HOP: WHITBREAD GOLDING VARIETY (WGV)

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  • Pedigree: Selected as a seedling in 1911 from a little-known variety called Bate's Brewers, it was eventually named after the brewery that owned the farm. The original variety was selected in 1880 by John Bates of Brenchley from a hop garden in the Sevenoaks Weald district.(see 'English Hops' by George Clinch (1919) page 17)
  • General Trade Perception: Produces a sweet, fruity flavour with a mild, clean bitterness. A more robust flavour than Kent Goldings. A good general purpose aroma variety.
  • Possible Substitutions: Kent Golding, Progress.
  • Beer Styles: Traditional ales.
  • Maturity: Mid-season
  • Yield: 1,350 - 1,450 kg./ha or 1,190 - 1,278 lb./ac.
  • Growth Habit: Moderate.
  • Disease Reaction: Tolerant to progressive Verticillium wilt and to hop mosaic virus. Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew.
  • Pickability: Fair.
  • Lupulin:
  • Cone Structure: Medium sized, loose.
  • Aroma: Distinctive and fruity

    Alpha Acids (%)
    5.5 - 7.5
    Beta Acids (%)
    2.0 - 2.7
    Alpha/Beta Ratio
    2.4 : 1
    Co-Humulone (%)
    33 - 35
    Humulone
    Storage (% lost)
    Oil Content (mls/100g)
    0.8 - 1.2
    Humulene ( % in oil)
    42
    Caryophyllene (%)
    13
    Hum/Cary Ratio
    Farnesene (%)
    2.1
    Myrcene (%)
    27