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Sur Munk - Mikkeller ApS

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2011)
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange to red brown. Finger head which sticks around. Good lacing.

S: I can smell the cherries as soon as I pour into a shaker pint. WOW. Apples, paint thinner, and unfresh banana round out a scent profile that can be only explained as a "hauntingly inviting scent."

T: Ummm.... TART! Cherries and apples hit early in the sour. Can come across as entirely too sweet (which I didnt think possible for the style). Takes at least 3-5 sips to get used to and really look into the flavors. There is a consistent alcohol burn that is unwanted for how good the fruit tastes.

M: Sticky and sweet. Medium feel.

O: Looking for something off the wall? This is it. I bopped over to Louisiana's closest gas station where everyone buys liquor (although it is slightly more expensive) and for some reason they have a sizable craft beer selection. This was sitting with three friends that had a considerable age to the bottle. I wish I had picked them all up. Tried on a whim. Not bad at all. Not sessionable... but that is obvious.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 02:55:26 | More by ahommell
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Rado

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-29-2014 03:43:48 | More by Rado
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-28-2014 04:26:51 | More by drewone
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-14-2013 21:55:25 | More by jaydoc
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dgilks

Australia

4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear red-amber colour with a small, light tan head. Fair head retention.

Nice red currant notes. Cherries. Touches of lactic and acetic. Good balance of fruit and tart. Bits of enteric character but good on the whole. A little red wine.

Tart. Bloody tart. But then there is great fruit character. This is rocking red currants, cherries, berries and rhubarb. Big acetic character but I like that. Fantastic.

Medium body with moderately-high prickly carbonation. Solid.

An excellent beer. Big fruit character with a lot of acid.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 08:31:25 | More by dgilks
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-26-2013 02:08:13 | More by GRG1313
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MathNut

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-19-2013 03:22:06 | More by MathNut
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spicelab

Australia

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Ruby mahogany with a modest though persistent off-white head. Falls to a raised collar and a slow, steady bead.

Plenty of sour cherry and balsamic, veering slightly into boozy nail-polish remover territory. There's some good nutty undertones and a slight mustiness which work well, and prevent it from becoming one-dimensional.

Flavours are straightforward but tasty. Juicy sweet and sour cherries, marzipan and a mild woodiness. Thankfully the nailpolish remover is completely absent.

Excellent mouthfeel. Lovely tangy acidity and just adeqaute carbonation balance the heft and syrupiness in the body. No hint of booze.

Not a bad wild ale at all. Expected more in the complexity department for 10%, but the simple, approachable flavour profile makes it rather moreish.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 06:02:04 | More by spicelab
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-05-2013 02:57:47 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2013 12:00:24 | More by pwoody11
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish brown with a thin film of a head; decent lacing

S: Tart apples, cherries, oranges, funky feet and musty grains and grass; this is malty and funky and tart and I'm excited to try it

T: Not nearly as sour as aromas indicated--still funky but a bit more of a medicinal finish; the fruitiness does help: cherries, apples--but it doesn't quite together as I'd hoped

F: Medium mouth feel; a bit sticky and nice overall

O: A weird, funky beer: fruity, malty, boozy, musty, funky

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 17:15:02 | More by dbossman
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazed copper with some dark brown and deep gold at the edges. Head is a dirty white and drops to almost no cap in very short order. Pours with minimal carbonation. Leaves a loose bubbly collar. No lacing.

Smell: Funky with a slight acetic edge. Tart cherry flesh. Fruity and juicy. Powdery yeast and funk. A bit earthy. A solid caramel malt base. Some esters, pushing apple and banana. Vague clove spiciness. Leather. Some cough syrup. A distinct blend of Belgian, funk, and cherry.

Taste: A cherry fruit rollup wrapped in leather with a dusting of earth, powdery Belgian yeast, and flower petals. Funky more than tart, but carries an acetic edge. Earthy and damp. Cherry skin and tart flesh. Almost chocolate-like on the finish. Some clove and banana under it all. Loaded with esters. Candi sugar and deeply caramelized malts. A bit sweet overall. Warming produces a slightly more assertive tart cherry flavor on the edges and finish. Warms to a slightly better beer. Some oak throughout.

Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation on a medium body. Slick and smooth. Lingering dry finish. A bit wet on the start of the sip.

Overall: Sure, I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't buy it again.

A solid blend of Belgian and wild. Nice complexity, but it loses a little something with the spiked quad thing. A better beer than Three Philosophers (the only other Belgian blended with cherry that I can think of) and that's enough for me. A bit pricey for the experience. Ok, a lot pricey for the experience, but still worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 19:29:26 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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drgonzo2k2

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 00:50:37 | More by drgonzo2k2
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ngeunit1

California

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy brown-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sour cherries, sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, brown sugar, candi sugar, vanilla, dark fruits, funkiness, spices, and some booze.

T - Sour cherries, sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, candi and brown sugar, vanilla, funkiness, some spices, Brett, acidity, and some booze.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, sour, and warming finish.

D - A bit off balanced and rough. The flavors do not quite come together.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 05:13:26 | More by ngeunit1
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-03-2012 17:00:49 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-17-2012 16:42:36 | More by sneaks2210
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-29-2012 01:55:01 | More by t0rin0
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Morten

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

09-04-2012 16:29:50 | More by Morten
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SLeffler27

New York

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Within this Timmerman’s flute resides a hazy, dark-to-light copper beer with an off-white, fine, creamy head. The head is thin and quick to depart, but leaves a nice coating of lace in its wake.

The aroma portends a very tart cherry to follow. A light aroma of Band-aids with balsamic vinegar and a floral hint comes out with warmth.

The flavors fall short of the aromatic expectations. Very tart, with sharp sour cherry and oak. It’s a good pucker, but it should be accompanied by fruity flavors. The finish is long, tart and repeating in the throat.

As one would expect, this one is effervescent with a light body and a bite of alcohol. The texture is sharp and overall this one is dry.

Sur Monk can be enjoyed as a sipping beer while reading on a hot afternoon. While the flavors fall short, tartness and the aromas keep this one together. It does improve considerably with warmth.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 19:50:26 | More by SLeffler27
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drgarage

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-09-2012 06:15:10 | More by drgarage
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zeff80

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. I left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sour and funky with some acidic notes.

T - A friend described it as honey and vinegar and he's right. That sounds awful but it didn't taste awful. It was pretty good.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a slight pucker factor.

O - Mikkeller beers are always interesting and unique. This one certainly is that.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 12:42:29 | More by zeff80
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-19-2012 07:05:04 | More by FreshHawk
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2012 17:42:36 | More by JustinMatthew
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -44.1%

07-14-2012 02:44:03 | More by pohldogg356
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sammo

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2012 02:19:30 | More by sammo
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Sur Munk from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.