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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

Mort Subite FramboiseMort Subite Framboise

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BA SCORE
85
very good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 100% opaque looking purple-ish colored beer. Head has not much volume, retention is low and lacing is ok. Head is light pink.

S: Well, it smells like raspberry juice. I think it is a witbier base and it has a light typical lemon and pepper. Some oak like smell too and faint vanilla. Sweet and lightly sour. Strong smell, but straightforward.

T: Strong true raspberry taste with definitive oak and vanilla. Lemon and pepper are still there. Almost same thing as the smell.

M: Super light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Correct.

D: High, drinks just as easily as raspberry juice. It is so close to actual raspberries, I got a piece of raspberry in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 00:04:40 | More by flipper2gv
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3/5  rDev -20.8%
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 ...

Serving type: bottle

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

Russian Federation

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 00:04:26 | More by NightINgale
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pinkish-orange colour with huge white head. Nice lacing around the glass. Smells of sweet raspberry, almost like a raspberry pie. Flavour is quite tart from the raspberry. I really get nothing but raspberry, but it still is delicious. Nice carbonation level. Really easy to drink and I get to the end of the bottle before I realize. A bit expensive in Ontario at over $4 a bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 01:59:56 | More by kwjd
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 00:21:15 | More by BBP
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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 02:41:44 | More by StephenRich
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep ruby/purple hazy color. Zero head, just a thin white ring around the top of the glass of little tiny bubbles.

S- Raspberries, strawberries, red wine, sugar cane and honey dew melon.

T- Raspberries, cherries, cranberries, sugar cane and red wine (tastes like a wine cooler)

M- Crips refreshing, not too tart and the carbonation adds a good bite on the tongue.

D- Very drinkable but I think it's a little too sweet to warrant more than one in a night.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 02:53:12 | More by korguy123
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

No Mort Subite beer looks anywhere near as eerie or intimidating as its name (which translates to 'sudden death') would imply; Framboise's orangey-red blush is especially delightful, if not flirtatiously inviting. Its deep carmine red allows light to pass through it, accruing the appearance a suitably ethereal lightness. Its bubbles are tiny but studious and tightly lock in place like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle; their delicate pink dye is angelic.

Raspberries are one Mother Nature's tastiest, most luscious fruits and, in my opinion, the brewery deserves no less than a perfect score, even if the scent is not one that they can take any credit for making, but rather, because they had the good mind to use it, to change not a thing about it, to fully exploit it, to showcase it for all its lusciousness and ambrosia and simply allow our nose the sweet, succulent pleasure.

Unfortunately, they did not exercise the same good judgment when drawing up the malt bill. Of the seven ingredients listed one of them clearly does not belong: corn. It may have been added in only microscopic amounts but there's enough in there that this palate could instantly recognize it. The alarms started to sound when the luscious, long-flowing jamminess of the berries became interrupted by a cloying, insipid staleness.

It doesn't take long before the sugar starts burning through the tongue like ammonium hydroxide, the summer-fresh fruits disperse and the palate (especially the teeth) are left swimming in an over saturated, savourless and syrupy reduction. And it definitely comes from the corn, not the raspberry juice, which, for its part, is exquisitely toothsome, even if we can lose track of it in the bat of an eye.

There is a widely accepted notion amongst beer geeks that fruit lambics should be divided into two camps: the sour traditional ones (Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen) and the sickly sweetened kinds (Chapeau, Lindemans). The former is to be revered while the latter is considered kitschy, industrial blasphemy. Although I subscribe to this distinction for the most part, I don't think that it's always accurate in carving up the world...

There is also (sometimes) joy to be had in those sugary, juicy, sickly-sweet drinks. There may be no style of beer in the world I appreciate and treasure more than authentic, traditional lambic, but that's not to say that I can't every now and then indulge myself in the guilty pleasure of one of these tooth-rotting, candy-coated treats - anyone who tells you otherwise is likely lying. It's a short, empty pleasure but a pleasure none the less.

Provided, that is, that the beer is well made. There are probably twice as many more bad (if not offensive) artificial, sugar-coated knock-offs produced than there is the real thing. A bottle of time-honoured, hand-crafted lambic will cost a pretty penny (upwards of 20 or 30 dollars, provided you can find one) but it's worth every penny. The syrupy sweet ones come much cheaper, but they're rarely worth it. This one, however, arguably is.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 00:37:44 | More by biegaman
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy rusty red hue with two fingers of creamy white head that displays excellent retention and leaves sheets upon sheets of sticky lace.

The nose is great with strong notes of fresh rasberry, black currants, a bit of purple grape juice, and a light bready backbone.

Tart rasberries dominate the palate with some black currant sweetness to balance it out, but the tartness manages to linger to the end. Very light bread in the back, further adding to its balance.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, and quite syrupy, allowing the taste to linger. The low ABV and sweet but unoffending taste make this a very easy drinker.

This marks my first lambic and I thoroughly enjoyed it (even though according to other reviews this isn't a true lambic). A great balance is made between the beers tart aspects and its sweet ones. This one has been in front of me since I started seriously drinking beer, and I can't believe I never picked this one up earlier. If you're in the mood for a sweet treat in the form of a beer, make sure you grab one of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 03:47:23 | More by ludachris
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 03:04:18 | More by Daniellobo
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tpd975

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopshunter for this one.

A: Pours a nice light pinkish red hue with no real head or lace noted.

S: Aromas of fresh tart raspberries, with other earthy berry type notes.

T: Nicely berry for sure. A nice blast of tart fresh raspberry with rock candy sweetness to balance things out. It is both sweet and sour with neither dominating the beer.

M: Very light, bubbly carbonation.

D: Pretty good. Not a bad beer. One I would buy from time to time if I could find it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 20:56:55 | More by tpd975
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty pink with a large and uneven white head, that dropped to a film and left some nice lace spotting on the glass. While I kow this isn't really a lambic, the appearance could fool you! The aroma is huge and full of fresh raspberries, which is pleasant enough, but could do with more than the hint of sourness it has to add some depth.

The flavour proves that this is about as far from a true fruit lambic as you can get, but I'm digging it nonetheless, and its a very good fruit beer. Big, fresh rapberries throughout. with a slight sour tartness and a hint of bread, but for the most part its all raspberry. Sweet, but with enough balancing tartness to be highly drinkable. Body is light and refreshing with a spritzy carbonation.

So its not a big sour, but it is a very good fruit beer, and vitally it tastes like fresh fruit and not some artificial essence. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 14:54:10 | More by bobsy
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SleepyMonk

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 11:45:45 | More by SleepyMonk
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid almost $5 from the LCBO for this. Ive had it before but i remember it being cheaper.

A: pale rouge color with nice head with excellent retention - likely due to the sugar content.

S: Dosent smell like beer but smells very nice. raspberries dominates the nose of course.

T: again not much beer taste here - whatever malts and hops are in this are overpowered by the sweet taste of raspberries. This is definitely a desert beer. I enjoy the slight sour finish.

M: light and refreshing. not too sticky given the sugar content.

D: At the risk of looking "fruity", id easily enjoy a few of these in public and not be put off by the flavors - not to mention id save a few bucks on cab fare since I could legaly drive home if I spaced them out well.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 23:42:41 | More by uno99
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 05:41:35 | More by MasterSki
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 01:39:37 | More by Viggo
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle
4.5% ABV

I tried this beer on November 15, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer poured a nice red into the glass with a huge frothy white head that did not want to go away. The aroma was heavy on the raspberry. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, and heavily carbonated...but not quite champagne-like. The flavour was that of a small amount of hops combined with a lot of raspberries.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 23:14:08 | More by cyrenaica
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Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 21:43:16 | More by Hornet2003
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Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 07:36:31 | More by Graham5161986
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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....

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 12:08:37 | More by mdagnew
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enki

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 00:02:50 | More by enki
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : Rousse tirant sur le cuivre, voilée.
Smell : L'arome de cette bière met en relief la framboise, très concentrée, et la cave humide, le foudre de chêne.
Taste and mouthfeel : La framboise est très présente, mais jamais trop sucrée.
Drinkability : Pour un lambic édulcoré, c'est une bonne bière

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 19:36:17 | More by thierrynantes
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brendan13

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours quite a dark rose pink colour with a large fluffy white head into a Mort Subite glass.
S - Can you say Raspberry? Like most fruit lambics the fruit used dominates the smell.
T - The raspberries also come through on the taste quite strongly with a bit of tartiness.
M - Medium bodied, a bit syrupy at first but the tartness hits in the middle of tongue. Pretty high carbonation.
D - Very tasty. Good balance of sweetness and tartness. I would drink it fairly often but have never seen it at bottle shops.
Had this at Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka.

Serving type: bottle

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