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 sometimes available for home brewing 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.

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Also Known As Silver Hop, Silver
Characteristics  Continental aroma and taste with hints of black tea, herbs and tobacco
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-4%
Beta Acid Composition 3%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%
Country  Russia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 220 kg/hectare (200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 53% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.41 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%
Humulene Oil Composition 27%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%
Farnesene Oil 12%
Style Guide

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