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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
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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Photo of irishkyle21
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

I really enjoy this beer. Most people (BMC drinkers) don't believe its beer. Pours with a huge thick frothy light pink head and it lasts the entire beer. A very attractive colour almost like a fruit punch kool aid. Smells of raspberry and other fruits, some wine notes as well. Taste is sweet, fruity and a sour lambic character. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

irishkyle21, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of Converge
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

Converge, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of allergictomacros
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

allergictomacros, Jul 30, 2005
Photo of Mandrake
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

Mandrake, Feb 15, 2006
Photo of Hornet2003
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

375mL bottle purchased at BC liquor store Nordel Crossing

Appearance: Hazy amber. Lacy head.

Smell: Very fruity. Tons of raspberries and a slight sour note.

Taste: Well, raspberries. A great sour tanginess and a slight belgian yeasty note. Reminds me of Cran-Raspberry juice.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation...I was a little surprised that it wasn't over carbonated since a few of the fruit beers I've had previously have had way too much prickliness.

Drinkability: Yeah I could drink a lot of these on a patio. Hot weather beer to take the edge off the heat.

Overall: Very enjoyable. Great summer flavours.

Hornet2003, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of canucklehead
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Deep pink with a very nice head this a framboise that straddles the line between commercial and artisanal. The marriage between sour and sweet and the inherent drinkability that results fromn that union make this a very nice beer. Not as complex as offerings from Cantillon and Boon, this however is a decent take on the style

canucklehead, Sep 18, 2004
Photo of tavernjef
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Wicked ruby red, very gem-like with steady carbonation bubbles. One strange pinkish grey head about an inch high of tight, crumbly topped froth that never settles, it sits atop like a king on a throne with layer after layer of gluey-stringy lacing after each sip. Aroma is super sweet raspberry, light and juice-like with a zing. Taste is quick and easy of tart raspberry, somewhat thin, a touch to sugary sweet, not as rich or thick as other lambics. Mellow, light creamy body, good juice-like grab and thinnish texture. But overall quite fast and easily thin. Even though this isn't as rich or thick as I'd like, its still way to easy to drink.

tavernjef, Jul 07, 2003
Photo of RodneyFarva
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

RodneyFarva, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of baiser
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured a ruby red body with a foamy pink head. Great amount of very sticky lacing.

Aroma of fruity cotton candy and raspberries.

Taste was tart and extremely sweet and full of raspberries. As it warmed, it got even sweeter. After taste was very nice, quite tart, but nice. Some plums, slight alcohol and very tasty. Mouthfeel was impressive and smooth. The sweetness and strength of the raspberries may limit you to just one though.

baiser, Oct 10, 2004
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

DaftCaskBC, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of StephenRich
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Have you ever met a woman who claims to not like beer? Now, I'm not trying to stereotype here, and don't even think of pulling the sexist card on me - but if this scenario ever happens to you, or if you are a woman who thinks that you don't like beer, then I will promptly introduce you to the Mort Subite Framboise; a Belgian Fruit Lambic brewed with real raspberry juice that will change your mind.

Unless you have experienced a Fruit Lambic before (and if you claim to not like beer then you haven't), this is like no other beer you have ever tasted! Right from the start the 375ml corked, green wine-shaped bottle will entice you - two raspberries hide in the corner of the front label surrounded by oak barrels and unfamiliar names. When you open this beer though, it is immediately evident that these raspberries are not hiding. This is a fruit forward beer than brings rich fruit sweetness and a delicate champagne like carbonation along with a big shot of tart raspberries. Be prepared to change your mind about what beer can be.

The underlying issue with the common misconception that beer doesn't taste good is that the vast majority of people that make this claim just haven't tried real beer. And that is easy enough to understand; everyday we are attacked by commercials and ads for commodity grade beers and the lifestyles that they will conjure up. These are the types of beers that you are subjected to typically, unless you have been on the hunt for real beer, or you have chatted with me. Try real beer, and then you can confidently say that beer is delicious, and mass produced commodity beer is gross. I'd say that's more accurate.

Thus, as an introduction to the world of real beer, especially from a woman's perspective, the Framboise is the perfect starting point. I am not merely claiming that women will enjoy this beer because it is fruity - men and women alike will love this beer if you have any taste at all for sweet fruit - it is simply in my experience that every single woman I have ever introduced to this beer has done a 180, and now loves the good stuff. Its science.

But don't take my word, go buy one. It is 4.5% abv, and are at most all LCBO locations and are scattered across the United States. In fact, the United States has a staggeringly large selection of fruit lambics.

Open the Framboise up cold right out of the fridge and pour it into a fluted pilsner glass or a champagne flute as I did. The spontaneous fermentation (many yeast strains are allowed to penetrate this beer during fermentation creating a spicy, and naturally tart beer) creates an tremulous amount of natural carbonation, and when you pour it you will see that no matter how soft your spill it, a big fluffy head will ensue. But look at this beer...

It glows ruby red with a bright pink airy head that is alive with excitement. Bubbles are bursting all over as carbonation rises from the bottom just to make new ones on top. Into the light this beer glows with deep golden reds and a hazy, yet excited overall body.

The nose is intensely sweet and tart with the unmistakable scent of fresh raspberries. Big fruit sweetness plays off here with blackberries, apple juice, grapes, and a hint of tart lemon on the end. As your nose draws close you can feel the bubbles snapping at you, indicating a very crisp and refreshingly sweet beer. Zero hop bitterness is noticeable.

Let a touch of this beer onto your palate at first and you will see what all the fuss is about. This beer is pure fruit. Sharply carbonated and sugary sweet raspberry juice-like beer powers its way into ever taste bud and flows through your mouth. Instantly you will be filled with the overwhelming flavor of tart, but very sweet raspberries and touches of rich blackberries. Two big things stand out here; the raspberry sweetness and the effervescent nature of the mouthfeel.

This combination is perfect with this beer. The sweetness is everywhere and is only balanced a touch by hints of lemon zest and sugary tart berries. But when I say balance, I don't really mean it. This is a sweet beer, no question about it. The tart flavors and rich carbonation make it discernible from just juice, it is hard to get any malt flavor out of it - but make no mistake, this stuff is delicious.

The finish is surprisingly dry and quick with another flash of fruit tartness but quickly fades into a clean refreshing end. This beer is truly unique, and I double dare you to try it with a dense flowerless chocolate cake. It is also amazing with New York Cheesecake, anything chocolate, and with brunch on the patio in the sun. And just for those who don't love raspberries, they also make a cherry version called Kriek...

StephenRich, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of DrJay
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Hazy, coppery colour with a thin, but very dense white head. It looks like there's just a bit of pink or red colour in the foam. Nice lacing. Raspberries are front and center in the aroma, suggesting a bit of tartness that's very prominent in the flavour. Sweetness complements the tart character very well, keeping the raspberry fruitiness balanced yet still fairly intense. Some yeast and lambic flavours show through as well. Finishes dry with plenty of fruit carrying through to the end. Body is on the light side and it's quite drinkable.

DrJay, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of TerryW
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries.

Clear red – I want to say coral red – with a good-sized pink head and good lace.

Raspberries from the word go, soon as you pop open the bottle. Big raspberry aroma, quite sweet, almost like a raspberry cordial.

Raspberries up front again when you taste it. Overall the beer has a wine-like or champagne-like character, but still clearly a lambic.

Good beer for an after supper treat. Not something you'd wanna drink one after another.

TerryW, Jan 21, 2004
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

adamcthomp, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +6.1%

PhillyStyle, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Eir
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Eir, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

BrazilianAussie, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Shiloh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Very nice...sweet/sour punch with some serious aftertaste.
This brew is a long way from my style of beer but it does have some very nice attributes...the raspberry explosion alone is worth the price of admission.
Arrived a cloudy burgandy with a very thick head. Carbonation is a multitude of very small bubbles which soon lessens.
Body is medium/full.
Would be diffacult to consume more than one of these due to the sweet lingering aftertaste...but one is enjoyable!!!

Shiloh, Apr 28, 2004
Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +6.1%

250ml bottle bought from Belgianshop.com... aged for almost two years... poured into a Mort Subite Framboise glass...

Poured quite a dark rose pink colour with some orange tinges.. light dusty pink head poured very thick and meringue like then faded very slowly leaving a steady trail of thick lacing rings around the glass...

Aroma - Lots of tart and sour raspberry fruitiness, some other fruit sweetness coming through - peach and water melon, light lambic funkiness, very faint biscuit notes, some woodiness...

Taste – Very nice sweet and sour raspberries - quite tart also... some faint mustiness, light saltiness, again some biscuit malt just noticeable, rose wine notes..

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... light bodied... very refreshing and drinkable - would be good on a hot summer day rather than the coldest night of the year which it currently is !!

Overall - A surprisingly good Framboise, although i think the aging has helped - i've had this fresh and it was much sweeter.... definitely worth a try....

mdagnew, Jan 04, 2008
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

AussieAbroad, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

krome, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Docrock, Jul 25, 2013
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.