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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,752 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,752
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,024
Gots: 557 | FT: 52
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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:
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.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-21-2002)
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

Grabbed this one when I was up in Madison in early May. 4-5 oz. poured into a FFF Teku on June 8th, 2012.

A - A bit of a soft, clear brown coloring with awesome ruby red tones. Great head swirling on top, fair lacing. Very little head with big edge bubbles.

S Yup, delectable raspberries exactly as anticipated. Slight malt and other citrus underneath but otherwise, the fruit carries almost the entire length of the nose here.

T - Effervescent front end, with moderate sweetness that transitions into the most natural raspberry seed and pulp-like taste. A bit tart but great balancing sweetness. Perfect fruit integration.

M - Moderate carbonation, light body, semi-sweet finish with a fruity, raspberry skin aftertaste.

D - You wanna know how good this is? My girlfriend, who literally despises beer, not only stole my glass from me but poured the final 4 oz. of the bottle for herself. This is absolutely a reference fruit beer and is about as easy drinking and refreshing as you can get.

06-11-2012 16:18:14 | More by Auracom
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

A: Pours a cranberry juice red with a small whiteish head and some decent lacing.

S: Sweet raspberries fill the nose. Very sweet like a raspberry spumante. I wouldn't say over the top though.

T: Very sweet and tart. Nice flavor overall not too overwhelming.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

D: Pretty good but I could only drink so much in a session but it makes a nice sweet treat for after dinner.

03-16-2009 01:23:23 | More by drgonzo3705
Photo of DoubleJ


4.58/5  rDev +5%

I've been lucky enough to taste this a few times, and each time I've been blown away. I finally have a 750 ml bottle in my hands. On to the beer:

This looks like pure sqeezed juice! It's lovely purple in color, cloudy, unfiltered, with a fizzy head tinted towards a lighter purple color. No head retention. The aroma is mouthwatering. Massive raspberries in the nose....nuff said. It is certainly the most authentic fruit beer I've had the pleasure of smelling.

Tastes as great as I remember. It's all about the raspberries, but unlike a Lindeman's Framboise which gets too sweet, Raspberry Tart is more controlled in that aspect. It's sweet, tart, and somewhat acidic....and awesomely tasty! The only drawback I can think of is its fizzy in the mouth when super cold. As it warms, the fizziness in the mouth levels off. There's plenty of body in this beer...it feels like it coats the inside of your mouth. And one other thing I'm learning, don't drink it too fast or you're chest will burn.

Raspberry Tart is an outstanding beverage. It sure doesn't seem like beer, but it sure is tasty! A magnum is plenty for one person, surprising given its low ABV. A beverage that's worth seeking out, and one that performs better with a portion of Irish Cheddar.

11-20-2009 05:23:43 | More by DoubleJ
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

750mL poured into Stemmed Pilsner glass
Purchased in June of 07, so let's hope its held up...

A - Pours a dark, deep ruby color with a decent 1/2 inch light pink head that fades in good time. Laces at high points when glass is tipped, but the lace falls quickly. Opaque.

S - As you might have guessed, strong tart raspberry dominates here. Its a delicious scent that seems "natural" as opposed to something like Lindemans Framboise. Just a hint of orangey citrus accompanies, perhaps from the use of wheat. Entices without overpowering.

T - Again, strong tart raspberry dominates, but never overpowers. Some citrus flavor adds a level of complexity to the tart raspberries. The Hallertau hops don't add much noticeable flavor. Tart at the finish.

M - High carbonation with a medium body that gets a bit syrupy near the finish. Very tart throughout.

D - Very low alcohol content means you can sip this one for a while and not regret it. Flavor stays true throughout the life of a glass. A great beer that whets my desire for the summer months.

Despite its low alcohol content, I'd say this beer can hold up with a year or two of cellaring. Whether the flavor gets any better is another question, but it does remain delicious.

03-10-2009 00:56:21 | More by gmcfarre
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Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +5%

Raspberry Tart looks like it belongs atop the world's prettiest, most impressive engagement ring. Indeed, the beer is nothing if not bedazzling and, similarly, is something so special that it is best shared with a cherished loved one. Its deep-hued ruby tone has a soft blush along its trim and asserts a full, unblemished clarity. Dazzling.

Upon opening the bottle, it might be a good idea to have some pillows on hand. Not only to help make the mood, but because this aroma is likely to sweep you right off your feet. It is a complete knock-out (perhaps literally). A tart, unbridled and authentic raspberry scent captures the flavour and character of the fruit superbly, splendidly and seductively.

"Oh my God this is so good!" may be a sentence that adds little actual description and probably kills any objectiveness, but it's an absolutely necessary one to include if I even hope to attempt to capture the impressive, elegant, downright sublime raspberry flavour that it offers. The taste of raspberry sherbet rings out like the soft saxophone vibrato.

What makes the ale so bewitching is not just the berry flavour, it's the underlying tartness that supports it. This wild, lightly funky quality pinches the palate with a jolt of acidity and rumbling of porous woody flavour. It is dry and refreshingly brisk, giving way to a sweet, sugary residual that easily conquers the beer's brief billow of carbonation.

Raspberry Tart is one of America's most special drinks; this little Wisconsin gem has dual honors as being simultaneously one of its most unique and exquisite beers. Traditional and/or technical guidelines may differentiate this from the lambics of Belgium, but it warrants a demarcation unto its own and is every bit worthy of praise and reverence.

03-15-2011 04:23:32 | More by biegaman
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

A: Blood red in color, in the teku it poured a big two finger soft pink head very hazy with lots of bubbles popping up the side of the glass.

S: it smells like a raspberry tart. sour raspberry with a hint of bread. no hops detected on this one.

T: Huge sweet raspberry flavor hits first, as it washes over the tounge the sourness comes out in a mellow refreshing burst. Thats about it! simple and exactly what the name says.

M: High carbonation with a dry finish which emphasisis the sourness.

O: Dan Carry really does magical things with sour/wild beers. I know many beer nerds that say they don't like sours but like any other style you need to have a good example.. this is a great place to start.

05-23-2013 01:17:17 | More by guityler83
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

A= Deep crimson red in color very nice looking looks like a red wine. It's head kind of had a reddish tint to it didn't last that long.

S= Smells like fresh Raspberries you can tell that it's a little tart from the nose smells really good. It seems like Thanksgiving or Christmas in a bottle lol.

T= Taste is like the nose full of Raspberry flavor nice tart aftertaste very nice.

M= Light in body plenty of carbonation for this one.

D= Very Drinkable will be seeking it out again very refreshing I'm going to enjoy finishing this bottle.

12-30-2010 01:25:28 | More by LiquidBread219
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

A - dark crimson, bloody red, rocky pinkis smooth head, plenty of sediment, probably raspberry puree

S - what an aroma! a sweet raspberry puree of fresh, high quality fruitiness, not cough syrup or candy-ish, supported by a hoppy backbone

T - HOLY RASPBERRY! really tastes like a...well...raspberry tart, a slight breadiness lends to that flavor, but it tastes like fresh raspberries, no point in picking out other flavors - just enjoy the heavenly perfect fruitiness

M&D - all other brewers who attempt a fruit beer should bow at the altar and New Glarus. between this and the Belgian Red they must have sold their souls for fruit beer perfection, dont worry about critiqueing this beer just enjoy it, its so easy too

01-23-2008 04:37:04 | More by sinstaineddemon
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

Oh yeah . . . great thanks go out to HogWildLiquor and TPatuto for hooking me up with these bottles. Been eyeing this stuff for a very long time. 750 shared between myself and my lady. Served up in tulips.

A: Very interesting color off the pour. At first glance, it appears almost brown when the body is thickest. Held to the light, a very dark purple/red color coming out (basically the color of a raspberry). THe head is a very muted, cream, pink color. The head was about a finger off the pour but it fell apart pretty quickly. All lace slips back into the top cap, no real stick. Very interesting and unique.

S: Very nice and so blatantly the smell of raspberries. Very much like a cold fruit parfait. Little bit of cream coming across mixed with dark and very cold fresh raspberries. Little bit of sugary syrup mixing very nicely with the tart/sour aroma. This is pretty much right on if I got a flat of fresh raspberries, crushed them lightly and took a big whiff. Damn.

T: Right on, New Glarus. Right on. This is like eating a fresh bowl of raspberries. Just tart enough, nothing too crazy. It just gives you enough of a balance between sweet and tart. It does have that raspberry pie or tart type flavor. Light touch of breadiness ever so light in the back ground. Then a touch of cream sweetness. Maybe like a strawberry shortcake cup made with raspberries instead. Light on the whipped cream and cake crumbles, but heavy on the fruit. This is blissful. This is dessert but its also fresh and clean. Very impressive.

M: Light to medium in feel, but not watery in the least. Incredibly juice like. Crisp and cool with a medium carbonation. Just tart enough on the feel. Incredibly refreshing. Aftertaste is just a ton of raspberries, after all that is what dominates here.

D: Well, my girlfriend killed her half of the bottle in about 10 minutes all while asking for more. I was a bit more reserved but it was difficult to be so. This is incredibly fresh and clean for fruit beer. It just seems amazing as far as it falls in the fruit beer realm. Easy drinking, amazing smell, great taste. What else do you want from a beer? Incredibly well done and almost exactly what I was expecting. Simply amazing.

08-13-2009 03:02:00 | More by everetends
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

Picked up a 750mL bottle maybe six months ago from the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, WI.

A: Pours a nice shade of cranberry red color with 3 fingers of an off-white with a VERY subtle tint of red colored head that settles down to a rim of foamy bubbles and not much lacing.

S: Smells like raspberry soda! A combination of fresh and tart/slightly sour raspberries. A very sweet scent. Not super complex but smells delightful, like someone took a handful of raspberries and crushed them in their hands and sniffed.

T: Very similar to the smell. Fresh and tart/sour raspberries that again are like carbonated juices from crushing up a bundle of raspberries in your hand.

M: Just a little less carbonation than what raspberry soda would be like to me. I think it's great. The carbonation is a little lower, but very smooth rolling bubbles and very little carbonation bite, which I'm glad because I wouldn't want that in this beer anyway.

D: Amazingly drinkable and possibly the most drinkable fruit beer I've had to date. It's sweet yet tart, but not overly so in either case, therefore the palate isn't fatigued and there is no alcohol flavor. This really tastes just like a perfect raspberry soda and not anything like what I would have imagined a beer could be back before my foray into craft beers.

10-21-2009 01:44:11 | More by dukedevil0
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

Appearance: Pours a murky, pinkish-brown body with a pink-hued, bubbly head.

Smell: Rich, fresh raspberry fruit aroma with a touch of tartness. Maybe a lil' bit of heaven added, too.

Taste: It's delish! Raspberry compote with just the perfect balance of pleasing sweetness and tartness. Small tinge of bitter and oak character serve as a reminder that you're not simply feasting on fresh juice. Finishes with a long, lingering fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Unrivaled drinkability. I can say, quite categorically, that New Glarus Raspberry Tart is a phenomenal, incredibly delicious beer. It's a damn shame all fruit beers can't be this good.

01-04-2009 20:57:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
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New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to UWMelson for this. Fuckembucky!

Poured out a dark purple, with a thin white film. The nose is explosive fresh raspberry, some sourness, a tiny bit of yeast. The taste is amazing! Wow, big fresh raspberries that hit you with a sour bite. I would love to have this with some chocolate cheese cake. Has a tight prickly mouthfeel and is insanely drinkable.

03-30-2007 02:22:39 | More by dherling
Photo of merlin48


4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Been wanting to try this for ages. A huge thank you to dancinwillie for the hookup.

Pours a clear burgundy hue with copper tones. Absolutely a radiant ruby when held to light. Small pinkish head quickly fades to a cap but leaves some wispy lace on the goblet.

Aroma is pureed fresh raspberries. A hint of yeasty and earthy mushrooms underneath but the bouquet of raspberries is overwhelming to the senses.

Mouthfeel reveals a light to light medium body with an airy and sparkly carbonation.

Taste is raspberries, front and center. Just a hint of wheat malt on the tip of the tongue. Exceedingly tasty with a natural fruitiness. Fresh berry sweetness is balanced by a very satisfying tartness.

Wow! New Glarus has really set the bar high for American fruit beers. Unbelievable drinkability for this one. It's really incredible how tasty a fruit beer can.

02-01-2009 17:49:28 | More by merlin48
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New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks to maximum12 for sending this along in a trade. Wanted to compare this to the La Folie in general to see which I would like better- this is the winner. Deliciously delicious.

750ml wax covered cap easily removed from the big heavy bottle. Poured into large goblet.
Bottle graphics: 4/10. Bland.

A: Dark cherry red body with a fluffy pink head upon the vigorous pour. Sporadic lace if that.

S: Sweet and tarty raspberry marmalade. Almost cloyingly sweet which honestly scared me off a little bit.

T: Awesome. The fear that this would be a little overbearingly tart from the nose was completely knocked out in the taste. This has the fantastic taste of real raspberries, not the fake crap.

Perfectly light on the mouth and I could swear there is also cherries here, maybe just from the color.

M: Tight sweetness on the side of my cheeks. Went down like juice. Surprise surprise, literally not sensitivity of alcohol.

D: This was as tasty a fruit beer as I have come across. It tasted genuine and smooth. New Glarus is known for these and this is surely evidence of why they are.

12-14-2008 02:00:50 | More by marcpal
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

A - A nice dark ruby red with a small head and good retention

S - Just what you expect a lot of raspberry a very nice aroma

T - Didn't taste any alcohol in this beer it pretty much tasted like juice with a nice tart kick to it.

M - Fair amount of carbonation with a tart fell to it.

O - This is a very nice desert beer that went really well with my vanilla ice cream will be drinking this one again.

06-10-2013 23:48:59 | More by Purp1eOne
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New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a hazed ruby brown color with nice cap of slightly tinted pink head, good retention and some sticky lacing. Scent is dominated by the raspberry... good balance between sweet and tart, faint hints of dried grain, wood and earth. First sip astounds... equal parts sweet and tart raspberry with neither overpowering each other or the overall tastes. Modest hints of dried grain, wood and earth in the background as the tongue gets used to the intense fruit. Medium bodied, slightly dry finish, lighter carbonation. Phenomenal beer... the raspberry, while intense does not become to sweet or tart... the perfect fruit beer.

10-28-2010 16:55:45 | More by rfgetz
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

a- red body with a pink head. Looks really apatizing

s-Raspberrys, Raspberrys, Raspberrys

t- Just like the smell except better. Not medicinal or too sweet. The best fruit beer I have ever had

M- almost flat, not alot of carbonation to this one

D- high. This is the perfect example of a fruit beer and will always be highly ranked by me

01-08-2011 00:52:56 | More by leakyfaucet12
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Left a nice 2 inch off-white colored head that took a while to settle down. Color is a shade of red, maybe auburn.

Aroma - definitely fruit, fresh raspberry preserves

Taste - sweetness at first that settles into a nice tart finish. Raspberry, strawberry, and cranberry flavors all present

Mouthfeel - light and refreshing body, highly carbonated, a bit creamy

Overall - a very tasty and refreshing drink - enjoyed it out on my patio on a nice sunny fall day. This is a nice treat to pick up once a year or so when I'm up in Wisconsin

09-25-2013 22:04:15 | More by maxcoinage
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Similar in nature to the Belgian Red, except with raspberries instead of cherries. I'd hate to know how much fruit is in each bottle. The beer just explodes with raspberry color, aroma, flavor, and tartness. Sweet, tart, and thickness to the point that it's hard to drink. Sip maybe, but not drink. Belly-aching sweet. Still the flavors and aromas are flawless. Juicy, ripe, rich and full. The beer has a lingering raspberry sweetness that goes on for days. Though I like the beer, it's a little over-bearing and could stand more beer-like qualities. I'm looking for a bit more vineous, woodsy, barley, hop, and drinkability--just a little more dimension.

05-15-2006 16:23:29 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of macrosmatic


4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from wax-sealed bomber into Peg's snifter.

A: Dark amber in color with a hint of red. Forms a one and one-half finger pinkish white head on top of a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Sour, tangy, fruity, and some sweet malt. Not an overall strong aroma but what's there is pleasant.

T: Much stronger than nose. Tart raspberry, dark fruity, and tangy. Almost like raspberry pie filling, or I suppose, a raspberry tart (although I've never had one). Fruity tartness in the hang.

M: A bit chewy on the mouthfeel. Decent carbonation sensation and is a heavier body than expected. Minimal alcohol presence.

O: A bit on the sweet side for an everyday drinker, but thoroughly enjoyable. Well-made beer, and one I would highly recommend trying.

10-21-2012 21:27:51 | More by macrosmatic
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

One of the many great brews I got from Hwwty4 in the Secret Santa 08 BIF. Thanks Bill, this is a beer I have long anticipated getting to try and by chance it has turned out to be my 400th review.

At first glance the body of this beer looks very red, almost exactly like a red wine. However, pink notes become noticeable when held up to the light. A pinkish head rises up a little bit but dies down even faster. No retention, head, or lacing sticks around on this one.

The smell is a little sweet, a little tart, but all raspberry. Smells a lot like fresh raspberries, and I can't think of what else I could ask for. A nice smell for sure.

A nice tartness leads off here, pairing puckering sourness with lots of natural tasting raspberry flavor. Next comes more raspberry flavors, but with lots of sweetness. Reminds me a little bit of a juice box actually. If HI-C made a beer, I think it would be this single aspect of Raspberry Tart. This is definitely all raspberry, which I definitely like, being a raspberry fan. The finish however, brings some oak notes into the flavor, which surprises me. The aftertaste is, unsurprisingly, tart raspberry. Tasty beer.

The mouthfeel of the body is light to medium at best. Despite the beer's appearance, it also is pretty well carbonated.

If you like raspberries, this beer is definitely drinkable. The tartness and sweetness come together to balance the beer out, making it rather drinkable. Glad to finally try this one, it was a pleasure.

01-04-2009 21:36:48 | More by Hojaminbag
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a wax covered bomber into a champagne flute

A- pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, a massive two finger fluffy head appears and slowly dissipates down to a nice covering, lots of bubbles sticking to the side of the flute, nice ring of lace left on the glass

S- raspberries and lots of them, some sour funk hits the nose as well, a little bit of bready malt as well

T- sweet and tart, tastes like pure raspberry juice, not too much to elaborate on here, delicious

M- medium body, fairly high carbonation but it works well, covers the whole palate

O- this is a delicious beer, I saved this one for months as my desert beer for Thanksgiving and it was worth it, not one you want to drink regularly but this is a great special occasion beer

11-22-2012 23:26:02 | More by nova009
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Mahogany ruby/crimson in color, thin light pink head. The aroma is as the name implies, tart raspberries, a good sour tartness with ripe juicy berries. The taste has a good biting sourness at first sip which fades in intensity quickly to the sweet fruity berry flavors, however some of the sour tingle does last. Crisp, refreshing, and delicious.

The low down: there is not much to say about this beer, except it is my favorite fruit beer I have ever tried. The only thing that comes close is New Glarus's Belgian Red. This beer is like you went out and picked a bucket full of raspberries, and squashed the juice into a bottle. It really does taste like you just picked them, I wanted to pick the little raspberry hairs out of my teeth. The sourness keeps it from being too cloying, but it's not some something you would want to drink all day. Outstanding, to be searched out.

03-28-2007 20:54:44 | More by dfried
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

750ml green bottle - Capped & wax sealed - Poured into my New Glarus champagne flute...

Pours a dark reddish orange, blood orange. A bit of haze but otherwise a reddish, juicy looking beer. Two fingers of white head with a touch of pink forms and recedes into a white haze hanging on top of the beer...

Smells initially very heavy of oak. Very sweet, berries smell fresh and delicious. Touches of vanilla and oh so slightly tart...smells delicious!

Sweet berry juice. Ludens cough drops. Candy. Not beer. But it is beer. I feel emasculated. But I'm not embarrassed. It's fucking good. What do you want me to do about it? Not drink it? Cause that's not gonna happen! Sweet from beginning to end. Touches of oak at the end give it a dry taste and feel, bits of vanilla give it some creaminess...I even think I am tasting some chocolate, maybe those little chocolates with raspberry puree filling. A touch of "tart" too, just like the smell...

Medium bodied and decently carbonated, does have a somewhat silky feel. Very sweet, tiny bit drying in the end...

I love this beer.

09-24-2010 03:28:03 | More by hawks10
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle from a friend in Wisconsin. Wax top 750 ml. Pours a deep dark red with a big creamy pink head. Cool look. Aroma is amazing. Fresh raspberries and more fresh raspberries. More sweet than tart aroma. Wow! Tart up front quickly fades into sweet raspberries that sit and linger on the palate. Tart comes back with another sip. Oh man this is awesome. Some oak dryness and ever so slight bitter keep this from being too sweet. Light to medium mouthfeel--expected lighter--with no hint of alcohol (pretty low anyway). This is pretty awesome.

06-16-2013 01:49:34 | More by BMMillsy
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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