Flavour and Aroma

WGV has wonderful fresh, earthy, herbal and floral flavours.

Characteristics

Spicy, herbal, floral.

Bittering Characteristics

WGV gives a mild, clean bitterness in traditional ales.

Flavour Intensity

7

/10

About this Hop

Whitbread Goldings Variety has a distinctive and robust flavour and although Goldings features in its name, it is more likely to have Fuggle pedigree based on its Farnasene content.

Breeding

An open pollinated seedling of Bates Brewer, selected in 1911 on the Betiring, Kent farm of the late Mr E A White, which was later bought by the Whitbread Brewery Company, WGV was recognised for its tolerance to wilt in 1932 and released for UK planting in 1953. It is however, susceptible to both downy and powdery mildews.

Analysis

Alpha acid
5-7.5%
Beta acid
2.5-3.5%
Co-Humulone
37%
Total Oils
0.8-1.2%
Myrcene
24-27%
Humulene
38-42%
Farnesene
1-2%