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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,208 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,208
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,113
Gots: 687 | FT: 75
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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Ratings: 3,208 | Reviews: 875
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.

Photo of LaurenRJ13
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CraigP83
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby red, looks like a raspberry puree. Smells like fresh raspberries you can tell it's going to be tart right away. Fruity citric acid makes you pucker up but in a good way. Tastes more like a fruit juice than a beer. Desert drink rather than an everyday beverage.

Photo of DLSheidy
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvstrickland
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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 fiver29
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Deggar
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chumba526
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Jeremy_H
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of lurey1978
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 0110x011
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark, murky plum color, with a two finger pink head. Retention is minimal, with light, spotty lacing.

S - Pure, delicious raspberry on the nose. A bit of earthyness & grass, but anything besides the raspberry struggles to get through. I'm ok with that.

T - Carbonated raspberry juice. And I mean that in the best possible way. Not too tart; the sweet & tart are very well balanced. A bit spicy as well.

M - Medium light body & spritzy carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

D - light body & sweet/tart balance along with the low ABV makes this insanely sessionable.

Another unique & delicious fruit beer from New Glarus. More than worthy of the acclaim it gets.

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bulletrain76
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

75cl bottle courtesy of photomike. I just want to start by saying that I can't imagine a fruit beer smelling better than this. Every time that I put my nose in the glass, a huge smile crept over my face. I love raspberry jam, and this smelled like just about the best raspberry jam ever. I have no idea how they got such a vivid and intense aroma into this beer. There is a great mix in the flavor of sweet fruit and tartness that keeps the sweetness from overrunning the drinkability. I have to day that I can't imagine the flavor keeping me captivated for ever like the aroma, but this is a superbly done fruit beer in every aspect.

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

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,208 ratings.