Aroma Profile: Floral, Earthy, Honey, Spicy
Chemical ProfileAlpha Acids: 4-8%
Beta Acids: 3-4.1%
Total Oils: 0.4-1.3ml/100g
Goldings is the quintessential British hop, farmed in Britain for more than 100 years. It is a fantastically delicious example of the gentle aroma that an English hop can produce, with smooth, delicate and lightly spicy aromas. An excellent dual-hop, perfect for bittering and late hopping, Goldings is also considered one of the best hops to use with Fuggles, another unique English hop.
Goldings is an excellent base for any beer, giving a very traditional British taste that everyone will recognise. Combine Goldings with Fuggles and you are onto a winner: these two hops have been forming an excellent partnership for many years, creating some of the most excellent English ales, bitters and pale ales for many years separately and together.
Whether you decide to use Goldings as your bittering hops or use it later on in the brewing, its flavour isn’t too overpowering and you will still end up with some sweet, honey aromas and flavours shining through no matter when its added into the kettle!
One of the reasons that Goldings is so loved, is that it doesn’t have an overpowering taste. Other hops can also shine through in the finished product, but you’ll get all the delicate flavours of honey and some slightly spicy notes - making it a beautiful hop to use for a very three-dimensional craft brew.
We grow more Goldings than any other variety at Brook House. The majority of this is exported, but we have also worked closely with our brewing customers to produce the style of Goldings which most suits their beer. When picked in early September the hop gives off more fresh floral aromas – which changes to more complex deeper flavours as the hop’s harvesting window draws to a close. Do contact us if you want to work with us to get hold of hops which are a good fit for your beer.