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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,171 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,171
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,106
Gots: 665 | 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 MrDanno96
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks a bit like cider when poured - a pleasant reddish brown color with little head. What head there is had just a slightly pink tinge to it.

S: Raspberries! Awesome aroma if you like the smell of sweet berries. A little sourness and funk also detectable.

T: Just like the nose, but with a great balance between the sour and sweet. Puckers you up just a little, but it's very enjoyable. Raspberry sweetness is great. This is how a fruit beer should be.

M: Light to medium body with nice crisp carbonation. Just a little dry on the finish, like wine.

D: This is beer? I honestly think that if someone handed me a glass of this I would think it's fruit juice. I could sip on this for a while. It would probably get too sweet eventually, so I'll say 4.5.

Photo of Winter
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
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 chewymangos
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
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 kunstdrache
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of beertunes
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
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 paulthebeerguru
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
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 rkarimi
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of lackenhauser
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
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 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 Risser09
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
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 PSU_Mike
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Kegatron
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 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 M_C_Hampton
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 schimschim
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 Jayli
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Svyturys30
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had heard about this beer from a buddy of mine that offered to pick me up some while on a trip to WI. he picked up the strawberry rhubarb and the raspberry tart. The strawberry rhubarb was good, but I couldn't wait to try the RT. It lived up to my expectations!

A- It was poured into a RR "tion" goblet and was almost like a beet red. Was marionish in color and had never really seen that color in a beer before.

S- Had. Fruity warm smell to it! It actually reminded me of the raspberry gushers that I used to have in my lunch at school. Fruit smell from start to finish and no boozy hints at all. This could be a very dangerous beer to drink.

T- Had a very genuine raspberry taste to it. Almost tasted like a carbonated raspberry juice.

M- This beer has a nice viscous feel to it with just the right amout of carbonation. This is a nice beer to sip on!

O- This beer was very tasty and I must say that I will be buying. Few of these to ring home next time I go to WI. Would recommend this beer to anyone!

Cheers!

Photo of woosterbill
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 CaliHop82
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 GPHarris
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a dark reddish-purple color.
s - big raspberry aroma.
t - same as the aroma, nice and tart. lip-smacking good.
m - medium and slick.
o - is new glarus my favorite brewery? they might be. they knock everything out of the park and this is no exception.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark almost blood red that is pretty viscous looking. A thin head formed but dissipated. No lacing.

Smell is amazing. So much raspberry with a little tartness. It smells so tasty.

Taste is awesome. Like I am drinking desert and beer at the same time. So much raspberry flavor I dont know how they packed it in and did not ferment all the sugars out. Its like I am drinking whole raspberries. Better than drinking raspberry juice and it has beer in it. LOL

Mouthfeel could use a little more carbonation in my opinion.

So drinkable. I'm about to finish this bottle all by myself. I will trade for this one several times just because you got to keep something interesting around for the ladies that is different from the framboise that seems to be the craze among the ladies who know nothing about beer.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,171 ratings.