Mort Subite Gueuze | Brouwerij Mort Subite

Mort Subite GueuzeMort Subite Gueuze
BA SCORE
3.47/5
240 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,620
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
240
pDev:
15.27%
Bros Score:
3.24
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A smooth tasting and sour but not overpowering smelling geuze. Pretty appearance, with significant lace. Does not overpower the palate, some sweetness without being cloying. Long moderately tart finish. Satisfying beverage even for my mate, his being the beginner geuze.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of barnyard funk in the nose.
T: The taste has a bit of funk but this isn’t very strong and also has some flavors of lactic acid along with some hints of sweetness. There is a little sourness towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This has to be one of the easiest beers in the style and would make for a good entry-level beer into geuzes.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exquisite night in Eizeringnen for their small "Nacht van de Grote Dorst 2012" which boasted a sour ale only event, lead to a few lasting impressions- few drew greater praise than this Mort Subite Gueuze.

As the beer opens with a burnish toffee pour, the lift of carbonation provides a bubbly, nearly champagne-like appearance that combines the appearance of sparkling wine effervesence and Belgian dubbel ale coloration. Well headed with creamy off white foam, the beer laces timidly while retaining for nearly half the session.

Sharply aromatic with citrus and acids, yet refined with crusted malt and earth, the nose is chocked full of mouth watering scents of lemons, limes, cider, sour cherries, mild chocolate, tart berries and apples, tawny red wine, and grape must that couples with a savory scent of bread crust and slight malt. It's a balanced scent of sour and savory notes throughout.

Flavors of the beer are even more intense as the rich brine of leather, sea salt, and horsey must weaves in the sour flavors of lime, crab apple, under ripened berries, and white wine vinegar to complement the richer and more mature base. The beer balances the taste of young sprite acidity with the melded earthy lambic very, very well. The beer develops from the open of citrus to the mid palate of caramelly fig to the closure of lactic cleanliness, earthy brine, and grapey resistance.

Light bodied, but its easy to call it richer because of the semi-starchy body that the malt of the young beer provides. Yet the strong acidity, clean lactic, and well attenuated sourness ushers in a terse finish of tartness and lemon zest.

As the beer settles on the palate, it's hard not to revisit the glass much sooner than I should. But the dryness of the beer leaves me wanting a quick return. This is a well blended sour ale that offers as much sultry taste as it does refreshment- a welcome beer in my glass in complement to any rich pork dish accompanied by a bowl of mussels- a feast that I won't soon forget. Thank you Brussels!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've never had a Gueuze before, so I thought it was about time, being a fan of the sour side of the sense of taste. Popping off the wire-encased Champagne-style cork, I got a good whiff of a nice sour-fruit aroma wafting out of the bottle, and was happy that the beer didn't come spewing out at the same time. In the glass, this Lambic appeared a light golden colour with a reddish tint, and produced a few fingers of puffy white head. The smell was very tart fruit, like cherry or kiwi, accompanied by a mellow sweetness. The taste, likewise, was well balanced between the tart fruit and the light malty sweetness, although the carbonation was a bit on the high side. The first few sips were quite intense, but after breaking in the taste buds, the remainder of the bottle went down quite smoothly. Not something I'd want to have in a large quantity over the course of an evening, but quite interesting and flavourful (if you like sour fruit) for a round or two.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rating from Summer 2014:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of emerge077
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
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 Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - Poured a golden brew with a nice huge bubbly head. Retention is very standard but head leaves mark at every sip, which is usually a quality mark. Taste is sour with a hint of tannic. Very refreshing with great carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer even though there's probably some more extreme/better lambic gueuze out there.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jlindros
2.46/5  rDev -29.1%
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 dcmchew
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks dark orange to amber, nice foamy head, sticking to the glass.
Smells like sweet and sour cherries, hay, low barrel notes. Like a gueuze, but sweeter.
Very sweet fruitiness, like an apple/pear cider. Lots of green grapes, but not as musty as expected. Not a huge tartness also, taste is of sweet (rather than sour) cherries. Citrus is sweet also, with a bit of zestiness. The malts are light and pale. Some tasty spiciness. Green grass, hay, barnyard notes that you can find in a saison mostly. Woody notes also from the barrel, but pretty low(ish). Low bitter finish.
Fizzy in the beginning, but it gets quite creamy as it sits.
Not the type of gueuze that i like, but not a horrible beer either. I guess it's a good introductory one into the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber color; very good head and lace.

Sour cherry aroma with raisins and sun-dried tomatoes.

Strong sweet-sour flavors; lip smacking sour aftertaste; strong cherry taste. Decent body with a high carbonation.

Very smooth (subtly) lambic. Hard to find in the USA but worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jason
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite easy to drink, seemed processed compared to a unadultered lambic. Odd sweetness behind the tartness, still had no problem drinking a few glasses of it at La Mort Subite cafe in Brussels though.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

I enjoyed this bottle at tomorrowland served chilled at the Belgian beer corner in a gueuze glass.

The color is deep golden with haze and thin white cap with fine bead. There are streams of lace that stick. The smell is lightly sour with mild sweet mix and light fruity lemon with sugary scent accenting. The feel is semi-sweet with mild carbonation and low sour texture with slight tangy yeast effect with subtle dry finish.

The taste has a slight candy-like sour lemon mixed with a light malt flavor with light yeast taste which is a mild tangy with dried sweet pineapple and a sweet/sour finish. Overall this is not bad...just average as far as the style goes ok to try.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Richard for bringing this 2004 vintage bottle to our tasting last weekend.

A: The pour is a hazy burnt orange color without too much in the way of head.

S: The nose is most of what you expect from a gueuze. A lemony acidity and tartness, a touch of vinegar, white grapes, and a slight wet hay and musty aroma.

T: Moderate lactic acidity which gives some nice lemon flavor, but not as sour as your normal gueuze. The brett provides very mild funk, but a nice dry finish.

M: The carbonation is not quite as powerful as I normally like for the style, but still gives a nice tingly feel and works well enough with the dryness.

D: This is not as overly acidic and acetic as many lambics, which gives it a bit higher level of drinkability. That said, the flavors were not outstanding, but still quite enjoyable.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with a decent crème head. Nose seems almost nutty. Flavor is sweet like candy with apple tones. Basically it just tastes like an artificially sweet lambic. Feel has a quite full carbonation. Liquid is slick. Okay to drink. But certainly not a traditional gueuze by any means.

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Photo of Tone
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/tan color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight alcohol, tartness, grapes, and slight sourness. Fits the style of a gueuze. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Strong tartness and sourness as well. Tastes of grapes, hint of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and strong tartness and sour flavor. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

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Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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