Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Alpha Acid %: 4.5-6.5
Flavor and Aroma Notes: Released to market in the late 1700s, East Kent Golding is the quintessential English variety. A spotlight flavor in the profiles of hoppy ales from the British Isles: IPA, pale ale, and bitter. It’s used at lower rates to subtle effect in Scottish and other darker, maltier ales. Flowery with citrus peel or citrus candy overtones and an herbaceous, spring meadow-like undercurrent. Gentle and refined, dry hopping can bring forth its citrus aspects alongside a fresh grassy note.
Styles: English Ales, Porters and Stouts