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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,174
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,106
Gots: 666 | FT: 67
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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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Photo of camil1mj
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with my wife. Poured into my Bruery snifter.

A: Wonderfull raspberry red. Some bubbly reddish/white head.

S: Tons of fresh raspberries.

T: Just like the smell. Fresh, sweet raspberries. Exactly as expected.

M: Bubbly and refreshing. A lot like a sparkling champagne.

O: One of the best fruit beers out there. Hopefully one day NG will distribute outside of WI.

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to my friends who brought this back from Wisconsin with them!

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into two small chalices. The bottle's neck was dipped in wax, though to what end I'm not sure.

Pours a plum red, with a minimal creme colored head that clings around the rim of the glass. The light glints beautifully through the beer, looking like a garnet.

Has a fruity, malty aroma, with plenty of raspberry, strawberry and cherry smells. The fruity smell is quite sweet, but not overly so.

Starts fruity sweet but not cloyingly so; there's a fair amount of raspberry tart to balance out the fructose. Honeysuckle, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry combine for a fair amount of sweet fruit, tempered by a growing tartness from the raspberry that ends slightly sour, but not bitter.

Light to medium bodied, with enough tart bite to pucker the mouth a bit.

A very nice and easy drinking fruit beer, this is second only to Blushing Monk for as far as being a well balanced tart fruit beer. Definitely a must try for the fruit beer crowd

Photo of mixylplik3
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4-pack of 12oz bottles when I visited New Glarus back in May. Shipped them back to NH along with a number of other beers. This is the first one I've cracked since returning.

A short time after eating a great meal on this lazy Sunday night I decided to relax and have a Raspberry Tart for dessert. It all started when I poured the heavy, cloudy, deep-hued red brew into my Goose Island tulip glass. I was presented with what looked like a glass of puree topped with small islands of quickly-dissipating head scattered around the surface.

The smell is of pure, fresh molten raspberries. Definitely a great dessert beer.

The taste is as though someone smashed you in the mouth with a baseball bat made of raspberries. The carbonation is very even with a moderate syrupy feel over the tongue- yes, this tastes like a glass of fruit. Awesome!

There is a tart kick to this brew which is gently evened out by the sweetness. The finish is a crisp, malty raspberry finish that doesn't linger too long.

Raspberry Tart is as enjoyable as it is hard to get. If you live in WI and are near New Glarus, I'm definitely jealous! I'm glad to have been able to experience this beer.

Photo of SkitzIrish3
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first fruit beer and shared with family members who aren't big beer lovers.

General consensus: pretty dang good.

Pours a glowing dark red with lacing of head around the edge of the glass. Smells like wine (and obviously raspberries).

The tartness is evident from the onset and balanced quickly with the sweetness, ending in a sour finish. This beer has a very powerful yet balanced flavor, not allowing any one aspect become too dominant. Mouthfeel reminds me of a cider.

Really good beer, worth the price as long as the purchase doesn't become a habit. I think I'll try the Wisconsin Belgian Red soon.

Photo of rye726
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep and murky raspberry color with a pink head. Good retention and lacing.

Lots of sweet and tart raspberries, delicous bouquet.

Again a huge bouquet of freshly picked berries. A perfect balance between sweet and sour.

Crisp and delicate carbonation with a medium body. So welcoming as it silks over the palate.

Like any good lambic, this can be enjoyed all day long. Pair well with fine cheese. Best lambic outside Belgian and one of the best anywhere.

Photo of Boto
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle: This one pours a murky browish-red color. Mine had a small fizzy head on it that went away almost immediately. No lacing. Nice nose. It is pretty much tart raspberry and not much else. There is a good body to it, but still a lighter mouthfeel. There is some effervescence in your mouth. The taste is mainly tart raspberries, but it is not overpowering. It is very unique. It is almost hard to classify this as a beer, but it is very good none the less. I would definitely buy this one again.

Photo of HopDerek
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red with an off-white head with some pink hues, short retention, but good lacing. Smells just like raspberry jam, with a hint of wheat. Taste (surprisingly) is loaded with raspberries, with a good fizzy carbonation. There's a light hop presence followed by a nice sour and tart finish. Medium in body with great carbonation that is pleasing on the tongue. Definitely a dessert beer that I could enjoy quite often.

Photo of jjanega08
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A= pours an actual raspberry red color with a tiny head that doesn't last a second before falling to a ring around the glass and leaving no lacing at all.
S= raspberry all the way. I really can't describe too much more.
T= really really true raspberry flavor. I feel like I can almost actually taste the seeds from the raspberries. Not the candy raspberry thing but a real raspberry taste.
M= high to medium carbonation.
D= The highest. I think this is the most drinkable beer I have ever had. I could literally drink this forever. Amazing beer all around. Not too much else to say about it. Not a fake lindeman's raspberry flavor but a real taste to it. Amazing.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml. There is no dating information, but this was purchased for me in WI in early April. Poured this into a stemmed white wine glass.

A: Pours a really pretty pink color. About a finger of bright white head. Nicely carbonated. Effervescent like a champagne.

S: Smells like an extremely natural raspberry fruit juice. A little white grape as well. There is some MILD malt notes hidden behind it that lead to some grassy notes, but mostly its all delicious fruit.

T: Epic natural raspberry flavor. Completely natural fruit, not fake BS. Nicely tart and refreshing on the tip of the tongue. You get a little white grape hints. Nice dry finish. Wine/champagne like. This was a winner even with the non-beer drinkers at the gathering.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: I like this much more than the Wisconsin Belgian Red but that is probably because I like raspberries more!

Photo of bditty187
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ghoulishly bloody-purple hue, the tiny pinkish-white head faded quickly to a very minimal collar. Still it looked absolutely fabulous in my glass. The magnificent potency of the nose draws you in, the aroma was mouthwatering – literally. Baskets of raspberries, tart… oh, so tart! A very faint hint of woodiness is also detectable; while the nose is not tremendously complex, it is still unworldly. The palate is amazingly tart in the middle; the acidic bite is ferocious, followed by a rush of fresh raspberries, pursued by a woodsy-almond flavor. That sealed the deal – very complex (not in a Lambic way mind you). The hops are very delicate, vaguely noticeable. Appetizing. This is a dessert in a glass; I bet this would match perfectly with cheesecake. If I had a choice between Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart… I’d pick both. Highly Recommended.

Thanks tavernjef!

Photo of PDXHops
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to ThomasHardy for this handsome, red wax-dipped bottle, poured into a tall champagne flute.

Bright see-thru ruby red with a lightly pink smallish head. Surprises me with its retention and leaves some decent lacing, too. Plentiful visual carbonation.

I wish they sold air freshener that smelled like this. Smells like a fresh-baked raspberry pie, the whole thing, including the browned crust, caramelized filling on top of the crust, raspberry fruit and seeds. Absolutely tantalizing.

Explosive raspberry flavor, both fresh and something along the lines of a freezer jam. The sweetness almost overpowers you for a few seconds, but then a nice bit of tartness comes into play to balance it out a bit. Lively carbonation combines with that tartness to keep the sweetness from becoming too sticky. The raspberry flavors linger and linger and linger, like eating a handful of berries on a hot summer day without washing them down with anything.

Overall impression: Incredibly tasty brew, one of my favorite fruit beers. Great on its own, but also a delicious mixer for home bartending. Try it with an imperial stout or a dry champagne.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Red and mostly clear. Some head but nice lacing.

Smell is out of this world delicious! Soooo many raspberries dominate your nostrils. A bit earthy too.

Taste is fantastic. Great smooth fruity goodness, along with a nice tartness.

Feel is rich and thick, smooth, leaving both a sweet and tart aftertaste.

Drinks fabulous. Every day I'll be wanting another new glarus beer!

Photo of rockernino
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mynie
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark raspberry puree red. Yummy red. Mouth watering. If I was some sort of monkey and I saw this color in nature I would know that whatever it was would be good to eat. Opaque.

Deep raspberry odor. Very sour, very tart, and a definite kick of lambic yeast. Good, but not as insane-o good as the Belgian Red.

Oh that's tasty. Like a raspberry fruit roll up. Or actually, more like a handful of raspberries along with some Belgian yeast in the back.

This is like perfectly alcoholic fruitjuice. Wonderful.

Photo of Tone
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy, red/brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong and fresh raspberries, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of fresh raspberries, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, the aroma and body of the raspberries is amazing. The freshness is akin the Samuel Smith's Raspberry, but the blend is even better. It tastes of more than pure raspberry juice; tart, slightly hoppy, and irresistible.

Photo of DrZarkov
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing that will catch your attention with this beer is the amazing smell. It smells like raspberry jam, but with a wheaty hint to it. It's quite sweet, but not in the same way as fruit flavored malt beers. Its a much more natural kind of sweetness and so it not over powering even for those who are not too keen on sweeter beers.

Photo of zimm421
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark red color with a good off-white head. Leaves good lacing and has good retention. Looks great.

Nose is full of raspberry, other sweet fruits, caramel, brown sugar and just straight around sweetness. Taste is straight sweetness. Lots of sweet fruit, but specifically raspberry, as expected. Finishes tart. All works together very well.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, good carbonation levels and leaves a slight film on the inside of your mouth. This is crazy drinkable, as expected by the low ABV. Everything goes down so easily. Overall, this is a wonderful brew. Haven't had many fruit beers, but this blows me away. I've heard all the hype and tried to go in unbiased, but still was amazed. Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of Janderson91
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hawks10 for sending me this one in a trade! Not sure of the bottling date. Enjoyed on 07/21/11.

A - Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep dark ruby red, perfectly clear with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves no lacing.

S - Tart and sweet at the same time. Big raspberry aroma with some vanilla and some candy sugar in the background. Smells like raspberry jam, great stuff.

T - Very similar to the aroma. Very sweet raspberry and vanilla flavor through the middle. Then toward the end is a nice tartness and some woody flavors. Finish is very balanced and leaves a lingering raspberry compote flavor.

M - Mouthfeel is great. Very creamy. Might use just a hint more carbonation for a 5.

O - Overall, this is by far the best fruit/vegetable beer I've had. The perfect dessert beer. Go buy it or trade for it!

Photo of Jredner
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured like something from my smoothie maker. Gloppy fruit juice thick with a rich red/raspberry color and even had a diminishing, thumb thick, tan head. Fore is a blast of sweet raspberry and as that fades a kind of grainy oatmeal/wheat maltiness appears that tastes a bit of oatmeal cakes and malt powder. The overall effect is like a fruitfilled cake with malt powder sprinkled on it. This is so fantastic tasting that it is a little hard to believe. While the raspberry flavors are amazing what turly endears me toward the beer is the far aftertaste which is so malty and oat/wheat cake wholesome that it make me feels like a little kid trying a sweet treat for the first time. Truly and amazing creation.

Photo of smakawhat
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a champagne flute. Much thanks to translucent for the trade!

A very dark reddish brown amber body, with some champagne like bubbles but not much really for carbonation. Head is creamy and foamy in appearance, with a light caramel brown and lots of sticky creamy character.

Nose is fruit raspberry but some interesting mix of flavors. Wooden and oak, but very much like powdered sawdust, and vanilla too. Real good.

Taste though is nothing but raspberry joy in the perfect sense. Raspberry fruit of mild balance of perfection between tart sour and sweet. Finish is creamy vanilla, with malt thickness. Raspberries are incredibly jammy you could spread them on toast.

Overall a perfect balance of taste, with a great nose. On top of that the light abv makes it so amazing there is all this flavor in this drink, just fantastic beer.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My third of the fruit beers from New Glarus Brewing Co. Expectations are exceptional based on my experience with the last two.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark cranberry red colored body that hardly passes much light at all. About two fingers of pinkish-tan foam head that leaves some nice spindly lacing.

S - The smell is truly beautiful - the raspberries come through very pure, natural, and juicy. The oak barrel aging is also very apparent, maybe more so than with the others. Earthy, woodsy, creamy, maybe some perceived vanilla. Either way, the fruit juice is natural and beautiful.

T - The taste comes off the same - beautiful tart authentic raspberries dominate. The oak barrel aging is also apparent, again more so than with the others. Earthy & oaky. Light vanilla presence. Absolutely delicious.

M - Crisp & tart. Fruity & juicy. Absolutely delicious.

Overall, another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. These guys should definitely consider doing more of these beers with more varieties of berries. Blueberries, boysenberries, blackberries, etc. I could see any and all of them being as equally amazing as this.

New Glarus Raspberry Tart ---4.5/5

Photo of Schmaltzy
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle given in trade with GoldenJet, thanks for sharing this rare treat.

A- Pours a bright ruby color with 1 finger of light pink/off white head and little to no lacing.

S- RASPBERRIES... Just basically raspberry juice that gets your mouth watering, slight sugar smell, nice light oakiness.

T- RASPBERRIES... WOW, just awesome fresh raspberry taste sweet with a nice sour acidic finish. Really liking this beer...

M- Light body, loads of carbonation, light and refreshing, not too sweet and not overly sour very nice mouthfeel.

D- Just very easy to drink and would drink more if I had some... Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of this beer, you won't be dissapointed.

Photo of marksto
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish-amber with thin head and medium retention. Has a big, sourish, fruity-berry nose with some malt sweetness mixed in as well. Flavor-wise, the name fits very well. A berry explosion followed by a sharp, tart-sour tang. Very wine-like, leaves a pleasant tang on the back of the tongue as I drink.

Another awesome fruit beer from New Glarus, this one is world class and right behind the cherry. A must try.

Photo of kkipple
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these in trades at Dark Lord Day 08. Have been jonesing for Raspberry T since I had a tiny sip months before - it blew my mind then and I knew I had to acquire some! It's good to finally crack one with friends....

Pours an absurdly thick, dense blood-orange red with a deep pink head that foams up and subsides to ring the edge of my glass. Leaves some spotty uneven lacing. Looks like liquid jam. Really.

Ok. This smells absolutely unreal. Fresh picked sour raspberries and rich, lush fruit sugar explode into my nose... I feel like I'm smelling raspberry concentrate. There's a hint of noble hop and a slight sour yeast note, but 90% of this is just variations on fruity sour raspberries and sugar. I cannot believe how succulent this smells. You really just have to experience it for yourself. Exceptional is the word here.

The raspberry assault continues on into my mouth; even the slightest sip knocks your senses for a loop with distilled berry flavor, all tarted up and sexy in a deep red dress... ugh, this is stupendous -- if you like raspberries. It's intense, and shockingly only 4%. There's an upfront sugar sweetness but it soon gives way into a lovely tart sourness that finishes with a lingering fresh berry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is pretty darn perfect for this, a little thick and sticky with a spritzy carbonation level that reminds one of fizzy cider. Goes down easy and leaves a wonderful dry berry calling card. You can drink this one cool or let it warm, it's great either way.

New Glarus has an amazing fruit beer here - one of the best I've had and I've had a few. Raspberry Tart is simply world-class and you should try it. You'll cry when the bottle is empty, but it must be done!

Photo of SykDoc
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened the bottle and poured the drink into a wine flute. It gives a pink head that is about a 1/4 inch but then quickly disappears. When held to the light, it is a clear deep ruby appearance. If sitting in the glass on the table, it actually looks as if you're drinking a merlot.
The scent is very good, especially if you like raspberries. There is also a hint of champagne and tartness to the aroma.
The initial taste is again, strongly raspberry. The fruitness is quite potent, but the tartness balances very nicely. This is also a moderate level of carbonation, which almost makes it drink like a champagne that had raspberries soaking in it.
I was very surprised by this beer, as I was not expecting it to be as good as it is. My only argument against it is that I do not feel you could drink a lot of it and it does lack some of the standard beer flavors.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,174 ratings.