Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 189
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.11%
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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Photo of EPICAC
2.27/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (414 characters)

Photo of Andreji
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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. (448 characters)

Photo of Long813
2.86/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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. (639 characters)

Photo of emerge077
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
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. (1,052 characters)

Photo of Daredevil
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 ... (326 characters)

Photo of pootz
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (293 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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. (667 characters)

Photo of the42ndtourist
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (178 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
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. (463 characters)

Photo of crwills
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (1,188 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
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. (887 characters)

Photo of peensteen
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (440 characters)

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (571 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (177 characters)

Photo of BBP
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Like I'd expect from a raspberry wine with a slight carbonation.

S- Raspberry, raspberry, raspberry.

T- See Smell.

M- A little thin. Has a fruity drink feel, almost like a juice.

D- Very, very easy to down. More like juice than like beer. Too expensive though. (267 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Overwhelming sweet raspberry ale.

Presentation: 25 Cl. bottle. Relatively simple design of white fonts over a black background with an image of raspberries. Back shows different narratives in several languages noting the main intent and brewing procedure alongside a brief overview of ingredients. Shows best by date (09-09-11) Notes Alc. by Vol. (4,3%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Medium pink pour. Generous head with good retention, shrinking down to a persistent surface lump, and fair rich lacing.

S - Overwhelmingly sweet nose of raspberry. Minor nuances under it get lost in an instant.

T - Taste explodes where the nose left it with an almost mono-thematic raspberry sense woven with an enormous sweet sense. Very syrupy.

M - Light to medium body with fine carbonation and a thick finish.

D - It´s actually not that bad for such a single minded brew but remains rather boring and repetitive.

Notes: The fruitiness and the raspberry sweetness is not so much the problem as it is losing lambic complexities under the fruit and sugar. Almost forgettable unless there is an occasion to share the oddity.

** This is marketed in Spain as Xtreme Framboise. Seems to belong under this entry but if a noticeable different brew it may require its own entry. (1,267 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of bryehn
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, jam-like rusty ruby colour, with a loose but generous head that gets retained as a collar and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Smells like deep raspberry, honey-sweetened muffin-like malts and fresh water.

The taste is like sour raspberry jam; it has a solid fruit foundation with a syrupy sweetness and a buttery note before going tart and then sour.

Medium-bodied with a prickly carbonated feeling and a smooth creaminess that's almost like cream soda. A bit dry on the tongue and leaves a slight resin note in the aftertaste.

More sour than I expected, almost like a geuze and really does have a buttery jam-like quality. This was my first Framboise and I think I prefer Krieks. (698 characters)

Photo of elricorico
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (661 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (675 characters)

Photo of SleepyMonk
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled 250ml dark glass bottle poured into a flute glass.

Pours with a bubbly fingers worth of head and the body is deep red towards rust blend. Lacing is surprisingly more sticky than a lot of strong ales.

Interestingly this leads you to expect a heavy serve of raspberry however what you do get is a saturated blackcurrant aroma. Regardless of how you may feel about Lambics there is no denying that this thing smells great.

Taste is of course heavily characterized by Raspberry and similar berry fruit but sweet malt and baked doughy bread yeast ads a familiar twist.

On the mouth its tart with fruit taste and mousse towards champagne like smoothness.

Stay away if you hate lambics because this is almost a text book example but if your open to new things or a fan of the style then this is definitely worthy of your dollar and time (843 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as a Christmas gift from visiting friends. Served in a champagne flute. Best before June 2010 - not sure how old that makes this bottle.

A - Pinky-orange color, with huge slowly dissipating head and lots of lace. Lots of bubbles in this one.

S - Raspberries, but with a strong undercurrent of acidity that's mildly unpleasant and slightly boozy (which is really weird considering the low ABV). A little bit of a one-trick pony.

T - Raspberry juice - a faint tang of yeast and more tart fruit (cranberry, grapefruit). It's not bad, but it ain't no Raspberry Tart.

M - Light and tingly, with that sticky residue afterward. Very refreshing.

D - Easy drinking at 4.5%. The carbonation and sweetness might get a bit off-putting after a while, but otherwise it goes down easy.

I prefer my lambics without added sugar/sweeteners. Give me a Cantillon please. (865 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (683 characters)

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (686 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to my friend Jen for the birthday gift!

Pours a hazed pinkish orange, thick voluminous light pink head forms, soapy and huge, very slowly settles down to a thick layer, drops a ton of lace on the glass. Smell is fresh raspberry juice, not much else, light hay, horse blanket, some lemony acidity, bit of wheat/bread, mostly just a pleasant raspberry juice. Taste is very sugary and sweet at first, brown sugar, very sweet raspberry juice, some honey and bread through the middle, ripe berries and light tartness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation, goes down easy, although a bit on the sweet side I like it. Thanks Jen! (669 characters)

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Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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