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”.

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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
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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 Mittelfrüh, Helga, Saaz
Style Guide Pilsner, Lager, California Common, Pale Ale

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