The pedigree of the Mathon hop is a bit of a mystery. Early writings about hops indicate that both Mathon and Goldings were growing side by side as early as the late 1700’s. Writings today appear to suggest that it may have hailed specifically from Farnham Whitebine or Canterbury Whitebine in much the same way the Goldings varieties did. One this is for sure, it solidly features the pleasant aroma for which most Goldings hops are well known.

Also Known As  Mathon-White, Mathon Whitebine
Characteristics  Goldings-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%-6.7%
Beta Acid Composition 1.9%-2.8%
Co-Humulone Composition 26%-32%
Country  UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity  Mid to late
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to  Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew
East of Harvest  Moderate
Total Oil Composition 0.8 – 1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes Bramling, Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbread Golding
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter, Bitter, Pale Ale


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