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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Mort Subite FramboiseMort Subite Framboise

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very good

84 Reviews
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Reviews: 84
Hads: 190
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by allergictomacros:
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4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, faded reddish-brown. I expected a brighter pink, but this looked more of a brown - the color of cut apples. Good thick, chunky head. Fades slowly to a permanent lacing on the sides of the glass and a thin cover.

Smell: Strong raspberry aroma with additional tartness. Very fruity, almost with a cotton candy-like sweetness. Slight medicinal tinges.

Taste: Lots of raspberry up front. Surprisingly dry, given the sweet aroma. Very tart up front, leaving a mild bitter hop aftertaste that lingers. Dry finish - leaves me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Thin, soda-pop like consistency is refreshing and goes well with the dry tartness. Medium carbonation that doesn't linger.

Drinkability: Refreshing and quite drinkable. Not particularly "beery" in flavour, but satisfyingly thirst-quenching.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of wjimson
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A noble looking red colour, with a thin greyish pink head. Looking alright. I only had a chance to look at the colour after i pour it, but as soon as the bottle is opened the dominating impression is that it smells really good. Smells like a whole of fresh sweet raspberries captured in a bottle.

Taste like rasberry jam, followed by a woodsy-like malt taste. Dry sour and tart finish, which is very classy somehow. The weak alcohol taste does blend in quite well with the raspberry sourness. It has a foamy moutnfeel that is quite nice.

This is better than fruit juice, but I won't likely drinks this any more than once a month because it is quite sweet.

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Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Misterefe
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

According to Michael Jackson, the name "Mort Subite" (which means sudden death), derives from the Mort Subite Cafe in Brussels where employees would enjoy a game of dice at lunch. When they were required to return to work they'd play a game of "mort subite".
It pours slightly hazy; tawny with a reddish cast and capped by a short and creamy white head. The head drops quickly to a thin creamy collar, but it does leave some nice lace. The nose expresses a lightly tart and very mildly sweet, authentic raspberry character. The body is thin/medium with an exceptionally fine carbonation that lightly caresses and tingles the tongue. The flavor displays a well-balanced combination of tart and sweet raspberry that's enhanced by some gentle lambic character. I'm not sure what the method is, be it a "coulis" (brewery made syrup), purchased extract, or a combination of one or both with a bit of real fruit, but it's fairly authentic. Nicely done, refreshing, and highly enjoyable. It makes a good apertif or after-dinner dirnk. Perfect for a warm summer's evening on the veranda, or even with brunch on a rainy spring afternoon.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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.

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Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Highbury09
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mandrake
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pinkish-brown with a billowing pink-tinged white head that lasts for ages and leaves a ton of lacing. Smells of tart raspberries, with woodiness and some lambic yeast as well. Tastes dry and sour up front, with raspberry in the background and hints of the yeast throughout. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, and well carbonated, and drinkability is very good. Much more complex than the other lambic I had from this brewery, and very enjoyable.

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Photo of souvenirs
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of elricorico
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown with a foamy head that has a pinkish hue. The head retention is very good.

The smell is all raspberry, quite tart raspberry. Makes my mouth water a little bit. After a few more smells I start to find a bit of mustiness underlying.

The taste is loaded with raspberry, but at once it is sweet, tart and sour. The finish is fairly high in sourness, and leaves me salivating a little. Tasty, but seems to be all over the place.

The mouthfeel is like pop, a little bit syrupy and high in carbonation. No complaints.

Tasty, but not something to have very often. Once in a while a bottle to split with another person would be alright.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of emerge077
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a deep, slightly murky red-pink with a finger and a half of faint pink head. Nice delicate lacing.

Smell. Guess what I smell??? Rasberries!!! A lot like the blue rasberry popsicles I used to get in the park as a kid ...maybe a bit more like the real berrys than that, but ya, sweet rasberries.

Taste. Rasberry again!!! haha A little sweet and a little tart. Maybe just a little watery too. Nonetheless, tasy and refreshing.

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium-strong, smooth carbonation. Nice.

Overall. Refreshing and tart with just enough sweetness. Perfect for this first really warm evening of the spring.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - Poured a ruby red beer with a huge head. Aroma of raspberry could not be more present. Carbonation is excellent with small bubble coming on top of beer minutes after being poured. Taste is very sweet, almost like juice and extremely refreshing. I know this one is not pure Lambic style but it is definitely a very good refreshing beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Eir
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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