Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +7%
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....

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pootz
3.18/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SebD
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of allergictomacros
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of aracauna
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TerryW
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of brendan13
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

This is my first lambic, but it won't be my last. A nice change of pace, and definitely worth a try. I may get this again, but the price means it won't be a common purchase.

Photo of IndyDad
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +7%

Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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