Mort Subite Framboise
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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #154
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #28,771
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.11%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
202
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Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  21
SCORE
88
Very Good
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

its weird that this says it has artificial flavors in it, it doesnt taste all that cheap or unnatural to me, and it certainly isnt priced like a budget drink that would necessitate something other than real fruit. its also over five years past its printed on best by date, but there is no sign of this really falling off at all, its a lambic base still from what i can tell, and even with some fruit fade should be stable and good for a long time. this has a dull brick red tone to it, a little brown looking, maybe has muted up over time, a little bit of bubbling but not a lot of head collecting, not overly attractive in the glass, but it has an awesome nose, big raspberry jam character, straight out of the jar, ready for toast. very little lambic apparent to me underneath all the fruit, but it seems relatively natural to me and really smells nice, sweet as it is, the fruit is great. the flavor is kind of similar, a little tang at the very end, more as it warms, and then a sort of candied sweetness that tastes a touch more concentrated and unnatural than it smells, but still really good. the grain is minimal and the funk and sourness are almost not even here at all, definitely one of the sweeter more fruit driven takes on the style, less fermentation character than i like, but the overall quality of the product is there even so. i wish it had more carbonation, and it does taste like its on a bit of a downswing in terms of freshness, but this was better than expectations. i wish it was a little more lambic forward, but if you like them jammy and sweet, this will hit the mark for sure. seems maybe overpriced to me, at least where i got it, but an enjoyable drink nevertheless...

May 04, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. More complexity than others here at the brewery. There is raspberry AND vanilla, to go with the syrupy soda and lollipop flavors. So yeah still no depth or balance. Even the wife thought this was too sweet, and that is saying something!

Sep 21, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light pinkish amber with a light pink head. Light scent of raspberry and malt. The mouth gets some tartness to go along with the sweetish flavor.

May 02, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/20/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy ruby red/orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light pink head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy raspberry jam, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, strawberry, lemon, red apple, hay, straw, grass, oak, candi sugar, lightly toasted bread, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/light funk yeast, oak, candi sugar, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy raspberry jam, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, strawberry, lemon, red apple, hay, straw, grass, oak, candi sugar, lightly toasted bread, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberry jam, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, strawberry, lemon, red apple, hay, straw, grass, oak, candi sugar, lightly toasted bread, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/light funk yeast, oak, candi sugar, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly slick/syrupy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an awesome sweetened fruit lambic! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/light funk yeast, oak, candi sugar, and pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly tart/tangy/drying finish. Super jammy fruit with great yeast complexity; balanced sweetness with nice oak presence. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Oct 07, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours dark red with a brown hue. Huge head, which is very in-lambic-like. Great retention and lacing too. The aroma is of pure and intense raspberry preserve. The taste is very sweet at first but it eventually balances out with the tartness and bitterness that come through at the end. A very enjoyable beer.

Jul 28, 2017
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Shanex from France

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Oct 30, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Jun 07, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before: 2/20/15.

Pours a murky dark crimson with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with raspberry, raspberry juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour raspberry and raspberry juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice sour raspberry characteristics that shine through the artificial sweetener used in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Nov 21, 2014
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

375ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a rich, light pink and cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear dark red-purple. Lacing is thick and layered. Really great.

Nose is sweet raspberries and a ton of sugar. This one is obviously intentionally sweetened.

Flavor is of sweet raspberry puree. Slightly seedy and a little tart with a crisp finish that's got some bite. Decent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Foamy in the mouth and prickly going down. Accented finish with a slightly syrupy aftertaste.

Not bad for a sweetened lambic. At least it's not cloying. Simple and pretty enjoyable.

Sep 10, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Jul 27, 2014
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Jun 13, 2014
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Zorro from California

3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy red colored ale the color of red soda with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells strongly of raspberry even from a great distance. Sweet and tart raspberry scent is overpowering.

Starts out with a sour raspberry taste. Slightly bitter and solidly sour. This has been sweetened but has a decidedly sweet-tart flavor. Medium level of bitterness but this is mostly raspberry.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK Frambose for those who like them more sour.

May 23, 2014
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FLima from Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Oct 20, 2013
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flagmantho from Washington

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Oct 20, 2013
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Oct 04, 2013
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Oct 03, 2013
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facundoCNB from New Jersey

4.38/5  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.

Sep 21, 2013
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Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Jul 20, 2013
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jun 29, 2013
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emerge077 from Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Label lists: "artificial flavor, artificial sweetener, artificial color"... so what's left? Not lambic, that's for sure. Not sure why Mort Subite doesn't export their traditional Oude Gueuze & Kriek, they can keep this saccharine junk.

Nice scarlet tone from the artificial coloring, which must be also responsible for the pink foam. Highly charged with co2, the cork pops with a bang and a wisp of gunsmoke. Copious dollops of lace in the glass almost redeems it.

Artificially sweet raspberry, floral like a raspberry soap at grandma's house.

Lightly tart and vaguely oxidized, some bland papery malt. Middle is sweet like raspberry candy, verging on cloying, but less so than Lindemans. Carbonation is spritzy. Sticky sweet on the lips. Fruit seems more like candy syrup than actual raspberries.

Overall this isn't terrible for an artificially sweetened & flavored lambic, but it's fake and that's the bottom line. Try a traditional lambic for something worlds better than this wannabe raspberry wine-cooler. Review #55 - Lambic-Fruit category.

Jun 27, 2013
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SebD from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Feb 03, 2013
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Converge from Canada (AB)

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

A - Pours a murky reddish rosé color with a light pinkish head of frothy foam. Excellent head retention with sticky lacing that trumps most brews I've seen before. I've always heard that lambics are no good for head retention and lacing, but this brew takes that

S - Smells of raspberries, more sweet than tart, with a subtle grassy funk and slight metallic twang Pretty simple on the nose, although nice.

T - All raspberries upfront, crisp and sweet, with some mild maltiness and subtle grassy funk. Again, like the nose this is really simple, but also really nice. Really mild profile overall, maybe even more-so than the Lindemans Framboise. Just a touch of sourness in the finish.

M - Light to medium bodied, with some crisp carbonation. Not much else to say, though fitting for the style.

D - A damn tasty brew from Mort Subite. While it's not exactly a funky Cantillon lambic, this beer is crisp and refreshing and overall really enjoyable.

Dec 23, 2012
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duracell from Canada (QC)

3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

May 24, 2012
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 19/3/12

A hazy peachy pink with a short lived finger of light pink foam that doesn't last that long and leaves a single large ring of lace where the foam existed

S the raspberry smells jammy and sweet, its simple but quite nice almost like a liqueur or candy

T just a little tart but still sweet, some jolly rancher candy flavor in there too, just a little earthy

M a little slick and syrupy with decent carbonation, medium bodied with a grainy raspberry aftertaste

O I didn't mind this one, its pretty simple but I liked raspberry notes

not a funky brett monster that's for sure but quite enjoyable without the complexity of some better known lambics

Mar 20, 2012
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

Mar 17, 2012
Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 202 ratings