East Kent Goldings
East Kent Golding was bred from a wild Canterbury variety in the late 1700s and brought to the market in 1790. It is recognised as having the most typical English aroma and is thus used for copper-hopping and dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers, when a delicate aroma is required.

Flavour profile

Honey, spice


from wild Canterbury Whitebine variety

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area

Great Britain


from wild Canterbury Whitebine variety

Alpha Acids (%)

4.5 – 6.5%

Beta Acids (%)

1.9 – 2.8 %

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

Total Oils (ml/100g)

0.4 – 0.8ml/100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

18 – 28 %

Linalool (% of whole oil)

0.5 – 0.8 %

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

Humulene (% of whole oil)

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio