Universally the first choice for an aroma hop in English Ales. Very mild with pleasant, flowery overtones. Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones. Most hops stand out against the malt. This unusual hop actually blends in and complements the malt flavors. You truly cannot add too much at the end of a boil as an aroma/flavor hop. Often referred to as Kent Goldings, British Kent Goldings, BKG, or East Kent Goldings.
Alpha Acids: 4.0 – 6.0%
Beta Acids: 2.0 – 3.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.33 - 3.16
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.6 – 1.0
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F) 65 – 80%
Similar Hop Varieties: U.S Golding, Whitbred's Golding Variety, UK Progress