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Mort Subite Blanche - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: bark on 09-09-2004

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fuku Burger in Hollywood, CA.

Pours a hazy light orange with a 1/2 inch beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace line the glass one the drink down. Smell is of peach and white nectarine with some slight sour aromas. Taste is also of slightly tart peach and white nectarine flavors. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit lambic that is easy drinking.

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy straw yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter-finger high bright white head that died down and left a film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of peach yogurt in the nose.
T: The yogurt-like smell does not carry through to the taste, which is filled with peach flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a bit of creaminess and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because it doesn’t really have any sweetness or tartness.

Photo of Florida9
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mactrail
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jbakajust1
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

10oz pour into 12 oz tear drop @ Bier Stein

A - Pours a cloudy pale orange w/ a thick fluffy 2 finger head. Fades slow to a thick cap and leaves great lace.

S - Smells of light bananas and pears, peaches, light citrus, light spice, sweet breads, a little grainy.

T - Cherry cough syrup, banans, peaches, lots of peaches. Spicy finish. Light tartness.

M - Med body, with a semi dry finish. Prickly and fizzy. Slick.

O - Very good, complex, drinkable beer. Not sure about the whole "lambic" part though. Not sour, and no funk at all. It was a lambic blended with a wit bier, great drink, very enjoyable, but the Lambic is lost on me here, hence the lower score.

Photo of DovaliHops
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of emerge077
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft served in a footed goblet. Looks to be a 12 oz. pour.

Hazy orange, frothy lace that sticks all around the sides, looks pretty nice. Head retention was ok, there was a thin veil of skim on the surface for the entire time.

Softly sweet peach smell, hard to discern if its from a natural source such as yeast or actual fruit, or artificial sweetener and fruit syrup. Mellow and fruity, it leans towards peachy gummi candy.

Flavors are similarly fruity, a bit nondescript, some bland papery malt notes showing slight oxidation, soggy graham cracker. Is this peach fruit flavoring... it's hard to tell. There's more citrus influenced witbier stylings than anything resembling "lambic" here, as the tap handle so boldly states. This stuff is more of a light alcopop than anything approaching tart, let alone sour. Still it's easy to drink and pretty simple. Not worth paying a premium though.

Photo of ehammond1
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazy, light straw yellow, reminiscent of apple flesh with a thin white head.

A very sweet, though appropriate, and simple, aroma. There is a lot of peach and pear in the aroma, along with a touch of sweet Granny Smith apple. This nose is a bouquet of fresh white fruits.

Sweet and candied juice flavor--peaches and pears dominate. No hint of bitterness or alcohol presence. This tastes and drinks nearly identically to peach/pear juice.

Thin to medium bodied and very low in carbonation.

A tasty fruit beer--though ultimately too simple, sweet, and one-note.

Photo of grittybrews
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into 20cl Fest stemware at Antwerp Beer Passion weekend. Reviewed from notes.

A: 2.5 finger head of fair cream, thickness, and retention. Hazy light hold colour.

Sm: Butterscotch and barley. A light scent.

T: Heavy butterscotch, a bit like sweets. That's it. Some water. Simple but fairly unique. Balanced and built well.

Mf: Soft, smooth, weak, wet, and nice. Complements the flavour of the body.

Dr: Very drinkable, nice quality, and a fair price.

Photo of DearthVader
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at The Stuffed Sandwich

Pours a straw-like yellow with a 1" head. Relatively easy to see through even though it is a relatively closet body.

I pick up mostly lemon zest and grass in the smell.

Tastes are earthy grass with lemon upfront. Flows into a slight bitterness with a lemony tart finish.

Mouthfeel is nice and refreshing.

Overall, it was just ok. This is a great beer for a warm day though incredibly refreshing.

Photo of Prime16
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a hazed pale straw color with a massive head. It quickly dies down and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S: Smells really interesting. Lots of peaches and pears as well. Definitely some wheat and a grassy and musty funkiness. A touch of sugar and sweetness, too.

T: Like the nose, tons of peach character. Like a peach nectar/juice drink, and is somewhat sweet. Wet grass and hay, as well as a dry, tannic oak giving the beer its minimal funk.

M: Light to medium in body with a rather high level of carbonation.

O: A really, really strange beer. It was nice to try, but not terribly interested in having this again.

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presented as Morte Subite Witte Lambic
Sampled July 2010 at De Heeren van Liedekercke; paired with the dessert course as part of the tasting menu
This has a huge peach nectar like character to it; for some reason it reminds me of an overly sweetened ice tea that has been doused with fake peach flavor. The beer is a hazed, pale gold color and is topped by a fizzy, white head.

The flavor is sweet and peach like, though this is watered down a bit. This is only faintly beer-like to me and there is a hint of tartness to it towards the finish. The finish has a touch of dried grassy graininess to it. This is quite light bodied, though the extra sugar adds some texture to the body.

This is definitely a weird beer, I am quite surprised how peach like this beer seems to me; I suppose this could be because of the other beers I have had today, but it seems so pronounced I don't know how someone could miss it. Small amounts of this work with dessert, but I certainly wouldn't want to drink much of this.

Photo of Paisan
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of gfreed
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at La Morte Subite. Had this as a second beer, which was a good idea. Very light in aroma, taste and body. The head was probably the lightest pile of foam I've ever seen on a beer: one easy slurp and it was gone. Slight aroma of lemons and oranges. The taste is quite lemony, somewhat like a Weihenstephan lager with Wit additives. Light carbonation; this would be a nice thing to drink on a hot afternoon after walking around Brussels. There are better beers to be had, however, so don't stake your trip on this one.

Mort Subite Blanche from Brouwerij Mort Subite
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.