Additional information

Country

Characteristics

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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oil Composition

Myrcene: 24-27%, Humulene: 38-42%, Farnesene: 1-2%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity

WGV

Use in brewing

Aroma hop.

Very similar to Goldings but not quite as delicate, with a hoppier more robust aroma and containing more alpha.

Substitutions

East Kent Goldings, Fuggles

Origin/History

WGV is an open pollinated seedling of Bates Brewer that was on a farm at Beltring in Kent, later bought by the Whitbread Beer Company.

Agronomics

WGV is a low yielding aroma variety that is grown primarily in Kent. Showed excellent yields in 1993 which has encouraged small areas of planting in 1994. The variety is susceptible to Downy and Powdery Mildew but shows a small degree of tolerance to Verticillium Wilt.

Storage

Good