Serebrianka, or Silver as it is sometimes called, is a Russian aroma hop and parent to Cascade. Its commercial viability was tested for a staggering 20 years in the US before it was discarded in 1991 for a number of faults, most notably, its incredibly low yield. It is however still available for homebrewing use.
Given its origin and flavor profile, Serebrianka is thought to possibly be related to Saaz and is said to impart some interestingly unique aroma characteristics that include hints of black tea, herbs and even tobacco. It has high humulene and farnesene, which no doubt contributes to its pleasant and largely continental aroma and taste.
|Also Known As||Silver Hop, Silver|
|Characteristics||Continental aroma and taste with hints of black tea, herbs and tobacco|
|Alpha Acid Composition||3%-4%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%|
|Yield Amount||220 kg/hectare (200 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 53% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.41 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||30%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||27%|