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Mort Subite Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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79
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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001

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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 119
Reviews by RobertDwight:
Photo of RobertDwight
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass. This beer has a very light amber hue. The head eventually dissipates but leaves nice laces around the glass. It has nice carbonation, the bubbles are rising very quickly towards the surface, kind of like champagne. Smells and tastes of green apple, pickles, sour candies, cider vinegar, lemon, and ripe cheese. This is sweeter than another version I have had of this style, I think they added candi sugar to it, kind of like they do with Faro. I find this beer light bodied and realitively easy to drink. Not a huge fan of this style, but I rather enjoyed this one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light, hazy orange in color with a shallow, pooling head. This one showed some big effervescence.

Smell – Horsy with the promise of big tartness. I can also pick up a solid malt base here.

Taste – This one is big on the tartness and light on the sweets. The malty base is solid, giving this Gueuze a good backbone.

Mouthfeel – Light to medium in the body, mouth-watering, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability – I would have liked to have seen a little more complexity to this one. It was a good sipper but somewhat boring.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Breakfast - 8-18-08. Served at the café in a Mort Subite Goblet by a friendly middle aged blonde. Golden, almost leaning brown with a massive stark white head despite very modest carbonation. Less acidic than most Geuze in terms of aroma, taste, and feel. Easy going yet loaded with character and quite interesting. Sourness is mild. This might be a good introduction to the style for some. Biscuity with some lemon but only mild baryardiness. Very drinkable.

Photo of Jason
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite easy to drink, seemed processed compared to a unadultered lambic. Odd sweetness behind the tartness, still had no problem drinking a few glasses of it at La Mort Subite cafe in Brussels though.

Photo of deebo
2.42/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

An old bottle brought home from first trip to Belgium in 2010. I believe it is stamped with a BB date of July 2, 2012.

Poured into a chalice this gueuze is clear light amber, little head with nice lacing. Aromas of weak wild microbial funk, white wine ish with apple fruitiness. Taste is very mild, more like a juice than a sour funky gueuze. Easy drinking but not very exciting, low to medium carbonation, weak bodied. Overall a cheapy.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought this back last week from a trip to Belgium, and noticed that some of the bottle contents were missing. I suspect some of it may have leaked out during my return flight, so I decided I'd better get on and consume it before it deteriorated too much. The cap was still on, by the way.

A 250ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. Picked up from a supermarket in Belgium. The label mentions maturation in oak barrels, but I already know that this is a sweetened commercial product.

Poured into a lambic tasting glass. A clear brownish-amber with low carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that disappears rapidly. A sour aroma with hints of sweetness. Notes of lactic acid, oxidised cider, a whiff of sugar and a mild vinegary quality.

Tastes of mildly tart beer with a pervasive sugary sweetness. Notes of sugar, lactic acid, subtle vinegar and spoiled cider. Sweet and sour upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat astringent, but too light and a tad flat. Mild sour aftertaste with a hint of sugar.

Boo - ersatz gueuze. The real thing can be so much more. This is too sweet and too clean; filtered and adulterated with sugar. Where are the complex yeasty notes and the biting acidity? Where's the puckering mouthfeel and the depth of character? It's drinkable enough, and might serve as an introduction for someone who has never tried lambic before, but otherwise it's strictly for the kids. Give it a miss.

Photo of rastaman
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasurable Gueuze, slightly sour, slightly sweet, not over the top, but i don't think its meant to be is it?

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've never had a Gueuze before, so I thought it was about time, being a fan of the sour side of the sense of taste. Popping off the wire-encased Champagne-style cork, I got a good whiff of a nice sour-fruit aroma wafting out of the bottle, and was happy that the beer didn't come spewing out at the same time. In the glass, this Lambic appeared a light golden colour with a reddish tint, and produced a few fingers of puffy white head. The smell was very tart fruit, like cherry or kiwi, accompanied by a mellow sweetness. The taste, likewise, was well balanced between the tart fruit and the light malty sweetness, although the carbonation was a bit on the high side. The first few sips were quite intense, but after breaking in the taste buds, the remainder of the bottle went down quite smoothly. Not something I'd want to have in a large quantity over the course of an evening, but quite interesting and flavourful (if you like sour fruit) for a round or two.

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A smooth tasting and sour but not overpowering smelling geuze. Pretty appearance, with significant lace. Does not overpower the palate, some sweetness without being cloying. Long moderately tart finish. Satisfying beverage even for my mate, his being the beginner geuze.

Photo of dirtylou
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle, poechenellekelder brussels

reviewed from notes

appearance: served in the lovely wicker basket pouring mechanism, pale orange body, light beige ring

smell: sweetness levels high for a geuze, light sourness

taste: not anywhere near the level of cantillon geuze - overly sweet, tame funk levels, some light sourness - pear, apple, grape. this was a panic decision as the waitress came too soon

mouthfeel: high sweetness levels, would like a little tarter

drinkability: ok

Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a green .375L from Drinks of the World.

I might say this is a gueuze for beginners. The aroma has moderate Belgian funkwith sweet malts in the background. It's surprisingly sweet with a honey like flavor that blends fairly nicely with the mellow barnyard elements - horse blanket and hay. There's also a bit of fruit in the flavor with white grape and lemon. The appearance is a deep, clear gold and a touch of lacing. I actually checked the label to make sure I didn't get a fruit lambic, but this is still a nice and interesting beer, just not a great gueuze.

Photo of jahsausage
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours bubbly yellow with thin (cm or so) but lingering head. smells sweet.. To be concise, it is "thin, unsuprising but tasty" on first sip. I would almost class it as some kind of "session" lambic as it is flavourful yet not wild and with very little after-taste afterwards. not dissappointed that I bought it but usually expect more from a lambic, the colouration (ie the clarity) does lend thoughts towards filtration however, espescially for a gueuze combo of young and old brews it would be hard to argue for this happening naturally but then again i'm no expert.

Photo of nickhiller
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: clear, coppery and headless

S: apple juice and cider, suspiciously lacking funk.

T: flowery and fruity, a sickly sweet and slightly vinegar finish.

M: light and juicy.

O: juice with alcohol added, I think they're stretching the definition of the gueuze with this one, I think it might be more aptly classified as a wine cooler.

Photo of elricorico
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep orange, bordering on copper coloured. Very clear, and generates a large, frothy, ivory coloured head. Reasonable retention and sticky lacing in abundance.

Smell is tart, very hard to break down. SImply a lambic tartness, that is not overpowering, but makes it clear what kind of beer you are smelling.

Sweeter in taste than it is in smell, there is light fruit juice flavour right off the tip of the tongue. An almost tropical sweetness, suggesting pineapple. Tartness to the finish that is not very defined, almost seems diluted or washed out. On the bland side.

Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, and though it feels like the carbonation is lively, it is easy on the tongue. Easy drinking enough that you could serve this to just about anyone, but lacking in intensity in the flavours.

Photo of hotstuff
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This lambic poured a medium white foamy head with fine-large bubbles. The body was gold and there was no lacing on the sides of my glass. There was a lot of carbonation with this lambic. The aroma was fruity, sweet and citrusy. The taste was syrupy and slightly sour. The flavor reminded me of apple juice.

Photo of edgarius7777
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

My first gueuze. As I was hardcore wine lover started to drink beer just half year ago, I would advice to start with this type of beers when you are planning to change from wine- to beer-way :-)

Photo of emerge077
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Delilah's 2009 Lambic Tasting. 2003 vintage.
Review from notes.

A bare skim of foam across the top, with a tiny "string of pearls" clinging to one side. Sweetened iced tea, honey, clover and soggy graham cracker aroma. A sweet tartness on the tongue, more soggy graham/sugar cookie, medicinal with mild paper/cardboard around the edges. Dry in the finish, it does pull the cheeks inward slightly, but nothing approaching a sour pucker. Obviously sweetened. This was just plain dull, maybe worth a try for free, but I wouldn't buy it if I saw it.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - Poured a golden brew with a nice huge bubbly head. Retention is very standard but head leaves mark at every sip, which is usually a quality mark. Taste is sour with a hint of tannic. Very refreshing with great carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer even though there's probably some more extreme/better lambic gueuze out there.

Photo of Takahiro
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip
My bottle, which I bought in France, is not the same as the one shown on this webpage, but I believe I am drinking the same stuff.

My first gueuze beer

A: Clear amber, fine lace that dissipates quickly

S: funk, tomato juice, tart apple

T: soy sauce umami (actually very nice), a mild sweetness (from soy sauce?) on palate, backed by very mellow lactic sour. minor lemony tartness stays a bit longer, but leaves nicely.

M: little bit sticky for my taste. little bit too sweet for me

D: OK

I wished it was little drier and less sweeter. but it seem to have a good sweet-sour taste, but leaning little towards sweet side.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear golden-copper w/rich frothy white head, decent lacing and retention.

S-Aroma of tart fruitiness, apple, peach, raspberry, tea, bits of sweet malt, hint of spice.

T-Delicate sweet-tart flavor with fruity tea and smooth malt backbone.

M-Medium bodied w/good balance.

D-Easy to drink and pleasantly refreshing.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle that's been in my cellar (erm, cardboard box in the closet) for at least a year, probably closer to two. This was the first gueuze I ever tried, and I really grew up in my understanding of beer with this one. So I have a bit of fond feelings for this oldie. My last bottle from Michael Jackson's Beer of the Month Club some time back.

A gentle pop of the cork announces it's Mort Subite time. Pour is a dark apricot color- darker than most. The head of big bubbles fizzes away immediately in my Cantillon gueuze glass. A medium stream of carbonation continues for some good time thereafter.

Aroma is slightly gueuze-like, sour dried fruits (apricot, apples, and peaches), not sweet fruit, but the fruit aroma essence. A delicate, subtle funk wafts over the aroma.

Flavor is typical gueuze sour, but not as pronounced as many. Gentle fruit and subtle organic farmyard. A little thick on the tongue.

This one is good enough to drink, and much easier to drink than the "authentic" lambics. It's a tradeoff- if you don't want to work, this is a good one, but it isn't as interesting as some others.

Photo of Squelch
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dan colored. Off white head. Crystal clear. Nice lacing.

Smell: Cidery smell. Sweet, malty.

Taste: Sweet tasting. sour middle, nice balance. Major malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Not to style. Needs more puckering.

Overall: Tasty but not sour enough. a little too sweet. I like the beer though

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of barnyard funk in the nose.
T: The taste has a bit of funk but this isn’t very strong and also has some flavors of lactic acid along with some hints of sweetness. There is a little sourness towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This has to be one of the easiest beers in the style and would make for a good entry-level beer into geuzes.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a fanatic gueuze drinker, but I've found that I tend to reach for this one more often than not when given the chance. Surprised I haven't reviewed it until now.

Served in a tall Tuborg tulip glass, of all things.... Pours out a slightly hazed ruddy amber hue, with intense carbonation. Forms a tall chunky white head with thick sticky lacing.

Tart, sour, powdery sugar sweetness on the nose with a bit of malt vinegar acidity. But then again that all why we're here.... It's pleasant however, tempered and not overpowering.

Flavour is rounded, if that's possible for a gueuze. Tartness takes center stage, but has a nice sweet wheat malt supporting cast helping keep it from being a one trick pony show. Even the corn is apparent near the finish, although more of a behind-the-scenes player.

The carbonation steps to the front in the mouthfeel, providing an effervescent sensation over the palate, while it goes down light but not watery.

All in all a very enjoyable gueuze, in fact a great entrance for people into the style and to possibly work their way up to the real lip puckering offerings of this style. If your gut can handle the sourness it'd make a decent light session beer.

Photo of vacax
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2004. Pours a dirty, coppery shade of yellow. Aroma is funky along with sweet honey and flora including lilac. Tastes of classic Belgo-funk with a moderate sourness and pronounced floral character. Mediun bodied with a nice creamy carbonation. Quite easy to drink with a lovely funk to it. I have had this beer a couple times, this bottle was particularly tasty, and so it would seem a couple years in the bottle definitely makes this one a winner.

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