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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 14:28:49 | More by Kmat10
Photo of DerekMorgan


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-07-2013 02:00:06 | More by DerekMorgan
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

07-30-2005 02:04:28 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

09-21-2013 16:21:43 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of tbryan5


2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

08-04-2013 02:28:55 | More by tbryan5
Photo of aracauna


3.43/5  rDev -9%

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.

09-06-2002 20:30:03 | More by aracauna
Photo of patre_tim


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 01:51:14 | More by patre_tim
Photo of SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

02-03-2013 19:55:03 | More by SebD
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

12-24-2005 03:25:11 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2012 20:50:28 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2011 03:13:01 | More by chickenm
Photo of brendan13


3.93/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

09-29-2007 09:42:41 | More by brendan13
Photo of Paccamacca


4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-21-2013 21:25:33 | More by Paccamacca
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

01-21-2004 02:04:00 | More by TerryW
Photo of Thedrizzle


3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-16-2013 00:33:29 | More by Thedrizzle
Photo of Naerhu


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

This poured the most amazing red with un-ending pinkish head.
The sweetness of this brew decreases the score from excellent to good. The aroma lacks malt, but is full of berry fruit.
The taste is unmistakeably raspberry. I would not be surprised if they put raspberry juice in just before bottling. Low carbonation was key in enjoyability.

This a great brew to introdue people to the world beyond lagers.

10-25-2003 17:16:08 | More by Naerhu
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

12-01-2011 16:50:07 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

07-28-2007 06:10:40 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

09-05-2011 04:09:19 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of IndyDad

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

07-01-2014 00:36:44 | More by IndyDad
Photo of Lemke10


4.48/5  rDev +18.8%

This pours a reddish, pink color with only a slight light pink head. The aroma is fairly strong and sweet with raspberries. The taste is sweet, smooth, and delicious. This makes for a great after dinner/desert beer. There’s plenty of other comparable raspberry lamics on the market so this is not an over-the-top amazing beer, but it is still pretty good.

06-29-2013 02:10:47 | More by Lemke10
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 01:35:34 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

375mL corked bottle...

A - Looks stunning. Slightly cloudy deep red body, with a rich, creamy head. The head sticks around for a while, and there is plenty of creamy lacing.

S - Fresh, ripe raspberries dominate, and it becomes clear from the first few seconds. Other than than, there is a hint of bready malts and tart lemon.

T - Starts out like raspberry juice, only much more tart. There is hint of malts, and even a more subtle hint of hops. The finish is tart to the point of being lemon-like, while the raspberry flavour is still sticking around. As tart and sour as it is, there is yet some moderate sweetness that softens the taste. There is also a slight spiciness, coming from the wild yeast fermentation.

M - Not light-bodied, surprisingly. Some pleasant carbonation, virtually no bitterness. This is a tart beer, though, and you must be ready for it, as the tartness comes through right away and lingers for a while.

D - Goes down almost as easy as raspberry juice/beverage. However the tartness can decrease the drinkability for some people.

This is a very good Framboise lambic, in my opinion. Definitely not the beer for everyone, and perhaps a little girly, but I like it.

10-06-2010 00:04:26 | More by NightINgale
Photo of elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

05-01-2006 03:04:20 | More by elricorico
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

07-26-2010 02:53:12 | More by korguy123
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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