Mort Subite Gueuze Fond | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Brouwerij Mort Subite

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-17-2002

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
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Photo of Bunnyhop
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mort Subite - Sudden Death. Heavy green bottle, corked with a wire cage.

Upon pouring this beer the effervescence is definitely noticeable; the pour finishes off with a small white head. There is a hint of spice to the smell (maybe I'm actually smelling a hint of the oak barrels this is aged in). As I taste this I feel a pepperiness on my tongue most likely due to the alcohol content, immediately followed by a strong sour, mild lemony flavor. I notice a slight yeastiness in the middle of my mouth. It finishes with a winey dryness.

Overall, this is strangely sour to me but different; I like it. For the style it represents I might rate it higher, but I prefer to rate it on how it personally appeals to me.

(Source: Great Beers of Belgium)

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark murky yellow color, lots of ascending bubbles replenish the 1/4 inch white head. Clings in sheets at first, sticky patterns as the glass empties. Acrid and sharp aroma, closer to white wine than some but with plenty of farm fresh muskiness. Flavor fits style, a good amount of tart and cheesy sharpness combining with a sour lime uncut with any sugar. Just a little more fruitiness and a bit of white bread compared to monsters like Cantillon, with less of an enduring aftertaste or mouth puckering impact. Still, this one is a nice entry to my taste buds.

Source: Liquid Solutions

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Photo of fattyre
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been aquiring a taste for gueuze lately and I like this one. It pours a yellowish orange with a smallish clingy white head with lots of effervescence. Slightly floral sweet/sour smell. Oaky slight lemony winey flavor with dry bitter finish. Kind of hard to pin down the exact flavors in these rather complex lambics. Tart and refreshing for such high alcohol

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peach color with a decent to low off-white head and subdued but present carbonation which leaves no lace. Sour yeasty aroma and flavor with some flowery character. Dry. Light-medium bodied for ABV with a sour puckering finish.

I pretty much gave this one 4's across the board until I have something to compare it to... Good but probably not really my style of beer (yet).

Per bottle: "Fond Gueuze Mort Subite" & "Anno 1686" & "Malted Barley, Wheat, Sugar, Hop" & "Matured in oaken casks"

Per MJ notes: Old Gueuze. Unsweetened.

(12.5 oz small green champagne style bottle - corked and caged)

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

WOW: Shock, Horror - a Mort Subite Beer that I like!. This is the Gueuze Fond (traditional), and not to be confused with the ubiquoutous Mort Subite Gueuze Gefilterd (filtered) which is only ~4.5% ABV.
Average carbonation, once the cork is popped, with a reasonable thin head that clings tightly to the surface of the beer. A good strong traditional musty, almost vineous, pungant nose once poured, which leads to a real surprise - a very authentic tasting Gueuze-Lambic. It is dry, has average acidity for a lambic and an effervescent mouthfeel. Hints of Oak can be detected and contribute to the aged taste. Has quite a fruity finish. Came in a 12.5 fl.oz bottle with a black and yellow label, which indicated 7.2%ABV (!!). This strength and only some small gold writing on the right of the label distinguishes it from the "normal" MS Gueuze (which is mass-produced industrial gueuze and simply awful). I got the bottle of Mort Subite Gueuze Fond (traditional) from a one-off RealBeer consignment. It was imported by Lionstone Intl., Illinois.
I love traditonal Gueuze and I love the Mort Subite Café, but I am no fan of the Mort Subite Beers. But that aside, I have to be honest and say that this is really rather good, and has quietly surprised me. A highly enjoyable authentic Gueuze. It is nice to know one of the Belgium Big Boys (Alken Maes is the Parent Company) can still knock out the traditional stuff. It's just such a bloody shame the normal Mort Subite Gueuze is not replaced by this offering !!

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Photo of stcules
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murky yellow colour, white foam quite persistent for the style, and a lot of ascending bubbles.
The smell is sweat, musky hay, dung, and, less evident, leather and horse saddle. A warm smell.
The taste is perhaps too delicate, and a little too sweet too, for the style. But then the tartness comes back, not too much, but present.
Some touches of citric (lemon).
A gueuze body, a citric aftertaste, but with a good comebacking of sourness, and a medium persistence in the mouth.
Not bad.

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Photo of Pencible
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Sampled an indeterminate vintage, approximately 2000.)

This poured a slightly hazy gold with no head. It smelled like sour apple and tart white grapes with some funky hay and lemon zest, and a bit of alcohol. It tasted like very tannic white grapes and sour apple, with some funky horse blanket. It was thin with moderate carbonation, and had a lasting tart aftertaste. Overall this was very crisp and clean and puckering. It had a nice scent and taste (if you can handle the sour/tartness), with a refreshing light body. This was a great example of the style. I'm not sure how this would have been fresh, but with about a decade of age, it's quite nice to sip. The alcohol was pretty well hidden too, so it was easy to continue drinking and enjoying the unmasked sourness.

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Mort Subite Gueuze Fond from Brouwerij Mort Subite
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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