Origin: England. The queen of English hops with a pedigree dating back to 1790, East Kent Goldings is to British brewers what Hallertau Mittelfrüh is to their German colleagues. A premium appellation, East Kent Goldings hops can only come from Kent Goldings hops grown in other counties are known as UK Goldings.
Usage: Aroma. Regarded for centuries as England’s finest hop, EKG has been a spotlight flavor in the profiles of hoppy ales from the British Isles: IPA, pale ale, and bitter. It’s used at lower rates to subtle effect in Scottish and other darker, maltier ales.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Flowery with citrus peel or citrus candy overtones and an herbaceous, spring
meadow-like undercurrent. Gentle and refi ned, dry hopping can bring forth its citrus aspects alongside a fresh
Alpha Acid Range: 4.0 – 6.5%
Beta Acid Range: 1.9 – 2.8%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 20 – 25
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.4 – 0.8