Mort Subite Kriek
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Brouwerij Mort Subite
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #131
Ranked #26,554
3.63 | pDev: 14.05%
Jun 07, 2022
Aug 13, 2002
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Photo of Sigmund
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

375 ml corked bottle (champagne style). Enormous thick head, red colour, aroma is cherries (no surprise!) and red wine vinegar. Flavour is not nearly as sweet as Lindemans Kriek, quite dry really. Light bodied, but lots of cherries of course. Refreshing. Initially a little peppery bite. Moderately acidic.

Jun 07, 2022
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3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 375-ml bottle into a long-stemmed tulip. Dark reddish-orange in color with reddish orange highlights everywhere. Aggressive pour yielded only a finger or so of head, no retention. First impression is straight-up cherry cough syrup. Lots of cherry, lots of sweetness. Not much in the way of carbonation. Light mouthfeel, with a sticky, oily finish that left a lot of lingering fruity tartness and some oaky astringence. Not a bad offering overall, but points off for the rather unpleasant finish.

Dec 23, 2020
3.75 by arzt from Germany on Dec 20, 2020
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3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Spike from England

25cl bottle. Bright red with a big, fluffy pink head. Smells strongly of maraschino cherries. Wow, so sugary sweet! Very little dryness or sourness but plenty spoonfuls of syrup. Would work as a dessert beer but otherwise it's too much for me.

Nov 23, 2019
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Has that same cherry pie filling sweetness that I associate with a lot of Rodenbach's offerings, but it is a bit sweeter and certainly less tart. Lovely ruby-hued body with a fairly quickly dissipating head. Simple yet drinkable -- doesn't really have the complexity of many lambics out there


Nov 05, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Su sabor es igual que su aroma, dulce, apenas ácido, y destaca su sabor a cereza. Carbonatación y cuerpo medio. Refrescante. Una muy buena opción para los amantes de las Kriek.

Oct 19, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Wow this is so sweet! My teeth might rot out drinking this one with the sugary cherry overwhelming all obstacles. Fizzy like soda. There is some citrus and wood funk, but not enough to balance. If you want a really sweet cherry beer that is light in complexion, this one is for you!

Sep 20, 2018
3.73 by robotic_being from Florida on Aug 03, 2018
3.26 by wdf210 from California on Jul 07, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

there are lots of kriek listings for these guys, so i am not 100% positive that i am reviewing the one i had under the right heading here, it was sold to me as kriek subite and mentioned oak, so i assume this is the one, but i know they make a few of them with varying levels of maturity and sweetness. the one i had was pretty darn good, well better than the ratings here, with a deep dark blood red color to it, a tall almost nitro looking head nearly perfectly white from the tap, and staying creamy and tall throughout, the proper glassware no doubt helping with that, this is pretty to look at. its smell is intoxicating, sexy cherry, not quite candied but sweet for sure, but with an identifiable lambic character underneath, funky and quite mature to me, obviously woody, some tartness too but not real sour once i start drinking it, pretty good complexity too, surprised this isnt rated better and makes me question if i had a different version of kriek from mort subite. the cherry flavor is dense and natural, sweet and sour at the same time, and definitely leads the charge here, but there is more to it, plenty of funk, bacterial pucker, and lemon notes before all the wood. its smooth and lively, its appreciably low alcohol, and has a nice depth of flavor. sure it might be too sweet to make an evening of, but i like the feel a lot and a glass or two is a treat! a different type of lambic for sure, possibly back sweetened or something, but i dig it.

Jun 29, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a hazy pinkish color with a light pink head. In the nose, a touch of cherries. In the mouth, malt with cherries and a touch of sour - just right! Yum!

May 10, 2018
4.3 by WeizenMike from Canada (ON) on Feb 18, 2018
3.83 by MrDis from Indiana on Feb 03, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jan 18, 2018
4 by Wiffler27 from North Carolina on Jan 06, 2018
3.93 by Richter525 from Michigan on Dec 29, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

On tap at Mort Subite Austin.

This beer may appeals to the masses but off style and not appealing to me. 3.25

A - Pours a dark red to black, opaque with a three finger off white head. Great lacing. 4.0

S - Aromas of cherries and lactic acid. 3.75

T - Cherries and slightly sour. A sweet tart. 3.5

MF - Too creamy and smooth. I love a creamy beer when properly balanced with tartness, alcohol, etc., but this is not one of those times. 3.0

Dec 19, 2017
4.4 by DrunkStudy from Canada (ON) on Nov 01, 2017
4 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Oct 09, 2017
4.76 by artemfl from Russian Federation on Sep 30, 2017
3.82 by mollykats from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by The_Bujon from Ireland

Tis a fantastic brew.

Pours as you expect, cherry-ade little head, but nonetheless the body is deep and rich.

Aroma is oozing cherries, bursting from the glass.

Taste is fantastic, it is one of the better kriek lambic's, very fruity and not tart at all.

Feel is a touch artificial, like a cheap cola I guess, but it does leave a very pleasant aftertaste.

It is pretty fine if you're into your fruit beers. Not my cup of tea, but in the pursuit of reviewing everything Belgian, it comes with the territory.

Aug 06, 2017
4 by wc94wc from California on Jul 30, 2017
3.6 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 08, 2017
3.5 by MaxOhle from Illinois on Apr 06, 2017
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 05, 2016
3.5 by MattMorin from Illinois on Oct 21, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Marius from Netherlands

25cl bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Clear ruby with a pink head. Smells of cherries, with some additional notes of lactose and bubblegum. The taste follows the same notes, with some additional honey. A bit too sweet, but, nonetheless, not a bad beer.

Oct 17, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by descobar from Florida

disclosure: best by date is 01/2015.
displays no signs of oxidation in the nose or palate. pours ruby red with a thin head that dissipates into a lasting thin layer. lacing is present as consumed. a bit cloudy but clears up as it warms. sour cherries dominate the nose with barnyardy, earthy notes and some bubble gum also present. body is medium and texture semi-creamy. carbonation moderate. a tart but not overwhelmingly so astringency. the flavor is all fruit balanced by the tart (would not call it sour) element. no noticeable bitterness and nothing from the oak. maybe the ageing is just a way to get the bacteria from the wood. finishes dry with lasting tartness. - I enjoyed drinking this and getting out of my comfort zone of American and other Belgian styles.

Oct 11, 2016
3.64 by TGS from California on Sep 28, 2016
3.75 by papat444 from Canada (QC) on Aug 13, 2016
3.8 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jul 06, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by safaricook from Netherlands

Nice ruby color and great fluffy pinkish head. Smell is a bit artificial cherry flavors. Reminds me of a cherry flavored lollipop that had a chewing gum inside or was it a sour patch? Long time gone. Taste follows nose. Quite sweet with some tartness at the very end. Again memories of childhood. I think this very much like an alcopop rather than traditional kriek, gueuze or beer. It is not awful though. It works well as an apertiv or with desser

Jun 28, 2016
4.37 by Gregorcalhoun from Wisconsin on Jun 22, 2016
3.5 by Socialiste from Canada (QC) on Jun 12, 2016
3.4 by emincems from Turkey on May 25, 2016
3.8 by burnstar from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2016
3.92 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on May 05, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic. page, 262
Reviewed also in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting. p 119
Had in my favorite train station in the world, Antwerp.

Apr 24, 2016
4 by chrisroarshack from Alaska on Apr 24, 2016
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