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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart

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907 Reviews

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Reviews: 907
Hads: 3,512
Avg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 1,189
Gots: 823 | FT: 103
Brewed by:
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 IntriqKen
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark burgandy topped with a half finger of rose colored bubbles that melts to a rose ring of lacing.
Aroma is raspberry...plain and simple...tons of fresh raspberries.
Taste is a balance between sweet and tart fresh raspberries. Mouth ifull of tiny, tingly carbonation and left very dry and puckering on the aftertaste.
I would have called this a alcopop if it weren't so very fresh tasting.
Perfect to accompany a Sunday Brunch.

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Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, ruby-red color with a tan head. Head falls to nothing with the very thinnest of lacing.

Aroma is all raspberry tartness. Actually all I smell is fruit.

Big, tart raspberry taste. Raspberry flavor is lovely and it is very, very tart. Malt taste in the finish.

Medium bodied, rather smooth and low carbonation in the mouth.

Good stuff. Extremely tart but quite delicious.

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Photo of happygnome
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice dark red color with deffinate hues of pink. The head like that of champagne big bubbles that disappear fast, only difference is this one leaves a slim ring of lace around the edge of the glass
s: sweet raspberries hints of sourness crisp sweet
t: sweet sour crisp raspberries hints of other fruit, cant really identify
m: light bodied beer with ample carbonation

overall, this is a sweet beer reminds me more of a champagne

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via from fogdog courtesy of the 2009 Secret Bunny BIF, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 750ml wax-sealed bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright pinkish purple color, with a thin pink head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is all raspberries as you would expect and is very strong.

T: The taste is very tart and sour up front with the strong raspberry flavor. There's a little bit of sweetness that creeps in along with faint touches of wheat and hops. The malt character is thin on-target for this type of beer. The after-taste is sour.

M: Very crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty especially if you're into the raspberry flavor, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, although I'm not a big lambic fan, this beer is right up there with the better lambics, sours and wine-like beers that I've had.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pink-ish red color with a small pink head. In the aroma, dry raspberry and a small sour funkiness. In the taste, sour raspberry and a dry pucker feeling. A small sour fruitiness in the mouthfeel and a dry sour raspberry aftertaste. Kind of like pie filling, nice sour and sweet fruit contrasts.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the Great Dane Brewpub in Madison, WI. Pours a deep red and shows a small slightly rosy raspberry colored head that quickly dissipates and leaves very little lacing throughout. The smell gives off a boquet of tarts. It is mostly sugar and raspberries with a hint of oak. The taste is pure sweet and tart raspberry goodness. Not very sour, it is more of a tart flavor, hence the name. Medium bodied with nice sticky mouthfeel. This is a great beer with just about any dessert, highly drinkable, drink it cold. I am never a fan of vegetable/fruit beers, but this one is an exception! Your lady will love this one.

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Photo of hayesez
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a recent trade with justn. Split with my wife during some NCAA games...

Poured into a wine glass. Pours a deep pinkish orange color...A thin white head (with a tinge of pink) sits on top and quickly turns to merely a ring of foam. No lacing is left behind. Minus the head, this could easily be mistaken for a glass of wine.

Smells like raspberries - profound, I know. Actually, it might more closely be described by comparing it to raspberry jam. The nose is filled with a sweetness that could be found by sniffing a jar of Smucker's. There is a tiny bit of tartness to the smell as well...but really, it's all raspberries.

Zero surprise when tasting this one! It is so smashed with raspberries I can't even tell I'm drinking a beer. As sweet raspberry first hits the tongue, it mixes with just a slight amount of tart. As I swallow, the tart is once again replaced by the sweetness, which lingers around for a while on its return visit. My wife absolutely loves this - It is a bit too sweet for me, however. I much prefer beers that tend toward the tart side, as opposed to the sweet. Perhaps a bit unfair to downgrade based on that, but then again, I'm reviewing based on what I like. I do love the fullness of this beer - the mouthfeel is outstanding. A bit of tangy left over after the finish.

With the borderline sweetness levels, this beer is notched down just a tad on drinkability At a measly 4%, one could drink this all night...my wife may just test that hypothesis.

Overall, a very well crafted beer. I can certainly tell why New Glarus has hit a home run with this one. I know dozens of people that would absolutely love this brew. Well done!

Consumed: 3/25/2010

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Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep ruby color with a nice pink head. The aroma is of raspberry, and hints of nuts. The taste is a bit more lively than the aroma. Tons of raspberry, and a stronger nutty character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer, but I prefer the Wisconsin Belgian Red.

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Photo of david131
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to fellow BA warnerry for sharing.

A- A clear ruby red liquid with a thin and splotchy off-white head.

S- Pure raspberries. Maybe a bit of vanilla on the finish. Simple and enjoyable.

T- Sweet and tart raspberries. There is a touch of malty finish. Simple and clean.

M- A lighter body that I attributed to the smooth and bubble carbonation. The tartness on the finish is tight and restrained.

D- A sweet and slightly tart treat that is a bit of a sipper even at the low ABV. Makes for a good desert beer. Find a friend or two to share the bottle with.

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Photo of Homerbag
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark red, almost bloody color with no head what so ever. It had a very strong odor of raspberries, go figure. The taste was powerful, very, very strong raspberry taste. The feel was kind of syurpy to me, but I don't drink many fruit beers. I would have this again, it is somewhat of a Kool-aid for grownups.

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Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rough pour into an Alchemist pub glass left a couple inches of offwhite foam sitting atop a cloudy amber-brown liquid. The head faded quick and left streaks of light lacing along the sides of the glass.

Nose was chock full of red berry fruit, with raspberries (natch) in the front. Cranberries, cherry, red currants..it smelled almost like jam. There was another aroma that was hard for me to place - yeasty, maybe, but not like a Belgian beer. The taste was full on sweet raspberry, with twists of maraschino cherry juice, cherry skins and cranberry. Tart, acidic (but not too much), then finishing with a light syrupy sweetness. The body was light and the carbonation was high. Was a wonderful beer to share with my wife.

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Photo of heybrewtiful
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart, fizzy, and a little bit sour. Like a jolly rancher in a glass. Too sweet for daily drinking, but makes a great dessert beer. Especially if you like your dessert first. Wish there was more bitter and less berry in this, but would still seek this out for a special occasion pour.

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Photo of muttyd
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby with a big fizzy head that quickly fizzes away. Aroma is fairly mild; raspberries, faint earthiness, and slightly musty. Flavor Is very sweet, somewhat tart, and earthy. Almost no beer-like qualities aside from a slightly toasted oats flavor. Well carbonated with a sweet finish. Really impressed with this beer; lived up to the hype.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on friday (thanks brian) and saturday (thanks chris).

A- Body is a vibrant fuchsia-with a bit more red than purple/pink. Bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Head is slightly off-white and retains at a thin collar with minimal lacing left behind in the glass.

S-Smell is dominated by both tart and sweet raspberry but a hint of cranberry is also noticeable in the nose as well as a hint of bready yeast.

T- Taste is pretty much raspberries across the board-the first bottle I had, for some reason, was more tart than the 2nd-The first bottle was left opened before consumption a lot longer than the second which may have something to do with it. The second bottle was on the sweet side but still balanced. A lot of raspberry, a hint of cranberry, and a hint of yeast.

M-Moderate tingly carbonation and medium weight, full body.

D- This is a very good, well put together raspberry fruit beer. Much better, IMO, than the Belgian Red. Very enjoyable and a top notch fruit beer-but somewhat lacking in complexity.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cherry, chestnutt color with good carbonation leaving a big wite cap

S: Fresh raspberries, light funk and sour

T: A blend of fresh and puree raspberries with a nice sour punch, light funk, sweet and acidic

M: Light body, dry, almost no booze, loads of flavor

O: Good

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to to different traders for this one:

kodymupa & elkhunter36 Thanks gentlemen.

I really liked this one. Poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

Color is lighter than i expected, pink with a hint of white wine.

Smell is hmmm well like it's name tart raspberry.

Taste begins with a mild raspberry flavor coupled with a gentle slap of sour/tart. Fresh! The more I drink the more I pick up its acidity. Still, quite pleasing.

Mouthfell is light, crisp with a warmth slowly growing with the acidity.

Overall a very nice, crisp drink. I can't wait to crack another bottle in the heat of summer.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up while visiting the brewery right before Darkness Day 2009. Opened this one up while some family visited for the Christmas holiday. Split several ways in wine glasses.

A - Pours a pink/red/brown color with a very small amount of head. There's no lacing to speak of and no head retention as well, just a reddish-brown colored liquid.

S - Sweet berries, burnt sugars, and some tart notes as well.

T - Similar to the nose. Berries and sugars with a nice punch-in-the-mouth tart finish. It was too tart for some of my family members, but I could appreciate it.

M - Light, kinda syrupy, good carbonation, tart finish.

D - Great during the holidays and should be split several ways, IMO. I'm almost 100% sure there's no way I could finish an entire bottle by myself. Truthfully, I prefer the Wisconsin Belgian Red.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle!

Appearance - Less bright than I expected. I expected it to look like Blushing Monk. This is much less bright of a red. Slightly pink head and great lacing.

Smell - Raspberries. Lots of raspberries. That's pretty much it. It isn't complex, but it's nice.

Taste - Raspberries. Lots of raspberries. Still not complex. Still just raspberries. Again, it isn't complex, but it's nice. Somewhat tart, but after a while the sweetness builds.

Mouthfeel - Fresh and light, but not as crisp as I'd like. Just a bit too sweet.

Overall - Good stuff. I just don't know how to rate it. I like it, but it isn't earth-shattering. It's raspberries.

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Photo of Greggy
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky deep red with a pink head that recedes quickly leaving some slight lacing.

S- Raspberries.. duh. As well as a bit of tartness.

T- Right up front Raspberries but takes a very quick and sharp turn to a very tart, sour, component then finishes with a very dry mineral, earthy component.

M- Just slightly spritzy carbonation. A bit more would have been nice, but the complex finish made up for it.

D- 4% makes it very drinkable and it's decently unique. I'd have it again.

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Photo of iabeerbaron
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really nice fruit beer, probably the best out there. Bright red pour with plenty of raspberry aroma. The initial taste is very tart but then it is just raspberry throughout. It seems like a mix between a wine and a beer. Very good! Another great beer from New Glarus.

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Photo of raoulduke37
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade from Luke, my Wisconsin pipeline. Thanks Luke! This was definitely a great "dessert beer," much more worthy than the Subway sandwich that preceded it. Let's get down to brass tacks, though...

This beer pours a dark reddish color, low turbidity - it looks like a very very concentrated glass of cranberry juice - the pink head rises to one finger, but quickly dissipates to low surface dwelling foam.

Smell is faint, but definitely noticeable - raspberries, obviously, but also some mild hops and a touch of something grassy, like a saison maybe.

Like I said, this beer is just plain dessert - think playing croquet on a hot day with some respectable company who would rather drink Bartles and James than Pliny the Elder. This beer is a great introduction to quality craft brew for the non-adventurous, hops paranoid, buttoned-down crowd. Initially very tame, but then the raspberry taste hits you - much more complex than I would have thought.

Mouthfeel is very very tart, and this beer definitely coats the tongue. This would be a great one for a summer day when there's not too much going on.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Burgundy black cherry Jell-O with ruby highlights. Finely bubbled white head has great retention and lace.

S – Soft raspberry with a dry earthy note. Has a hint of Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry soda.

T – Tart black cherry opening into a huge sugar note. As the sweetness subsides, raspberry coats your mouth with a whip-crack acidity. The backend mellows out into raspberry jelly, lemon and back pepper.

M – Great carbonation on a full body. The texture is soft and sweet, and not overly syrupy.

O – Delicious, but a shade too sweet.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing. 750ml bottle served in my Old Stock snifter. Poured the color of unpasteurized cider with a light swirl of foam - no lacing. Nose is raspberries (duh), with a hint of acidity. Taste reveals sweet raspberries, but not Lindeman's sweet. Mouthfeel is light with an active background effervescence. Very interesting brew - a little too much on the sweet side of the spectrum. Could definitely benefit from a little sour and/or dryness to break up the flavor profile.

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Photo of Florida9
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark red with brownish hues. Clear. Pours with a big fizzy head that quickly recedes to absolutely nothing. No lacing.

S: Raspberries. Red wine vinegar. Cherries. And a candy sugariness.

T: First taste is of intense raspberry followed by an equally intense acidic bite or tartness to the side of the tongue. Fades to a pleasant fruity sweetness that lingers for a bit.

M: Lighter bodied with low carbonation. Tart.

D: Tastes good. Very user friendly with a strong fruity flavor. Fruity sweet, with low alcohol. On a certain level, it's hard not to like this beer, but at the same time it's not overly satisfying as a "beer." This one is great if you are into fruity beers. It's overwhelming if you're not.

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Photo of BeerZack
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thick cloudy unfiltered cranberry juice color with pink foam that quickly settles to some small bubbles.

Intense raspberry, cranberry, cherry aroma thats sweet and tangy smelling.

This beer looks and smells like a raspberry vinaigrette, but it tastes more like cranberry juice and cherry wine. Very intense and concentrated fruit. This is pretty tart, but for how sweet it is I'm surprised it's rated so highly.

Mildly carbonated, tart acidity feels very juicy. Pretty drinkable if you don't mind the sweetness.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.