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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,787 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,787
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,034
Gots: 567 | FT: 54
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:
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 shivtim
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

New Glarus really knows how to do these fruit beers. They should talk to Dogfishhead about how to improve Fort.
Anyway, pours out a dense purple and blood red color, with a small pink head. Nose is raspberry jam and malts. Taste is wonderful very sweet zesty wild raspberry pie, with dense honey flavors and almost a spicy zing to it. Malts come through, and it ends up almost like a mead. Mouthfeel is food. Drinkability is fantastic, it's like a sessionable sweet beer.

shivtim, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of allengarvin
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer has a dark reddish-tinted body with a moderate head on top, tinted with a pleasant purple. The nose is delightfully raspberryish, tart, and very fresh smelling. To taste: this is fruit beer done right. Plenty of fresh raspberry flavor, but not sweet, certainly nowhere near cloying, like many American examples. There's a good malt background, and even a modest amount of hops that provide a great balance. Excellent!

Possibly the best fruit beer I've ever had.

allengarvin, May 01, 2009
Photo of taylorhamrick
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this in the middle of a tasting, but it stood out so much that I thought I would review it.

The beer pours a nice reddish-purple color, with a kind of thin off white, maybe pink colored head. It's just a little hazy, but nice looking. The smell is very nice. Fruity and deep, not only raspberries, but also some other ripe fruits, an assortment, but the raspberries really stand out. There's also a kind of powdery malt presence, very light, a good sweetness, maybe a little bit of bread. There's also a good balance of tartness to go along with the sweetness. Very interesting. The taste really comes through well with the raspberries. You just get a mouthful of berry, almost like they're fresh-picked, a good juicy sweetness, a wonderful tartness. There not sweet and overripe tasting, but not green. The fruitiness is not really the least bit artificial. And there's also a nice powdery pilsener malt presence, not biscuity or bready, but just nice. The mouthfeel is nice, especially for 4.0%. It's kind of medium, and the sweetness makes it a bit fuller, but then that's balanced and toned down by the tartness. Really nice, and not like cough syrup. The beer is very enjoyable, and at a low enough ABV that it won't hurt you too badly. Though, I'm sure you would have some trouble drinking a bunch of it because of the intense fruit presence. I would definitely buy it more if I could, and the price was not bad, at maybe $8-9 for a 750. Definitely recommended.

taylorhamrick, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of rudzud
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received a bottle of this in a trade. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear deep, dark ruby red wine colour brew with a nice two finger slightly pink fizzy head that faded rather quickly to leave a thinnish halo and a thin light cloud.

S - Aromas, holy cow. Yeah this is raspberry. Raspberry juice, fresh berries in the summer sun, nice preserves, somewhat sweet. Reminds me incredibly of the local orchard that makes fruit wine...this smells exactly like a raspberry wine.

T - So this is a true raspberry beer eh? A bit more heavy on the raspberry preserves side as opposed to fresh berries when it comes to the flavour. There's no mistaking it though...this is a pure raspberry goodness. No other flavours, just berry. Guess I would like more fresh raspberry with this? This is so damn close to a raspberry wine.

M - The mouthfeel is nice, a bit lower carbonated for my liking. The low alcohol of course doesnt come through. Drinks like a slightly carbonated wine.

O - Overall...yeah, this shit is the real deal. I love a good fruit beer and this fills the void for me. That smell is crazy, as is the flavour. Cant think of anything more raspberry. Wish the mouthfeel and head/retention was better but the aroma and flavours more than make up for them!

rudzud, May 14, 2012
Photo of JohnG190
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Atoneworks for this amazing beer! Pours a hazy ruby color with a large head that dissipated fast, but did leave a solid finger of thick foam atop the beer. No lacing. The nose can be described in one word: raspberries. The taste isn't very far removed from the nose: raspberries, sweet at first and finishing tart, almost sour. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is an extremely well crafted beer that is highly drinkable. Balanced, this beer is neither cloying sweet nor mouth puckering sour, it is highly drinkable and quite refreshing. Outstanding job, New Glarus!

JohnG190, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of ckeegan04
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Muddled dark red/pruple in color. Thin fizzy reddish head that fades into nothing and leaves little lacing.

S - Raspberries...wow. Very strong aroma of a balance between sweetness and tartness.

T - Tastes like a carbonated raspberry juice drink. Just the right amount of tartness and sweetness to provide excellent balance. Not beer tasting at all.

M/D - Full bodied and incredibly fruity. SMothers the mouth.

ckeegan04, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of Axnjxn
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 into an allagash tulip.

light brownish red pour with a nice head. smell of big tart raspberries..super awesome. taste is very sweet with a ton of raspberries and a medium tartness on the finish. damn drinkable and tasty! wow. medium body with mild carbonation.

overall just awesome.

Axnjxn, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle at Discount Liquors last time I was in Milwaukee - served it with my mom's apple crisp at Xmas dinner.

A - Beautiful ruby red color with a thin pinkish head that dissipates quickly. Bubbles lazily rise from the bottom - it looks kind of like soda, except for the small amount of lacing. It's hard to compare as I don't have a real frame of reference for fruit beer - it doesn't even really look like a kriek.

S - Fresh raspberries, and all that entails. Some sweetness, some tartness - it's obviously sweetened with sugar or malt, as pure raspberry juice doesn't have this potency of scent.

T - Initial taste is pure raspberry, but you get some hop bitterness at the back of the palate. As someone who loves raspberries this is as good as it gets - it actually tastes like the fruit (or jam), and not like the phony raspberry flavor found in gum, etc. The taste is tarter than the smell, which keeps it from getting sickeningly sweet after a while.

M - Medium body, sticky, with a nice amount of carbonation. It's also got the dry crispness that I get from lambics - reminds me a little of La Folie. It leaves that too much candy mouthfeel after a while, for which I don't totally care.

D - At 4%, and with such incredible flavor, this is the perfect beer for dessert spreads. I could drink a bottle by myself and be totally fine with that - although I'd probably want to brush my teeth afterward!

This stuff is awesome - seek it out via trade if you can't hit up Wisconsin yourself.

MasterSki, Dec 25, 2008
Photo of inebrius
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clouded blood under a surreal frothy, pink and sticky head reminiscent of cosmetic sales-persons outfits and autos. Wonderful bouquet of honey and raspberry syrup over pancakes. Flavor is all raspberry, all the time, tart, just like I like 'em and riding a huge effervescence that clears the buds of sweetness but allows the sour character to linger. First example of a North American spontaneously fermented--whatever that may mean--beer I'm aware of.

A thousand thanks to cokes for hooking me up with this one!

inebrius, Jan 12, 2003
Photo of amaass2
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

amaass2, Tuesday at 12:57 AM
Photo of zookerman182
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a hazy ruby red color with a two finger pink head.
Aroma is jammy, farm fresh fruit with raspberry being the front runner.
Smells more sweet than tart.
Flavor is raspberries mixed with apples and other fruit. Extremely jammy. A perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
Mouthfeel is creamy and perfectly carbonated. Not much lingering flavor but enough to make is perfect. Extremely refreshing.
This is my favorite of the new glarus beers now having had them all.
The little sour tartness this one gives puts it at the top for me.
I'd you haven't had new glarus fruit beers do yourself a favor and track them down.

zookerman182, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Such a beautiful red color. Edges have a slight brown color. Light bubbly head with a slight pink color which was present throughout. Average lacing stuck on the glass while drinking. Slightly above average carbonation throughout.

Smell: Very tart, a little over the top. There is also a funky sourness on the undertones of this aroma. Bright raspberry character carries the body of the aroma.

Taste: Wow this blew me away. A sweet sugary front brings you in right away. The body is a wonderfully rounded raspberry flavor with a perfectly balanced sourness. The sweetness/sugary tones come in on the back end and leave a light lacing on the palette. The flavors stick around long after drinking, with a sourness, raspberry, and very light malt character. Truly wonderful.

Mouthfeel: Dry front which smoothes out and leaves a sugary feeling on the palette.

Overall: This beer is absolutely outstanding. I am not a fan of sweet/sugary things in any respect, so this beer for me is a perfect balance on outstanding beer qualities with all the fruit characteristics one could ask for. This is no doubt the best beer I've ever had from New Glarus, and it seems their absolute strength seems to be this style. Can't wait to have more.

KFBR392, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

DanGeo, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jono0101, May 05, 2014
Photo of Krafty34
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Krafty34, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear mahogany with ruby tints and two fingers of khaki head that recedes into a thin cap with no lacing.

S: Nose is fruit raspberry but some interesting mix of flavors. Wooden and oak, and vanilla too.

T: Very sweet and almost creamy. Does not taste like a beer and you can't taste any traces of alcohol.

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

O: Another very solid beer from New Glarus. I got to try this alongside Wisconsin Red which I liked a little more but this one is amazing too.

SkiBum22, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

newk340, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

NWer, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sam_Gladieux, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jared14, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mylesj, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BrandonDZ, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Prospero, Feb 07, 2013
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,787 ratings.