Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hop
|Country:||United Kingdom (UK)|
Purchase Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hops
Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin of Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) Hops
Whitbreads Golding Variety likely has Fuggle parentage and was bred from Bates' Brewer in 1911. WGV is not a true Golding variety.
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.
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.
|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 - 4:13:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.||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 mL1mL 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 one of these other hops for a similar outcome:
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Is Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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