Mort Subite Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite
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Reviews by allforbetterbeer:
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured into a glass at a hostel-bar in Brussels. Smells like processed lambic. Very bubbly. Things were going well until I took a sip and found it to be very sweet. I am sure that my expectations made this more shocking than it had to be, but since the packaging was so traditional with a heavy glass bottle and a Belgian style cork and cage I figured it would be real gueuze. It is not however, and though I try not to hold that fact against it, I am disappointed by the lifeless sweetened fizz in my glass. I wouldn't buy this again, but if you like sweetened pasteurized gueuze by all means give it a shot! A little cheesy bread and earth in the flavor, but have to search it out amongst all that sugar.
06-23-2012 08:29:53 | More by allforbetterbeer
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3.4/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-11-2004 01:26:35 | More by RoyalT
4.05/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
09-16-2009 03:32:01 | More by DaPeculierDane
2.39/5 rDev -30.9%
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.
03-06-2013 03:08:59 | More by deebo
United Kingdom (England)
2.68/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
05-15-2012 21:44:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.58/5 rDev +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.
01-27-2008 00:04:17 | More by biboergosum
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
05-18-2005 23:55:03 | More by Sammy
3.3/5 rDev -4.6%
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
06-01-2010 22:42:34 | More by dirtylou
3.65/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
07-11-2008 12:36:00 | More by tempest
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.48/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
06-10-2006 04:17:18 | More by jahsausage
2.45/5 rDev -29.2%
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.
05-08-2011 22:07:31 | More by nickhiller
3.3/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
07-03-2007 03:17:31 | More by elricorico
3.33/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
06-11-2003 10:12:32 | More by hotstuff
2.68/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
05-17-2009 19:09:30 | More by emerge077
3.5/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
02-23-2004 16:41:27 | More by Phyl21ca
3.63/5 rDev +4.9%
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
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.
03-28-2011 03:45:49 | More by Takahiro
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