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Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hop United Kingdom Hop

Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hop

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Country:United Kingdom (UK)
International Code:WGV

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Origin and Geneology of the Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hop

Whitbreads Golding Variety likely has Fuggle parentage and was bred from Bates' Brewer in 1911. WGV is not a true Golding variety.

English hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the beginning of September, and often continuing into early October.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hops

Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

Whitbread Golding hops have fragrantly woodsy with overtones of fresh garden herbs and green fruit, thanks to good proportions of humulene and farnesene. It displays many similar characteristics but has more robust and slightly sweet, hoppy flavor.

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Brewing Values for Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
6.6% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.2-3.5%
2.8% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.2:1 - 4:1
3:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »35-43%
39% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »0.8-1.2 mL
1mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 19-27%
23% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 35-42%
38.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 11-15%
13% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 1-2%
1.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 14-34%

Beer Styles using Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hop include Scottish Ale, Bitter, Pale Ale, Marzen & Amber Ale.

Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hop Substitutions

If the Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV):

Is Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

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