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British Hops
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: 100g

East Kent Golding hops have one of the longest lineages as they were first introduced in 1790. Bred from a wild Canterbury Whitebine variety, the East Kent Golding went on to define the noble hop characteristics of soft and gentle aromas of spice and citrus.

East Kent Golding has an amazing aroma profile with lavender, spice, honey and notes of thyme. Flavour-wise it is earthy and mildly bittering with a sweet, silky, honey-like character. East Kent Golding is considered to be the quintessential English hop, long held as one of the island’s favourites for Ales and Pale Ales.

East Kent Goldings is often thought of as the ultimate English hop. Grown exclusively in Kent, England and descended from Canterbury Whitebine, it is a centuries-old variety. Despite claims to the contrary, it is identical to Canterbury Golding. The two names have been used interchangeably for some time. Canterbury is a town in East Kent and the hop was first brought to market there in 1790. Some, however, charge to this day that East Kent Goldings and Canterbury Golding are two distinct varieties though there is no clear evidence to support this. The variety began to be known primarily as East Kent Golding in 1838. It has a good yield in England but has shown to have an even better yield in Oregon after its introduction there in 1994.

Technical Data


Earthy and mildly bittering with a sweet, silky, honey-like character and a note of thyme.


Aroma and Flavour


Lavender, Spicy with some Citrus Notes

Alpha Acid Composition

4.5% - 6.5%

Beta Acid Composition

1.9% – 2.8%

Co-Humulone Composition

30% - 34%

Country of Origin



Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale

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