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    WGV

    Spicy, Floral, Herbal

    Flavour/Aroma

    WGV has wonderful fresh, earthy, herbal and floral flavours.

    Bittering Characteristics

    WGV gives a mild, clean bitterness in traditional ales.

    Alpha
    5.0 - 7.5%
    Beta
    2.5 - 3.5%
    Cohumulone
    37%
    TotalOils
    0.8 - 1.2%
    Myrcene
    24 - 27%
    Humulene
    38 - 42%
    Farnesene
    1 - 2%

    About WGV

    Whitbread Goldings Variety has a distinctive and robust flavour and although Goldings features in its name, it is more likely to have Fuggle pedigree, based on its Farnesene content.

    The Breeding Of WGV

    An open pollinated seedling of Bates Brewer, selected in 1911 on the Betiring, Kent farm of the late Mr E. A. White, which was later bought by the Whitbread Brewery Company. WGV was recognized for its tolerance to wilt in 1932 and released for UK planting in 1953.  It is however, susceptible to both Downy and Powdery mildews.