Mort Subite Gueuze | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Mort Subite GueuzeMort Subite Gueuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Mort Subite
Belgium
mort-subite.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
238
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.65%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
27
For Trade:
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Hex92
1.48/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer may smell good if you are into Champagne but it is not a good beer smell. Nice color with a this head. The bubbles feel kind of nice on the tongue, but thats the only thing positive I can say about this beer. I would rather drink canned coors light for a week than drink another one of these. This is the first (and LAST) Gueuze I have tried. I sat down on three separate occasions and tried the beer and thought it was horrid each time. I gave the rest to a friend (who likes gueuze) and she thought it was good. So I didn't get a bad batch. I just have no appreciation for this style.

No big deal there are plenty more beers to drink out there.

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Photo of harrymel
1.52/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Best by: 10/2012
Brussels trip

A: Pours an orange golden ale with single finger light tan head which falls quickly to a quilt of the same. Central cylinder of carb rises centrally from the bottom. Cobweb lacing.

S: Hints of wild yeast in with a ton of sweetness. My initial thought is this is more like a Faro than a Gueuze. Sweet syrupy smells.

T: First thought - artificial orange concentrate. It's hard to get past, but then I find some copper kettle, burnt sugar. A bit of cheap sweet and sour sauce.

M: Thin body with low to moderate fine carbonation. Near dry finish.

O: This beer is far from what a Gueuze tastes like in my experience. This is super sweet and syrupy.

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Photo of drabmuh
1.85/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle says "Mort Subite Gueuze Original" -- I hope this is the right one. Beer served in a wine glass. Carbonation low, thin white head, dark amber beer, clear...doesn't look like any gueuze I've ever seen.

Smells sweet like a faro, not sour.

Beer is sweet and mildly sour, it has a grainy finish to it and overall it is kind of gross. The finish is mildly dry. Overall I will never have this beer again and I would be likely to avoid this entire brewery because of this beer.

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Photo of VierBier
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of YvesB
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of atpca
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like processed apple juice with a hint of soft cheese. Quite unpleasant.

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Photo of GRUUMSH
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of hoser
2.26/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Essence of lambic and made for the soda pop generation. One expects substandard stuff from this brewery and I was not let down.
If I must say something positive thier kriek is slightly better. Now I must go to the basement and get some Boon and or Cantillon and get this sugary taste out of my mouth.

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Photo of slitherySOB
2.35/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Colour on this beer is a tawny red, with a thin head made of large, weak bubbles. Sweet and sour smell. Cherries, malt and 'farm' smell. Not impressed with the taste. To me, it tasted like sour Mike Ike's. No other character. Mouthfeel was dry. Not drinkable. I like sour hard candy, but not in liquid form.

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Photo of deebo
2.42/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

An old bottle brought home from first trip to Belgium in 2010. I believe it is stamped with a BB date of July 2, 2012.

Poured into a chalice this gueuze is clear light amber, little head with nice lacing. Aromas of weak wild microbial funk, white wine ish with apple fruitiness. Taste is very mild, more like a juice than a sour funky gueuze. Easy drinking but not very exciting, low to medium carbonation, weak bodied. Overall a cheapy.

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Photo of jlindros
2.46/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Picked up in Belgium when I was there a couple years ago, shared with rudzud.

Decent fizzy creamy head fades at a med pace, little lacing clear dark amber tan color.

Nose is bad, bbq sauce weird sugar see thing, fruity apricot jam, little earthy tobacco, acidic funk thing, bad off characters.

Taste super sweet again, fake sugar, candy bbq sauce tangy acidic, pineapple like apricot sugar jam acidic bbq sauce, acidity, messy oxidation even.

Mouth is med to thin bod, even light carb.

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Photo of Marius
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

25cl bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Tons of sugar, some cherry jam and a subtle metallic sensation. No kind of lambic funk detectable.

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Photo of nickhiller
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: clear, coppery and headless

S: apple juice and cider, suspiciously lacking funk.

T: flowery and fruity, a sickly sweet and slightly vinegar finish.

M: light and juicy.

O: juice with alcohol added, I think they're stretching the definition of the gueuze with this one, I think it might be more aptly classified as a wine cooler.

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Photo of Saind
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of od_sf
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of GreenCard
2.61/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

37.5 cl bottle...

Appearance: pale amber hue, sparkling clarity, lots of bubbles, a frothy thick layer of off-white foam, lace

Aroma: a bit fruity, some lactic tang, a touch of wood, very light on the barnyard stuff, diacetyl

Flavor: champagne-like vinous quality, some wheat, medium tartness, a bit corky, dryish finish with a lemony aftertaste, not very complex

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, bubbly, some alcohol warmth, leaves a slick feeling on the tongue

Overall Impression: More "authentic" than some other commercial geuzes, but not very complex. Basically tastes like cheap champagne with a little contamination. Could be a good intermediate geuze for the neophyte to get used to the truely "authentic" stuff.

The Mort Subite Geuze in Belgium is 7% abv, but I'm not sure if there is a difference between what you get in the US and what we have here. Could just be a mistake on this listing.

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Photo of tesguino
2.62/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A belgian beer, almost a speciality beer for me, i try this week this beer and i´m not impressed, the belgians are not my favorites, excpet P. Kwak, this are very fruity, i try this only like appetizer, but is good for cheeses and french bread, i prefer serve in a goblet, for appreciate its tones, i recommend 72% in my preferences.

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Photo of rudzud
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark clear honey amber with a this wispy head.

S - Aromas of almost sickly sweet caramel malts. Almost no tartness.

T - Taste is sweeter than the nose somehow, hardly any tartness, really lacking on all things gueuze.

M - Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, thin, watery .

O - Overall this was really underwhelming, incredibly sub par.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of emerge077
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Delilah's 2009 Lambic Tasting. 2003 vintage.
Review from notes.

A bare skim of foam across the top, with a tiny "string of pearls" clinging to one side. Sweetened iced tea, honey, clover and soggy graham cracker aroma. A sweet tartness on the tongue, more soggy graham/sugar cookie, medicinal with mild paper/cardboard around the edges. Dry in the finish, it does pull the cheeks inward slightly, but nothing approaching a sour pucker. Obviously sweetened. This was just plain dull, maybe worth a try for free, but I wouldn't buy it if I saw it.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought this back last week from a trip to Belgium, and noticed that some of the bottle contents were missing. I suspect some of it may have leaked out during my return flight, so I decided I'd better get on and consume it before it deteriorated too much. The cap was still on, by the way.

A 250ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. Picked up from a supermarket in Belgium. The label mentions maturation in oak barrels, but I already know that this is a sweetened commercial product.

Poured into a lambic tasting glass. A clear brownish-amber with low carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that disappears rapidly. A sour aroma with hints of sweetness. Notes of lactic acid, oxidised cider, a whiff of sugar and a mild vinegary quality.

Tastes of mildly tart beer with a pervasive sugary sweetness. Notes of sugar, lactic acid, subtle vinegar and spoiled cider. Sweet and sour upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat astringent, but too light and a tad flat. Mild sour aftertaste with a hint of sugar.

Boo - ersatz gueuze. The real thing can be so much more. This is too sweet and too clean; filtered and adulterated with sugar. Where are the complex yeasty notes and the biting acidity? Where's the puckering mouthfeel and the depth of character? It's drinkable enough, and might serve as an introduction for someone who has never tried lambic before, but otherwise it's strictly for the kids. Give it a miss.

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Photo of innominat
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mattfancett
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Sspeer1
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Anacross
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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Mort Subite Gueuze from Brouwerij Mort Subite
3.45 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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