Developed through grower selection circa 1911, Whitbread Golding (WGV) is not a true Golding. It displays many similar characteristics but has more robust and slightly sweet, hoppy flavor.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include fresh earthy, botanical, floral and sweet fruit flavors.
Pedigree: Open pollination of Bates Brewer
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Alpha Acids: 5.0 — 8.0%
Beta Acids: 2.0 — 2.7%
Co-Humulone: 25 — 34% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.8 — 1.2 mls/100g
General Trade Perception: Sometimes used as a distinctive dry hop
Possible Substitutions: UK Kent Golding, UK Progress
Typical Beer Styles: Pale Ale, Wheat
Additional Information: Bred in 1911
Price: $2.50 $1.00 per ounce