The queen of English hops with a pedigree dating back to 1790, East Kent Golding is to British brewers what Hallertau Mittelfrüh is to their German colleagues. A premium appellation, East Kent Goldings hops can only come from Kent.
East Kent Goldings has been described as flowery, earthy, spicy, with honey notes and 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.
Regarded for centuries as England’s finest hop, EKG has been a spotlight flavour in the profiles of hoppy ales from the British Isles: IPA, pale ale, and bitter. It’s used at lower rates to subtle affect in Scottish and other darker, maltier ales.
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