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Mort Subite Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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173 Ratings

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Mort Subite visit their website

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001)
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Photo of baiser


3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear, dark amber, with a rocky white head and good lacing. Aroma was fruity and estery. Taste was syrupy sweet fruits, tart and a dry, cloying bitter after taste. Way too sweet for my tastes. Mouthfeel was thick and syrupy. Carbonation was ok. Just not my favourite style.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2005 03:55:46 | More by baiser
Photo of EeRocKK

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this Gueuze at home in a mason jar mug. I have had success with that mug, both for volume, (fits 37,5cL perfectly, allowing for ample head), and for allowing the nose to have a desired complexity. I enjoy the flute glasses with the Framboise of the same maker, but the wider glass lets more of the randomness out at a time, I suppose.

For a 4.5% lambic, it kinda kicks you more like wine than beer. It tastes complex, yet not over powering, and several can be enjoyed in a sitting.

If you go on lambic binges, which I'm frequently known to do, interspersing these between fruit lambics can buffer the sweetness and extend your daily intake of fine Belgian creations. There are probably better lambics out there, but the Mort Subite line is an excellent introductory run for those willing to try something new. I've never had one I have not enjoyed to this day. Cheers.


Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 00:26:34 | More by EeRocKK
Photo of kennyo

New York

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

deep gold color, nice carbonation maybe a little too much for style, small white head that falls out to a very thin white boubley covering. Aroma is funky, horsey, citrus with some sweetness. everything a gueze lambic should be. The taste is sour with some lemon tones. This gueze is very drinkable, not overly sour, a little astringent but this is has a very soft feel in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 22:16:52 | More by kennyo
Photo of paterlodie


3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is nice, quiet clear bronze teint wit a nice white head. Smell is very fruity, litle sour but fresh with litle malt. Taste is sour and fresh with lits of citrussyfruit. Litle malt and oak are there but mostly in the aftetaste. Further sour; its a pitty to see on the label that they ad vit. C. A good geuze can do without....

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2004 19:40:29 | More by paterlodie
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at their place in Brussels. The color of the beer is an orange and peach combination. Frothy white head on the pour wich leaves quickly. Tart dry taste with a tangy sour tongue. There is also a slight citrus (lemon) taste to the brew as well. Decent mouth but not that special. It's lacking the baryard horse love and complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2004 02:50:56 | More by frank4sail
Photo of francisweizen


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Mort Subite cafe in Brussels. 75cl Glass full for like 5-6 euros! The epitome of a mediocre, non-traditional lambic product. This is a murky golden colour with a huge frothy head of white-off-white foam. Aromas are gueuze-like. Sweet/sour/fruity without the fruit/malty/bready/biscuity/everythingy. The taste is sweet up front, and sharply sour as well. The finish is nice and long. The mouthfeel is neither too thick nor too thin and the drinkability is a bit above average. By all means try this one once...but once will probably be enough.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2004 21:11:57 | More by francisweizen
Photo of tjd25


3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber redish color, kind of opaque with a non persistent small head. The smell and the taste are all about sourness. Some grapefruit flavor: sour, but fruity and slightly sweet. A note of apple in the taste that I didn't find in the smell. The mouthfeel was ok. A decent gueuze, not more than that.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2004 21:14:22 | More by tjd25
Photo of Hex92


1.43/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer may smell good if you are into Champagne but it is not a good beer smell. Nice color with a this head. The bubbles feel kind of nice on the tongue, but thats the only thing positive I can say about this beer. I would rather drink canned coors light for a week than drink another one of these. This is the first (and LAST) Gueuze I have tried. I sat down on three separate occasions and tried the beer and thought it was horrid each time. I gave the rest to a friend (who likes gueuze) and she thought it was good. So I didn't get a bad batch. I just have no appreciation for this style.

No big deal there are plenty more beers to drink out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 01:05:54 | More by Hex92
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2004 16:41:27 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of RoyalT


3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2004 01:26:35 | More by RoyalT
Photo of GreenCard


2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

37.5 cl bottle...

Appearance: pale amber hue, sparkling clarity, lots of bubbles, a frothy thick layer of off-white foam, lace

Aroma: a bit fruity, some lactic tang, a touch of wood, very light on the barnyard stuff, diacetyl

Flavor: champagne-like vinous quality, some wheat, medium tartness, a bit corky, dryish finish with a lemony aftertaste, not very complex

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, bubbly, some alcohol warmth, leaves a slick feeling on the tongue

Overall Impression: More "authentic" than some other commercial geuzes, but not very complex. Basically tastes like cheap champagne with a little contamination. Could be a good intermediate geuze for the neophyte to get used to the truely "authentic" stuff.

The Mort Subite Geuze in Belgium is 7% abv, but I'm not sure if there is a difference between what you get in the US and what we have here. Could just be a mistake on this listing.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2004 20:49:14 | More by GreenCard
Photo of UncleJimbo


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

250 mL brown bottle with BBE date notched on back label.

This gueuze poured a clear, light amber color with creamy, white foam that persisted and clung to the inside of the glass. The smell was a tart, sour, citrus aroma with just a hint of sweetness. The citrus tickled the nose. The taste was tart with some sugary taste. There was a sour grape (vinous) taste as well as a hint of caramel (unexpected in a gueuze?). The usual musty flavors were present. The mouthfeel was smooth but tart with medium body and medium low carbonation. This was an OK gueuze, but a bit sweeter than expected.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2003 06:28:37 | More by UncleJimbo
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If your taste in nearly everything, beginning with, at the very least, the drinking of beer, runs toward the acerbic and away from the sweet, perhaps you, yes, you, are the gueuze drinker Mort Subite is looking for!
Appearance: a solid, opaque, pale orange/ medium red color, with a small, thin, brief head of white foam above.
Aroma: lambic-y, that's the only way to call it, that's the way it is, in lambic-land, but without the extraneous flavors involved in so many others. There's nothing else like it, sour, yet pleasant, lively, alert, hoppy, it exists beyond traditional boundaries and anticipations and is what it is, defying other expectations.
On the tongue, there it is, once more: sour, but not too tart, and actually approachable, perhaps a "tamed tartness"?Medium body, rather short, though crisp and memorable, finish. Sourness recurs on the plate, sip after sip, and that's what this brew's all about, though mildly so.
I can never see myself getting terribly excited about the gueuze style of lambic, but I don't dislike it either. It's great that it exists, I guess I'm saying, but I can't imagine seeing myself returning to it for taste or refreshment too often!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2003 11:31:44 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Gueuzedude


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

The Gueuze is brewed by De Keersmaeker for the café, using the Mort Subite name and is widely available in the area; it is unfiltered and quite good. The typical sourness is balanced by a light sweetness and is not as uncompromising as some of the Lambic from the smaller brewers. For an unsweetened Gueuze, Mort Subite is definitely quite approachable for the budding Lambic initiate.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 19:40:01 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Naerhu


4.7/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

White two inch head, amazing lacing, amber orange body. Sour and sweet orange cream soda aroma. Flavor is consistent with aroma. Orange sherbet, peach notes, with no discernable hops. This is a fruity beer that avoids beeing sweet. Pleasantly carbonated and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2003 17:39:00 | More by Naerhu
Photo of hotstuff


3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2003 10:12:32 | More by hotstuff
Photo of TheDM


2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured a large head of fine to large sized white bubbles that left no lacing. Its body is that of a carbonated light orange/brown lager. It has a very strong fruity lambic aroma. The flavor is a dry, fruity, sour and acidic with a fizzy mouthfeel. An unimpressive average lambic at best.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2003 15:05:26 | More by TheDM
Photo of mickeymac


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

Comes in a green bottle with a wire cage and cork. It's cloudy and somewhere between gold and peach with an effervescent white head. The smell is primarily citrus. The flavor also has pronounced citrus with the requisite bitterness and some sweetness. Being no gueuze expert, this one was good enough to keep me interested in in tracking down more. A hearty thanks to LongBeachBum for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2002 19:22:53 | More by mickeymac
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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

the first gueuze I've had.
small bottle! and an even smaller glass (I got a sampler/gift pack with a glass included). I'm not sure why they couldn't have packaged a glass that would hold a whole bottle.
Pours out with a colour just on the apricot side of golden. About 2 fingers of head, which dissipates fairly quickly. The nose is a little acidic and quite sweet. The taste is the same - all the usual lambic tones, but the overlying flavour is something very familiar that I just can't put my finger on.
I liked this. Sweet, but drinkable and very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2002 16:13:38 | More by the42ndtourist
Photo of Gusler


3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The pour a clear golden-amber color, the head is creamy, modest in size, off white in color, and dissipates faster than a "Good Beer At Gusler's House" pert near Warp Speed, right Mr. Spock, with fine lace sheets. Nose is that of over ripe or sour fruit, with under tones of sweetness. Front is malt, top is Infinitesimal, but the whacking acidity hits you immediately, vinegary, basal in the hops category, with an astringently dry aftertaste. Ranks #748 on my current 1000 beer master list.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2002 07:44:59 | More by Gusler
Photo of packetknife


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was hoping for something more but I'm not dissapointed. Cloudy with a frothy white head. Lemon on the nose. An odd sweet finish after the tart. Not watery but not quite thick.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2002 11:23:32 | More by packetknife
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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?

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2002 09:42:55 | More by rastaman
Photo of Jason


3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2001 15:18:24 | More by Jason
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