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Sur Munk - Mikkeller ApS

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

trevorpost, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

afsdan, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

KAF, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of ahommell
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

ahommell, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Rado
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Rado, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

drewone, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of dgilks
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

dgilks, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

MathNut, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of spicelab
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

spicelab, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

pwoody11, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dbossman
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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

dbossman, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.34/5  rDev -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.

Goblinmunkey7, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

ngeunit1, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

tuckerlikesbeer, Dec 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Morten, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

SLeffler27, Sep 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

drgarage, Aug 09, 2012
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Sur Munk from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.