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Mort Subite Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
80
good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001)
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Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Jason, Oct 20, 2001
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.4/5  rDev -2%
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.

RoyalT, Feb 11, 2004
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

DaPeculierDane, Sep 16, 2009
Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of ant1
4/5  rDev +15.3%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of innominat
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

innominat, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of deebo
2.39/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

deebo, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

jazzyjeff13, May 15, 2012
Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of rastaman
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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?

rastaman, Mar 27, 2002
Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 27, 2008
Photo of nikigava
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nikigava, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +11%
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.

Sammy, May 19, 2005
Photo of dirtylou
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
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

dirtylou, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Ciocanelu, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

tempest, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of jahsausage
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jahsausage, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of nickhiller
2.45/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

nickhiller, May 08, 2011
Photo of elricorico
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

elricorico, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

GRG1313, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of hotstuff
3.33/5  rDev -4%
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.

hotstuff, Jun 11, 2003
Photo of JamFuel
3/5  rDev -13.5%

JamFuel, May 14, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +15.3%

PhillyStyle, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Rickus
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
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Mort Subite Gueuze from Brouwerij Mort Subite
80 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.