Mort Subite Kriek | 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: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
337
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of Misterefe
1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

Photo of lgmol
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of IndyDad
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of gmattkennedy
2.1/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

looks great, smells wonderful.....tasted like spoiled fruit juice. Took three sips then threw the rest away.

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Photo of leifpetersen
2.32/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This tastes like winegum, and there is almost no foam. It is quite citric.

This beer was bought in France for a whopping 2,5 EUR, and I see nothing in it's quality to justify it, it's a sweet-sour beer that tastes like more like strawberry/cherry wine. The aftertaste lasts very long, at least that is value for money.

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2.4/5  rDev -33%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mort Subite translates to Sudden or Instant Death. Yep, that pretty well describes this muddled mess. There seem to be too many ingredients. Very sweet but bland in the fruit department. Taste needs more cherries. Smell is pretty good though, fruity with a mixture of berries and medicinal sweet cherries. Thick frothy pink head looks good. Very pink, impressively pink.

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Photo of Lion088
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Smurf2055
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Cramshawbar
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sour cherry! Yum. Love it in pastries.
This is however a beer product and a bottle of weak juice is not my idea of fun. It was given to me at a party. The party was good.

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Photo of dmsohyea
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Churchill's, served in a tulip.

Pours blood red with a little tinge of pink. One finger bright white head. Lacing and retention are good.

Smells like Maraschino cherries mixed with table sugar. This seems like it should be mixed with ice cream...

Tastes mostly like one of those fruity vodka drinks your girlfriend might order at a bar. Super syrupy and sugary. Not a touch of alcohol can be tasted here. It does taste like cherries, so there's that. I can feel a sugar rush hitting me...

Creamy mouthfeel with stinging high carbonation.

This beer is too sweet and sugary. Consider drinking it if you're reaching for a Smirnoff Ice. You just got iced, bro.

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Photo of afksports
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Washington Commons. Happy birthday, Max!

Red beer, good head, nearly clear. Sexy appearance. Yum. But then I smelled it. Ludens cherry cough drops. This isn't beer. This is the drug store. Ouch. Nostrils flare, another sniff, whoof, more medicine. Such a shame. The taste is still consistent, with a terrible aftertaste, persistent softness ad sweetness, but besides tart, there's nothing to the taste until the medicinal end.

Time to pack the girlfriend for the trip home to Atlanta. She liked this beer, but I didn't love it. Still love the style though.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Moose90
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served On-Tap

A – Pours a very deep and dark red tinged amber. Head is bubbly but fades very quickly.

S – Smells of artificially sweetened fruits and sugars, like cherry kool-aid and cough syrup.

T – Tastes tart initially, then leads into a cloyingly sweet and artificial tone of cherries and sugars.

O – Underwhelming overall, and comes off exceedingly sweet.

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Photo of Anacross
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of rastaman
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet cherry flavour, with perhaps a bit of late sourness and tartness. Pretty light and refreshing, which makes it good to drink in summer, however it is perhaps a bit too sweet for me.

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Photo of stcules
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Red color, beautiful, with a compact pink foam.
At the smell, cherries. Sugary.
Same notes in the taste, with just a little bit of sourness. Not cloying, anyway.
Fit as aperitif, drinkable, but for sure not a traditional kriek.
Sugary and sweetened.
Just a hint of sourness.

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Photo of Travlr
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Lovely bright ruby red color with a foamy pink head that settles quickly, decent lacing.
S: Aroma of candied cherries, very straightforward.
T: No surprises, just fruit and sugar. Very sweet, like children's cough syrup.
M: Slightly thin body.
D: You must like sweet beers to enjoy this one.

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Photo of tesguino
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

the champagne of kriek beers, its deep red like bull´s blood, spontaneous fermentation, like wine, its smell presents wheat, cherry, malt, hops; taste ample harmonious, a little metalic; good for cheese, and german cuisine, drinkabilty over the average, because is like appetizer; try with goblet. 78% recommended.

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Photo of Kshock
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- White lacing with mild retention on a blood red colored beer. Looks like something you would drink on halloween to simulate blood or something.

S- Wow, wayy too sweet for me. i have a huge sweet tooth and this is too much for me.

T- like a liquid cherry jolly rancher. way too sweet, luckily it finishes fairly clean so it doesnt stay with you.

M- very light and delicate, not too dry.

O- Too sweet for me, ill pass.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Green cork and caged 37.5cl bottle, best before Sept 09, drank May 09. Poured into a 'Palm' tulip shaped glass.

Rose wine look about it, pinky red, with a thin white head that became a wisp and collar very quickly.

Sweet cherryade smell, but with a sour twist too.

The taste was also sweet and sour, very cherry and getting more sour as the beer warmed.

A little on the thin side when compared to others within this style. It is almost watery once you get through the fruit flavours.

The sweet and sour mix suits my palate and I can see traditionalists pooh-poohing the sweetness and wanting more sourness, but I thought it fine.

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