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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
85
very good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Mort Subite visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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Photo of laurastradford
5/5  rDev +32.6%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Garenburg
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Garenburg, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of enki
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ummm. Wow.

Pours out more like champagne than a normal beer (which isn't surprising), reddish orange in color with a load of fruity aroma and a foamy head. The flavor is dominated with the raspberries, and is a touch sweet, which is perfectly balanced by it's tartness. The fruity aroma fills your head up, but doesn't leave an overwhelming aftertaste. Everything about this beer is well balanced and refined.

It is difficult decide if I like this or the belle-vue Kriek better, but I suspect that my new favorite fruit beer is now the Mort Subite. I'll just have to do a back to back test some time :)

Definitely one of my favourite beers ever. Highly recommended.

enki, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of Melomanemusher
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Melomanemusher, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of lgmol
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Lemke10, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of jarmby1711
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like beer with raspberries in it ,which is a positive , further positivising is the opaquness fine creamy head and bold lacing
All good things aboyt the smell , it is raspberries wall to wall with nothing nasty sticking its craw in
Not surprisingly , to me anyway , but raspberries dominate the palate, not toosweet , a hint of crafty Belgian tartness to liven up the show.
Fills the oral cavity sensibly , in amost organised and sensible way.
I think this is my first Lambic Framboise , so I admit to having no comparisons , but this is bloody nice .

jarmby1711, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jan 17, 2003
Photo of facundoCNB
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

facundoCNB, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first raspberry lambic, thanks to the boundless generosity of stephenlouis. Comes in a green 375 ml magnum shaped bottle, caged and corked. Pours out an intense cloudy garnet hue, massive pillowing pinkish head capping it with serious retention. The nose contains wheat, raspberries and some mild spices. The flavour is of rich ripe raspberries and little else, the wheat only pokes through the clouds towards the very end, where there is a fruity spice finish. Full and pleasing mouthfeel, it is a delight to drink, and I am a sucker for raspberries. I could only drink one of these in an evening, but would make a great aperitif to share.

IronDjinn, Aug 22, 2004
Photo of souvenirs
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

souvenirs, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

TimeLincoln, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of morfius85
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

morfius85, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Koopdad
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Koopdad, May 31, 2014
Photo of Naerhu
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This poured the most amazing red with un-ending pinkish head.
The sweetness of this brew decreases the score from excellent to good. The aroma lacks malt, but is full of berry fruit.
The taste is unmistakeably raspberry. I would not be surprised if they put raspberry juice in just before bottling. Low carbonation was key in enjoyability.

This a great brew to introdue people to the world beyond lagers.

Naerhu, Oct 25, 2003
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Dewso, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ihmurria
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ihmurria, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Barraclou
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This is a reddish brown brew with a white/pink head. That head lasts for a very long time.

Smell: Very, very fruity! It makes no doubt about the raspberry presence in that lambic. It smells almost as good as a lady.

Taste: Very acid and sour with some raspberry sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: This raspberry beer is very smooth and creamy to feel.

Drinkability: This is a real solution to malternatives. My biggest concern was the price, but it worthes what you pay.

Barraclou, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a green bottle with a caged synthetic cork.

It pours a bold copper color with distinct pink glints. The head is off white with a tiny bit of pink and incredible retention. Dense sheets of lace trail on the glass. The aroma tart and packed with raspberries. Theres hints of lambicy funk in the back. The taste is much less sweet than I remember. At first theres a mouth filling yeasty tartness which is very quickly subsumed by syrupy raspberry juice. The raspberry is very sweet but always held at bay by the tartness. In the middle some barnyard funk and earth even emerge. The finish is dominated by rasperries with a side of lactic sourness. The mouthfeel is very thick and finely carbonated.

Much dryer and more 'lambicy' than I was expecting. Also way more complex (and less sweet surprisingly) than the brewery's Gueuze. It could use a little less raspberry flavor, and a bit more funk and woody flavors. Still, I really enjoyed it.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 24, 2005
Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Rutager, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of GClarkage
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/04/06- Purchased at a B.C. Provincial liquor store in Kelowna, B.C.

Presentation- 375ml bottle, caged and corked, poured into a large wine glass. Not sure of a bottling year.

Appearance- A reddish apple cider coloring in the pour. Off white, headed towards pink hued head. I full inch of head of which a nice portion remains while drinking. Amazing full coating of lace in my glass.

Smell- Almost vinous in scent. If wine was made from raspberries, this is what it would smell like. Nice fresh and true scent of raspberry. A bit sweet and a bit sour.

Taste- As goes with the scent...a bit sweet and a bit sour. The light sour hits you first, followed by a nice semi-sweet basket of raspberries. Some farmy tastes follow as well.

Mouthfeel- Higher carbonation, doesn't leave much aftertaste.

Drinkability- Not as sweet as Lindemans, and not as tart as a Cantillon...kinda in the middle. Refreshing. Would go well with cheeses and with a nice summer fruit basket.

GClarkage, Mar 04, 2006
Photo of Graham5161986
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a somewhat cloudy pale pink with a beautiful pinkish-white head that never goes away and leaves one the nicest, stickiest laces I've ever seen. Gorgeous.

S: ripe, tart raspberries and a touch of bitter hops

T: really nice, tart raspberry flavour with hints of sour cherry and apple as well. Nice floral hops come through mid-sip as well - very nicely balanced and not overly sweet.

M: light and creamy, nice carbonation and goes down crisp - very refreshing

D: This is an excellent lambic - beautiful flavours and an appearance that could make any beer advocate blush. I will definitely buy this beer again - an excellent beer any time of year.

Graham5161986, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of NightINgale
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375mL corked bottle...

A - Looks stunning. Slightly cloudy deep red body, with a rich, creamy head. The head sticks around for a while, and there is plenty of creamy lacing.

S - Fresh, ripe raspberries dominate, and it becomes clear from the first few seconds. Other than than, there is a hint of bready malts and tart lemon.

T - Starts out like raspberry juice, only much more tart. There is hint of malts, and even a more subtle hint of hops. The finish is tart to the point of being lemon-like, while the raspberry flavour is still sticking around. As tart and sour as it is, there is yet some moderate sweetness that softens the taste. There is also a slight spiciness, coming from the wild yeast fermentation.

M - Not light-bodied, surprisingly. Some pleasant carbonation, virtually no bitterness. This is a tart beer, though, and you must be ready for it, as the tartness comes through right away and lingers for a while.

D - Goes down almost as easy as raspberry juice/beverage. However the tartness can decrease the drinkability for some people.

This is a very good Framboise lambic, in my opinion. Definitely not the beer for everyone, and perhaps a little girly, but I like it.

NightINgale, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

biboergosum, Mar 08, 2012
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Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.