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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
85
very good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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Misterefe

Spain

2/5  rDev -46.9%

09-06-2013 18:55:12 | More by Misterefe
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

2.23/5  rDev -40.8%

Had at Morte Subite in Brussels.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy red-orange, with a rocky, pink head that retains well and leaves heavy lace on the inside of the glass.

Smell: A sweet raspberry fruitiness dominates, with only a light funkiness evident.

Taste: Sweet and syrupy raspberry is all that is evident.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, tingly carbonation, syrupy.

Drinkability: Drinkable, but too sweet.

12-03-2006 06:27:50 | More by EPICAC
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

08-04-2013 02:28:55 | More by tbryan5
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Anacross

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-01-2012 18:48:33 | More by Anacross
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IndyDad

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

07-01-2014 00:36:44 | More by IndyDad
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Andreji

Colombia

2.78/5  rDev -26.3%

I still cannot find the full pleasure in the Framboises and the Krieks, specially when the fruit flavour is as abundantly seen as here. The pour is very dark toned with a slight, purplish head as though in rather a juice than a beer. The smell, clearly, obviously, only framboises all over the place. As was the taste. because the beer cannot really be felt, imo, here, but rather is overwhelmed completely by the fruit juice. not my type, anyways.

06-16-2004 09:00:06 | More by Andreji
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -24.9%

G: Duvel Tulip

A: Cloudy pink body with two fingers of white foamy head. Moderate retention and blotchy lacing.

S: Huge front of sweet candy like raspberries. Pleasing to the nose.

T: Very sweet raspberry flavour is dominant with the slightest sourness and tartness at the back. Not what I was expecting at all.

M: Light bodied and medium-light carbonation. Very smooth and frothy in the mouth while leaving a sticky candy-like raspberry finish.

D: Not bad, but I don't know if a lambic should taste this way. To me it just tastes like a raspberry soda. Where is the sourness? All in all, it's way to expensive for what it offers.

12-25-2009 19:44:47 | More by Long813
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emerge077

Illinois

2.94/5  rDev -22%

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.

06-27-2013 01:24:23 | More by emerge077
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-27-2012 20:51:12 | More by cbnz
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3/5  rDev -20.4%

dark muddy garnet color, with a strong foamy head
nose is (not surprising) full of raspberries, however a bit too treacle style (in a blind test could be mistaken for a kiddy sirup ...)
a fresh taste of fizzy raspberries with soury notes of granny smith apple cider ...
refreshing brew, however way too sirupy for my taste ...

12-28-2010 10:29:47 | More by Daredevil
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-10-2013 04:02:54 | More by Satchboogie
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masonir

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

ontario

08-15-2014 06:29:01 | More by masonir
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -15.6%

Pinkish orange with a subdued pink-tinted head... laces well...aromas of sweetness and berries. Big carbonation....sweet and sour tastes over berries...no hopping detectable to speak of... a light musty dry finish...really like a cider/fruit spritzer...the ladies like it, I don't care for it.

04-09-2006 23:29:33 | More by pootz
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the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%

Red tinged golden colour. Some head. Has the lambic flavour, and the raspberry flavour, but neither in the appropriate amounts. It's drinkable, but not quite what it could be.

11-15-2002 19:47:16 | More by the42ndtourist
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-26-2012 20:00:11 | More by warpedrevolution
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-12-2013 17:49:26 | More by JohnK17
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

My first lambic! (Not counting the Cantillon Gueuze I had at Smokeless Joe's and forgot to review...)

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. A darker red than I expected, but probably fairly natural -- a cloudy rusty reddish with some pink highlights when lit. Also resulted a pinkish-white 1/2 inch head that left a LOT of residue on the glass. Maybe the sugar content?

My biggest beef about this beer is its non-complexity. I'm a huge raspberry fan, so the syrupy raspberry smell and equally raspberry-y (heh) taste is good -- but it might be a bit overkill, and I would have liked to smell/taste something else in there. The aftertaste was a bit sickly sweet as well. And, frankly, the champagne-like texture didn't appeal to me much either (although that's just 'cause I don't like champagne, probably). I think I found this beer to sugary for my liking -- from what I understand, there's a difference between normal fruit lambics and sweetened fruit lambics (like this one)... I might prefer the unsweetened, which I imagine would be awesome with some good bitter chocolate.

Overall, nice flavour, but a bit boring, and hard to tolerate a lot of due to the sugar content.

11-10-2005 01:10:41 | More by crwills
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-16-2013 00:33:29 | More by Thedrizzle
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-07-2014 19:30:42 | More by nullbort
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SGToliver

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-23-2013 08:42:55 | More by SGToliver
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Zorro

California

3.29/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

05-23-2014 05:10:04 | More by Zorro
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

10-04-2013 01:25:56 | More by VelvetExtract
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%

Bright blood red colour, minimal white head, some lace left on the glass. Smell is of sweet raspberry, tart, slight sour notes, deep down there is some funk...sort of a let down in the nose. Taste is Big raspberry, lightly sour, sweetness takes over from here there is also a semi sour tart finish. High carbonation, medium weight, syrupy sweet feel. Okay overall, a little too sweet for my liking but I might have this again down the road.

05-11-2011 01:17:28 | More by peensteen
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

served from a 330ml green bottle with cork into a snifter. BB 2009

A- pours a foggy pinkish red with a slight pink finger thick head, nice lace on the glass.

S- Lots of raspberry and alot of other fruit aromas as well, peaches, some strawberry, almost smells like fruit punch.

T- lots of raspberry obviously, slight tart but not sour, flavors of watermelon and red grapes with some sweet malt noticed mid palate. Somewhat tart in the finish.

M- Medium bodied, with carbonation that works well.

D- Refreshing and drinkable.

Overall a fairly good lambic. Recommended.

01-10-2008 20:54:31 | More by drinkininthewood
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aracauna

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -9%

Cloudy dark iced tea color. Thin head. Aromas- rasberry, tart, mildly wine-like. Taste is pleasantly tart, not as sweet as Lindeman's version. Very earthy aftertaste, maybe hay.

09-06-2002 20:30:03 | More by aracauna
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Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.