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Mort Subite Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 35
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-08-2006

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 35
Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night. Thanks to Brad for the chance to try this obscurity. 375mL bottle shared with my homie Nick. From notes, I believe this to be a 2005 bottle.

Pours a stunning cherry red hue with some light peeking through at the edges. Big bubbly whitish pink head fades to big bubbles and a foam ring throughout the session.

At cooler temps (40s), the funk was very restrained - cat piss mostly. Some month old cheese that you left in the back of the fridge by accident starting to stink up as it warmed. Nice cherry juiciness and gentle oak impact. Some earth as well.

Really nice authentic cherry in the taste, none of that manufactured shit. Moderate tartness and tannin presence leading to a drying finish. Funkiness described in the aroma was present throughout but made itself most known as it warmed in the aroma and mid-palate.

Low to medium bodied with a subdued carbonation despite the initially vibrant appearance. A little bit of a slippery mouthfeel helps some more of the mustiness come through. Very drinkable and a very pleasant lambic. Thanks for the chance, Brad! I definitely wouldn't have tracked this one down otherwise.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 dated Neck Label; Best By May 2012; Sampled January 2009
The beer pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a pink tinged, pale colored head. The beer is a deep red color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright red stained, gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice, musty, moldy, wild mushroom and farmhouse cheese funkiness to it up front that is noticeable even as I pour this. A deeper inspection of the nose yields more of the same as well as a tart back note of cherries and aspirin. Brettanomyces definitely have left there signature in the aroma; there are also musky notes of dried sweat soaked blankets and some phenolic, almost plastic like notes here too.

Nicely sour with a big lactic acid presence. The finish has hints of tart cherry skin notes to it, a bit of tannic bite and a hint of cherry-flavored aspirin. In the middle the Brettanomyces kicks in at a level that is subtle compared to the nose, but still contributes a musty, earthy note that impinges on the oral-nasal cavity more than on the flavor. The cherry notes become a bit more noticeable as my palate gets used to the sourness, but it is never nearly as noticeable as its effect on the color of this beer. There is a nice backdrop though of fruity, cherry skin flavors that serve as a framework for most of the other flavors here. The fruitiness can at times provide a suggestion of sweetness that belies the dry, tart finish that grips this beer. The beer has a bit of tannic heft to it that keeps it from being thin, but the dry tart character keeps this pretty darn quaffable.

My second pour of this beer sees the cherry flavors becoming a bit more noticeable, in fact the cherry is coming into its own here. This is a nice example of a Kriek, it could use a bit more funkiness and some more fat cherry notes and then a bit more tartness, but then it would be a different beer. I am definitely enjoying this.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL green glass bottle, corked. This is the less sweet, more tart/sour version of their Kriek.

This kriek poured a clear, deep ruby red color with pink foam that settled. There was good carbonation in the glass. The smell was tart/sour cherries, though not an overpowering aroma. The taste was very tart cherry with a light sourness in the finish. There was a mild maltiness beneath. The mouthfeel was dry and tart, almost sour, with crisp, dry cherry fruitiness throughout. The body was medium with strong carbonation; the carbonation was sharp on the tongue initially during the sip. This was a very nice, dry Kriek lambic; more sour than sweet but not overpowering. Quite addictive, and I wish I had brought some home with me from Antwerp.

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Mort Subite Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.