Craft Beer Hop Profile – East Kent Golding Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile – East Kent Golding Hops

Craft Beer Hop Profile – East Kent Golding (EKG)

Craft Beer Hop Profile – Target HopsThe East Kent Golding (EKG) hop is a UK hop variety that comes from the Kent Region of England. First brought to marketing in 1790 the EKG is a classic hop variety with a ton of history. Also known as Canterbury Hops the East Kent Golding Hop is well known for its English Style Pale Ale and Ales flavouring.

As a relatively low-bitterness hop the EKG has an alpha acid rating that is typically in the 4.0-6.5% range and is complimented with Fuggle Hops as a bittering agent. The flavour of the East Kent Golding hop is sweet, smooth and honey like which describes a classic English Pale Ale to the tee.

As a big coned hop the East Kent Golding is rather difficult to harvest and is a low yielding plant which makes it rather expensive. Despite this and a tendency for disease the iconic flavour and English love for the hop means that it is not going anywhere.

Have you tasted or brewed with East Kent Golding hops? Tell us about your impressions in the comments below!

BC Brewed Beers:

Moody Ales – Hardy Brown Ale
Moody Ales Smouldering Smoked Porter
R&B Brewing Auld Nick Winter Ale

Hop Specs:

Vintage: 2014
Harvest Date: 2014
Alpha Acid: 4.3%

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