Mort Subite Kriek | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Mort Subite
Belgium | website

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-13-2002

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131
Ratings:
330
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
22.91%
 
 
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Photo of safaricook
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Shanex
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mort subite lambic is a tad too fruity for my taste yet this afternoon on a sunny day felt good. Cherries are best eaten as fruits, in my opinion. I'll have one of these every now and then. Not a sixer.

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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 sherillc
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is mild, slightly floral, cherry. Flavour is of fresh cherries, good balance of tart and sweet. Not overly syrupy or sugary. Good acidity and nice flavour. Very refreshing and it's lower alcohol would make this a great Summer patio option.

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Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is sweet and sour cherries with some sour mix. Not as sour as some others that I have had in the style. Still very very good on tap. Would have multiple glasses.

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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 Roguer
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a surprisingly large, fluffy, off-white head. Good retention and tons of nice lacing. Brew is a dark coppery red, very clear and active.

Huge sweet notes of cherries (sweet, not particularly tart) with just a hint of hay-like funk behind.

Flavor is tarter and funkier than the aroma indicates; straw and hay, a little musty cheese, a touch of vinegar. Cherries wash over the palate around the middle and back third. Long, lingering, sticky finish.

A little fizzy and foamy in the mouth; sticky and sugary coating. Almost soda-like.

As a Kriek, it's inherently good, but the mouthfeel and minimal funk lean this closer to a cherry soda than a good lambic. It's enjoyable, but far from great.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

She's a beauty in the glass with an almost solid big pink cap of foam with so much even, perfect lacing it practically frosts the glass. The nose and taste are both pretty exclusively slighty musty, slightly tart cherries. There is a little earthiness but otherwise it kind of tastes like pez with cherries juice and Perrier. Really luscious, bright, carbonated (fierce, but delicate), refreshing, and drinkable. It is what it is, not complicated, not too much in any way. Keep it away from your kids ; )

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had gallons of this at the tavern of the same name several years ago located an alley or two off the Grote Markt in Brussels and from time to time score a bottle or two. My memories of Mort Subite Kriek with an omelet for a late breakfast probably influence my score upwards. The nose is cherries with a slight funk. This is a beautiful brilliant cherry color with a pink tinted foam cap and a fine bead. The beer is light, big on cherries, tart with a light balancing sweetness – probably a little sweeter than some Krieks but not like soda pop sweet. It is very effervescent with a fine soft carbonation. Very drinkable, especially for breakfast.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

A – A deep red with heavy carbonation. The head is initially one finger high but dies to a cover yet still leaves plenty of lace in the glass.

S – The main smell is cherry and some alcohol notes there are also decent floral aromas with red fruit including Logan Berry!
T – Sharp and fruit with a lot of cherry, raspberry, Logan berry and some Strawberry sweetness. The fruit flavours have a really good sweet sour balance in this beer.

MF – a lot of sharp astringenic fruit feel with carbon tingle and a good full mouth feel.

O – This beer is very drinkable and to be honest I was surprised to find myself really liking this Lambic as I have not been a fan till now. This one has an award under its belt, ‘WBA 2012 best sour’ and I personally think it deserved it.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle into a Mort Subite goblet. Clear amber red body, small head, good lacing. The smell is all cherry. Taste begins with sweet cherry, tart in the middle, cherry in the end with a fresh cherry aftertaste. Light body, pleasant medium carbonation. A fresh drinkable kriek. Not very sour, but not too sweet either. Tastes like real cherry, not artificial.

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Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cherries are present in the nose along with some hints of oak.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of cherries along with underlying notes of berries. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The cherries contribute slight amounts of tartness.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the cherry flavors didn't seem to be artificial or too sweet.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Best before 01/28/2015

(A)- Pours a deep crimson red color. Produced some solid off-white to pink froth with surprising retention and lacing for the style.

(S)- Huge aromas of slightly tart cherries. Quite clean on the nose apart from some subtle dryness. Otherwise massive cherry jam notes.

(T)- Subtle tart & dry oakiness leads the way into mountains of jammy cherry juice.

(M)- A good carbonation level for the style. Not overly sour or acidic, but great fruit notes. Very clean for the style too with no funk but a bigger sweetness to it overall.

(O)- Its a milder lambic for sure. Great fruit with some oak, just lacking the complexity and sourness one can expect for the style.

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Photo of mick303
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass, colour is an attractive red colour with a head of pinkish foam, good film retention. Clear and bright.

S - sweet candied cherries. Like the snow cone syrup, quiet sweet and a bit artificial feeling, some slight sour funk, a bit vegetal.

T - starts with a balanced sharpness, bit of tartness which then fades as it becomes more sweet. Some lemony cherries, some strong sweetness to it, quite candied, but it does have enough carbonation to manage to clean it off, finish is quiet and light.

M - very light bodied. With a hint of tartness, moderate to high carbonation making this a refreshing aperitif.

Overall this has a mild tartness, lacks any real sour character, and has such a candy cherry sweetness it is a bit cloying if not for the carbonation to clean off the finish. Quite a light beer, only a slight oak character, it's a bit of a fruit bomb but makes a pleasant refreshing aperitif, would want to restrain myself to one though, it's more balanced than the smell would indicate and makes a refreshing if overall if mostly exciting Kriek.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at reffer temp into a goblet.

Head small (<2 cm), white with pinkish tinge, creamy, mostly diminishing.
Lacing fair.
Body clear, light red (not pinK), light to medium palate, watery to creamy.
Carbonation fizzy.

I first had this beer at Belgo Centraal in the Covent Garden region of London. It was a fantastic introduction to lambic and kriek beers. Then it seemed to disappear for a couple of years. Now it's back as a mass-produced product complete with artificial flavoring and color. Sad, really, that it's no worse than Bud.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this from the LCBO for $3.70 CDN some time ago, finally getting a chance to enjoy it. Served cool into a small pint glass.

Appearance - Pink, with faint pink head. 1.5 fingers of head poured with ok retention time. Some lacing is left in the glass.

Smell - To me, I got more cranberry than anything else although there's elements of cherry and raspberry (sourness) that come through.

Taste - Cherry very faint, honestly dominated by interplay between cranberry and raspberry. Nice transitions here between some lingering sweetness and the sourness of the fruits.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and refreshing, high level of carbonation and a tingling sensation. A touch on the tin side, but still very good feel.

Overall - This isn't something i would purchase regularly, but a nice beer to have in the summer or looking for something with a nice fruit infusion.

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Photo of MarkoNm
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a dark red color, exact color of cherries, and is topped with weak head. The aroma was a bit disappointing (luckily the only disapointing thing here). I expected a pleasant cherry aroma, but I got a slight acid smell reminding me of cheap wine. The taste was a completely different story - sweet and slightly hoppy towards the end. I could definitely taste some cherries. One of the best krieks so far, sweet (not too much) and easy to drink.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: amber hue with a light haze and a relatively strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam with nice tenacity and lacing. I like it.

Smell: earthy cherry aroma; a little bit of tartness is present, but not much. Decent, but unspectacular.

Taste: cherry character is pretty light, but nice nonetheless. There's an earthiness to the flavor which works well enough, although it is missing a lot of that classic lambic character. Not bad, but not worth going out of your way for.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body with a great big carbonation and a big creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a decent fruity beer, but not a great lambic.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a snifter.

This is my first experience with lambic beer, so I did not know what to expect. This beer poured cherry red (surprise!) with a very thin head. The smell was slightly vinegary, but thus was not the case with the taste which was sweet and cherry. There was low carbonation present and this made me wonder if I had a bad/spoiled bottle. It was marked best before 2014, and it has been cellared correctly, so I am at a loss.

While this was not a bad drink, it is not something I would go chasing after anytime soon. I think I will give the style another chance, but perhaps with something of a better reputation.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a maroon red color with a foamy, light pink head. The aroma is rich with sweet cherries. The taste is sweet with cherries evolving into a tart finish. Decent flavor, but the texture is a little thinner than I would have imagined. A smooth, refreshing desert beer that I’m a little surprised doesn’t have a higher rating.

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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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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer is red in color with a sticky and pinkish head.

The aroma is very fruity, mostly dominated by raspberries.

The beer is rather sweet with nice red fruit notes. Crisp and sparkling in the finish, some acidity in the finish but just enough to make it tart.

The body is medium, smooth, and is somewhat silky.

Overall the beer is very crisp and refreshing. The raspberries come through well, maybe a little too sweet and not sour enough.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into Trappe Door tulip. Poured ruby red with a two finger off-white with slight pink hue head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, sugar, cherries, fruit, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, earth, strawberries, cherries, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Unfortunately nothing really jumped out at me on this one. Tons of sweetness and fruit going on, but that was about it. Kind of seemed like this was the only thing going on with it unless you investigated further. Worth your time trying at least once, but that is about it.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Started loving those Lambic beer. Lets try this one.

The beer is red in colour. Clear too. The head is slightly pink in colour. Typical look for a Kriek beer. The aroma is not intense. I notice the presence of sugars, cherry and a light sourness in it. Not over the top Lambic regarding the aroma... On the taste side, the beer is sweet and quite effervescent. Some cherries in the taste too. Well balanced and quite approachable for the ones wanting to try Lambic. There is better one out there, but this is good to start with.

Not a bad beer. A good one.

I would say this is an introductory Lambic. Not quite in the same league than the Cantillon.

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