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Mort Subite Kriek - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-13-2002)
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velkyal

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just popping open the cork was to be rushed with the fragrance of cherries. No messing around here then, fruit by name, fruit by nature.

Very red beer, and the head was distinctly pink. Guess what it smelt like, erm yes cherries, but also like the powdered sherbert that I loved as a kid.

Tastewise it was a revelation - I was expecting a sweet cloying flavour, but au contraire this was tart and acidic balanced out with a sweetness in the aftertaste, and as I did expect lots of fruitiness. The body was smooth and velvety.

Magnificent.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 09:47:56 | More by velkyal
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a maroon red color with a foamy, light pink head. The aroma is rich with sweet cherries. The taste is sweet with cherries evolving into a tart finish. Decent flavor, but the texture is a little thinner than I would have imagined. A smooth, refreshing desert beer that I’m a little surprised doesn’t have a higher rating.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 02:13:13 | More by Lemke10
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nickfl

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of white foam on a clear, amber colored body. The head fades slowly and leaves thick lace.

S - Sour malty aroma with some medicinal cherry.

T - A sweet, candy like cherry character up front with some malty caramel in the middle. Finishes with caramel, tart fruit, and dark sugar.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very strong cherry presence with enough sweet and sour character to be eminently drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 05:39:34 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head on a reddish brown body. Tons if lacing, light aroma which is as expected mostly fruity and raspberry like. This is an excellent lambic with a nice raspberry and medicinal cherry taste up front and brown sugar finish with moderate to high carbinaion and light body. Overall very drinkable and one of the better lambic beers out there.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 18:19:06 | More by kylehay2004
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Pepeton

Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottles bought in a department store in Monterrey, México, with a best before date of August 2006.

Pours a beautiful bubbling rosé champagne-like brew, with a nice pink to reddish head and good lacing.

Smell is of cherries and little maltiness.

Taste is refreshing, fizzy, of cherries. Good balance of malts and sweetness of the fruits.

Mouthfeel is crisp, sweetish though.

Of course I'll have another one. Actually, I am.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2005 13:40:43 | More by Pepeton
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jahred

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought back this bottle from my trip to Amsterdam. Comsuned 7/28/04, date on bottle says 11/05.

This beer is absolutely beautiful. As it's pouring out of the bottle it's a light pink color, and acquires darker reddish-brown colors in the glass. A huge and gorgeous light-pink, creamy foamy sticks around the glass after a pour.

As for the scent, it's not as strong as I expected, and is best-described as cherry-musy. An old farmouse. Old cheese. And there's a wiff of cherry in there, too.

The taste is crisp and only slightly tast, and the surprisingly large head adds a creamy aspect aspect to the mouthfeel. The level of acidity makes there more of a lemon taste than a cherry taste, though some cherry notes are still there. Later, as the beer warms, the sweet cherry flavor lingers in the aftertaste. Mmm....

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2004 01:04:04 | More by jahred
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cfrancis

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I adore Mort Subite. Such a nice beer to have on the off occasion. This one is laced with cherries. Aroma is very subtle but you can detect cherry and fruit. Taste is an explosion of taste. Cherry with the dry bitterness of cranberry with the bite of alcohol. Just a fantastic mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 03:05:41 | More by cfrancis
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donnebaby

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark burgundy red body with a fresh white hear of hazy spontaneous bubbles. Ample lacing. Smell is cherry preserves, like pie, powerful and true--yet not too sweet; very nice.

Taste, too, refreshes by not being too sweet. The focus arrives more on the mouthfeel, accented by a somewhat strong carbonation flush followed by a smooth, creamy characterature of the sweet and fruity cherry. Utterly clean finish.

Highly drinkable and an excellent kriek, one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2004 17:22:24 | More by donnebaby
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NoDeity

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright red. The head is thick and rich, pinkish in colour, and sticks around for a long time.

The sour flavour of the cherries comes through beautifully but not so strongly that it's like a cherry soda. As expected for the style, it's somewhat dry and the taste isn't especially beery -- it might even appeal to those strange folks who aren't fond of beer.

This is not my favourite style of beer but I like variety and this makes a very nice break from the IPAs and strong beers that I usually favour. I'll definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 08:38:22 | More by NoDeity
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked bottle.

Fleshy pink tones with wonderfull lacing. Clear with no residue.
SMells of cherries and sour fruits.
Taste: Sour cherries with a touch of bitterness. Very crisp and very refreshing. Fine bubbles contribute to the excellent mouthfeel.

Overall a nice, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 01:51:47 | More by jbonapar
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Drank in a chalice from a bottle in Brussels at Delirium Cafe..

This is very good lambic.

it smells great very sweet with cherries.

The beer has a beautiful red/brown color with a white head, not a lot lacing.

It tastes sweet with cherries dominating but has a nice sour kick too.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 19:12:00 | More by jrallen34
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This kriek poured a slightly hazy cherry red with a forever lasting bright white head.

The cherries came through quite strong in the nose but never completely overpowered the sourness that lingers.

The taste, like the nose is dominated by the cherries. The sweet start is almost too much. But the finish combines the sweetness with a nice sour that lingers and lingers.

The mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Really nice.

This is a very drinkable lambic. Probably a little kool ade for a died in the wool lambic lover, but I really liked it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2005 01:17:38 | More by LarryKemp
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ewright

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my second beer I had with dinner at Belgo Centraal in London. It came looking like a rose wine, but with lots of champagne like bubbles and a frothy 1/2" of pinkish white head. There was a large sour cherry nose with hints of mild toasted grain.

The taste was dominated by sweet and sour cherries, with a tingling effervescence much like champagne. A very drinkable beer and a great way to finish off a really good pot of mussels!

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2008 15:34:16 | More by ewright
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been meaning to try this one for ages - finally picked up a bottle at the LCBO.

Pours a wonderful ruby-copper hue, leaves an inch thick of foamy head. Terrific lacing; a wonderful-looking brew!

The smell is mostly cherry, with some apple-cranberry sourness, biscuits and wine.

The taste is exceptional - sweet fresh cherries at the front, puckery sourness at the finish. The finish is nice and dry. Fully expected a sweet lambic and was pleasantly surprised. However, I agree with a previous poster in that it's not a flavour I can drink for too long.

Mouthfeel is juicy and tart, lightly carbonated.

Not a beer I will pick up too often, but certainly one well worth trying. My favourite lambic thus far!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 03:20:59 | More by JohnnyBarman
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely, fiery amber colour with a yellow hue around the edges. A generous, frothy white head leaves an ample amount of lacing before settling as a thin collar.

Smells like rotten apples, ripe grapes and a warm, honey-sweetened bran muffin.

Tart and slightly sour cherry taste with an oat or bran-like backing and a peppery tone. Sweetened, almost buttery apple taste in the finish, like a fritter or pie.

Has a really sharp bite on the tongue. Light, but syrupy body with a low carbonation. The long-lasting collar provides a certain creaminess before a dry and tart aftertaste with lingering apple-cherry tones.

This is a great desert beer and a great introduction to lambics. It has both a quality fruit taste and a proper tartness and it looks great to boot.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 04:46:20 | More by bryehn
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle

Pours with a deep red body, pinky white head with good retention

Smell, strong sherbet coated cherries. Slight acidic tart twang but followed by a sugary sweetness

Taste, slight tart cherry flavour followed by an estery sweet finish. Some crisp bready malt in the background

A very drinkable kriek, not a big tart unsweetened lambic but a drinkable fruit beer this is

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2005 22:52:02 | More by cypressbob
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer has a good inch head and a pink colour to it. The head retention is very good.

The nose on the beer is with sweet cherries and a bit of tartness. This beer has a sweetness from the cherries and a slight tartness. Very balanced. The mouth feel is a bit creamy and the beer is pretty drinkable. Solid lambic all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 16:52:11 | More by swizzlenuts
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at LCBO in July. Bottle notched B, C, E, 6 & 11. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours crystal clear and red if looked at in light, but a brownish colour when looked at from atop... Nice head, little lacing, but excellent retention. The aromas and palate are dominated by dried cherries, but with a light sourness that becomes puckering slowly over time. Enjoyable, and a nice light sour IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 02:29:43 | More by kjyost
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mort subite - sudden death. So kriek would make this the sudden death by cherries?

A - pink. It's a kriek. Head is thin cotton candy pink and body is also a ruby cool-aid red.

S - smells pink too. Cherries are there the elderberries are in here too (as per the label) but I'm not familiar enough with elderberries to know what I'm looking for. It has lots of subtle layers. Colors and seasons and types of cherries

T - it has the cherry flavor not of fake candy but of the cherry filling in Bon bons. Like the fancy syrup in ihop. Slight tangy sour aftertaste. Designed to be had with Belgian chocolate.

M - smooth and crisp

D - fantastic dessert beer. Give me this with a chocolate and I'll order it everytime.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 09:23:30 | More by jeranbrews
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" very light pink head that dissipated quickly but left some lacing over red liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Sour cherries and yeast.

T: Tart yet sweet taste of sour cherries with a finish reminiscent of candy.

M: Thin viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: This lambic is an easy drinker and is on the sweeter end of the spectrum for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 06:18:07 | More by DaftCaskBC
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark cherry red color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and bubbles

S: Immediate difference between this and others of the style is the dark cherry presence versus the young, red cherries. Wood, some Earthy notes to it as well.

T: Starts out with a nice blend of dark cherries with a subtle hint of young red cherries but dark cherries being dominant, a bit sweeter, wood, tartness.

M: Felt fuller than many for the style, medium body, well carbonated a bit sweeter yet still dry with lots dark cherry flavor

o: Good

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 18:13:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Chez Leon.

A-Ruby red color, clear. A finger of rocky white head.

S-Sweet cherries dominate.

T-This one is skewed towards being sweet rather than sour. Cherries are evident and pleasant.

M-Nice body-not as thin as some lambics. Quick dry finish.

D-Very high.

O-This is a drinkable lambic with strong cherry flavor which skews towards being more sweet than sour but not overly sweet to the point of tasting artificial.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 16:12:20 | More by deebo
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a vivid cherry red with a thin slick of head. Sweet cherry aroma with hints of tartness and malt.

Moderate-to-highish carbonation and full mouthfeel. Sweet cherry up front with hints of caramel and some mild tartness on the finish.

A little sweet and one-dimensional, but tasty and easy-drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 21:14:49 | More by grittybrews
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from morel's in beijing.

375ml green bottle. dated june 2007 on the importer's label, with declared shelf life of 2 years.

poured into tulip.

cranberry color with slightly dulled red tones and hints of brownish amber. generally clear but still some faint haze. very nice off-white-pink head that slowly fades to thin but constant layer. very nice lacing.

aroma has whiffs of light red wine vinegar, rose champagne, and a trace of earthy funk. also hint of cork or wood, not negative. definite sour cherry fruitiness throughout.

nice balance between tart and fruity sweetness. mild vinegary tones and champagne notes, cherry fruit, faint musty character, and a surprising underlying maltiness that comes in for a peek. mild acidity has trace of grassy, woody bitterness in the finish as well. has a slightly watered-down character however.

again, a hint of being watery, but still quite smooth, with moderate carbonation, but that combines with the acidity for a slightly more "sharp" feel than anticipated.

not bad, and definitely a more appropriate introduction to kriek than lindemans, as it isn't as sweet and medicinal. a better choice for easing a newcomer into the more traditional sour lambics.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 16:35:43 | More by tai4ji2x
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrived with two fingers of dark pink to red head, body is deep red. Aroma is light amount of funk and bitter cherry. Flavor is good, cherry again a bit of funk, a little tart as well. Light on the palate and crisp carbonation. Also the head laces very nicely

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2011 20:53:25 | More by rootbeerman
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Mort Subite Kriek from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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