Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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85
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
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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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 85
Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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!

Photo of TX-Badger
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice slightly hazy reddish color with pink head. Raspberries, a light funk, some oak, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with lingering raspberry fruity notes.

Photo of duracell
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange color, bright and clear. Little apparent carbonation. Orangish, creamy head with a good retention and really beautiful lacing. The appearance magnificent.

S - Light aromas. Definitely some strawberries, some sugar, and a distinct smell from lambics. Very subtle hop.

T - A good balance between the sweet and the sour taste. It's very fruity and refreshing.

M - Excellent carbonation. The sourness linger before a gentle hop bite that concludes the experience.

O - A very drinkable lambic. nicely refreshing and close to style. In my opinion, the smell is a bit disappointing.

Photo of jhtipton
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not real sure I am drinking beer but this is a good Dr Brown's soda...Pours a light red/pinkish with carbonation and slight head. Some mild lacing occurs. Smell fruity-definitely better than the cherry version. Taste is like a raspberry, not too malty. Mouth feel is rich and velvety, light bodied and carbonated. I could drink a few of these, but maybe not during the big game.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Photo of flipper2gv
3.71/5  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.

Photo of kwjd
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is red, slightly dark. Nice foamy head on top of it. It sticks quite well to the glass. Dense head too. The aroma is fruity... mainly strawberries but very sugary... probably juice instead of real strawberries. As the ingredient list says... its juice, not real strawberries. Slightly sour. Taste is good, quite sugary and the sourness is almost not present. Thus if you hate sourness of lambic, this one has none! To me this is good as well as those very acidic lambics. Its different, but still very enjoyable.

Cheers all!

Photo of grub
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that took a long time to die down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of raspberries and has a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-,bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lambic has nice aromas and flavors of raspberries that don't taste artificial or that sweet. I would consider getting this beer again.

Photo of cyrenaica
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of ludachris
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of uno99
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of SebD
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
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 korguy123
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of scott451
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pale pink thin bubbly head on a hazy pare orange rose. The head soon diminishes to a persistent thin layer. Some clingy lacing.

Lots of ripe raspberries in the nose. Some yeasts. Very floral and aromatic. Tastes of raspberry. A very subtle wheat base. The sweet/sour fruit dominates but doesn’t overpower. A nice long prickly sweet sour finish.

Well carbonated light bodied. Refreshing. Very drinkable. A pretty nice fruit lambic overall. Not too sour but packing lots of fruit. Kind of midway between hardcore sours like a Cantillon and fruit pops like Lindemans.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - Poured a ruby red beer with a huge head. Aroma of raspberry could not be more present. Carbonation is excellent with small bubble coming on top of beer minutes after being poured. Taste is very sweet, almost like juice and extremely refreshing. I know this one is not pure Lambic style but it is definitely a very good refreshing beer.

Photo of slitherySOB
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of mintjellie
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy and rose pink in colour, with salmon highlights appearing at the edges when held to the light. It pours with a thin collar of off-white head. Decent retention and great lace. Strong raspberry aroma with sponge cake and delicate hay. Tastes of sweet raspberry juice up front, followed by tart lemon juice and apple skin. Finishes mildly bitter and tart. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Fruity, sweet (but not cloying), and otherwise very approachable without venturing into alcopop territory.

Photo of bobsy
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

Photo of thehyperduck
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
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+.

Photo of funkengruven
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: nice amber-pink hue with a very light haze and not much in the way of apparent effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of creamy ivory-pink foam leaving a thick lace as it dissipates. Quite nice.

Smell: strong raspberry aroma, but not overly sweet. Not much in the way of tartness, but quite nice otherwise.

Taste: lightly sweet with a good raspberry flavor. Raspberry character is a bit less intense than in the aroma, which is welcome. Sweetness balances the fruitiness, but again, not much in the way of a wild character or sourness. Still, I really like the fruit element.

Mouthfeel: light with a moderate carbonation. Not creamy, but decent enough for the style.

Overall: I really like the fruit flavor accomplished here. If you're into framboise, it's definitely worth trying.

Photo of tpd975
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.