East Kent Golding is thought of as the ultimate English hop and is grown exclusively in Kent. It is a centuries old variety, likely descending from a Canterbury Whitebine, and is said to be identical to Canterbury Golding. It began to be known exclusively as East Kent Golding in 1838. It has a good yield in England, but has shown to have an even better yield in Oregon. It has an alpha acid content of 3 – 6%, alpha to beta of 2:1, and cohumulone of 29%. It has an absolutely amazing aroma profile with lavender, spice, honey, with notes of thyme. It is earthy and mildly bittering with a sweet, silky, honey-like character.
|Also Known As||Kent Golding, EKG|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5%-6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2%-3%|
|Substitutes||Golding (UK), Whitbread Golding, Progress, Fuggle, First Gold|
|Style Guide||Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale|