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Mort Subite Faro | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Brouwerij Mort Subite

Style: Belgian Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of REVZEB
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. They love the sugar in their beers here at mort subite. Wow. Faro generally have the granulated sugar aspect to them, but wow they somehow made it into a syrup. Has a citrus tang as well, a saving grace from the sugar. Have had better faros, but have had worse

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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned Pours an amber body with reddish hues and huge foaming white head
Nice slightly funky smell
Good balanced sweet golden syrup against slightly vinegary sherry

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Photo of safaricook
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It is a good option you are afraid of going all sour already this early in the day. Sugar brings this balance and then it feels little too sweet. Refreshing and nurturing

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
2.76/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cbmutlu
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of grapes, pale malt, tartness, and a strong sour aroma. Fits the style of a Faro. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grapes, tartness, slight sugar, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, appearance and aromas denote the high sugar levels, but otherwise good aroma, feel, and body.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like almost everyone else who has reviewed this beer, I had it at the Mort Subite in Brussels. I've drank it there on previous occasions but never reviewed it before. This tasting was in Dec 2011.

Sat near the entrance and 'people watched' as I sipped this sweet and sour blend of a beer.

The beer is a murky concoction of a red blonde/copper colour, the head biege.

The smells are sugary with some tartness thrown in for good measure. The aroma leads you towards thinking the fermentation isn't quiet over: the taste hints at this too.

More sweet than sour, but an interesting mixture of flavours, especially if you have a sweet tooth like myself.

Couldn't drink more than one in a session but it is a pleasant change from the heavy alcohol laden brews I usually drink when in Belgium.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of blaje
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the chance to drink this FARO on tap at the Mort Subite café in Brussels.

If you like faro, this one is a good, but not outstanding. Served in a Mort Subite glass with a belgian "gauffre" by its side. (by the way, the two goes really nice one with the other!). Reddish in colour with a nice big head that really tempers down the smell. Taste sweet, candied sugar up front. Almost no classical lambic tart felling. Probably, one of the best product of the Mort Subite series. Is this due to rareness? Maybe so... but if you go to this caffé, have one because it's impossible to have it otherwise.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft on tap at Mort Subite in Brussels over the Christmas holiday. Sampled this beer while sitting at a table back table next to the bars cat. Beer poured a light amber body with a very slight body of carbonation, smooth bod, with a candy sweet nose and taste but not too sugary as I expected. There was also a nice bit of tartness that made for a decent beer.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at A La Mort Subite in Brussels, it came out a clear cognac color under a one finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly to collar, leaving just a couple spots of lace. The nose is mild of fruit, with clear cherry notes. The mouth is very prickly and slightly heavy, but not at all sticky. Strong cherry flavor overwhelms the malt and nearly eliminates the hops. Sweet and tart at the same time, but the tart wins out, lasting long into the aftertaste. Tasty, but a bit one-sided on the fruit.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Morte Subite cafe in Brussels. When asked if I wanted a large or a small I stupidly said large (thinking it was like a pint/half pint type thing). I got a huge snifter the size of my head with 750 mls inside. Oh well....

A plum/dark red color with a small wispy head. The aroma was mostly sweetish with a bit of lambic sourness. The taste was very interesting, with a pronounced tartness up front followed by some malt characteristics and then a slight bit of sacharine sweet sugary taste. The sweetness in the finish wasnt overpowering, though it could have been a bit more restrained. The mouthfeel was well carbonated and slightly slick (perhaps from the added sugar?).

Overall this was a very enjoyable lambic, much better and more complex than the mort subite framboise I tasted previously.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Tap at the Mort Subite Cafe in Brussels. This is a beautiful red colored beer with huge with head. Aroma is mostly sweet with some very subtle touch of malt. Taste is very sweet with a nice touch of oak at the end. The taste is somewhat similar to the kriek. Carbonation is good and body is thin which makes it a very refreshing beer to sip during a hot summer day. Overall, probably one of the best Mort Subite product that I had the chance to taste.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had to try this while in Brussels. Carmel color rusty brown. Very transparent and clear in the goblet. Slight outer ring to the brew but that is it... not much head or lacing. Caramel in the nose (*sweetness). Light refreshing body and feel with a sparkle on the tongue. Tangy and dry... sweet and then slightly sour in the taste. A dominant caramel taste. Not really rounded or complex but refreshing.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The rare(?) Faro of mort subite, sampled on draught at the mort subite cafe in Brussels. This is a dark reddish colour with a small head of off-white. Aromas are of gueuze funk, sugar, and yeast. The taste is similar with the candy sugar really sticking out. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth and the drinkability is pretty good, as this faro is far less sweet than Lindemans version. Of the three faros that I have had i'd rate this above Lindemans, but below Cantillons.

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Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 22 ratings