Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by sonicdescent:
4.1/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
It is somewhat difficult to review to style on something of a catch all style, so I will try my best with this one. One of my few remaining top 100 that I have in my cellar, been sitting on this for a while. New Glarus' Belgian red was fantastic, and this one gets similar love. I hope it gets similar love from me. Here we go!
Look is something like a cranberry or grape juice which looks good. I am going to penalize it a bit for the lack of head retention and lacing, but otherwise no problem with the appearance here.
Scent is, no surprise here, very strong sugary raspberry. A slight bready scent as well. Good, but one dimensional. It's difficult to not judge this against wild ales which would be penalized for not having a bit more to it, but this is exactly what it says it should be.
Taste however is very very good. I don't even like raspberry, but I like this. Not cloyingly sweet or sour, a pleasant (surprise) raspberry burst that has some candy character. Very good but just a little too rich, so rich that I will probably not be able to kill the bottle in one sitting.
Mouth is great, syrupy and bubbly. That is to say it's thick, which again would seem off in a wild ale or lambic, but works here.
Overall I'm going to come in slightly below the average rating on here, but this is a very good beer. Given the option I am going to opt for it's Belgian Red brother every time, but this is still a damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2009 19:38:13 | More by sonicdescent
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4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: A fine one finger light tan head with pink tones which slowly dissipates to a film and ring which leaves some lacing. The beer is a medium to dark amber with ruby highlights. Looks very good.
S: Tart and sweet raspberry. Definitely smells like fresh fruit and not like jam or a preserve. There is some really mild wheat malt behind the raspberries. Outside of the robust raspberry, it is quite mild, but strong enough to support the sweetness of the raspberry.
T: Tart raspberry with some sweetness. Fantastic. Hops and malt nicely compliment the raspberry, which is at the forefront. Easy drinking and delicious.
MF: Medium, coating, and suburb.
O: The hops and malt work beautifully in the background to help create one of the best fruit beers I've had due to the balance. Its a real treat. I really wished that they would include a bottled on date on the 750ml bottles.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 22:45:08 | More by pknyc
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,243 ratings.