Mort Subite Framboise | Brouwerij Mort Subite

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194 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Mort Subite
Belgium
mort-subite.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
194
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
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Photo of mdagnew
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....

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

[Updated Jun 15 2015]

Another bottle from the LCBO. This was the first lambic that I had the opportunity to try, but it wasn't my last. It's one of my favourite raspberry beers - a nice change of pace, and something I have returned to repeatedly, albeit not on a regular basis.

Final Grade: 3.89, a B+.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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.

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Photo of bobsy
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mrcraft
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of IronDjinn
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of grub
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TerryW
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SebD
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mort Subite Framboise from Brouwerij Mort Subite
3.78 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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