Bred by Hop Products Australia in Tasmania in 1997, Sylva is an Australian aroma hop with a subtle and complex tasting profile. Progeny of Saaz, it is these roots that suit it well to light lagers and pilsners, imparting a bohemian-style hoppiness reminiscent of its Czech parent.

Some have described Sylva as decidedly earthen, with flavors akin to fresh-cut timber and the forest. It is perhaps apt then that its name be defined in English as “a descriptive flora of forest trees”.

Also Known As  Australian Sylva, AU Sylva, Silva
Characteristics  Flavors of the forest and fresh-cut timber, subtle and hoppy bohemian-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.6%-7.3%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4.6%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-25%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition  1.0-1.4 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 26%-36%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%-27%
Caryophyllene Oil  5%-8%
Farnesene Oil  22%-28%
Substitutes  Hallertau Mittlefrüh, Helga, Saaz
Style Guide  Pilsner, Lager, California Common, Pale Ale


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