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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 84
Photo of Gop
2.77/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not exactly what i like in a beer.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before: 2/20/15.

Pours a murky dark crimson with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with raspberry, raspberry juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour raspberry and raspberry juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice sour raspberry characteristics that shine through the artificial sweetener used in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

375ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a rich, light pink and cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear dark red-purple. Lacing is thick and layered. Really great.

Nose is sweet raspberries and a ton of sugar. This one is obviously intentionally sweetened.

Flavor is of sweet raspberry puree. Slightly seedy and a little tart with a crisp finish that's got some bite. Decent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Foamy in the mouth and prickly going down. Accented finish with a slightly syrupy aftertaste.

Not bad for a sweetened lambic. At least it's not cloying. Simple and pretty enjoyable.

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that took a long time to die down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of raspberries and has a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-,bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lambic has nice aromas and flavors of raspberries that don't taste artificial or that sweet. I would consider getting this beer again.

Photo of spinrsx
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $4

Appearance - Burgundy colour with an average size fizzy/frothy pinkish white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Raspberries, citric

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, citric notes and raspberries. There is also sugary sweet candy flavour and it ends with a lightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - A pretty decent brew that is easily available to me. Maybe a touch too much like a swedish berry candy. Just comes across a little too sweet and a little artificial tasting.

Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy red colored ale the color of red soda with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells strongly of raspberry even from a great distance. Sweet and tart raspberry scent is overpowering.

Starts out with a sour raspberry taste. Slightly bitter and solidly sour. This has been sweetened but has a decidedly sweet-tart flavor. Medium level of bitterness but this is mostly raspberry.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK Frambose for those who like them more sour.

Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber reddish color with a thick two finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice predominant aroma of raspberries with a Lambic tartness. Hints of caramel malt and wood.
Intense sweet taste of ripped raspberries with a clear tartness base. Occasionally funky. Hints of lemon, soap, sweetener and oak. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation with tiny bubbles.
It is just overly sweet (why the hell they even added sweetener?). Though, it should be a good pairing with desserts.

Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: nice amber-pink hue with a very light haze and not much in the way of apparent effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of creamy ivory-pink foam leaving a thick lace as it dissipates. Quite nice.

Smell: strong raspberry aroma, but not overly sweet. Not much in the way of tartness, but quite nice otherwise.

Taste: lightly sweet with a good raspberry flavor. Raspberry character is a bit less intense than in the aroma, which is welcome. Sweetness balances the fruitiness, but again, not much in the way of a wild character or sourness. Still, I really like the fruit element.

Mouthfeel: light with a moderate carbonation. Not creamy, but decent enough for the style.

Overall: I really like the fruit flavor accomplished here. If you're into framboise, it's definitely worth trying.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a pinky, reddish amber color. Big, giant head with pink tints. Lots and lots of lacing.

S-A bit musty and quite sweet. Sweet raspberry. Like a mix between a Cantillon and a Lindemans framboise. The label says it's got artificial flavor in it, so that's not awesome. It smells fairly artificial.

T-The flavor is decently artificial but it has some fairly organic qualities. Sweet raspberries. I feel like I can grind the sugary taste in between my teeth. Strawberries too. Not a start as I want. I equate raspberries with tartness and it's sweetness makes me think more of strawberries.

M-Soft carbonation. A bit fuller than I expected. Sticky.

O/D-Like a bridge between Lindemans and Drie Fonteinen and Cantillion. Definitely closer to the former. Don't love the 'artificial flavor' thing here. That's why this is a $6 for a 375ml as opposed to a $20 375ml from the big boys.

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

Beer poured from the 12.7 ounce bottle into a goblet.

The beer is surprisingly heady, leaving a two-finger thick layer atop the liquid. The head looks chewy and creamy and is persistent. Carbonation continues to rise from within long after the pour. As for color, the beer is the color of a dark plum.

The smell is all raspberry with maybe a slight wheatiness. Spiciness emerges at the backend. It's that simple.

The taste is of course dominated by raspberry, but there is a cider like quality as well. The beer sort of ranges from being a cider to a soda or a dry brut style wine. Really interesting to drink with the intense carbonation alongside the dryness.

Overall, a tasty treat, but like a cider or wine, something I'd drink rarely and probably more during the spring and summer months.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful clean ruby red pour with 2 fingers of pink colored head, slow dissipation, and lots of lacing left behind. i have never seen a lambic so bright and vibrant. traces of wheat are still recognizable over all the delicious smelling berries.. not sure what elderberry is supposed to smell like, but what i smell is wonderful, definitely getting raspberry as well. wow, this is a wonderful flavor in a beer.. almost tastes like children's medicine but very subtle-like.. a sweetness from the malt and fruit, lots of tart and acids from the berries.. just wonderful really. the only thing i can compare it to is new glarus raspberry tart, but i don't remember it being this tart. it's been a year or so - i may need to refresh my mind. medium body, medium carbonation - tart and refreshing.

this is a wonderful fruit lambic.. not too much of a hit on the wallet either, this could be a nice treat once in a while. definitely pick this up and give it a shot.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a caged and corked bottle to a tulip.

A: Raspberry red in color topped with a two finger pinkish head comprised of large bubbles. Very transparent.

S: Raspberries , definitely. Not too artificial either.

T: Once again raspberries are definitely the most prominent flavor. Not overly artificial as with some fruit beers either. Nice and tart making it somewhat refreshing but not overly sour. Some slight wheat malt and yeast characters as well.

M: Very light body with high carbonation also help to make the beer refreshing.

O: Pretty good beer but not exactly my fancy. My first introduction to lambics but I feel as though it was not entirely like a lambic should be.

Photo of Lemke10
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pours a reddish, pink color with only a slight light pink head. The aroma is fairly strong and sweet with raspberries. The taste is sweet, smooth, and delicious. This makes for a great after dinner/desert beer. There’s plenty of other comparable raspberry lamics on the market so this is not an over-the-top amazing beer, but it is still pretty good.

Photo of emerge077
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Label lists: "artificial flavor, artificial sweetener, artificial color"... so what's left? Not lambic, that's for sure. Not sure why Mort Subite doesn't export their traditional Oude Gueuze & Kriek, they can keep this saccharine junk.

Nice scarlet tone from the artificial coloring, which must be also responsible for the pink foam. Highly charged with co2, the cork pops with a bang and a wisp of gunsmoke. Copious clumps of lace in the glass almost redeems it.

Artificially sweet raspberry, floral like a raspberry soap at grandma's house.

Lightly tart and vaguely oxidized, some bland papery malt. Middle is sweet like raspberry candy, verging on cloying, but less so than Lindemans. Carbonation is spritzy. Sticky sweet on the lips. Fruit seems more like candy syrup than actual raspberries.

Overall this isn't terrible for an artificially sweetened & flavored lambic, but it's fake and that's the bottom line. Try a traditional lambic for something worlds better than this wannabe raspberry wine-cooler. Review #55 - Lambic-Fruit category.

Photo of SebD
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice ruby/orange color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet raspberries with some faint bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of sweet raspberries, with light lemon and a light breadiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Photo of Converge
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

A - Pours a murky reddish rosé color with a light pinkish head of frothy foam. Excellent head retention with sticky lacing that trumps most brews I've seen before. I've always heard that lambics are no good for head retention and lacing, but this brew takes that

S - Smells of raspberries, more sweet than tart, with a subtle grassy funk and slight metallic twang Pretty simple on the nose, although nice.

T - All raspberries upfront, crisp and sweet, with some mild maltiness and subtle grassy funk. Again, like the nose this is really simple, but also really nice. Really mild profile overall, maybe even more-so than the Lindemans Framboise. Just a touch of sourness in the finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, with some crisp carbonation. Not much else to say, though fitting for the style.

D - A damn tasty brew from Mort Subite. While it's not exactly a funky Cantillon lambic, this beer is crisp and refreshing and overall really enjoyable.

Photo of duracell
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange color, bright and clear. Little apparent carbonation. Orangish, creamy head with a good retention and really beautiful lacing. The appearance magnificent.

S - Light aromas. Definitely some strawberries, some sugar, and a distinct smell from lambics. Very subtle hop.

T - A good balance between the sweet and the sour taste. It's very fruity and refreshing.

M - Excellent carbonation. The sourness linger before a gentle hop bite that concludes the experience.

O - A very drinkable lambic. nicely refreshing and close to style. In my opinion, the smell is a bit disappointing.

Photo of wordemupg
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 19/3/12

A hazy peachy pink with a short lived finger of light pink foam that doesn't last that long and leaves a single large ring of lace where the foam existed

S the raspberry smells jammy and sweet, its simple but quite nice almost like a liqueur or candy

T just a little tart but still sweet, some jolly rancher candy flavor in there too, just a little earthy

M a little slick and syrupy with decent carbonation, medium bodied with a grainy raspberry aftertaste

O I didn't mind this one, its pretty simple but I liked raspberry notes

not a funky brett monster that's for sure but quite enjoyable without the complexity of some better known lambics

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

From notes...

A - Pours a dark ruby red, slightest haze, two fingers of head with solid retention and some nice chunky lacing.

S - Super sweet, fresh raspberries, hint of mustiness, and reminiscent of kool-aid.

T - Loads of raspberries, and tons of sugar, hint of caramel, light hoppy bitterness, dry vineous wine and a sweet champagne flavour that lingers.

M - Super light, bubbly and reminsicent of champagne, smooth going down and a hint of dryness on the finish.

O - This stuff is tasty and although quite sweet, I don't know that it ventures into the category of overly sweet. Still possesses those light beer characteristics that keeps it in the lambic field and out of the cider realm from a tasting perspective. I would buy this stuff again, though more than likely for my wife as a way to ease her into the world of beer!

Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml caged and corked bottle.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy orange brick hue, with two fingers of pink-tinged, lazily foamy head, which settles an at even pace, leaving a consistent array of fuzzy tree canopy lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet and equally tart raspberry puree, with some confectioners' sugar, a wisp of yeastiness, and mildly crisp grain. The taste is quite fruity - the balance of the sugary, fleshy, and acidic all well meted out, as the raspberry's nature plays nicely against the understated grainy malt backbone, and waning whisper of yeast.

The bubbles are pretty laid back, the body medium-light in weight, with a bit of airiness, and generally quite smooth. It finishes with more strained raspberries - fruity, and just a wee bit tart.

Well, given the extremes that this style can yo-yo between, I'm enamoured with this one - lots of fruit characteristics, all in a fairly enjoyable harmony. Went down very fast, as it could possibly be considered juuust about right.

Photo of mintjellie
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy and rose pink in colour, with salmon highlights appearing at the edges when held to the light. It pours with a thin collar of off-white head. Decent retention and great lace. Strong raspberry aroma with sponge cake and delicate hay. Tastes of sweet raspberry juice up front, followed by tart lemon juice and apple skin. Finishes mildly bitter and tart. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Fruity, sweet (but not cloying), and otherwise very approachable without venturing into alcopop territory.

Photo of scott451
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pale pink thin bubbly head on a hazy pare orange rose. The head soon diminishes to a persistent thin layer. Some clingy lacing.

Lots of ripe raspberries in the nose. Some yeasts. Very floral and aromatic. Tastes of raspberry. A very subtle wheat base. The sweet/sour fruit dominates but doesn’t overpower. A nice long prickly sweet sour finish.

Well carbonated light bodied. Refreshing. Very drinkable. A pretty nice fruit lambic overall. Not too sour but packing lots of fruit. Kind of midway between hardcore sours like a Cantillon and fruit pops like Lindemans.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is red, slightly dark. Nice foamy head on top of it. It sticks quite well to the glass. Dense head too. The aroma is fruity... mainly strawberries but very sugary... probably juice instead of real strawberries. As the ingredient list says... its juice, not real strawberries. Slightly sour. Taste is good, quite sugary and the sourness is almost not present. Thus if you hate sourness of lambic, this one has none! To me this is good as well as those very acidic lambics. Its different, but still very enjoyable.

Cheers all!

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" very light pink head (haha) that left a nice lacing over reddish liquid.

S: Smells just like raspberry juice.

T: Tastes just like raspberry juice.

M: Medium viscosity and medium level of carbonation.

O: A very sweet lambic that has little to no funk or sourness like the kinds that I prefer.

Photo of RodneyFarva
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl bottle poured into a tulip glass

pours fizzily, leaving a finger head of white foam that slowly dissipates. some lacing. beer is a medium red color.

first whiff is strong tart raspberries, the kind of smell that almost makes my mouth pucker in anticipation.

taste is full of tart raspberries, which gives way to a strong finishing sweetness. carbonation is high, which given the sweetness, makes for a nice mouthfeel. there is some malt to be tasted, but it definitely stays in the background. the juiciness and tartness of the raspberries dominates.

overall, my first framboise. really enjoyed it, but the strong flavor might mean i would only want one in a sitting.

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Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
84 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.