East Kent Goldings

Flavour and Aroma

The aroma notes of East Kent Goldings include floral, slightly spicy, honey and earthy.

Bittering Characteristics

East Kent Golding’s bittering characteristics are sweet, smooth and honey-like.

Flavour Intensity


About this Hop

Synonymous with English Goldings, East Kent Golding is a quintessentially British Hop and is a delicious example of the gentle aromas that traditional English Hops produce. It is good for bittering and later hopping.


East Kent Goldings was developed from the Canterbury Whitebine variety in the late 1700’s. Canterbury is a town in Kent, England.  Goldings consists of several clonal variants known by the name of either the original grower or their village.  It has been sold as East Kent Goldings since 1838. It is grown exclusively in East Kent by a handful of growers. It is a tall hop with loose low yielding cones, is susceptible to downy & powdery mildews and wilt.


Alpha acid: 4-9.5%

Beta acid: 1.9-3.0%

Co-Humulone: 25-30%

Total oils: 0.4-0.8%

Humulene: 36%

Myrcene: 25%

Farnesene: Trace