Golding Hops

United States


Golding hops are a classic and highly sought-after variety, originating from England in the late 1700s. These hops are named after their creator, John Golding, who first cultivated them in the county of Kent. Kent >Golding hops are the most well-known and prized variant; however, there are other regional varieties such as East Kent Golding and Sussex Golding. These hops have a unique terroir, thanks to the region's fertile soil and mild maritime climate, which provides ideal growing conditions for this delicate yet flavorful hop.

Golding hops offer a complex and balanced flavor profile, characterized by floral, earthy, and mildly spicy notes with a touch of honey-like sweetness. The aroma profile is also quite pleasant, boasting hints of lavender, thyme, and even a subtle citrus undertone. With a moderate alpha acid content that typically ranges between 4-6%, Golding hops are ideal for use as a finishing hop, imparting a delicate bitterness and aromatic qualities to the final product. They are particularly well-suited for English-style ales, such as bitters, pale ales, and porters, as well as Belgian-style beers like Saisons and Trappist ales.

As a homebrewer, incorporating Golding hops into your recipes can add an authentic touch of English heritage to your brews while providing a refined and balanced bitterness. Be sure to experiment with different timings and quantities during the brewing process, as this will enable you to fine-tune the desired flavor and aroma contributions of these distinctive hops. Whether you're aiming for a traditional English ale or a more contemporary twist, Golding hops are a fantastic choice for homebrewers seeking to enhance their beer's complexity and character.


Alpha Acid

3.5 < 4.8 < 7.2 %

Beta Acid

2.0 < 3.2 < 3.5 %


12.1 < 50.0 < 100.0 %


Purpose: Aroma

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