Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,295 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,295
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,138
Gots: 720 | FT: 79
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New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 04-21-2002

Treat yourself to a rare delight. The voluminous raspberry bouquet will greet you long before your lips touch your glass. Serve this Wisconsin framboise very cold in a champagne flute. Then hold your glass to a light and enjoy the jewel-like sparkle of a very special ale.
Oregon proudly shares their harvest of mouth watering berries, which we ferment spontaneously in large oak vats. Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extravaganza of flavor.
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Ratings: 3,295 | Reviews: 888
Photo of Beric
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into champagne flute
Served: 28 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a pinkish ruby color, clear, with a soapy white head that diminishes quite quickly. Big carbonation coming up from the bottom. Does not look syrupy.

Smell: Big notes of tart raspberry, not like raspberry jam. You can almost smell the plant, not just the berries. Really inviting nose.

Taste: Wow. If you've only every had Lindemann's, you need to try this. Incredible notes of fresh, fresh raspberry with a pleasantly tart finish on the back of the tongue and without any weird malt graininess like some of the cheap Belgian lambics. Incredibly smooth and pure flavor. Tastes like raspberries of course, but that pure finish is world class.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent. Almost fleeting. Very much like champagne.

Overall: A marvelous beer from one of the best brewers in the country. Absolutely top notch.

Photo of cjgiant
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained from a friend (might have been cellared):
Pours a murky reddish-brown with a reddish-tan head that grows nicely, but recedes in time.
Nose of raspberries hit you as soon as the beer top seal is broken. The smell is lightly sweet in nature.

The taste follows the nose, with a sweet raspberry puree taste being the main taste. In fact, I really get little else. The raspberry taste is quite enjoyable, but I keep searching to find something more. As the beer warms, the sweetness lessens, and some berry tartness comes out. I think I might detect a hint of spice and/or lemon, but it comes with the sensation of the wonderful level of carbonation, so it is the feel that I may be interpreting as a bite.

The feel is incredibly smooth, with a very nice level of carbonation that begins the beer before fading into the smooth, almost creamy sensation for the rest of the drink.

I had been anticipating New Glarus beers after seeing how they are regarded on this site. This is a good beer, for certain, but I think I also expected a higher level of tartness or even sour (thought I don't know way).

Photo of swanfungus
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I almost feel like this one needs to be laid down for a few months, the fruitiness was so powerful. It was incredibly delicious, though...so I'll probably end up drinking it sooner rather than later.

Photo of SlothB77
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fleshy raspberry. Just explodes with flavor.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is great. Makes a perfect mix with Ten Fidy. Way better than any Gose. A favorite of my wife.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
3.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

To this I say pret. My gills were swelled up with tart goodness and I liked it. Two fins up.

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

They actually have Raspberry Tart at the gas station right down the road now...sounds like trouble. I poured this from the fridge into a stemless wine glass.

L: Pours a cherry juice/cola color with an inch of pink-tinged off-white head that dissipates after a little while and leaves just a bit of cling on the glass. Some moderate carbonation visible.

S: Heavenly. It's actually a bit incredible how much fruit flavor comes out in the bouquet. Cherry and raspberry are the predominant notes, but there's also some fig and plum in there, as well.

T: Big fruit all the way. Cherry, raspberry, plum/prune, and just a hint of grape are there at the start and the finish, only changing tone and melding beautifully as the taste progresses. The middle and back allow a bit of the malts to show their character. Despite the name--and it certainly does have some beautiful tartness from the raspberries--this one is decidedly sweet. In a very good way.

F: As the name suggests, this one gets you on the ol' tart receptors. But it's also quite smooth, well-balanced, and expertly carbonated. It goes down so nice, you'll swear that you just drank 8 oz, instead of the whole 750 ml.

O: I'm a huge fan of what New Glarus does with fruit in its beers. They really are expert craftsmen, and they continue to deliver new and intriguing brews. This was actually the first fruit beer of theirs I tried, and I still marvel at how good it is. This one is well-worth seeking out.

Photo of themaj
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a huge sour/farmhouse beer type of beer drinker but actually enjoyed this one. Not bad

Photo of cvm4
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours a deep raspberry color with a one finger eggshell head with a bit of tan to it. Very opaque body. Decent retention and no lacing.

S - So much tart raspberry and then when you think it moves on, there is more raspberries. Some sweetness on the nose and faint oak.

T - Tart at first and then the flood gates of sweet raspberries are opened and ends with a medium tartness. The sweetness is rich and from time to time come off as cloying.

F - Medium bodied and medium to high carbonation. The raspberries really coat your mouth and let you taste it long as the beer has been swallowed.

O - This beer is so raspberry forward. Very delicious, if a bit too sweet at times.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible. Drinks just like the other NG fruits.

Photo of mr-jj
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sent from Wisconsin by a friend. Poured into a champagne flute from a 750 ml. From notes of 3/20.

Color is hazy red, purple color with a pinkish white head that has good retention. Smell is most definitely raspberry, followed by more raspberry. If I concentrate, I can pick up some oak notes. Taste is initially tart, but quickly overwhelmed by the raspberry flavors and a lot of sweetness. Almost tastes like a raspberry soda, with really bright fruit flavor. Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation. Overall, it's a really good and enjoyable drink, just a bit on the sweet side for me.

Photo of MissSmisje
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: beautiful purpley-rusty-red, two-finger, fluffy head that dissipates to thin lacing. S: juicy, tart raspberries, slight scent of biscuits. T: just like the nose - juicy, sweet, tart raspberries; jammy, but not overly cooked; a little biscuity; very much like a baked raspberry tart. Delicious, but a bit sweeter than I like.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into champagne flutes. Dark red opaque body with a finger of red-brown head. Aroma is fresh raspberries, raspberry coulis, tart raspberry. Taste is briefly tart then a rush of sweetness comes in. Some light grainy maltiness on the swallow. Light body, thicker silky texture that is nicely offset by the spritzy carbonation, sweet finish.

Photo of CraigP83
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby red, looks like a raspberry puree. Smells like fresh raspberries you can tell it's going to be tart right away. Fruity citric acid makes you pucker up but in a good way. Tastes more like a fruit juice than a beer. Desert drink rather than an everyday beverage.

Photo of pmbasile06
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

was really looking forward to drinking this one after trying the belgian red, and was not nearly as satisfied with it. very sweet, rasberry flavor just doesnt seem to work as well as the cherry did in the belgian red. was hoping for some tartness that wasnt there, just fruity sweetness. not a terrible beer, just not what i was hoping for

Photo of trippytbta
2.96/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into Flute glass

A: Pours reddish light brown with light foam on top

S: Smells very sweet

T: Does not taste like a Lambic or framboise like it is supposed to. It tastes like a sub par beer with too much raspberry sweetness. Syrupy sweet.

M: Light and crisp but the sweet syrup will overpower your judgement

Overall: Some argue that this brew is not supposed to be sour (which it def is not sour what so ever), but the they call it a framboise (lambic) and traditionally the style is a little funky or sour. This was only fruit syrup tasting. So incredibly sweet.

Photo of M-Fox24
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a purple, brown-reddish color with a frothy, off-white-pinkish head. The retention is certainly there and holds on for a bit, while the lacing is only delicate

S: There is no doubting the raspberries or the tartness in this treat. Although, notes of blackberries, cranberries, cherries, strawberries, and oak can be identified in there as well

T: Sweet, sour, tart, and a little bitterness complement the notes: raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, cherries, and strawberries

M: Medium (bubbly) carbonation and a light (crisp) body

O: Extremely refreshing and drinkable

Photo of chrisinroch
2.08/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

There isn't a way that I can see on this site to log in a flawed or spoiled beer, so my rating may not make much sense.

On tap...beer was "corked" (TCA) contaminated. Nose was soggy cardboard. You still got nice tart fruit in the mouth, but the smell was a deal killer. I will revisit with two bombers that I just bought.

FWIW, it would be helpful for beer drinkers to log flaws. That would help establish patterns among producers/distribution chains..

EDIT: Bomber #1 had the same wet cardboard TCA nose.

Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has an enormous raspberry nose. After the pour I can smell raspberries with the glass sitting on the table a couple of feet away. It pours a raspberry red with a quickly dissipating pink tinted white cap. The palate is all raspberries with the light malt way in the background, starting with a light sweetness and the finishing lemony tart. The texture is very foamy - its highly carbonated but it is not harsh. It is just on the edge of Bartle's and James territory but it manages to step back from the precipice of falling into raspberry soda territory.

Photo of VeganUndead
2.66/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Way to sweet. Like drinking the syrup for a snow cone. I have no idea how this is so highly rated

Photo of ronricorossi
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deserves it rating. Outstanding, but of a particular niche. Doesn't really register as beer at all; drinks more like a cider, or even just fruit juice. The alcohol's so low it's practically invisible. Perfect fare for a picnic, or a kid's birthday party. If in the mood, it's heaven. But you gotta be in the mood.

Photo of sawwsea
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like real fresh raspberries, not raspberry candy like Rubaeus or rasberry cough syrup like Raspberry Eisbock. Once I got past the fact that it tastes nothing like beer, it was very enjoyable. Very sweet but with enough sour to balance. If someone told me it was raspberry soda I'd have believed them.

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.21/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely carbonated, overly fruity, and lower than desired alcohol content. Overall this was underwhelming

Photo of irv2424
3.32/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Similar to Strawberry Rhubarb, I just don't get the hype around this beer. Overly sweet, not much tart and very syrupy. Not my style of beer, just feel like sugar overtook any other flavor.

Photo of dhannes
3.04/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a nonic pint.

Look--A rather dark brownish red...not very appealing...looks nothing like a beer. Frothy white head lasted almost a minute.

Smell--Raspberry syrup.

Taste--Also, raspberry syrup...no hint of malt or hops. A bit tart, but with a subtle touch of sweetness.

Feel--Moderate carbonation, moderate body.

Overall--This lacks any of the beer characteristics of their Apple Ale; this is more like a soda, or a raspberry wine. I am not likely to purchase this again, as it does not remind me of an ale whatsoever.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,295 ratings.