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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,125 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,125
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,085
Gots: 638 | FT: 64
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 hrking
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Like this one better than the Belgian Red both are exceptional brews but this one is less sweet and a little more pleasing for my personal preference. The nose is incredible raspberry and drink ability to match. This is another great beer to share with family at holiday dinners. Most can't believe it's a beer.. This is for those that say they don't like beer! Worth seeking out your efforts will be rewarded with a pleasant drinking experience!

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of geryeb624
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
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 drseamus
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
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 kingcrowing
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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 lnashsig
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#BOTG 57!

Waxed bottle, 750ml. I have been looking forward to trying this one for awhile. The wax comes off easy, and after popping the cap, a really nice waft of fresh raspberries (very natural, no syrupy/chemical/artificial flavors detected) hits my nose. Pours from bottle into my JK Farmhouse glass. Wrong glass for this, but I have nothing else. This is a crystal clear raspberry red color, very little head, but tight carbonation bubbles come up from the bottom of the glass. Smells great, looks great. Taste- What I love about this is that the sweetness and the fruit flavor all is very natural. It has some nice sugary sweetness, but it seems more like real fruit sweetness than some sort of artificial flavoring. As expected, there is a nice puckering tartness to this on the end, and a dry finish with tight carbonation. Really nice beer, will seek this out again.

Photo of GilGarp
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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 MuenchenerKindl
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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 Avryle
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to LittleBreeze & MrEd137 who cracked open a bottle over dessert.

A- Murky ruby-red color with a very minimal red-tan head that disappears almost immediately. Absolutely no lacing.

S- Ripe raspberries. Ripe raspberries. and Ripe raspberries.

T- Tart, over-ripe raspberries with a lambic bitterness in the finish. First sip starts off sweet and subsequent sips become increasingly tart.

M- Thin -> Med body with minimal carbonation.

D- This is by all means a dessert beer & one to split with a few folks. The raspberry & tart are so intense as to prevent quick consumption. This one lives up to the hype.

Photo of Derek
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep mohoganny, pink head, slight retention, good lace.

S: Raspberry and candy-floss fruity esters.

T: Raspberry, dry, slight acidity, candy-floss fruityness.

M: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation, slight acidity, dry finish.

D: Very good.

I generally don't like raspberries or tartness, but this is incredibly well-crafted.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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 illidurit
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Obtained via trade with mymrnngjckt. Poured into a wine tulip. Color is an extremely dark shade of burgundy. The opaque body rests beneath a 2 finger head of pinkish tan hue. It leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma is starkly raspberryish. Literally smells exactly like raspberry preserves.

Taste is also dominated by succulent raspberry. It carries a sharp raspberry seed tanginess that serves to balance the sweetness. This tart note is cheek puckering and quite enjoyable. There's a fleeting tootsie pop note in the finish as well.

Body is quite full, making this an epic dessert beer. The carbonation helps carry the balancing tartness through the palate. A delightful beer that's really easy to drink.

Photo of beergeek279
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a St. Bernardus goblet. The color is a grape juice purple, with a bubbly white head. The smell is a nice raspberry. The taste is a very strong raspberry, with a very nice sourness to it, and very well-balanced...basically a lambic taste, and a good one at that. Mouthfeel is well-carbed and very syrupy. As for drinkability, could have a lot of these!

Wow...thanks to Bighuge for this bottle. A simply amazing dessert beer, something I could share with a date or with a non-beer lover. It's a shame this doesn't make it to PA, but I'd absolutely trade for this again!

Photo of tpd975
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a couple bottles of this one in a trade awhile back. I consumed some Belgian Red and loved it, was really excited about this one.

A: Pours a love sparkling ruby red color. There is a nice light pinkish white head that dies down. Lots of carbonation rising to the top if you can hold it up to light that is strong enough to penetrate this bold red beauty.

S: Wow tons of fruit come wafting from the glass. I don't think you could squeeze a hand full of raspberries and get more aroma than this one has.

T: Wow lovely. This is the nectar of the freshest purist raspberries. I have no idea how they have taken fruit juice and transformed it into something so nice. It is the perfect marriage of sweet and tart. I like a good bottle of wine, but would take this one over wine anyday.

M: Simply Sparkling.

D: Uh, yeah... It's just too bad I shared this one with friends. Not to be stingy, but its that damn good.

Overall: First of all I really like this one. The aroma and taste is subpurb. It is a finely crafted beer that everyone should search out. I actually like the Beligan Red just a tick better than this one, but that is not to slight this gem in any way. It is a wonderful beer more than deserving of its top 100 ranking.

Photo of kbutler1
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a magnificent reddish hued clear color with a nice pinkish head. The aroma is strong raspberry notes with a sweetness I have come to expect for the NG fruit beers. Slight tart as well. Nice balance of sweetness and tartness upon my first couple of sips. This beer is so good. This weekend I had Phoenix Kriek, NG Belgian Red, and this and I have to say this was my favorite of all 3. Light/Medium mouthfeel.

Photo of cbak999
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared amongst new friends at an epic beer tasting!

A - pours a nice ruby red with a thick, tall white head. Great lacing on the glass with each sip.

S - one word - raspberry! There are some other underlying fruity smells...maybe plum, but raspberry rules here.

T - I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It's similar to drinking a sparkling raspberry juice. No taste alcohol at all.

d -Great carbonation makes your mouth tingle with this one. I really enjoyed this beer. I would love to drink this on a warm, sunny day. With any luck, I will get another shot at it.

Photo of ottovon
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

shared by whiterascal.

A: pours out a clear, ruby red, with a light brown head that has a reddish hue.

S: wow. huge fruit nose. raspberry jam and fresh raspberries are about the only thing I can smell. it has a tart cranberry smell as well. definitely has a sweet nose, with just a bit of earthy funk.

T: fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, cranberries. basically the nose comes through full throttle here. starts out with fresh tart raspberry, and then turns into a sweeter raspberry jam. Just a touch of earthiness and tartness, and a bit of oak in there as well. i get hints of vanilla as well.

M: Medium-thin with a good amount of carb. the beer is smooth, with just enough carb to tingle the tongue.

O: a great beer. just enough sweetness, and tartness. finishes a touch dry. the fruit in this beer is amazing.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a moderately deep, somewhat dull ruby color. Medium to large head that retains only a little while but laces nicely in the New Glarus flute. Constant carbonation is visible and it is apparent that this a very bubbly beer.

S- All raspberry, but varying flavors throughout. Starts with some naturally sweet berry tones, but then progresses straight into a funky note. The funky note turns a touch to the sour side. Finishes with a mix of the sour, sweet, and funky notes.

T- Just like the smell, except more natural (if possible). Starts with only a slight hint of sweet, then goes right into the funk. The funk and sour are stronger here than in the scent. Sweetness persists under the slight sour notes throughout the drink, but the funk and sour take a front seat. Ends with a slight bite of sour and little to no aftertaste on the tongue.

M- Light and fizzy all the way through. Pretty thin and easy to drink. Sour level doesn't effect it's ability to be drank at length.

Overall, this is a great fruit beer. Not terribly complex in the flavor or scent, but pretty delicious all the way through. Sour and sweet notes really work together to make this a beer and not just a carbonated fruit drink.

Photo of Slyjoker87
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
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 rudylaw
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is ridiculously good.

Purchased for a little under 8 USD, I had high hopes and those hopes were fulfilled... glad I bought two!

When pouring into a pint glass, it was so red, I had to double-check I wasn't pouring from my Kool-Aid container. Red as roses with a fluffy, pink head that almost made me want to grab a carnival straw and a scoop of vanilla ice cream from the kitchen.

OK... it looks amazing, so how does it smell? It was like I was at a roadside berry stand and fell, head first into the raspberry carton. My god, it was almost overwhelming, but since I'm such a sucker for raspberries, I was in heaven.

So, you would think after all the positive vibes I've been getting that the flavor would be at least on par? You'd be wrong... it was better! This is the most drinkable fruit beer I've ever had... it even tops the NGBR. It's low alcohol content makes this a potential three-gulper every time you bend your elbow, but you'll want to relish every sweet sip of this fantastic elixir.

Now it is big, so I can very easily recommend that you share with a friend. I drank this late at night and couldn't finish the entire bottle (a travesty I know -- but I got close!). As it can definitely be classified as a case of too much of a good thing, when it comes time to drink the last bottle, I'll make sure there's a buddy on hand. If not, I need to make sure I have a full hour available to tackle the sweet onslaught of one of the finest fruit beers I've had to date.

Photo of copyguyadam
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big wax top bottle into a New Glarus pint glass.

A - Tiny head that dissipates quickly and leaves the dark redish purple color alone.
S - Sweet raspberry fruity and a hint of booze.
T & M- Truly another delight from NG. The tart raspberry taste makes the tastebuds water.
D - I could drink this when I wake up every morning.

If you are looking for an intense sweet tasting brew, this is for you.

Photo of scaliasux
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
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 blackie
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sampled a couple times, never reviewed...cellared this one about 8 months at low temps since my Dec. trip to Madtown, let's see what happened

a: Poured into a flute type St. Louis lambic glass, I get a pink head atop a beautiful, deep ruby red body. Not much retention, but I guess there wasn't much to retain...a thin layer does remain.

s: This one absolutely must be allowed to warm a bit once out of the fridge. Mashed, dark red raspberries upfront...like the kind that are just about overripe and falling off the vine. A moderate tartness tempers the sugars of both the fruit and the malt. Not just raspberry, but a representation of the berry at its peak that showcases its full range of character from rich fruit to gently tart citric acid. In all likelihood, this should probably be a 5.0.

m: Carbonation on the lower end of the medium range, a very smooth compliment to the luscious medium body.

t: Wow. I was worried that the age might have done some damage, but no way...I think the raspberries and malt may have actually blended into each other a bit more. Delicious fresh raspberries and raspberry compote seasoned with lime juice. Holy shit this is good. Malt takes a far back seat to the fruit, but it provides a very important backbone of both body and flavor. Behind the fruit you can't taste the grain, but I can tell it's there. The grain also serves to mellow the tart quality of the citric acid, which I'm sure serves as a preservative. So much going on here, most all of it involving raspberry.

d: a pleasure for sure, the stickiness in the back of the throat is the only detractor

As it turns out, this one might be worth aging awhile...give it a shot if you're fortunate enough to have easy access. I'd love to do a side-by-side. A follow up with New Glarus revealed an expected shelf life of two years.

Photo of 442Much
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,125 ratings.