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|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.6%-7.3%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4.6%|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.0-1.4 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||26%-36%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||18%-27%|
|Substitutes||Hallertau Mittlefrüh, Helga, Saaz|
|Style Guide||Pilsner, Lager, California Common, Pale Ale|