Sur Megge | HaandBryggeriet

Sur MeggeSur Megge
BA SCORE
70.5%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 44 ratings
Sur MeggeSur Megge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
Liked:
31
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TruePerception
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Haand Bryggeriet's Sur Megge, Norwegian sour ale aged in oak barrels. 8% ABV.

A: Starts a dingy yellow color, and gradients to a medium-light orange. Just a thin ring of head. Lacing forms and holds quite well after coming up in temperature slightly. Tons of tiny micro bubbles slide around as the beer is tilted, and rise nicely to the top.

S: Acidity is a mix of orange juice and tart cherry, with the OJ at the forefront. A bit of yellow apple. A hint of oak.

T/MF: Uh... I don't know about the flavor on this one. At first it seems to have an orange-y acidity, like the nose. A bit of tart cherry acidity as it is held on the tip of the tongue. Then, however, it gives way to this... oaky, yeasty, bitter, vinegar, dirty sponge sort of taste. Not at all what I was expecting! Also, a touch metallic. I wonder if this one has gone bad? No apparent dating on the bottle. I'll allow it to sit and see if that helps, but I don't expect it will. That's a bummer...

Actually, the flavor is quite tasty BEFORE it settles on to the middle of the tongue.

Well, I guess the taste fits the name. I'm certainly making that face!

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sprat1960
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange-copper in color; opaque; with a slight amount of foam when poured - which disappears completely in no time at all. Beer appears kind of flat soon after being poured. Sour smell with a slight acidic quality; aroma is not strong. Slightly sweet to start that progresses quickly to a nice smooth sour taste with an slightly acidic tingly finish on your tongue. (Think green apple.) I actually thought that taste was quite good; I enjoyed it. Medium body with slight carbonation. Makes your mouth pucker a little. I would drink this again when I was in the mood for a sour, based primarily on the taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin head and sub-par retention, resulting in a smooth surface with no lacing.

Smell - Strong sour cherry aroma. Touches of green apple.

Taste - Wow, that's sour! Tart, unripened green apple and tart cherry. Finishes just as sour as it starts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitey; likely from the sourness. Goes down smooth before a bone dry finish.

Overall - An incredibly sour brew. Relentless, even. It's good, but as sour and one-dimensional as it is, I don't think I'd care to drink more than one of these things.

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Sur Megge from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 70.5% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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