-         Breeding Properties:

Savinjski Golding, which belongs to the Fuggles ecotype, is a tradi­tional hop variety in Slovenia. It is a medium early variety, its opti­mal picking time in Slovenia being between August 18th and 25th. The plants have a cylindrical form of medium width, the lateral shoots being 60 cm long, the vines of medium thickness and slightly purple, leaves green and of medium size. The root system is relatively strong. The rootstock is susceptible to downy mildew, the leaves are resistant and thecones moderately susceptible. The expected yield is about 1800 kg/ha. It is grown on moderately deep or deep loamy soil. It is grown in Slovenia and Austria. Medium planting distance is required. The recommended pruning time in Slovenia is between April 5th and 15th. An average cone is 26.5 mm long and the average weight of 100 dry cones is 14 g. They are relatively dense, green and tend to get shattered when picked by a picking machine. The drying tem­perature does not exceed 60 °C.

-         Characteristic Ingredients and Brewing Quality:

Savinjski Golding is an aroma hop variety, its aroma is very mild and it excels by noble hoppy flavour. It contains 3 - 5 % of α -acids (27 - 33 % of cohumulone). The ratio between α - and β - acids is about 1.5. The essential oil content varies from 0.3 to 1.7 % of dry hops. The ratio between α - humulene and β - caryophyllene in the essential oil is about 3.5. Savinjski Golding has a very good storage stability. Beer prepared with this variety has very good organolepti­cal scores for its bitterness, taste and aroma. The yield of α - acids is good when brewing with this variety.

-         Grower Comments:

Maturity:                                 Early season

Yield:                                      1200 – 1800 kg/ ha (low to medium)

Cone Structure:                    Small to medium size, compact and oval

Disease Resistance:          To downy mildew medium (on the rootstock weak), to powdery mildew good

Pest Susceptibility:              Sensitive to aphids and mites

Storage Stabiltiy:                   Very good (65 – 80 % alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C)

-         Technical Data: (HPLC & Oil componets)

Alpha Acids:                         2.8 – 5.5 %

Beta Acids:                           2.0 – 3.0 %

Cohumulone:                      25 – 30 % of alpha acids

Colupulone:                         45 – 53 % of beta acids

Total Oil:                                0.3 – 1.0 mls / 100 g

Myrcene:                               27 – 33 % of whole oil

α – humulene:                     34 – 38 % of whole oil

β – caryophyllenne:              9 – 11 % of whole oil

Farnesene:                           2– 5 % of whole oil

-         General Trade Perception: 

A world-renowned aroma hop with widespread usage in both ale and lager brewing.

-         Typical Beer Styles:

English style Ale, ESB, Lager, Pilsner, Belgian-Style Ale


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