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Styrian Goldings

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: Styria (Austria/Slovenia)
Noble: Maybe
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: English or Belgian ales; European lagers
Substitutions: Fuggle, Willamette
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3-6 %
Beta Acids: 1.8-4.1 %
Cohumulone: 25-33 %
Myrcene: 25-38 %
Humulene: 25-38 %
Caryophyllene: 7-12 %
Farnesene: 2-8 %
Total Oil: 0.3-1.7 %
Storage

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

65-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: low to moderate
Harvest: early

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Styria is a traditional hop-growing region on the modern-day Austrian/Slovenian border, and hop farms can be found on both sides of the border, although in modern times this variety is more closely associated with Slovenia and is sometimes called Savinja Goldings after a river in Slovenia.

Although referred to as Styrian Golding, this hop is actually genetically derived from Fuggle rather than Golding hops. At one time the less desirable Fuggles were exported to some areas as "Fuggle Golding," which is probably the source of the name. This hop became the primary hop grown in Styria in the 1930s when their other landrace varieties were severely damaged by powdery mildew.

Because it is genetically derived from Fuggle, it is not surprising that Styrian Goldings also resembles Fuggle in character, with a pleasant spicy aroma.