Mort Subite Oude Kriek | Brouwerij Mort Subite

Mort Subite Oude KriekMort Subite Oude Kriek
BA SCORE
72.1%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 43 ratings
Mort Subite Oude KriekMort Subite Oude Kriek
BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 12-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,552
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
43
Liked:
31
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark reddish color lambic with a rather large pink foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sour cherries is dominant but with more acidic notes then anticipated. Taste is a closer to actual lambic then I would have expected and a lot more closer tot he real thing then their regular brand. Oak, sour cherries with no syrup and tart and acidic notes makes a refreshing drink. Well done but unfortunately not available oversea.

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Photo of mothman
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 limited edition vintage.

Sour and tart. Nice raspberry red color.

Vinegar and some acidic flavors. Nice light funk. Very easy drinking. Nice sour beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brad for sharing this bottle. Served in a Dark Lord mini snifter.

Pours a nice deep red color with a thin white head and some light lacing. The nose carries a good dosing of cherries and some light funk. Mild lactic character there as well. Flavor is cherries and lactic acid. Good combination, but lacking in real depth. Crisp carbonation and a nice fruity finish. Dry. Pretty good, but not in the top echelon.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark pink color with pink head. Aroma has lambic funk up-front with just a bit of fruit character. Taste starts sour and fruity with a sulfuric or metallic taste. Body is medium, carbonation too. Definitely a different, more tradtional, approach than the regular Mort Subite Kriek but it has some flaws that keep it back from entering the upper tier of fruit lambics.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/14/12 notes. Shared by ygtbsm94; thanks Brad! 2007 vintage.

a - Pours a deep ruby red color with one finger of off white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour cherries, vinegar, funk, oak, spices, yeast, and fruity malts. Nice and sour, and a ton of cherries.

t - Tastes of very sour cherries and tart dark fruits, more funk than the nose, vinegar, earthy notes, spices, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, and oak. Awesome taste.

m - Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, and easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was an awesome kriek. We drank this right before the Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse kriek and I thought this went toe to toe with it. Tons of tart cherries, especially in the taste, I'd love to have this one again.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 dated Neck Label; Best By May 2012; Sampled January 2009
The beer pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a pink tinged, pale colored head. The beer is a deep red color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright red stained, gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice, musty, moldy, wild mushroom and farmhouse cheese funkiness to it up front that is noticeable even as I pour this. A deeper inspection of the nose yields more of the same as well as a tart back note of cherries and aspirin. Brettanomyces definitely have left there signature in the aroma; there are also musky notes of dried sweat soaked blankets and some phenolic, almost plastic like notes here too.

Nicely sour with a big lactic acid presence. The finish has hints of tart cherry skin notes to it, a bit of tannic bite and a hint of cherry-flavored aspirin. In the middle the Brettanomyces kicks in at a level that is subtle compared to the nose, but still contributes a musty, earthy note that impinges on the oral-nasal cavity more than on the flavor. The cherry notes become a bit more noticeable as my palate gets used to the sourness, but it is never nearly as noticeable as its effect on the color of this beer. There is a nice backdrop though of fruity, cherry skin flavors that serve as a framework for most of the other flavors here. The fruitiness can at times provide a suggestion of sweetness that belies the dry, tart finish that grips this beer. The beer has a bit of tannic heft to it that keeps it from being thin, but the dry tart character keeps this pretty darn quaffable.

My second pour of this beer sees the cherry flavors becoming a bit more noticeable, in fact the cherry is coming into its own here. This is a nice example of a Kriek, it could use a bit more funkiness and some more fat cherry notes and then a bit more tartness, but then it would be a different beer. I am definitely enjoying this.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/29/2017, in Sottrum, Germany.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a dark, sticky-looking crimson. Head doesn't last long but while it was around it was pink in color.

S-The aroma has some high points but I can also tell it's going to be pretty sweet as well. A hint of tartness and even some cellary funk. Lots of cherry; both natural and artificial smelling.

T-Starts off a bit tart which is nice. Also has some funk. It's going well until the sweetness comes into play. It devolves into an artificially sweet, cherry cough syrup finish.

M-Feels sugary. Flavor lingers. No alcohol. Cloying. Would not want a whole bottle of this.

O-The nose was okay and the flavor started off nicely but it quickly changes into something too sweet and artificial.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thank you, Nathan.

Clear cherry red with a thin, off-white head that falls off to a ring, this looks decent. The nose is rather yeasty and fruity with a chunky cherry character, mildly cherry pie-like without any real spice. Not much funk, if any, really, the lambic base isn't particularly strong here. The palate is fruity, chewy, mildly leathery, mildly salty with no real funk. Decent, this beer is moderately carbonated and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Notes of cherries, lambic funk. Tart, medium body, medium carbonation and a fruit sour finish.

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Photo of illidurit
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours the color of guava juice, with a smattering of ecru carbonation. Aroma is acetic and lightly chlorinic with the expected sharp cherry character. Flavor is more ascorbic acidic with sour citrus than cherry, although there is a pitty cherry note. Dry woody finish with some astringency.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL green glass bottle, corked. This is the less sweet, more tart/sour version of their Kriek.

This kriek poured a clear, deep ruby red color with pink foam that settled. There was good carbonation in the glass. The smell was tart/sour cherries, though not an overpowering aroma. The taste was very tart cherry with a light sourness in the finish. There was a mild maltiness beneath. The mouthfeel was dry and tart, almost sour, with crisp, dry cherry fruitiness throughout. The body was medium with strong carbonation; the carbonation was sharp on the tongue initially during the sip. This was a very nice, dry Kriek lambic; more sour than sweet but not overpowering. Quite addictive, and I wish I had brought some home with me from Antwerp.

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Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an extra in a trade with a generous RB guy.

Appearnace: Pours a fairly clear medicinal ludens cough drop red with a small pinkish crown that displays moderate retention and medium lace.

Smell: Very nice medley of cherries, lemon from the brett, horseblanket, potting soil, and cobwebs.

Taste: Same as the nose but the lemon from the brett takes center stage overshadowing the supporting actors.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp without seeming over carbonated.

Overall: Better than I expected but I can tell this bottle came from a cellar and has some age on it which is heightening the brett / lemon character.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jakemn91
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 72.1% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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