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Mort Subite Kriek - Brouwerij Mort Subite

Mort Subite KriekMort Subite Kriek

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%

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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-13-2002)
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Photo of TurdFurgison


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

Poured from a corked bottle I brought back to the US from Antwerp. Maybe it's available somewhere here, but I haven't seen it. It's appearance was OK, red colored beer with pink foam. It smelled like cherries but not as strong as Lindeman's kriek. Same with the taste. Not really worth any effort to find, but not bad if it's offered to you.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 12:47:03 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of DaPeculierDane


2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mort Subite translates to Sudden or Instant Death. Yep, that pretty well describes this muddled mess. There seem to be too many ingredients. Very sweet but bland in the fruit department. Taste needs more cherries. Smell is pretty good though, fruity with a mixture of berries and medicinal sweet cherries. Thick frothy pink head looks good. Very pink, impressively pink.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 02:36:13 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of tesguino


2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

the champagne of kriek beers, its deep red like bull´s blood, spontaneous fermentation, like wine, its smell presents wheat, cherry, malt, hops; taste ample harmonious, a little metalic; good for cheese, and german cuisine, drinkabilty over the average, because is like appetizer; try with goblet. 78% recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 16:54:18 | More by tesguino
Photo of Albinoh


3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very thick, long lasting, foamy, tan head. Hasy brown body. Smell like cherry, a lot, combined with aromas that resemble red wine. Taste is like cherry again, very sweet at the begining, some tartness in the end that makes you feel you are drinking the fermented fruit. The tartness tends to lower down as the beer heats up to room temperature, makes the beer more enjoyable.

I feel like im drinking a pink wine with the smell of a red that looks like a beer.

Its the first lambic i taste, i dont know what to say, i think it fits the style properly, but it not my favorite beer style at all. Myabe is just that i miss the taste of malt from this beer (which i dont feel at all).

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2005 06:37:29 | More by Albinoh
Photo of 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
Photo of ViveLaChouffe


3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 375ml bottle, cork dated 2/04.

Pours a clear cherry/amber color with a light pink frothy head. Lots of fine lace. Smells of tart cherry with hints of light spice.

Tastes tart and lightly sweet, some sweet spice and not much else. Mouth is not sticky, not overly sweet, even a bit crisp. This beer is tasty, nothing wrong with it but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2005 01:35:36 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Photo of Pepeton


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
Photo of LarryKemp


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
Photo of jahred


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
Photo of 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
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Brussels at their bar. Fluffy pink frothy look with a lasting lacing head. Bright attractive cherry/ruby color in the glass (goblet). Not a ton of nose to it just a hint of cherry sweetness. Very carbonated lively tongue and mouth. Not complex tasting at all.. decent but no impressive layers of flavor and complexity that you expect from this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2004 02:09:42 | More by frank4sail
Photo of 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
Photo of UncleJimbo


3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Bierodrome on Kingsway in London.

This kriek poured a clear red amber with pink foam that coated the glass. The smell was a modest cherry aroma (not too sweet). The taste was dominated by sweet cherries, though not overly sweet. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium-light body and moderate carbonation. A tart cherry flavor lingered a bit as an aftertaste. This was an OK kriek -- fairly refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2003 06:23:07 | More by UncleJimbo
Photo of the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red tinged gold. 2 fingers head. This is a lot lighter than Belle Vue (unfortunately that's the only other kriek I've had). Rather sweet, some cherry flavour. It's more of a flavoured gueuze than a proper kriek. Goes down well.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2002 19:52:52 | More by the42ndtourist
Photo of aracauna


3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's red, but not candy red. It's drier than the framboise. The cherry is there but it meshes with the gone sour taste. The cherry seems to go really well with the natural lambic flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2002 20:32:51 | More by aracauna
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet cherry flavour, with perhaps a bit of late sourness and tartness. Pretty light and refreshing, which makes it good to drink in summer, however it is perhaps a bit too sweet for me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2002 21:09:01 | More by rastaman
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Mort Subite Kriek from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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