First Gold Whole 100g

First Gold Whole 100g

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Alpha 6.95%

Crop Year: 2018

BBE 08/22


Use in brewing

Dual purpose hop.

The variety is very suitable both as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all types of beer. First Gold has good aroma and bittering qualities, much of the flavour of WGV seems to have been retained but with an added extra citrus quality, produces a well-balanced bitterness and a fruity, slightly spicy note in ales. An orangey quality has been observed in many beers brewed using this variety.

Characteristics

Marmalade, Orange, Spicy


Country

UK


Origin/History

A dwarf hop bred at Wye College, on extensive farm trials in 1995. First Gold is from a cross-pollination of WGV with a dwarf male. It has a very attractive aroma which some liken to Goldings but with a higher Alpha content than traditional aroma hops.