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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
85
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a pinky, reddish amber color. Big, giant head with pink tints. Lots and lots of lacing.

S-A bit musty and quite sweet. Sweet raspberry. Like a mix between a Cantillon and a Lindemans framboise. The label says it's got artificial flavor in it, so that's not awesome. It smells fairly artificial.

T-The flavor is decently artificial but it has some fairly organic qualities. Sweet raspberries. I feel like I can grind the sugary taste in between my teeth. Strawberries too. Not a start as I want. I equate raspberries with tartness and it's sweetness makes me think more of strawberries.

M-Soft carbonation. A bit fuller than I expected. Sticky.

O/D-Like a bridge between Lindemans and Drie Fonteinen and Cantillion. Definitely closer to the former. Don't love the 'artificial flavor' thing here. That's why this is a $6 for a 375ml as opposed to a $20 375ml from the big boys.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:25:56 | More by VelvetExtract
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 14:54:10 | More by bobsy
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes...

A - Pours a dark ruby red, slightest haze, two fingers of head with solid retention and some nice chunky lacing.

S - Super sweet, fresh raspberries, hint of mustiness, and reminiscent of kool-aid.

T - Loads of raspberries, and tons of sugar, hint of caramel, light hoppy bitterness, dry vineous wine and a sweet champagne flavour that lingers.

M - Super light, bubbly and reminsicent of champagne, smooth going down and a hint of dryness on the finish.

O - This stuff is tasty and although quite sweet, I don't know that it ventures into the category of overly sweet. Still possesses those light beer characteristics that keeps it in the lambic field and out of the cider realm from a tasting perspective. I would buy this stuff again, though more than likely for my wife as a way to ease her into the world of beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:28:08 | More by andrenaline
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2004 19:14:02 | More by IronDjinn
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2006 01:07:08 | More by grub
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Overwhelming sweet raspberry ale.

Presentation: 25 Cl. bottle. Relatively simple design of white fonts over a black background with an image of raspberries. Back shows different narratives in several languages noting the main intent and brewing procedure alongside a brief overview of ingredients. Shows best by date (09-09-11) Notes Alc. by Vol. (4,3%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Medium pink pour. Generous head with good retention, shrinking down to a persistent surface lump, and fair rich lacing.

S - Overwhelmingly sweet nose of raspberry. Minor nuances under it get lost in an instant.

T - Taste explodes where the nose left it with an almost mono-thematic raspberry sense woven with an enormous sweet sense. Very syrupy.

M - Light to medium body with fine carbonation and a thick finish.

D - It´s actually not that bad for such a single minded brew but remains rather boring and repetitive.

Notes: The fruitiness and the raspberry sweetness is not so much the problem as it is losing lambic complexities under the fruit and sugar. Almost forgettable unless there is an occasion to share the oddity.

** This is marketed in Spain as Xtreme Framboise. Seems to belong under this entry but if a noticeable different brew it may require its own entry.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 03:04:18 | More by Daniellobo
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-01-2014 02:47:54 | More by LoveStout
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  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

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 19:36:17 | More by thierrynantes
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a deep, slightly murky red-pink with a finger and a half of faint pink head. Nice delicate lacing.

Smell. Guess what I smell??? Rasberries!!! A lot like the blue rasberry popsicles I used to get in the park as a kid ...maybe a bit more like the real berrys than that, but ya, sweet rasberries.

Taste. Rasberry again!!! haha A little sweet and a little tart. Maybe just a little watery too. Nonetheless, tasy and refreshing.

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium-strong, smooth carbonation. Nice.

Overall. Refreshing and tart with just enough sweetness. Perfect for this first really warm evening of the spring.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 00:56:13 | More by Rutager
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-12-2013 17:49:26 | More by JohnK17
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 01:59:56 | More by kwjd
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-27-2013 00:44:28 | More by kaelingirl
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-03-2014 00:51:30 | More by Sparky44
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FLima

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber reddish color with a thick two finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice predominant aroma of raspberries with a Lambic tartness. Hints of caramel malt and wood.
Intense sweet taste of ripped raspberries with a clear tartness base. Occasionally funky. Hints of lemon, soap, sweetener and oak. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation with tiny bubbles.
It is just overly sweet (why the hell they even added sweetener?). Though, it should be a good pairing with desserts.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 22:22:18 | More by FLima
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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....

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 12:08:37 | More by mdagnew
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-15-2011 00:08:29 | More by Adamostella
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:17:28 | More by peensteen
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-18-2013 04:22:36 | More by lupercmda
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-10-2013 04:11:24 | More by DaPan
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-10-2013 04:02:54 | More by Satchboogie
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2006 23:29:33 | More by pootz
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-01-2014 02:25:59 | More by schnarr84
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-19-2014 23:23:33 | More by krome
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.36/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 16:21:43 | More by facundoCNB
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2005 02:04:28 | More by allergictomacros
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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