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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,124 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,124
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,082
Gots: 634 | FT: 62
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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 Jayli
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired this from stonequarrywest via SS '10 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!!
750 mL
Poured in to my Brooklyn snifter

A: This beer pours a murky garnet, ruby color with an almost three finger of sudsy head that recedes rather quickly. Wisps of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Nose is tart raspberry, perhaps a hint of vanilla. Very one sided but very well done.

T: Taste is a crazy burst of sugary sweet raspberry goodness. Raspberry notes continue but become a bit more tart throughout the middle with a slightly oakiness and a hint of creamy vanilla in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation, somewhat light upfront with a very slick, creamy finish.

D: Goes down dangerously easy, very tasty, not too filling, not much of a kick, and an exceptional example of the style. This is a fantastic beer! I wish that I could get my hands on more!

Photo of lackenhauser
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Simply amazing looking beer-betwen the deep reddish color and the beautiful pink head it is very hard to believe this is actually a beer. Simply gorgeous. Fruity and somewhat spicy aroma-I think the spiciness comes from thet heavy fruit more then anything. Big malt and fruit flavor-tart and sweet and very, very refreshing. The rasberry character really stands right out. For all the sweetness up front it finishes quite dry and tart. Great body for such a low abv beer. Overall what can I say-just a great, great beer. It is almost hard to call it a beer from the fruit flavor it has. I have to knock it down a hint for the simple fact that it comes across like a sparkling wine and I dont know if I could do it all night. Amazing stuff.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer at a BA Gathering in Portland 23 Sept, 2006; acquired from BA murrayswine in WI. Poured from a 75cl bottle with a wax seal.

A: Bright ruby red, with a short and slightly fizzy pinkish head. Exactly the same color as the ripest of raspberries.
S: Gigantic dose of raspberries, slightly tart. Intoxicating smell, but has nothing to do with the alcohol content, which is only 4%. Wow.
T: OK, did I mention the raspberries yet? True to the smell and appearance, this is like drinking the best carbonated and fermented juice. Truly delicious tartness, reminds me of a summer day at the farmer's market, popping fresh berries from the pint. Tartness mellows to an enjoyable sweetness then a drier finish.
M: Some prickly carbonation, a little acidic wih a medium mouthfeel. Despite the fizz and tartness, this beer still retains an evenly balanced smoothness.
D: Great flavor - a wonderfully refreshing sipper. Next time I get some of this, it's getting paired with dessert (I'm think chocolate) without a doubt. A very special beer - highly recommended.

Photo of spdyfire83
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

47th Review
Bottle into New Belgium snifter

From notes.

A: Deep red, almost crimson in color. 1.5 fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Sweet, fresh raspberry field. It reminds me of growing up and picking raspberries in our backyard. I love when olfaction and memory click; this is a beautiful thing.

T: Succulent, fresh raspberry through and through. Start to finish that’s all I get here. Very sweet. I had to find the tartness, but that aspect of this experience was fun.

M: Clean and crisp. I sipped this over and over again looking for raspberry seeds, but couldn’t find any. Medium carbonation.

O: Smooth, tasty, and just plain excellent. You get what you expect here – nothing else. Raspberries start to finish and it is very clean. Honestly, I could not drink more than an 8 oz. pour, but the wife enjoys this immensely. As such, going forward, I’ll just indulge another tasty treat while she enjoys this. Overall, a great beer though...well done!

Photo of beertunes
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip. Poured a clean, clear red with over an inch of reddish-tan head that took over a minute to settle out and left no lacing.

The aroma is a very pleasant, sharp, tart raspberry scent with just a hint of grain in the background. The flavors are also very sharp and focused with crisp raspberry flavors. I live in the county that produces over 30% of the USA's raspberry crop and this beer smells just like harvest time out in the county.

The body is light, crisp, clean and sharp with a dry finish. Drinkability will depend on your taste for raspberries and sweetness, but I found this beer to have a great balance between the sweet and tart.

Overall, a great beer that I enjoyed a lot and will try to get more of for our short summer here in the Fourth Corner.

Photo of woosterbill
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle purchased in the summer of '10, opened with Thanksgiving dinner '11, poured into a Cantillon tulip. I'm curious to see how a year of cellaring has affected this brew.

A: The ugliest wax in the world gives way as the cap pops off with a satisfying hiss. It pours a clear, brilliant vermillion body under a finger of creamy ecru head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves some nice delicate lace. Gorgeous color, but a bit light on head.

S: Nothing but sweet & sour raspberry essence. It doesn't smell like raspberry flavor, but actual fruit off the bush. It's very nice, very authentic, but a little less vibrant than I'd like - nowhere near the juicy intensity of Belgian Red, that's for sure. Still, very very good.

T: Any and all faults in other aspects of the beer are fully forgiven: holy crap this is delicious. Sweet raspberry positively leaps out, and only grows more and more aggressive throughout each sip. Underneath the pure, juicy fruit is a bit of biting acidity that keeps the sweetness in check - tart is indeed the perfect word to describe the long, decadent finish; delicious is the the perfect word to describe the total package.

M: Light, frothy, and lively. Excellent.

O: It's not as good as Belgian Red, so I can't quite give it a perfect score. It's definitely world-class, though, and deserves every bit of acclaim that it receives. As long as you remember that it's a fruit beer and not a Lambic, it's absolutely spectacular.

Cheers!

Photo of Risser09
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a wine tulip - fridge - not sure what datem probably 2009

Appearance: Pours a murky brown with a raspberry hue on the edges. A slight head builds to about 1 inch and dissapates quickly. It is off white in color. No lacing is left behind on the glass.

Smell: Sour raspberries, wheat, residual sugar and other floral tones. Pretty much likens itself to raspberry preserves.

Taste: Tons of raspberry flavor, rea, authentic raspberry that tastes just like preserves. It is sweetm a little tart and very refreshing. Excellent flavor and refreshment.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and lots of sugar. Full raspberry flavor. Not too much alcohol or other interruptions from the berry goodness.

Drinkability: This is a perfect dessert beer or just a rare occasion refresher. I wish I had more access to these. I will certainly seek out and try it again.

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 Kegatron
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Duvel snifter. Thanks to HopDerek for the split on this one.

Pours a clear dark amber (almost bloody) with a finger of off-white hued pink head that retained very nicely into a smooth, creamy covering that left little speckles of lace on the glass. The aroma is deep with BIG raspberry sweetness that is then complimented very nicely by a subtle sourness.

The taste is a full frontal blast of sweet raspberry puree, that much like the aroma, is balanced very nicely by a biting tartness. To top it off, there's even a fairly dose of prickly hop presence in the finish that keeps you on your toes. Quite the unique taste and one that I enjoyed immensely! The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a prickly carbonation and mouth coating feel.

Wow, what an insanely good fruit beer! The sweet fruit tones are very in your face but are kept in line perfectly by its tart and hoppy character. This was my first beer from New Glarus but by God, it won't be my last. Fantastic!

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

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass, red brown colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: fresh raspberries, tart and tangy Flanders Red, balsamic vinegar, acetic acid, fruity and flavorful, sweet notes fruity raspberries

T: the flavor up front is dominated by raspberry, tart and tangy blends with sweet, fresh picked raspberries, the beer has a light bitter hop flavor that complement the fruit well, tangy sweet and sour sauce quality

M: light to medium with prickly carbonation

O: an exceptional fruit beer

Photo of geryeb624
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle courtesy of Zimmerbloke. Thanks dude!

A- Dark ruby red with about an inch of pinkish head. Pretty good retention, with lots of bubble floating to the surface.

S- Very nice. Smells like a big bowl of fresh, juicy raspberry. Also, a slight spice note reminds me of raspberry iced tea.

T- Very fruity, with big raspberry taste and a touch of cracker-like malt to hold everything together. Reminds me of its brother, Wisconsin Belgian Red, but with a much more tart bite.

M- Very good carbonation and a light, silky mouthfeel.

D- Very high, this stuff goes down like water, but with much more flavor. Very refreshing. Perfect for a nice warm day outside or for following a nice meal paired with chocolate or by itself.

I'm so glad I was able to try this and Wisconsin Belgian Red, as they have really opened my eyes to the potential of fruit beers. Two truly spectacular brews from New Glarus.

Photo of PDXHops
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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 kkipple
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of Deggar
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chumba526
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears Ruby red with a small thin pink colored head that dissipates in a quick matter.

It smells of sweet, ripe, earthy raspberries. There is a bit of a faint oaky dry vanilla smell as well. But it is all pretty much raspberry.

It tastes of strong sweet ripe raspberries. The sweetness is balanced by a refreshing tartness. There is a mild oaky flavor but raspberries reign supreme in this beer.

There is crispness to the beer.

Overall a near perfect natural tasting fruit beer with a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness.

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

New Glarus Raspberry Tart (bottle)
A: pours a nice deep and intense red almost hard to see any light through it. Nice dark pink head. Great retention and very good lacing.

S: solid tart raspberry aromas. Huge fruity nose.

T: great tartness, with a huge overpowering raspberry flavor. A little too sweet but totally expected from the style.

M: very thick and warming. Mild carbonation level. Solid flavors and a great palate.

D: very drinkable....a 750mL is made for sharing, especially with this one. Outstanding.

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

A: Brilliant red body with a full rose head. Great visible carbonation.

S: Good raspberry aroma although it isn't quite as strong as out of the bottle. I did accidentally snort some head up my nose when smelling it and it wasn't nearly as unpleasant as it usually is when I do that.

T: Great tart raspberry flavor. Nothing surprising there. The flavors are super clear. Most other raspberry beers (like Southern Tier) taste completely artificial. New Glarus doesn't have that problem. It is sweet but the tartness seems to cut it.

M: Nice and light bodied with great carbonation. It tickles the tongue.

D: Fantastic. This is one of the best damn summer drinkers there is. Generally I don't like to drink a lot of the sweeter beers but this one seems to buck that trend for a while at least by balancing the tartness nicely. Truly world class.

Photo of CaliHop82
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome beer and a great Raspberry flavor. The smell of this thing is huge. It smells like a bowl of fresh picked raspberries. Not sure how true but someone at the Brewery stated that the ratio amounts to 1 pound of raspberries per beer, The taste is just as awesome and perfect for dessert or simpling a refreshing beer when needed. I will definately be looking for this again and possibly having family send me more to the west Coast.

Both on tap and bottle were equally amazing.

Photo of chewymangos
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rkarimi
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of confer
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep purple with a tan cotton-like head that fades into a bit of froth.
S- Smell is tart/funky raspberry.
T- Taste is the same. Don't know why this considered isn't considered a lambic. Nice tart, sweet and funkiness all make an appearance at different times in the taste. There is a really fresh raspberry taste that lingers long after the taste.
MO- A quality beer that I would have regularly if it was available. Thanks to Nick M for schlepping this bottle along back to PA.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a sampling glass at the fall BA meetup.

It's a nice reddish runt color with a small but ruby hinted head that's very thick and creamy. Nose is raspberry and nice tart bitterness.

Taste is all raspberry and nice tart sweet fresh fruit, it's very delicious and sweet. One of the most drinkable and tasty fruit beers i've had. Mouthfeel is light and sharp and very drinkable.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,124 ratings.