English Whitbread's Golding Variety (WGV-1147)year 2015 AA 5.3%
Bred in England in 1911 from open pollination of Bates Brewer. Neither WGV-1147 nor its mother are true Goldings
Aroma: Quite pleasant and hoppy, moderately intense. Not dissimilar to Golding but more robust with distinguishing sweet fruity note
Cone Structure: Medium, quite loose cone.
Lupulin: Medium yellow, fairly abundant.
Growth & Harvest Information
Growth Habit: Not very vigorous or high yielding
Maturity: Early, mid-season
Yield: 1,350 - 1,600 kg./ha or 1,200 - 1,450 lb./ac.
Pickability: Cones do not hang well and tend to shatter through the machine.
Drying and Baling: Care must be taken to avoid shattering.
Storageability: 60 - 70% of alpha acids remaining after six (6) months storage @ 20° C.
Disease Reaction: Tolerant to progressive Verticillium wilt and to hop mosaic virus. Downy and powdery mildew can be troublesome in this variety.
Alpha Acid: 5.0 - 7.5% w/w
Beta Acids: 2.0 - 3.3% w/w
Co-Humulone: 32 - 43% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.8 - 1.4 mls/100 grams
Myrcene: 21- 27% of whole oil
Humulene: 39 - 44% of whole oil
Caryophyllene: 12 - 14% of whole oil
Farnesene: 1 - 3% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
A good general purpose aroma variety but lacking the fineness in aroma of a true Golding.
Became important in the U.K. when Verticillium wilt reduced the area available for Fuggles or Goldings. A variety that is gaining in popularty.
Information source: Joh. Barth & Sohn