Bred at the Hop Research Institute in HuÃàll 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 PROFILE: Sugar, Pineapple, Mint
BEER STYLES: Lager, Pilsner, Stout
Alpha Acid: 12 - 14%
Beta Acid: 4.5 - 5.5%
Total Oil: 2 - 3 mL/100g
SUBSTITUTIONS: Magnum, Taurus, Tradition