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Mort Subite Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of EPICAC


3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Morte Subite in Brussels.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-orange. Topped by a white head that thins to a patchy film leaving heavy lace.

Smell: Acidic sourness. Swirling brings out light funkiness and an odd sugary aroma.

Taste: Moderate sourness with some citric notes, lightly sweet in the center. There's a light funkiness in the finish. All of the lambic characteristics are there, but they're toned down.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, low carbonation, lightly dry.

Drinkability: Toned down and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 06:36:22 | More by EPICAC
Photo of RobertDwight


4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 20:41:54 | More by RobertDwight
Photo of Dukeofearl


3.6/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2006 00:10:49 | More by Dukeofearl
Photo of funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up one of these at the LCBO never seeing something like this there before.

This poured to a amber, almost red color with a thick puffy head. Smell is sour like a cider, with some wine undertones. This stuff actually doesn't taste too bad, the hops and barley are slightly evident under the rich cidery flavor this brew contains within. Initial mouthfeel was very sour but eventually smoothed out nicely making something that is actually quite a pleasure to drink.

This stuff is quite nice, I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 02:10:47 | More by funkengruven
Photo of atigerlife


4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color witha small, creamy white head. Head dissipated rather quickly. Decent lacing. Large carbonation bubblers can be seen rising.

Aroma was sweet with some farmhouse and hay smells comng through.

Taste was dry and sweet. Almost had some sweet cherry [not like a kriek] hints. Also some sour undertones.

Mouthfeel was light and quite cleansing.

Overall, quite different than some other beers of this style that I have had. I really enjoyed this bottle. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 12:35:37 | More by atigerlife
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 04:17:18 | More by jahsausage
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2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a goblet.

deep gold with half an inch of frothy white head that leaves tons of lace. fairly clear with some rising bubbles.

aroma is too sweet. cidery, bright and sugary with just a hint of tart.

apple sweetness, with a hint of tartness near the finish. light, refreshing mouthfeel with a medium carbonation. has hints of some sour but it's washed away with a cidery sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2006 18:50:32 | More by Prufrock
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Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Colour on this beer is a tawny red, with a thin head made of large, weak bubbles. Sweet and sour smell. Cherries, malt and 'farm' smell. Not impressed with the taste. To me, it tasted like sour Mike Ike's. No other character. Mouthfeel was dry. Not drinkable. I like sour hard candy, but not in liquid form.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2006 03:11:18 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of Conrad

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I approached this one with some trepidation, as the label shows it has some of the things I shy away from: adjuncts and chemicals.
It has wheat, corn, sugar, antioxidatives, and ascorbic acids.
However, the experience was not bad at all.
It poured a nice light copper-ruby red, with a thin head and pretty bubbles. The smell has fruit, like berries, and reminds me of Mateuse wine. The taste is a combination of sweetness with tartness; the sourness is there, but subdued. Nice light body.
Mouthfeel is fizzy and fun.
Overall: a girlie beer, good as an appetizer. If you like Geuze Lambics, this is the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 15:39:11 | More by Conrad
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - clear copper with a creamy 2 finger head. Leaves patchy lace on the glass.

S - Tart. White wine and green apples. A bit of of horse. A faint touch of grain as well.

T - Mm. Interesting (my first gueuze). Not at all what I expected. Quite sweet and tart. Strong apple notes - cider like. Aftertaste is sweet with a slight astringency.

M - Medium bodied with a quickly fading hard carbonation. Slightly drying.

D - Pretty good. The sourness and sweetness matches well. Easy to drink, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2006 03:04:52 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber, generous off white head forms, some real nice lacing on the glass, decent retention. Smell is nice and funky, sweet and sour, some citrus, spice, barnyard and yeast. Taste is citrus, with sour, iron, sugar sweetness, some caramel in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Not a great Gueuze but really not bad, very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 00:34:43 | More by Viggo
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Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Orange-rust color with a tight white cap that laces well.

Big carbonation.

Aromas of pear cider over some sour funky musty smells. Body is surprisingly light and spritzy...gritty mouth feel. Taste is tart-sour up front balanced by a sugary sweetness, no hops to speak of leaves the impression of a pear cider...finish is dry where you get just a hint of musty horse blanket over some tart and metallic tastes...sweet after taste.

Seems too over processed to me from the main stream lambic gueuze...perhaps an entry level blended and sweetened lambic that won't shock the uninitiated. "

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2006 23:03:18 | More by pootz
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3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this with a mussels dinner at a restaurant in Couvin Belgium. It was poured into a Mort Subite chalice (every beer I tried in Belgium was served in the correct brewery's glass).

It looked pretty nice, copper color with a really long lasting sticky white head. It smelled and tasted slightly sour, but not as severe as a Flanders red. In fact I heard the sour flavor is subdued in this beer by the addition of some sugar after fermentation. I'm not sure if this is true, but there was some sweetness in the flavor.

I bought another bottle to take home, as well as a bottle of Mort Subite Oude Gueuze (which doesn't have the late sugar addition). I'll see if I can taste the difference.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2006 17:06:38 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of Sigmund


3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle, corked champagne style. In France. Brown colour, large head. Aroma of barnyard, ensilage and red wine vinegar. Sour & sweet flavour with notes of claret and red wine vinegar. The recipe includes maize (corn) and ascorbic acid. A drinkable gueuze, but I’m not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 16:48:48 | More by Sigmund
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3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extremely attractive, slightly hazed rich orange/gold – the lambic flute nicely shows off different aspects of the color – lighter around the edges and deep in the thicker center. Perfect sized off white head that leaves a nice lace, though dissipates quickly.

Strong sour aroma, floral hops, slight woodiness

Really quite a smooth drinker. Tart flavor dominates at first, but there’s surprising amount of malt sweetness to the back end of the sip. Enough to leave the throat a bit sticky afterwards. Finish is a bit woody/musty. Ends with a bit of a whimper.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 16:15:58 | More by mzwolinski
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2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A belgian beer, almost a speciality beer for me, i try this week this beer and i´m not impressed, the belgians are not my favorites, excpet P. Kwak, this are very fruity, i try this only like appetizer, but is good for cheeses and french bread, i prefer serve in a goblet, for appreciate its tones, i recommend 72% in my preferences.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2005 15:59:24 | More by tesguino
Photo of Vancer


3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First Gueuze - was pleasantly surprised by the *not as sour* as expected aspect of it. Nice looking clear copper brew, producing a sliding tan lace.

Musty, apple/fruity and slight vinegar aroma – as if it was just drawn from a wooden vat in a barn. Slight sour apple mash taste – no real malts or hops kick. Very dry, almost Champaign-like in the mouth. Still a pleasant drinking brew, would not mind having a bottle or two – even the wifey said she liked the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2005 14:03:35 | More by Vancer
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml Bottle bought from belgianshop.com...

Poured a golden amber colour... Head was white, big and foamy with quite small beading although it disappeared quite quickly...

Aroma - Earthy, strong ginger notes, peppery, lemon zest, slight mustiness...

Taste – Quite sweet, grassy, peppery, slight lemon notes, black tea...

Feel - Quite sharp as there is a fair amount of carbonation...

Overall - A pretty good and very drinkable gueuze although maybe a touch too sweet... certainly worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2005 10:52:33 | More by mdagnew
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle, served in De Braake Grond

Pours with a cloudy amber body, slightly off white head with fair retention

Smell, very sweet on the nose. Some vinegar coming off

Taste, slightly tart initially, little bit of funk but very little. The tartness is followed by a whack of over the top sweetness....this is a gueuze right? Little bit of apple and a few other fruit, some citrus

A drinkable gueuze but not really very true to the style

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 15:44:22 | More by cypressbob
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a copper amber color with a huge billowy white head. Theres some nice Lambic funk and acidity on the nose, though also an ominous sweetness. This sweetness becomes dominant in the taste. This Gueuze is too sweet and not complex enough, almost no horseblanket and enteric notes. This beer is like a different style compared to authentic gueuzes like Girardin or Cantillon. The mouthfeel is spritzy and the finish is too sweet, this beer isnt even moderately dry like gueuze should be. This is a vapid, homogenized, domesticated version of probably the greatest, most interesting beer style there is (IMO).

It even lists asorbic acid and "antioxidant" (with the quotations) as ingredients. Thats weird. This beer is a like a cooler version of a gueuze. I can understand making sweetened versions of kriek, but also Gueuze? Why?

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2005 16:18:25 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 375 ml bottle, with a best before date of June of 2006. The label is a little different from the one depicted here, but I believe it's still the same product.

Pretty amber color, with a good matching head and lasting lacing.

Smell amazingly similar to a Spaniard Sidra (cider): Sour, sweet and just a hint of malt.

Taste, once again, very similar to the Spaniard Sidra. Sour and sweet, very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light stingy and tart on the aftertaste.

Drinkability, well, in my hoy Summer sorroundings this is a great beverage. Might have several in a row, especially in a night like this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2005 02:57:28 | More by Pepeton
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice rusty amber, substantial head, good lace.

Sweet and sour gueze aroma, inviting, not overwhelming. Similarly nice approach to the palate. Tasty beer, not too sweet, good fruity sourness. Nice tart finish.

Comfortable beer to drink, good summer beer, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2005 00:36:52 | More by TerryW
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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 23:55:03 | More by Sammy
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3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into the correct glassware at a cafe in Paris.

Color is clear amber with the providing a nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is a light red wine vinegar with a sweet smell in the background.

Taste is a light sourness with a very noticeable sweetness as well. An interesting mix if not extremely enjoyable.

There is a bit of a bittering quality as well that appears to be hops.

In all it is quite refreshing with its light carbonation if not outstanding in taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2005 20:57:06 | More by silenius
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3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden amber colour topped by a rocky, off-white head. Good lacing and retention. Plenty of sour fruitiness and a bit of earthiness in the aroma. The flavour starts out sweet, followed quickly by a balanced acidic sourness. Fruit character shows up part way through and follows the tartness to the longish finish. In fact, the finish reminds me of fruity candy. Light body and high carbonation with a slight syrupy slickness. Pretty refreshing and easy going down.

375 mL green bottle, corked, best before date punched into the side of the front label.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2005 00:28:43 | More by DrJay
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