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Mort Subite Kriek - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
82
good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LCBO in a moment of inspiration, albeit it gay inspiration. Pink froth with some fruity esthers. Medium bodied, though I am glad I shared this as drinkable, a little. Finishes sweet, that cherry sticky syrup, not too sweet, dtill retaining a sour edge.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2008 03:22:10 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A small curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of cherry juice and cherries with a slightly tart quality. Taste is also of cherries and cherry juice with only a mildly tart quality. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 06:38:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle – Poured a reddish brew with good carbonation. Aroma of cherries is overpowering with nothing else coming out in terms of aroma. Taste is bit too much cheery with not enough tart and tannic. Overall, this one is very refreshing but not the best from Mort Subite, nor close to the great kriek lambic.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 14:30:35 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-01-2014 02:52:58 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The beer pours a nice bright red color with a thin layer of pinkish head.

S: Intense cherry aroma with a slight sugary note to it. There is a little bit of acidity to it which does help to balance out the sweetness.

T: The best way to describe the taste of this beer is cherry soda. Mildly acidic with tons of cherry flavor and a substantial sweetness. But, the beer is not overly sugary or cloying.

M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation.

O: Certainly a guilty pleasure. Although it's not necessarily traditional, it's still enjoyable in small servings.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2011 06:43:19 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-15-2011 02:28:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-09-2013 22:40:09 | More by spycow
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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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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-21-2013 03:52:15 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce pour in a footed goblet. Bright red and brilliantly clear, topped with a slim cap that had a pinkish tint. Delicate concentric rings of drippy lacing. An ever present, mottled veil of skim sits on the surface.

Lightly sweet cherry aroma, initial wafts of damp dishrag must and minerals. Something vaguely medicinal about the cherry, but nothing hinting at a traditional lambic so far.

Cherry tartness hits first, then the club soda spritzer carbonation fizzes you into submission. Towards the end of the glass the carb settles down, but initially it tastes like a cherry soda or wine cooler. The cherry taste is tart however, like natural juice and not overtly artificial. Feel is a bit hollow and it tastes somewhat one dimensional, but it's better than expected.

"Matured in oak casks for several months" says the promo material... why even bother? Sort of a joke compared to traditional lambic producers aging for years to achieve the depth and complexity sorely missing here.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 23:46:43 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-22-2011 19:28:35 | More by JAHMUR
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml caged and corked mini champagne style bottle.

Popping the cork, this beer pours a clear, orange and pink tinted copper hue, with several fingers of puffy, foamy, and silken pale pink head, which leaves some random soap film lacing around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of sweet and sour cherry juice, raspberry fruit wine, and a mild grainy, somewhat caramelized malt. The taste is cherry/raspberry pie, one with a middling acidic tartness, which borders freakishly on my own mom's raspberry cream pie.

The carbonation is moderate, just a few aspiring frothy bubbles, the body a decent medium weight, and actually quite smooth, with a wee twinge of creaminess. It finishes off-dry and still rather fruity, some pie crust malt and a sour cherry candy essence lingering.

A pleasantly tasty, refreshing, and drinkable cherry lambic (if not a particularly complex one), the only danger being that one might get a bit tired of that particular fruit flavour, as with any fruit beverage. However, there's enough going on here to obviate that concern, at least until the end of this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 01:17:34 | More by biboergosum
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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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a red touched ruby with a thick and frothy crème head. Nose is candied sugars. Flavor is cherries, sure. But it's just a sweetened seemingly artificial flavor profile. Clearly additives have been used. Feel is slick and sticky thick on liquid and the carbonation is standard. This is just like Lindemans. So if that is your thing, you'll be able to appreciate this more.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 23:48:09 | More by RblWthACoz
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured clear, bright red, with a foamy white head. Obvious aroma of cherries, with not much else coming through. Heavy cherry taste, more sweet than sour, which is sometimes good. Comes off a little medicine-y than authentic fresh cherries, but still very nice. It is a kriek after all. Light and sweet mouthfeel, and quite drinkable if your in the mood for a good cherry beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2011 00:14:33 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 19:19:33 | More by SocalKicks
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled July 2010 at De Heeren van Liedekercke
This beer arrives from the tap with a dark purple, deep red color. The beer is flat, but there is a touch of a ring head around the edges of my glass. Fruity smelling, though I wouldn't necessarily describe it as expressively of cherries; this smells more berry like, or perhaps sort of like red wine. When I come back to the nose after a bit I get a floral, ripe cherry note that is now much more noticeable. The cherry derived notes are definitely the dominant character in the nose, but there is also a note of popcorn some how, or perhaps it is a note reminiscent of sweet corn.

The beer is dry tasting and tart with a lactic and cherry sourness to it. Behind this is a note of sweet baby vomit. My second sip has a berry-like, red wine character being noticeable in the flavor. This is quite tannic, though it is not overly astringent. This is not very complexly flavor and more vaguely fruity with some faded cherry flavors. This would be exceedingly light and quaffable if not for the tannic, cherry skin finish.

Serving type: cask

10-15-2010 16:45:03 | More by Gueuzedude
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-26-2011 00:39:31 | More by Rochefort10nh
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Green cork and caged 37.5cl bottle, best before Sept 09, drank May 09. Poured into a 'Palm' tulip shaped glass.

Rose wine look about it, pinky red, with a thin white head that became a wisp and collar very quickly.

Sweet cherryade smell, but with a sour twist too.

The taste was also sweet and sour, very cherry and getting more sour as the beer warmed.

A little on the thin side when compared to others within this style. It is almost watery once you get through the fruit flavours.

The sweet and sour mix suits my palate and I can see traditionalists pooh-poohing the sweetness and wanting more sourness, but I thought it fine.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 20:53:52 | More by BlackHaddock
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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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2014 03:50:08 | More by Georgiabeer
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's no doubt the beer is pretty. Its deep ruby red body is considerably dense and unrevealing, allowing some clarity but refusing most all highlighting when held to the light. Its head is subtly brushed in a pink hue and it, like the lacing, currently sits in sprawled, circular clumps themselves shaped, fittingly enough, like cherry blossoms.

The bouquet can be said to be artificial or medicinal but undeniably, if shamefully, also quite appealing. It is fruity and very sweet and any notions of candy or cough drops are certainly justified. I'll concede that there's little smell of actual lambic (and that the cherry seems synthetic) but I won't say that either of those affect my opinion that it smells good.

The flavour, similar to its aroma, bears the uncanny impression of candy-canes. The fruitiness (which at times can resemble raspberries just as much as it does cherries) is married with that candy-cane like minty character, so much so that while I typically associate cherries with spring and summer, this flavour reminds me of Christmas.

This is quite different from an authentic, traditional lambic. For one, this is artificially sweet (the cherries, for instance, taste like the plastic looking maraschino cherries you'd be served on an ice cream sundae). A real lambic would boast much less fruit character and taste far more tart, if not outright sour, and be nowhere near as universally appealing.

The carbonation is stinging, the fruity flavour synthetic and its sweetness cloying. To the average palate - or a child's palate for that matter - this is far more drinkable than what's being offered by the handful of artisanal lambic producers left. But it's a matter of industry versus artistry and, for my palate, I prefer the latter for a laundry list of reasons.

These artificially sweetened lambics are like fake breasts - sure, they look good and are appealing on a purely superficial level but they're depthless, shallow, cosmetic and lack the distinct character of *real* lambics. They may bring empty gratification, but it comes at the depreciation of natural means, product and palate integrity and traditional values.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 20:48:01 | More by biegaman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

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

375 ml corked bottle, purchased at the LCBO.

Pours a crystal clear cranberry juice red, big frothy light pink head forms, slowly settles down, leaving some lace foam on the glass, some decent retention, head stick around, solid layer, pretty rocky. Smell is very sweet, sugary, some cherry juice, wood, very earthy, some light funk and acidity. Taste is not too bad, very sweet cherry juice, oak, bread, kind of dry in the finish, light funkiness, woody, not as bad as I thought it would be. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Not exciting but an accessible Kriek for something wanting to check out the style. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 02:48:27 | More by Viggo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-26-2013 02:48:41 | More by Kelp
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beertunes

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The bar I had this at just listed it as "Red" and the keg said "Kriek Original", so I hope this is in the right listing.

Served in tulip. Poured a nice red color with a half inch of of off-white head that moderately low retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was very nice, good fruit scents upfront and a bit of grain and yeast in the background. the cherry scent was just a touch on the sweet side however. On the tongue the sweet cherry hits first, followed by just a bit of tart sourness. the beer had a clean, dry finish.

The body was far too thin for my preferences, but otherwise was smooth and easy to drink. Overall, a very nice beer that had a good, even balance of sweet and tart. Certainly worth your time when you have a chance.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 05:04:26 | More by beertunes
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Mort Subite Kriek from Brouwerij Mort Subite
82 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.