Mort Subite Blanche | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 09-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fuku Burger in Hollywood, CA.

Pours a hazy light orange with a 1/2 inch beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace line the glass one the drink down. Smell is of peach and white nectarine with some slight sour aromas. Taste is also of slightly tart peach and white nectarine flavors. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit lambic that is easy drinking.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was quite a surprise for me. I didn't expect from this one but it turned out to be really tasty. I really enjoy the aroma on this one, it's a little yeasty but mostly picking up some white grapes. The flavor is smooth and on the sweeter side. It's got a white wine feel to it all around. I never thought this would be as flavorful and refreshing as it was.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy straw yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter-finger high bright white head that died down and left a film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of peach yogurt in the nose.
T: The yogurt-like smell does not carry through to the taste, which is filled with peach flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a bit of creaminess and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because it doesn’t really have any sweetness or tartness.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's maybe a bit ironic that a brewery called "Sudden Death" rolls out a bitter of such whimsy and finesse and with a kiss of delicate fruitiness and pleasantries. Where the brewers give a great deal of skill and care to the outstanding witbier underneath, the decoration of fruit and spice delivers a softer and kinder palate.

The witbier pours with with a richer coloration than is expected for the style- a copper-peach hue diffuses light in a glowing manner with its yeasty haze. The sprite carbonation springs the to the rim of the glass with near-champagne activity, yet it builds a creamy white sheet of foam that retains and laces impressively.

Fruity aromas garner the nose with the predictable lemon and apple acidity, but an obvious peach overtone is wonderfully unexpected. True ripe peach with all its juicy pulp and tart skins seem well represented in the nose. A sprinkle of white pepper, cumin, and tangerine zest accompany the vinous notes in balance.

Without any confirmation of actual fruit additions, the taste of peach is first and foremost from sip to finish. As the taste of fruit strikes the tip of the tongue, both sultry tang and spice weave across the palate alternating with sweet fruit pulp and then dry peppery spice. Where balance can be noted, so can an embattled spirit between sweet and spice. The soft impressions of wheat and powdered sugar support the spice and allow the fruity notes to seem more ripe, plump, and sun-sweetened. Tangy sourdough and herbal hops also plays out in counterpart to the sweetness and fruit.

Light on the palate, its a combination of fruity tartness, peppery spice, and zesty carbonation that gives a champagne-like bounce off of the tongue. As the beer glides over the tongue, the middle palate is caressed with soft bready wheat and a delicate vinous tartness to finish. Light alcohols and complex pepper notes signal the finish and leaves the mouth refreshed and yearning for more.

The beer world is full of criticize over fruit in beer; and often those comments are indefensible. But when the fruit notes are authentic, bold, and in balance with a high quality base beer underneath- the beer is fully capable of speaking for itself.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into 20cl Fest stemware at Antwerp Beer Passion weekend. Reviewed from notes.

A: 2.5 finger head of fair cream, thickness, and retention. Hazy light hold colour.

Sm: Butterscotch and barley. A light scent.

T: Heavy butterscotch, a bit like sweets. That's it. Some water. Simple but fairly unique. Balanced and built well.

Mf: Soft, smooth, weak, wet, and nice. Complements the flavour of the body.

Dr: Very drinkable, nice quality, and a fair price.

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Photo of emerge077
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft served in a footed goblet. Looks to be a 12 oz. pour.

Hazy orange, frothy lace that sticks all around the sides, looks pretty nice. Head retention was ok, there was a thin veil of skim on the surface for the entire time.

Softly sweet peach smell, hard to discern if its from a natural source such as yeast or actual fruit, or artificial sweetener and fruit syrup. Mellow and fruity, it leans towards peachy gummi candy.

Flavors are similarly fruity, a bit nondescript, some bland papery malt notes showing slight oxidation, soggy graham cracker. Is this peach fruit flavoring... it's hard to tell. There's more citrus influenced witbier stylings than anything resembling "lambic" here, as the tap handle so boldly states. This stuff is more of a light alcopop than anything approaching tart, let alone sour. Still it's easy to drink and pretty simple. Not worth paying a premium though.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mactrail
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful peach flavor. Light as a frothy cloud melting on the tongue. Great fruity aroma that keeps wafting with every sip. No trace of hops, apparently. Like a sugar cookie but not overly sweet. Long lasting lacing in the tulip glass.

If it had more taste it would be champagne. An interesting example of subtlety in brewing (Stone, take note). And yes, if your female companion winces at the thought of another IPA, Morte Subite is your secret weapon. Another of the less-common tap offerings at South Park Abbey in San Diego.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a hazed pale straw color with a massive head. It quickly dies down and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S: Smells really interesting. Lots of peaches and pears as well. Definitely some wheat and a grassy and musty funkiness. A touch of sugar and sweetness, too.

T: Like the nose, tons of peach character. Like a peach nectar/juice drink, and is somewhat sweet. Wet grass and hay, as well as a dry, tannic oak giving the beer its minimal funk.

M: Light to medium in body with a rather high level of carbonation.

O: A really, really strange beer. It was nice to try, but not terribly interested in having this again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At Eb's
Comes to the table a slightly hazy pale golden color with a rocky off white head that slowly dissipates. Smells of apricots and peaches mostly with maybe a hint of earthy spicy yeast. Light sweet fruit flavor, peaches mild cherries and apricots come to mind with a bit of earthy yeast in there as well. This smells and tastes nice with lots of light fruit, but I find it hard trying to figure what this beer is trying to be. It's not really what I am expecting when I have a wit or a lambic. Tasty but odd.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Tone
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong apricot, slight sweet malt, sugar, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of apricot, slight sugar, slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good blend, but the tartness/acidity level is too low.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at à la Mort Subite in Brussels, so you know it's fresh. On to the beer:

An inch of creamy head and a show of good lacing top this washed out yellow colored beer. Despite the color, you can't see through it. The aroma brings a white cranberry note and a little tartness. If it were in my mouth, I would have a little pucker.

The taste is soft, modest. There's that white cranberry taste, but it tastes a little watered doen. It's not sour, only slightly tart. The beer is light bodied with a subtle wateriness and a gentle sizzle of carbonation.

This is a "safe" choice for a fruit lambic. It's not too intense, and it's not wild and super tart. Authentic, I think not.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presented as Morte Subite Witte Lambic
Sampled July 2010 at De Heeren van Liedekercke; paired with the dessert course as part of the tasting menu
This has a huge peach nectar like character to it; for some reason it reminds me of an overly sweetened ice tea that has been doused with fake peach flavor. The beer is a hazed, pale gold color and is topped by a fizzy, white head.

The flavor is sweet and peach like, though this is watered down a bit. This is only faintly beer-like to me and there is a hint of tartness to it towards the finish. The finish has a touch of dried grassy graininess to it. This is quite light bodied, though the extra sugar adds some texture to the body.

This is definitely a weird beer, I am quite surprised how peach like this beer seems to me; I suppose this could be because of the other beers I have had today, but it seems so pronounced I don't know how someone could miss it. Small amounts of this work with dessert, but I certainly wouldn't want to drink much of this.

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Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Halcyondays
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours an almost opaque yellow with a finger of white head, some lace.

S: Smarties, candy-like on the nose with a lot of lemon.

T: If lemon cotton candy was a flavour this would fit it. Never really funky or that acid, but pretty tasty.

M: Very light carbonation, easy on the palate, fluffy.

O: My first from the legendary Mort Subite and I'm impressed. Good balance of flavours, nothing artificial, an enjoyable effort.

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Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy powdered straw color with a solid half inch white head that lingers. Eventually coats the glass with lacing.

Bruised peach and confectioners sugar dominate the aroma, with light floral notes and subtle herbal hops adding intrigue.

Flavor is more bitter than suggested by the aroma, with earthy peach forming the backbone. There's a subtle tartness that gives way to peach pit at the finish. The body is lightly bready, a touch sweet and floral. Very subtle for the style, with a lightly peppery finish.

Body is moderate, with fairly moderate carbonation. It's somewhat creamy.

Overall, a very peach forward brew, favoring subtlety. It's somewhat one note. But you really can tell the peach flavor is authentic.

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Photo of bark
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is apricot-pale orange and cloudy. The minimal foam is white and built of relatively large bubbles.

The smell resembles of sparkling lemonade: Sweet with a clear flavour of citrus fruits and peach.

The carbonation is potent with rather big bubbles. Quite fit for the style, I think.

The first taste that meets the drinker is a rather bitter aroma of marzipan and apricot brandy. Then, a complex taste of sweet almonds, dry cherries, peaches, bitter orange and some yeast emerges. The bitterness is very subtle, but it is present somewhere in there. The aftertaste is slowly decreasing, leaving a fine flavour of apricot.

According to the staff at Akkurat (the fine beer bar in Stockholm, Sweden), this beer is strictly speaking only sold at a Belgian café, but a special arrangement made this exclusive guest appearance in Sweden possible. They also explained this beer as “like Hoegaarden White, but based on a Lambic instead of Witbier. The result was quite different but very attractive.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Florida9
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazy, light straw yellow, reminiscent of apple flesh with a thin white head.

A very sweet, though appropriate, and simple, aroma. There is a lot of peach and pear in the aroma, along with a touch of sweet Granny Smith apple. This nose is a bouquet of fresh white fruits.

Sweet and candied juice flavor--peaches and pears dominate. No hint of bitterness or alcohol presence. This tastes and drinks nearly identically to peach/pear juice.

Thin to medium bodied and very low in carbonation.

A tasty fruit beer--though ultimately too simple, sweet, and one-note.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Mort Subite Blanche from Brouwerij Mort Subite
3.63 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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