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Mort Subite Kriek - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 08-13-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Max's Belgian Beer Fest

This kriek came out with a red pour and a finger of white head. Very nice retention and lacing. It smelled like cherry juice. Not much else, just cherries and sweetness. The taste is so sweet, no sour or funk at all. Basically tastes like a sweet cherry soda with less carbonation. I enjoy it, but it isn't great. I will say that this is at least pretty damn drinkable. I just wish this had some funk, too sweet and average.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle into a Pilsner glass. This is my first Lambic ever.

A - Pours a bright red color with copper hues. Beautiful, white, and fluffy head with a medium retention leaving an abundant lacing on a glass.

S - Strong cherry aroma. I also pick out some biscuit along a nice sweetness.

T - The taste is pretty much straightforward: cherry! Although there are some slight herbal notes, I would like to find more complex flavors.

M - Perfect carbonation, light body, and a tart finish which seems to be to style.

O - Overall, I really enjoyed this Kriek. It feels rustic and delicate at the same time. Please note it was difficult for me to judge since I have never drunk anything similar. Having said that, I think it would benefit from being sweeter in order to balance the tartness.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Kacid
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Fine bubbles, Rose-Pomegranate colored foam
Very clean and fine lacing that dries like a mousse. Brilliant strarberry red rose color.

Nose: Bret Funk, juicy sweet cherry, grassy, rose

Flavour: Mouthfeel is a bit thin and syrupy (overly sweet), taste of cranberry-citrus, slightly medicinal, juicy, very slight acidity, candy sweetness and tartness (like sour-patch kids). Tastes like an alcoholic Izze (Sparkling Fruit Juice)

This is the first lambic i have enjoyed and it serves as a fine introduction to the style. Though it is important to recognize the excessive sweetness of this beer is not characteristic of the style; however, this is what makes a great first lambic to try. I look forward to trying stronger, more complex and tart krieks. I dont suspect aging of this kriek would do it any good as it is not overly acid.

Overall, this beer serves more as a cooler or aperitif due to its low ABV and excessive sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
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.

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2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
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

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Mort Subite Kriek from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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