Merkur hops are getting a fast reputation as a great bittering hop. It was bred from Magnum one of our all time favorite bittering hops. Except Merkur has a lower co-humulone level which can lead to a smoother bitterness. It is considered a dual purpose hops also suitable for lending some nice aroma. Merkur has a high level Myrcene oil content that can lend an earthy aroma. Citrus aromas also reported.
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