Styrian Golding

Styrian Golding or Savinjski Golding as it is commonly known, goes by a multitude of sometimes confusing aliases. Confusing still is the fact it actually doesn’t come from a Golding at all, but is rather the result of the clonal selection of Fuggle and as such exhibits many Fuggle-like characteristics.


It was considered a major crop in the 1930’s in both Styria, a state in Austria and across the Savinja river in Slovenia (former Yugoslavia). Its staying power has been attributed to its disease resistance, specifically, its resistance to mildew. It is now world-renowned hop and in high demand.

From a brewer’s perspective, Styrian Golding is a lovely aroma hop and exhibits resinous, earthy flavors that are perhaps considered slightly more refined than Fuggle. It has also been described as imparting subtle aromas of white pepper to a brew.

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Also Known As Styrian, Savinja Golding, Savinjski Golding, Styrian Savinjski Golding, Yugoslavia Golding
Characteristics Resinous and earthy with hints of white pepper
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2.8%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-30%
Country Austria and Slovenia
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1150-1500 kg/hectare (1025-1330 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 65%-80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Moderate
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 27%-33%
Humulene Oil Composition 34%-38%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-11%
Farnesene Oil 2%-5%
Substitutes Fuggle, Willamette, Bobek
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter, Ale, Lager, Belgian Ale

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