Thursday, 21 May 2009

Mort Subite (#33)

In today's episode of Girl Likes Beer podcast I try a beer of an interesting name and origin. It's a Belgium lambic called Mort Subite. If you don't know what a lambic beer is I recommend reading this article from NY Times.

The name of this beer comes from a Brasserie in Brussels...
About 1910 Mr. THEOPHILE VOSSEN ran an establishment called "LA COUR ROYALE". Amongst his many customers were a lot of employees working at the National Bank of Belgium. Those employees passed their time in the pub playing a dives game called "421". Before returning to the office , the employees played a quick last game and the one who lost was called the: "MORT SUBITE" or the sudden death.

Very soon this name became well known and when THEOPHILE VOSSEN moved to this actual address in 1928 he decided to call his pub: "AT THE MORT SUBITE". The same name as this own beers.

Let's look at the review, shall we...

Mort Subite from Girl Likes Beer on Vimeo.

The review is also available on YouTube and


  • brewery: Alken Maes brewery, Belgium
  • type of beer: geuze, lambic
  • bought in: brought by a friend from Brussels
  • container grade (bottle): regular 


  • the looks: head (small and brownish) body (pretty orange going to amber)
  • the taste: very sweet and cherry like taste with a sour aftertaste
  • the smell: very fruity aroma not like beer at all


I'll have another one and another one...

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