Mort Subite Kriek (Belgium)

Mort Subite Kriek (Cherry), 4.5% ABV, (Belgium)

About:

“The Kriek Mort Subite is brewed according to the ancestral lambic recipe. This original Belgian beer ferments spontaneously. Enriched with cherries, it matures soft and slowly in oaken casks. To be served cool. Ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, cherry juice and elderberry juicecorn, sugar, hops.”

My notes:

  • My Rating: A-
  • Why I love it: extremely clean cherry flavour
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5 , 375ml, 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes definitely
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes definitely

Tasting notes: pours clear vampiric red, minimal head with almost no retention, and a few slow-moving CO2 streams. Red cherry juice on the nose. Drinks with a gentle 6/10-level sweetness, cherry juice up front, 3/10-level tartness and a mild sourness, tingly and soft carbonation, light malted finish. Some notes of elderberry with the cherry. Low-medium complexity, low-medium depth, excellent transitions, good carry, great drinkability. Super smooth and easy to drink, solid and always worth a go.