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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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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 Graham5161986
4.16/5  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. (657 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 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 enki
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
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. (669 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 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 ThatWineGuy
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apparently the Affligem glass comes close to what Mort Subite uses in their advertising, so that's what I poured it into. I thought it funny that it poured a light, peach colour but was much darker in the glass with a dark cherry hue. I could just barely see my finger on the other side of the glass. The one finger head was a dusty rose colour with some beige. Initially some incessant bubbling coming from the centre-bottom of the glass, side glass carbonation not so fizzy. Very nice lacing indeed.

I can smell fresh berries, a bit of watermelon. It sure tastes like raspberries alright, semi-sweet but inoffensive; crisp on the finish. The mouthfeel and taste have just the right balance of tartness, again a hint of watermelon. The taste and mouthfeel were closer to 3.75 in my estimation. I was looking for a hint of rotting fruit or sourness but there wasn't any. On the other hand, the refreshing acidity took away from a better finish and I kept thinking it was so much like a fruit punch or a soda pop. I expected more complexity and didn't get it.

I'm not all that familiar with lambics but I could easily substitute one of these for a dessert wine anyday: it was pleasant and fun to sip on and just might be a great conversation piece for your guests after dinner if they're game to broaden their beer horizons. (1,327 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 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 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 wjimson
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A noble looking red colour, with a thin greyish pink head. Looking alright. I only had a chance to look at the colour after i pour it, but as soon as the bottle is opened the dominating impression is that it smells really good. Smells like a whole of fresh sweet raspberries captured in a bottle.

Taste like rasberry jam, followed by a woodsy-like malt taste. Dry sour and tart finish, which is very classy somehow. The weak alcohol taste does blend in quite well with the raspberry sourness. It has a foamy moutnfeel that is quite nice.

This is better than fruit juice, but I won't likely drinks this any more than once a month because it is quite sweet. (662 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 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 GClarkage
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/04/06- Purchased at a B.C. Provincial liquor store in Kelowna, B.C.

Presentation- 375ml bottle, caged and corked, poured into a large wine glass. Not sure of a bottling year.

Appearance- A reddish apple cider coloring in the pour. Off white, headed towards pink hued head. I full inch of head of which a nice portion remains while drinking. Amazing full coating of lace in my glass.

Smell- Almost vinous in scent. If wine was made from raspberries, this is what it would smell like. Nice fresh and true scent of raspberry. A bit sweet and a bit sour.

Taste- As goes with the scent...a bit sweet and a bit sour. The light sour hits you first, followed by a nice semi-sweet basket of raspberries. Some farmy tastes follow as well.

Mouthfeel- Higher carbonation, doesn't leave much aftertaste.

Drinkability- Not as sweet as Lindemans, and not as tart as a Cantillon...kinda in the middle. Refreshing. Would go well with cheeses and with a nice summer fruit basket. (982 characters)

Photo of Mandrake
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pinkish-brown with a billowing pink-tinged white head that lasts for ages and leaves a ton of lacing. Smells of tart raspberries, with woodiness and some lambic yeast as well. Tastes dry and sour up front, with raspberry in the background and hints of the yeast throughout. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, and well carbonated, and drinkability is very good. Much more complex than the other lambic I had from this brewery, and very enjoyable. (451 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 funkengruven
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pomegranite red color with a very frothy head with much lacing. Smell is very nice and sweet, like fresh raspberries. Taste is not too bad, reminds me more of wine than beer, but still pretty good. Mouthfeel also leans more towards a wine than a beer, slight sourness followed by a sweetness. Overall not too bad, pretty drinkable. Certainly a nice alternative to wine. (377 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 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 DrJay
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, coppery colour with a thin, but very dense white head. It looks like there's just a bit of pink or red colour in the foam. Nice lacing. Raspberries are front and center in the aroma, suggesting a bit of tartness that's very prominent in the flavour. Sweetness complements the tart character very well, keeping the raspberry fruitiness balanced yet still fairly intense. Some yeast and lambic flavours show through as well. Finishes dry with plenty of fruit carrying through to the end. Body is on the light side and it's quite drinkable. (543 characters)

Photo of Barraclou
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This is a reddish brown brew with a white/pink head. That head lasts for a very long time.

Smell: Very, very fruity! It makes no doubt about the raspberry presence in that lambic. It smells almost as good as a lady.

Taste: Very acid and sour with some raspberry sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: This raspberry beer is very smooth and creamy to feel.

Drinkability: This is a real solution to malternatives. My biggest concern was the price, but it worthes what you pay. (497 characters)

Photo of baiser
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a ruby red body with a foamy pink head. Great amount of very sticky lacing.

Aroma of fruity cotton candy and raspberries.

Taste was tart and extremely sweet and full of raspberries. As it warmed, it got even sweeter. After taste was very nice, quite tart, but nice. Some plums, slight alcohol and very tasty. Mouthfeel was impressive and smooth. The sweetness and strength of the raspberries may limit you to just one though. (438 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep pink with a very nice head this a framboise that straddles the line between commercial and artisanal. The marriage between sour and sweet and the inherent drinkability that results fromn that union make this a very nice beer. Not as complex as offerings from Cantillon and Boon, this however is a decent take on the style (326 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 slitherySOB
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Definitely an apertif, something to drink after dinner or with dessert. Mort Subite Framboise pours an orange/red colour, similar to a dark tequila sunrise. Big, three finger head which disipated relatively quickly to a thin layer of sticky foam. Speaking of sticky, the lace on this beer sticks to the glass like glue. Beautiful to look at. Enticing to smell. Tart raspberries are dominant but light. A pleasantly sour smell. Even yeast can be detected, perhaps more so than the malt? This is my first lambic, is it supposed to be like this? If not, too bad. I like it. Bit, tart taste of raspberries and sour malt. Bit of a corn aftertaste reminding me briefly of a cheap pale lager. Tart coming in, sweet going out. An odd balance of tastes that work in this beer. Medium light body. Not heavy, not watery, but lighter than looks would expect. A little too sweet for a high drinkability rating. Not a session beer by far, but one that I'd enjoy drinking a few times a week. (976 characters)

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