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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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85
very good

84 Reviews
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Reviews: 84
Hads: 189
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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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Reviews: 84 | Hads: 189
Photo of bobsy
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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! (885 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 IronDjinn
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of grub
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice ruby red colour with a huge fluffy pink head. the head drops slowly and leaves tons of clumpy lace.

aroma is good. strong tart raspberry. slightly sweet. bit of funk.

taste is good. lots of raspberry. tart and sweet. bittersweet chocolate. tobacco. not much funk.

mouthfeel is good. fairly dry, but with a nice body. the fairly high carbonation level works well.

drinkability is good. the sweetness takes away from the drinkability a little, but it's a nice beer. (488 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.... (1,018 characters)

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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 (367 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 SebD
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice ruby/orange color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet raspberries with some faint bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of sweet raspberries, with light lemon and a light breadiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas. (497 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (799 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 TerryW
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (487 characters)

Photo of thehyperduck
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish-muddy colour, topped with a generous and creamy two-finger head that slowly seeps away over many minutes. Tons of lacing on the sides. The aroma on this stuff is powerful - as soon as I popped the top, I instantly got a whiff of tart raspberries. The brew itself smells even more strongly like this, and I must admit I do like it. Other than this I can't really pinpoint any odours confidently; maybe a bit of wheaty malt.

The taste is much the same as the smell - lots of raspberries, juicy sweetness and a bit of tartness during the sip, with some sourness in the finish as well that lingers for a second. The same wheaty malt is barely detectable underneath the fruitiness, but it's there and reminds me that this is in fact a beer and not juice or cider. Light to medium-light bodied, with a bit of spritzy carbonation. Slightly syrupy, with some stickiness in the mouth afterward. Tasty and very drinkable.

[Updated Jun 15 2015]

Another bottle from the LCBO. This was the first lambic that I had the opportunity to try, but it wasn't my last. It's one of my favourite raspberry beers - a nice change of pace, and something I have returned to repeatedly, albeit not on a regular basis.

Final Grade: 3.89, a B+. (1,236 characters)

Photo of allergictomacros
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (817 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
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. (963 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 CAMRAhardliner
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (963 characters)

Photo of brendan13
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (552 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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. (303 characters)

Photo of irishkyle21
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (362 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
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. (357 characters)

Photo of Naerhu
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of NightINgale
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (1,193 characters)

Photo of korguy123
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (461 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 Shiloh
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!! (473 characters)

Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.