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Mikkeller Sur Munk

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En sour ale brygget på vand, malt, sukker, humle og gær. Delvist lagret på egetræsfade med vildgærsbakterier.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
Flaske 0,5l spandert av Rune og delt med ham under rateseanse i WCveien 4 Okt 12. Gyldenbrun. Middels høyt skum som fester seg til glasset. Syrlig fruktaroma. Gjæret kirsebær. Smaken veldig fruktig. Litt syrlig. Avslutter svakt bittert.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1230) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy red amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, butterscotch, balsamic, funk, over ripe fruits, acetone and oak. Taste is moderate sweet and sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes with a balsamic sour burn deep in the throat. The most sweet sour I’ve had so far I think.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NBird (356) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
Have tried 3 of these now, pours dark ruby amber colour, minimal head. Smells funky with sour dark fruits and vinegar. tastes sour cherry fruity up front, some roasted flavours and really tart throughout. A good smelly cheese beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep nutty brown murky body with a small white head. Nose is terpentine, wood, balsamico, sour red berries and hints of apple peel. Taste is lactic vinegar-tart wood and red berry tones, grape-like sweetness and hints of figs and deep malts. Complex and nice. Full body, medium carbonation. Weird in its own way, and very tart but also very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottled
I met this beer with few expectations. Overall Mikkeller cranks out some good products. The obstacle is typically the price point. Whatever the reason even a 12 ounce bottle is at the high end of what I normally would pull the trigger on. This particular release is a passable sour yet nothing special.

Aroma / Appearance - The beer pours a deep reddish brown with an opaque base. There is no head retention at all. Cherry pie, vinegar, and traces of superglue mix the expected with the unusual. Put together it reminds me of a slightly overdone blackberry cobbler.

Flavor / Palate - Vinegar and acetone provide the sour kickstart. Blackberry cobbler and cherry pits try to provide some balance. The tart mouthfeel is acidic but not in the same way that an American sour or lambic chews at the throat. This is reasonable but loses a point or two for the high price.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark, slightly cloudy, amber with a decent off white coloured head. Aromas of balsamic, light acetone and some sour fruit. Nice stuff. Flavours are slightly sweet initially before the sourness comes into play. Decent sour finish. Medium mouthfeel. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Deep golden with low amounts of white foam. Aroma is heavy balsamic with turpentine in the back. Some sourish notes. Complex taste, fruity, sweet , bitter and sour, dates.. a special sour, I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium ivory, well retained head, with bit of lacing, over a slightly hazy, reddish amber (SRM 18) body.....nose is sour cherry, light balsamic vinegar....taste is sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, slight musty barnyard, with light sweetness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a different sour. The slight sweetness takes away from the complexity and the refreshing nature of many in this very broad style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7951) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
500ml bottle, 9.75 % or 9.99 % abv, from Vinmonopolet Vika. Shared with Finn. Bubbly, beige surface. Dark orange coloured body with a slight haze. Oaky dry smell of yeasty fruitiness. Blended dry, tart and sweet taste with raspberry, malt and fruit. Very dry ending added by tart berries. Full bodied, but not extreme in any way. Good cleanser (Tromsø, 04.10.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark orange in colour with a whitish head. Wood, sour apple and vinegar in aroma. Exotic dark fruits and vinegar mostly in flavour.


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