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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
84
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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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Photo of elricorico
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

elricorico, May 01, 2006
Photo of bryehn
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, jam-like rusty ruby colour, with a loose but generous head that gets retained as a collar and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Smells like deep raspberry, honey-sweetened muffin-like malts and fresh water.

The taste is like sour raspberry jam; it has a solid fruit foundation with a syrupy sweetness and a buttery note before going tart and then sour.

Medium-bodied with a prickly carbonated feeling and a smooth creaminess that's almost like cream soda. A bit dry on the tongue and leaves a slight resin note in the aftertaste.

More sour than I expected, almost like a geuze and really does have a buttery jam-like quality. This was my first Framboise and I think I prefer Krieks.

bryehn, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $4

Appearance - Burgundy colour with an average size fizzy/frothy pinkish white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Raspberries, citric

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, citric notes and raspberries. There is also sugary sweet candy flavour and it ends with a lightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - A pretty decent brew that is easily available to me. Maybe a touch too much like a swedish berry candy. Just comes across a little too sweet and a little artificial tasting.

spinrsx, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of SleepyMonk
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
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

SleepyMonk, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

MasterSki, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a caged and corked bottle to a tulip.

A: Raspberry red in color topped with a two finger pinkish head comprised of large bubbles. Very transparent.

S: Raspberries , definitely. Not too artificial either.

T: Once again raspberries are definitely the most prominent flavor. Not overly artificial as with some fruit beers either. Nice and tart making it somewhat refreshing but not overly sour. Some slight wheat malt and yeast characters as well.

M: Very light body with high carbonation also help to make the beer refreshing.

O: Pretty good beer but not exactly my fancy. My first introduction to lambics but I feel as though it was not entirely like a lambic should be.

Haydn-Juby, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Viggo
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

Viggo, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of grub
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

grub, Nov 29, 2006
Photo of kwjd
3.7/5  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.

kwjd, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of duracell
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

duracell, May 24, 2012
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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

thierrynantes, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of cyrenaica
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

cyrenaica, May 13, 2008
Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev 0%
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.

metter98, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

GRG1313, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of ZorPrime
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

ZorPrime, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

patre_tim, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of ludachris
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

ludachris, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of jhtipton
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jhtipton, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kmat10, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of flipper2gv
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

flipper2gv, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

ThatWineGuy, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

LoveBeerNo7, Nov 15, 2011
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
84 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.