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Mort Subite Framboise - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-25-2013 00:51:24 | More by Docrock
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 20:08:09 | More by ZorPrime
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-28-2013 22:33:48 | More by ScaryEd
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JohnQVD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-22-2013 02:38:24 | More by JohnQVD
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-16-2013 10:34:13 | More by TheBeeraholic
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-30-2012 02:56:49 | More by KalanM
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Andreji

Colombia

2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I still cannot find the full pleasure in the Framboises and the Krieks, specially when the fruit flavour is as abundantly seen as here. The pour is very dark toned with a slight, purplish head as though in rather a juice than a beer. The smell, clearly, obviously, only framboises all over the place. As was the taste. because the beer cannot really be felt, imo, here, but rather is overwhelmed completely by the fruit juice. not my type, anyways.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 09:00:06 | More by Andreji
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

2.23/5  rDev -41%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 06:27:50 | More by EPICAC
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-06-2014 02:23:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2005 01:10:41 | More by crwills
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

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

Beer poured from the 12.7 ounce bottle into a goblet.

The beer is surprisingly heady, leaving a two-finger thick layer atop the liquid. The head looks chewy and creamy and is persistent. Carbonation continues to rise from within long after the pour. As for color, the beer is the color of a dark plum.

The smell is all raspberry with maybe a slight wheatiness. Spiciness emerges at the backend. It's that simple.

The taste is of course dominated by raspberry, but there is a cider like quality as well. The beer sort of ranges from being a cider to a soda or a dry brut style wine. Really interesting to drink with the intense carbonation alongside the dryness.

Overall, a tasty treat, but like a cider or wine, something I'd drink rarely and probably more during the spring and summer months.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:19:47 | More by ONovoMexicano
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-29-2012 18:03:18 | More by KimenTshom
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2004 18:54:59 | More by slitherySOB
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-18-2013 18:14:50 | More by IanSpindler
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jarmby1711

Australia

4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like beer with raspberries in it ,which is a positive , further positivising is the opaquness fine creamy head and bold lacing
All good things aboyt the smell , it is raspberries wall to wall with nothing nasty sticking its craw in
Not surprisingly , to me anyway , but raspberries dominate the palate, not toosweet , a hint of crafty Belgian tartness to liven up the show.
Fills the oral cavity sensibly , in amost organised and sensible way.
I think this is my first Lambic Framboise , so I admit to having no comparisons , but this is bloody nice .

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 07:19:18 | More by jarmby1711
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-26-2012 20:00:11 | More by warpedrevolution
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-17-2013 14:57:40 | More by Whatup14
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-27-2012 20:51:12 | More by cbnz
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 01:52:57 | More by ThatWineGuy
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-07-2014 18:12:31 | More by maDUECEgunner
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 03:50:06 | More by funkengruven
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SGToliver

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-23-2013 08:42:55 | More by SGToliver
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 03:47:23 | More by ludachris
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 23:14:08 | More by cyrenaica
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Like I'd expect from a raspberry wine with a slight carbonation.

S- Raspberry, raspberry, raspberry.

T- See Smell.

M- A little thin. Has a fruity drink feel, almost like a juice.

D- Very, very easy to down. More like juice than like beer. Too expensive though.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 00:21:15 | More by BBP
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.