, East Well, Bramling, Canterbury and Mathon, some of which are now being grown in the U. S. All Goldings are recognized as having a most typical English aroma.
Commercial Examples:
All English-style beers (Ales, ESB, Bitter), Belgian-style Ales
Acid Range (Alpha %)
4–6% 4–6%
Beta Range
23–28% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.7–1 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
25–35% of total oils
13–16% of total oils
35–45% of total oils
Possible Substitutions

USDA Golding Hops Information

SELECTION: no information
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: East Kent Golding, also called Kent Golding
PEDIGREE: no information
PRIMARY SITE USDA/OSU Hop Research Farm, Corvallis, OR
ORIGIN: J.I. Haas Inc. (Mr. Gene Probasco) , Yakima WA
Rhizomes obtained from the J.I. Haas hop farms near Chilliwack, BC, Canada
DATE RECEIVED: spring 1993
METHOD RECEIVED: potted soft wood cuttings
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions
REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report for Hop Research, 1993 and later years
Burgess, 1964. Hops.. Interscience Publishers, New York/ London
LEAF COLOR: light green
SEX: female
DISEASES: Downy mildew: moderately resistant
Powdery mildew: moderately resdistant
Verticillium wilt: tolerant
Viruses: Free of all major hop viruses when received at Corvallis
VIGOR: good
YIELD: good, 7 bales/ acre or higher
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 - 40 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 5 - 6 %
BETA ACIDS: 2 - 3 %
STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained about 78% of its original alpha acids
After 6 months room temperature storage
OIL: 0.85 ml/100 g. Humulene 27%; caryophyllene 9 %; farnesene trace
Myrcene 42 %. H/C ratio = 3.05
MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma properties; highly regarded in England
OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is sometimes also called Canterbury Golding, named after the town in the Kent region of England. Some people in the hop trade think that Canterbury Golding is different from Kent Golding, but chemically and in brewing, they are identical. This hop has grown well in Oregon since its introduction in 1994, producing yields substantially higher than those found in England. Microbrewers and Craft brewers in the US are the major customers of Kent Golding.


Golding is an old school English aroma hop with flowery notes that have produced some of England’s best bitters.

Additional information

Weight 1.15 oz
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 2.5 in


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