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East Kent Goldings

Synonymous with English Goldings, East Kent Goldings is a quintessentially British Hop and is a delicious example of the gentle aromas that traditional English Hops produce. It is good for bittering and later hopping.

Flavour and Aroma

The aroma notes of East Kent Goldings include floral, slightly spicy, honey and earthy.


Spicy, honey, earthy.

Bittering Characteristics

East Kent Goldings bittering characteristics are sweet, smooth and honey-like.

Flavour Intensity

6 /10


East Kent Goldings was developed from the Canterbury Whitebine variety in the late 1700’s. Canterbury is a town in Kent, England. Goldings consists of several clonal variants known by the name of either the original grower or their village. It has been sold as East Kent Goldings since 1838. It is grown exclusively in East Kent by a handful of growers. It is a tall hop with loose low yielding cones and is susceptible to downy and powdery mildews and wilt.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 4-6%
  • Beta acid 1.9-3%
  • Co-Humulone 25-30%
  • Total Oils 0.4-0.8%
  • Myrcene 25%
  • Humulene 36%
  • Farnesene trace