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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,520 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,520
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 992
Gots: 516 | 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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PatYoda

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a nice light red color with pink head and some decent lacing. Very inviting looking. Smell is tons and tons of sweet raspberries and a little bit of mustiness. A little overpowering. Not that I don't like my beer overpowering, but I prefer some complexity, even in a fruit beer. Taste is pure mashed raspberry syrup on the tip of the tongue. It does have some faint mustiness and a lingering tart aspect to keep the sweetness in check, which makes me able to finish almost half the 750, but it's still a struggle. Mouthfeel is very nice and velvety though.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2005 15:21:44 | More by PatYoda
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SacoDeToro

California

3.1/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The aroma of the beer was full of sweet and tart raspberries and some malty sweetness in the background. No hops or alcohol on the nose.

The flavor of the beer was full of cloyingly sweet raspberries with a faint touch of tartness. In fact, it was like drinking carbonated sweet raspberry cider - the non alcoholic kind. Is this really a beer?

The carbonation was adequate, but the mouthfeel was deathly syrupy.

I did not really enjoy this as a beer. If it were bottled as a non-alcoholic raspberry cider, I would have believed it. IMO, it was a syrupy overrated mess, only slightly better than the WBR.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2008 18:29:57 | More by SacoDeToro
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy red tinged brown. Not much head to speak of. Some bubbles of carbonation abound.

Strong raspberry aroma although smells more artificial than fresh. Not really much beyond this.

Again strong artificial raspberry character. Slightly tart and finishes a little oaky and dry. Not really many flavors outside of raspberry.

Medium mouthfeel. A bit sticky with very tingly carbonation.

Doesn't really do it for me. I enjoyed Belgian Red a bit more, but feel these are both overrated a bit. Not horrible, but sort of like drinking fruit juice and not terribly complex.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 14:28:42 | More by jmarsh123
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DeaconBluez

Alabama

3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a deep rapsberry color. it almost looks a a raspberry smoothie. it is very thick looking. head disapates rather quickly. leaves some lacing.

smell is of very tart raspberries.

taste is of chocolate and coffee...wait no...i am just kidding. it is very tart and very rapsberry-ish

i don't think i need to go on much further.i think you get the idea here. RAPSBERRIES!!! this is not a beer for people that don't like fruit type beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 22:19:40 | More by DeaconBluez
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beagle75

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint pokal glass.

A: Clear, dark rusty amber color--tea-like--with a peripheral ring of parchment-tinted bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Reminiscent of a raspberry-flavored bottled iced tea--the raspberry quality is self-evident, but not especially authentic. Malt is very mild, transformed by fermentation, which leads to some of the earthy tea.

T: Begins sweet, with extract-like raspberry fruit that is consistent with the smell. Moderate acidity keeps flavors lively on the palate into the middle, where minor earthy qualities begin to replace some of the retreating acidic fruit. Flavors taper off by the finish, with a slightly fruity sense of sticky sweetness lingering on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, slightly syrupy and energetically acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: As the third American-brewed raspberry fruit beer reviewed in as many months this beer lets something of a letdown, given its positive reputation. While raspberry flavors are fairly intense, they are also less than credible. The sensory qualities of this beer seem to have been optimized for the palate of the non-beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:38:53 | More by beagle75
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DovaliHops

California

3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to CenCalMario for sharing this one with me! Pours a brownish red color with a small, white head. Scent is strong raspberry puree smelling...not much else. Taste is TONS of sweet raspberries and cane sugar...not much else. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and leaves a sticky feeling inside of the mouth due to intense sweetness. Drinkability is fair. Overall, I was kinda disappointed by this beer. I thought it would be a bit tart...since the word "tart" is in its name. This beer is a bit overly sweet for my liking, but not nearly as bad as Lindeman's Framboise. I guess if I were a fan of fruit beers, this one may be more appealing to me. Glad I got the opportunity to try it though!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 07:09:42 | More by DovaliHops
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to oakbluff for this one.

Poured from a 1 pint 9 fl. oz. bottle into 2 champagne flutes (me & my wife) as per label on bottle.

Appearance: Crimson red body looking almost liked pureed raspberries with a thin head.

Smell: All rapsberries here, aroma of freshly picked berries, looking good.

Taste: A rush of raspberries hits you, tart & bitter but no apparent sweetness maybe masked by the tartness.

Mouthfeel: Fizziness in the mouthfeel, bold & heavy taste, a little too heavy maybe. Dominant flavor is raspberries (of course!) which have a over-ripened feel to them.

Drinkablity: For me, drinkability suffers for this one. Very overwhelming, would have been satisfied with one flute but after getting halfway through the bottle, had trouble finishing it.

Overall: I came expecting raspberries, but i think it was too much. I wanted to like it but in the end, not so. It's a very well-crafted brew no doubt. Not sure if tartness was too much but there was no sweetness which made it difficult to finish. Smell & initial taste were the best features. I think this would be better served as a small 8 oz. bottle (maybe available?) but i don't think i would seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 23:19:37 | More by papat444
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was somewhat underwhelmed by this beer. Had it at a bottle-share and loved it, so I traded for it in order to try again. Second time around, was just not happy. Way too sour/vinegary, with little to no raspberry (tart) sweetness. Would like to try one more time just to see if I got a bad batch, otherwise I'll pass on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 16:58:42 | More by alysmith4
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daveytheformer

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours crimson red with a bubbling white head that fade to almost no lacing.

A big raspberry aroma with a mild amount of oak. Comes across like it's gonna be really sweet.

Tastes are the same. Too sweet for me, almost like soda. No real acidity to speak of. Light dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

Overall is just not my kind of beer I guess. I'm a little bummed by that as I was looking forward to this beer for some time.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 17:52:39 | More by daveytheformer
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twelvsies

Maine

3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Awesome throw-in from a trade w/ raoulduke37. Split with friends last night after dinner. Pours a dark ruby red, really pretty color, little whispy pinkish head. Fizzy. Looks like soda, is all I can think of. Smell is unadulterated raspberry. So far so good, but while I dig the raspberry flavor, this is just too sweet for me. A tiny bit of tart in the finish, but I wouldn't venture to label this beer as sour at all. It's fruity, and sweet. Which if you're looking for, you're going to like this beer. Just not really my thing. A bit cloying and sugary. Wish it was a little more complex and wild tasting, a little more natural. Still and impressive brew. Big fan of New Glarus in general so I would still recommend this beer to others.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 14:18:08 | More by twelvsies
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Tuckersmth

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-10-2014 21:47:21 | More by Tuckersmth
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

04-05-2013 12:15:31 | More by hooliganlife
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bccocx

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

05-21-2014 14:02:25 | More by bccocx
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

01-29-2013 02:37:56 | More by Blanco
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

06-22-2014 19:35:03 | More by david18
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scottiethebody

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

08-06-2013 05:11:58 | More by scottiethebody
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

10-03-2012 16:19:18 | More by Jimboe
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ausonius

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-06-2013 16:51:08 | More by ausonius
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pschul4

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

02-20-2013 21:35:43 | More by pschul4
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

03-22-2014 02:50:49 | More by kmanjohnson
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kidzord

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

03-30-2014 04:17:35 | More by kidzord
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DustyDust79


3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

10-31-2012 00:33:10 | More by DustyDust79
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

01-26-2014 04:32:37 | More by lswilma
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.35/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to whoever shared this at NoSignsOfPain's bday party

Look: Pours a amber red color with a 1/4 inch pinkish head and ok retention

Smell: Raspberries and more raspberries with a slight sourness

Taste: For me this is where it went wrong. The flavor is overpowering with raspberries and they seem artificial. There is a slight tartness and sourness that accompany the raspberries

Mouthfeel: Just over a thin body and mild carbonation and it felt very syrupy to me and left a stickiness in my mouth that I didnt really care for

Overall: This drinks more like a fruit juice then a beer. This is not what I want when I want to drink a beer sorry but this one just doesnt do it for me

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 20:35:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Geez, this stuff is close to Alizarin Crimson in color (a purplish red used by watercolor painters). Thin skim of a pinkish head. Laces in wisps on a wine glass. Raspberries saturate the aroma, and being my favorite berry, that's OK. The flavor however is overdone and unidimensional. Berry chokes the palette and the nose concurrently -- and while its not the overly sweet tone of a cheap Framboise, its too much. The tartness is underdone, its more raspberry "smoothie" than seeds and stems. The Belgian Red straddles the line, this crosses it. Could also use slightly more carbonation for interest.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2004 19:58:41 | More by ADR
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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