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Mort Subite Blanche - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bark on 09-09-2004)
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
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seancake, Apr 06, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +20.6%

I had this on tap today at Cannery Row Brewery in Monterey. It was listed on the menu as Mort Subite White Lambic.

Appearance- copper color, nice looking head

Smell- very fruity like sour apple, very nice

Taste- sour apple, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. I would like to get more if I can.

jeffjeff1, Jan 30, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

Another tasty from the Mort Subite in Brussels. I enjoyed this at Mort Subite while sharing a plate of kip kap.

This beer pours a nicely cloudy straw yellow with a fair amount of carbonation. The beer has a robust head that remains for most of the drinking, leaving plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The bouquet has robust yeast and grains, but lots of nice fruit as well. Lemons, apricots and berries all tickle the sniffer at various times. Almost candy-like at times. This translates well to the taste, as the classic yeasty-powdery taste is supplemented with a lovely, complex fruit mix. The finish has an initial bitter bite, and then leaves a lovely, faint aftertaste of apricots and peaches.

This is a medium bodied beer with great mouthfeel. I enjoyed it immensely and wish I could get some here, but alas, I will have to wait until I am in Brussels again.

garcia2a, May 29, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

KimenTshom, Jul 21, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +12.5%

Wonderful peach flavor. Light as a frothy cloud melting on the tongue. Great fruity aroma that keeps wafting with every sip. No trace of hops, apparently. Like a sugar cookie but not overly sweet. Long lasting lacing in the tulip glass.

If it had more taste it would be champagne. An interesting example of subtlety in brewing (Stone, take note). And yes, if your female companion winces at the thought of another IPA, Morte Subite is your secret weapon. Another of the less-common tap offerings at South Park Abbey in San Diego.

mactrail, Nov 08, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

Sampled at A La Mort Subite in Brussels, it came out a cloudy straw gold under a one finger thick white head that goes nowhere and leaves lots of lace along the way. Very fruity and spicey nose, with lots of raspberry and plenty of yeast. Light and very prickly mouth. Sweet yeast with raspberry tones define the initial flavor. Not much in the way of hops, there is a definite sour tone. A bit of malt emerges at the swallow. Nice drinking experience.

Globetrotter, Dec 10, 2006
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours an almost opaque yellow with a finger of white head, some lace.

S: Smarties, candy-like on the nose with a lot of lemon.

T: If lemon cotton candy was a flavour this would fit it. Never really funky or that acid, but pretty tasty.

M: Very light carbonation, easy on the palate, fluffy.

O: My first from the legendary Mort Subite and I'm impressed. Good balance of flavours, nothing artificial, an enjoyable effort.

Halcyondays, Jul 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

A: I believe this beer was mislabeled from the Brewery. It poured reddish in color with a crisp, white effervescent head.

S: Faint sweetness of fruit, cherries.

T: Easiest way to describe the taste - Cherry Kool Aid, in a good way.

M: Light carbonation.

O: Enjoyable, easy drinker.

Prime16, Apr 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jrfehon33, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ortie, Oct 31, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Poured a very light, almost clear peach color with a fluffy white head. Scent was initially lemons...with a bit of wheat and peaches. Some grassy notes as well. Taste was basically just as it smelled. Nice and tart. VERY easy drinking tart beer. My girlfriend couldn't stop stealing my glass. As the beer warmed, the peaches and tart wild flavors came through nicely. Mouthfeel was light bodied and slightly creamy. Drinkability was very high. Overall, I've never had a beer labeled as a "young white lambic"...but I really enjoyed it. Nothing SPECTACULAR, but very drinkable.

DovaliHops, Oct 21, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap at A la Mort Subite in Brussels as Lambic Blanche (I assume this is the same beer).
Golden and cloudy with a thin white head.
Aromas of lemon and orange zest.
Tastes of muted lemon, very subtle bitterness, and a nice balanced yeasty sweetness. Extremely drinkable without being simple.

, Apr 20, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +7%

Billed as Mort Subite Witte Lambic. Poured a pale straw yellow into a pint glass with a finger of bright white head. Sweet aroma of honey, lemon, and a touch of grass.

Moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Sweet lemonade up front with creamy wheat and an odd but pleasant hint of coconut in the finish.

Wasn't really what I was expecting from something called a lambic, but this was very tasty and refreshing.

grittybrews, Aug 06, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

When in Brussels, do as the "Brusseleirs" do: go for a "blanchke" (a white) in "La Mort Subite" (Sudden Death). The café itself may attract more tourists than locals these days, but it has kept its authenticity despite this.

Very accessible, a good introduction to lambics. Maybe not the best of this style, but that doesn't mean thisn't a good beer, far from it.

Opaque golden-straw, you'll have to be fast to catch any sight of a fast dwindling hald inch of foam (I really can't call this a head).
Lemony smell and taste, nice balance of sweet and sour, little of the bitters. Quite fruity even, but luckily there's the yeasty tones to counter that sufficiently as to not make this an alcoholic lemonade.

Very nice quick thirst quencher, very drinkable.

Paisan, Nov 17, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +3%

This was quite a surprise for me. I didn't expect from this one but it turned out to be really tasty. I really enjoy the aroma on this one, it's a little yeasty but mostly picking up some white grapes. The flavor is smooth and on the sweeter side. It's got a white wine feel to it all around. I never thought this would be as flavorful and refreshing as it was.

Knapp85, Mar 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MSandahl23, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BeerOps, Aug 28, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

The colour is apricot-pale orange and cloudy. The minimal foam is white and built of relatively large bubbles.

The smell resembles of sparkling lemonade: Sweet with a clear flavour of citrus fruits and peach.

The carbonation is potent with rather big bubbles. Quite fit for the style, I think.

The first taste that meets the drinker is a rather bitter aroma of marzipan and apricot brandy. Then, a complex taste of sweet almonds, dry cherries, peaches, bitter orange and some yeast emerges. The bitterness is very subtle, but it is present somewhere in there. The aftertaste is slowly decreasing, leaving a fine flavour of apricot.

According to the staff at Akkurat (the fine beer bar in Stockholm, Sweden), this beer is strictly speaking only sold at a Belgian café, but a special arrangement made this exclusive guest appearance in Sweden possible. They also explained this beer as “like Hoegaarden White, but based on a Lambic instead of Witbier. The result was quite different but very attractive.

bark, Sep 09, 2004
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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Look - golden yellow with a hint of beige. Cloudy haze poured with no head.

Smell - fruity with definite peachiness. Hints of vanilla and butterscotch as well.

Taste - Flavors of peach, white nectarine, and banana come through the strongest with more breadiness than tartness. The fruit flavors paired with a hint of vanilla remind me of a cream soda. Very surprising as the fruitiness & tartness was more subdued. Interesting to say the least.

Mouthfeel - thick and smooth. More creamy than carbonated.

Overall - an interesting take on the lambic style. Very smooth and drinkable. A little watered down but enjoyed being surprised. Would like to try again.

abrethanson, Mar 11, 2012
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Mort Subite Blanche from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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