Mort Subite Framboise (Belgium)


  • My Rating: B-

Mort Subite Framboise Lambic, 4.5% ABV – 375ml, (Kobbegem, Belgium)

Ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, raspberry juice, corn, sugar, hops.

  • Style: Fruit Lambic
  • Taste Profile: Sour/tang fruit sweetness -> rich raspberry/oak/jam/yeast -> dried fruit chew/light tart rough finish.
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5, Sometime 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes, but not until I’ve tried every other beer out there
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes and also to non-beer drinkers

Tasting notes: quite a list of interesting stuff in this lambic, including wheat, corn, and the sugar even though it’s a low ABV beer. It has been matured in oaken casks too. Pours almost clear copper-reddish with almost no head, not much retention, slow activity, and the last few drops being very dark like drops of blood. A SUPER-fruity sour-tangy raspberry nose with hints of oak.

Attack: lots of tang, 5/10-puckery sourness, 8/10-gentle sweetness, filtered juice-like viscosity

Mid-palate: rich kapowie fruity depth of raspberries, the tang/tartness of fresh raspberries, oak, jammy, mild yeast, building sweetness

Finish: sugar finally dissipates, mild dried raspberry fruit chew flavour, light tart, mild roughness.

1st half is quite awesome chilled. As it warms up and you get used to the flavour, it starts leaving a stickiness in your mouth and isn’t quite as smooth.

Mort Subite Kriek (Belgium)

Mort Subite Kriek (Cherry), 4.5% ABV, (Belgium)


“The Kriek Mort Subite is brewed according to the ancestral lambic recipe. This original Belgian beer ferments spontaneously. Enriched with cherries, it matures soft and slowly in oaken casks. To be served cool. Ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, cherry juice and elderberry juicecorn, sugar, hops.”

My notes:

  • My Rating: A-
  • Why I love it: extremely clean cherry flavour
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5 , 375ml, 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes definitely
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes definitely

Tasting notes: pours clear vampiric red, minimal head with almost no retention, and a few slow-moving CO2 streams. Red cherry juice on the nose. Drinks with a gentle 6/10-level sweetness, cherry juice up front, 3/10-level tartness and a mild sourness, tingly and soft carbonation, light malted finish. Some notes of elderberry with the cherry. Low-medium complexity, low-medium depth, excellent transitions, good carry, great drinkability. Super smooth and easy to drink, solid and always worth a go.