Mort Subite Framboise
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Brouwerij Mort Subite
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #119
Ranked #23,111
3.75 | pDev: 12%
Jun 07, 2022
Jul 29, 2002
Very Good
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3.69 by edthehead from New York on Jun 07, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

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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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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
4.13 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Mar 06, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

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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4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jul 16, 2017
3.75 by heysuz from Indiana on Jul 15, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Shanex from France

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
3.69 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Jun 30, 2016
3.84 by 54V4G3 from Belgium on May 05, 2016
3.57 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Apr 26, 2016
4.06 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Oct 26, 2015
3.5 by Highbury09 from North Carolina on Jun 29, 2015
3.88 by mrcraft from California on Jun 15, 2015
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3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TX-Badger from Texas

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
3.75 by RMentair from Panama on May 21, 2015
4.16 by bmacaskill from Canada (ON) on May 08, 2015
4 by LennyBound from Illinois on May 06, 2015
3.5 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on May 03, 2015
4.02 by CurtisD from Canada (NB) on Apr 29, 2015
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2.77/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Gop from Canada (QC)

Not exactly what i like in a beer.

Mar 20, 2015
3.79 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON) on Feb 20, 2015
4.29 by Shaun871 from Canada (ON) on Feb 18, 2015
3.88 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON) on Feb 14, 2015
4 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Feb 04, 2015
4 by sirsteve42 from New York on Jan 29, 2015
3.77 by 4ster from Canada (ON) on Dec 25, 2014
4 by Derek from Canada (BC) on Dec 21, 2014
3 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

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
4.25 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Nov 17, 2014
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Nov 11, 2014
3.5 by lmaduells from Spain on Nov 08, 2014
4 by Nick_V from Wisconsin on Oct 19, 2014
2.08 by Johnct from New York on Oct 11, 2014
3 by Allegue04 from Spain on Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
by SpeedwayJim from New York

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
4.25 by Dewso from Canada (QC) on Sep 06, 2014
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