Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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97
world-class

3,062 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,062
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,061
Gots: 621 | 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:
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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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 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.

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

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

750 mL green glass bottle with thin red wax over the cap.

Served cold into a goblet, Raspberry Tart has a great ruby red color. It has thin pinkish head that settles quickly.

Aroma is wonderfully fresh and fruity. Equal parts sweet and tart with nothing artificial about it.

Flavor is absolutely excellent. Just like the Belgian Red, it is just blowing me away with great fruit flavor. Nothing else I've ever had has such amazing real raspberry taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth, low in carbonation, and nicely balanced.

Overall a fantastic beer. It's really hard to say which is better between this and its Belgian brother because they are both phenominal.

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

Enormous thanks go out to zimmerbloke for hooking me up with this one. Thanks man. This made my day.

Appearance is crystal clear ruby red liquid with a three finger effervescent pink head. It looks great at first but the head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. 4/5

Smell is tart raspberries and little else. It seems the guys at New Glarus nailed what they were going for. It could NOT be better. 5/5

Taste follows the smell. Monstrous big sweet raspberries dominate the flavor. There is simply no way to cram any more berry goodness in here. 5/5

Mouthfeel is spritzy and champagne like. Could be a little less sticky. 4/5

I could drink more of this but it really makes a good aperitif. About half the 750 was a good amount. Conveniently enough, my wife was here to drink the other half. 4/5

I liked this beer a lot and will be trading for more in the future. It is deserving of its top 100 position and should be sought out by anyone looking for something unique.

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

Pouer from a waxed mag to a snifter, The liquid is blood red and had a light fizzy carbonation. The head is short lived but leaves some lace in it's wake. The bobbles are fine grained and lively.

The smell is of raspberry jam.

The taste follows, I opened this bottle for faamily and freinds on thanksgiving and all, beer drinkers or not said it was wonderful. As it is I am not sure it tastes like beer at all, but it sure is enjoyable. It tastes better then any raspberry dessert I can remember. Dry tart raspberries, only mildly sweetened, lip smaking good, Indeed.

The mouthfeel is like a sparkeling win. lighter bodied with i very small bubble, fizzy like carbonation. Good to be sure but less beer like.

The drinkability is very good, It continously calls you back for more.

Big thanks to the greatest trader, NFLMVP, Prosit MK

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

Appearance - Hazy. Red with a hint of brown. Medium pinkish head that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Sweet-tart raspberry.

Taste - Leads with a mild malt infused with genuine sweet-tart raspberry flavor. Not the candy flavor labeled raspberry, but honest to goodness raspberry fruits. Finishes a lip smacking sour. A real treat.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full.

Drinkability - New Glarus makes several fruit beers of uncommon quality. This one is on par with both the cherry and the cranberry - and that's saying something.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle received in a trade recently.

Pours a gorgeous dark red color, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells just outstanding, big bouquet of raspberries, some slight tartness, and just the tiniest bit of oak.

This has to be the most authentic fruit flavor I've ever gotten in a beer. This one is intensely sweet, cut by by a slight, but very welcoming tartness, some oak, etc. I get both raspberries and raspberry juice. With the lower ABV, there is no alcohol feeling whatsoever. It's almost wine-like, and barely feels like beer. No malt flavor that I can detect, just a huge expression of my favorite fruit.

This one is light bodied, with a slightly-higher-than-I'd like amount of carbonation. It's got a fizzy, crisp mouthfeel.

An outstanding achievement here. It's barely beer, but it tastes so good that I don't care.

Photo of mtomlins
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to Gotti311 for the bottle!

Poured a rich reddish brown color with a short tannish/pink head. The nose and taste of this beer is fantastic and mouthwatering. There is some toasted malt and bread in there, but the raspberries are truly the star and dominate all aspects of the brew. There is a hint of acid and some mild hop spiciness to counterbalance some of the sweetness. The fruit is the true star and this beer is just dripping overripe, luscious raspberries.

Photo of Slyjoker87
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Falls into the glass as a dark red liquid with foamy, off-white, head. The head dissolves fairly quickly. This is a color you rarely see when pouring out a beer.

S - Fruity, raspberry and tart come across fairly strongly. There is something that lingers on the nose afterwards, but it is unidentifiable.

T - On the top is a pure raspberry flavor that has staying power. After it settles down, the sour notes arrive like a kick in the mouth - but it's welcome. You'd think that it is too sweet, but the tartness is like a sour herding dog keeping the raspberry sheep all in order.

M - Not overly fizzy and easy to drink. It rolls over your tongue without fuss.

O - This is a fantastic fruit beer that is sadly only available within Wisconsin. If you take the time to look, there are very few breweries that are able to master the fruit beer - New Glarus is one of them.

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

This beer poured an utterly opaque crimson and plumb that had the murkiness of tomato juice. The head consisted of just a few neat looking wisps.

Smells of tart and juicy raspberries with a slight pinch of salt, saltine crackers with a delicate sugary sweetness in the background.

Tastes of big tart raspberries with a solid orange juice fruitiness. There’s also an earthy honey sweetness coupled with a milky creaminess that adds incredible depth to this one.

The mouth feel is creamy and smooth with a crisp, tingly micro-carbonation. Sip on!

I could drink this all night. I must say, this one sat in my cellar for nine months and that too a bit of the tart edge off. I highly recommend sitting on this one for a little bit as it drastically improves in just a short period of time.

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

Crowned-and-waxed 750 ml bottle, courtesy of MrFacto. Thanks, Matt!

Chilled, decapped and poured into my little Delirium Tremens tulip, Raspberry Tart is clear, reddish-copper in color, and capped with a finger of pink-tinted, fine-bubbled foam. The head is soft and quickly relaxes into a bubbly skim that freckles the glass with numerous little wispy blobs of lacing.

The aroma is sweet/tart and loaded with strawberry/raspberry/red fruity goodness. From two feet away the floral perfume of freshly-picked and mondo-juicy berries tickles my nose as I type this. The fruitiness is reinforced with a sweet, lightly-toasted graininess that adds heft, depth, and richness to the profile.

The taste is sweet and tangy with loads of juicy red-berry sweetness. A note of mellow, nutty yeast complements the sweet/tart berry-blast perfectly, and is probably the only indication that the drink in my hand isn't just some succulent little fruit juice cocktail. Crisply tart in the finish, the light-bodied, mildly-carbonated brew is almost soda pop-like, amazingly non-alcoholic in flavor, and highly, highly quaffable until the sweetness grows too noticeable. An incomparably excellent berry beer.

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

HUGE thanks to bax72 for sending this my way via BC2! Made the lady real happy.

Pours a ruddy red/brown, big thick pinkish brown head forms, settles down to a thin layer quickly, leave some nice spotty lacing on the glass, good retention, looks pretty nice. Smell is fantastic, fresh raspberry juice, caramel, bit of floral bouquet, brown sugar, more raspberry, tons of fruity goodness. Taste is sour raspberries, sugar, caramel, very earthy, sweet/sour raspberries, raisiny toffee, some bread, wicked good. Mouthfeel is light bodied, low carbonation, silky silky smooth, very refreshing, goes way too fast. Just an amazing beer. Thanks a ton Chris! This made my evening.

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

750 ml green bottle. Red wax dripped over its cap and neck. I grabbed a champagne flute and began pouring. The color is a dark purple-maroon with a bubbly pink head. Plenty of effervescent bubbles are noticable in the body. The sweet nose is all raspberry with the slightest hint of wood. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation. Sweet honest jammy raspberry flavor is noticed initially. A tartness arrives about midway through to add some balance to the overall sweetness. The oak aging is detected a bit in the flavor and adds a nice subtle touch of complexity to it. Hopping in minimal. Lightly dry and crisp finish.

I'm a big fan of raspberry flavor and this is a great dessert beer. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the Belgian Red, but it is still a very good ale. Worthy of its 2003 Silver Medal placing at the GABF.

Photo of fiver29
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap pours red with a thin white head. The aroma on this beer was amazing. Exploding raspberries was what I got every time I smelled it. And I took a smell each time I drank. It was wonderful. Had a medium mouthfeel with a lot of tiny carbonation bubbles. The taste of this is very subtle, yet complex. High raspberry flavor throughout and is very sweet. I could enjoy this with a nice flourless chocolate cake for dessert and be the happiest person on the planet. This is a great brew.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to burnheartsMKE for sending me this one!

Pours a semi-clear cranberry juice red with a tiny 1/2 light red head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing whatsoever. Smells of raspberries and raspberry puree in cherry/berry juice. There is a slight metallic odor I am getting too. Taste is awesome with sweet raspberries in a fruit juice cocktail. Very sweet yet slightly tart at the same time in a perfect balance. This is a highly carbonated beer that is very crisp and clean in the mouth. This is a delicious fruit beer all around and probably the best raspberry flavored beer I have ever had. Really refreshing and something I could drink a lot of in one night. I will seek out more of these for sure.

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

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a clear dark ruby color with a short-lived fizzy pink single finger head, no lacing.

The aroma and flavor are both just chock full of jammy delicious freshly-crushed raspberry goodness with a smaller amounts of oak tannins complete with vanilla, caramel drizzle, and softened warm brown sugar tones. The Hallertau floral tones seem to be acting as raspberry amplifiers. Smooth, almost creamy (it must be the pectins) texture and gentle carbonation. Sweet and tart in equal amounts, but with absolutely minimal acidity.

Very much a dessert beer, and one of the best out of all of the dessert beers I've ever had. It also has the typical New Glarus signature style of making something exceptional by using an insanely dialed-in balance between relatively few (or minimalistic) flavor and aroma components.

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

Ok, after years of bootlegging bottles of this from Wisconsin I finally decided after my most recent trip that I need to do justice to this beer and write a review.

Poured into a tulip and enjoyed lakeside on Fairview Lake in NJ. This beer has both great head and appearance which is essentially a shade of maroon reflecting very finely the fact that it is a raspberry based beer.

Smell is just amazing, almost like a basket of fresh ripe raspberries, with a bit of a sweet tart curveball thrown in.

Once you drink it, you can taste the raspberries and a bit of a sweet tarty punch which makes this a lovely beer. In fact- there is a nice balance between the sweetness and tartness which compliments each other very very well. Additionally, you expect some bitter hops or malty barley to pop up and mess up this smooth beer, bit it doesn't come... and that is what sets this beer apart from other fruit beers. It's all about the raspberries. This is a wonderful beer that is the perfect dessert beer or the beer to enjoy on a nice cool summer night by the water.
New Glarus was able to balance this beer so finely without making it a juicy mess or an average beer with raspberry syrup thrown in and for this I congratulate them.

Plus, this is actually the only beer my wife will ever drink- glad I got several bottles.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,062 ratings.