aroma profile: Tropical Fruit, Herbal
Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll and registered in 2001, Merkur was the first mildew-resistant hop variety from the research center. It is a cross between Magnum and German experimental variety 81/8/13. It is a high alpha variety with low co-humulone oil percentages. In some dual purpose applications, Merkur displays subtle earth and citrus notes.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include sugar, pineapple and mint.
Alpha Acid12 - 14%
Beta Acid4.5 - 5.5%
Co-humulone18 - 20%
Total Oil2 - 3 mL/100g
Myrcene45 - 50% of total oil
Linalool0.6 - 1.1% of total oil
Caryophyllene8 - 10% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene28 - 32% of total oil
Geraniol0 - 0% of total oil
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