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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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world-class

3,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,211
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,113
Gots: 687 | FT: 75
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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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Ratings: 3,211 | Reviews: 875
Photo of chugalug06
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very nice fluffy off-white head. Brew is mildly foggy red with lots of purple and yellow.

S - Barnyard funk, with slight musk... Great raspberry scent. Awesome scent! one of the best fruit brew.

T - By far the best fruit brew I've ever had. Slightly acidic. Not quite as sour as I would like, but still quite great.

M - Super low carbonation. Awesome light body and great flavor retention. Slight bitterness.

O - A great brew! Must try if you can find one... Worth going over $4$. I could drink one every month.

Photo of Brian700
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a deep reddish/plumb color. Looks very interesting and inviting. The nose is obviously of raspberries, and not just a little. The taste is all in the name of this beer...Raspberry & Tart. There is also a little bit of yeast flavor in there. Good mouthfeel, high carbonation and full body. Coat your mouth, go ahead. I knocked the drinkability down on this a little because it is so tart that you can't hand to much of this at a time. I recommend opening a bottle and sharing it with a few friends serving it up in some wine glasses. Great beer.

Photo of aforbes10
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was on my list of beers to try on our WI trip and it was the first one i found. Pours cloudy and pinkish-red with a pink head. Smells like freshly squeezed raspberry juice. tastes like raspberry wine but not really any flavor of alcohol. tartness is not overwhelming and the beer (if i can call it that) is quite pleasant as a dessert. not eminently drinkable because its too fruity and sweet, but prety delicious and one of the better fruit beers i've had.

Photo of drabmuh
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a becher. Beer is about what you expect as far as color, looks red and hazy, forms a white head made up of medium to small bubbles. Head falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Beer looks good.

Aroma is full of raspberries and sweetness.

Beer is sweet and full of tartness from the raspberries. Medium to low body, lots of carbonation on the palate. Sweetness is up front and the tart is in the back of the mouth. Beer finishes rather cleanly and there is no aftertaste. Its a very pleasant experience and I love drinking this beer. If raspberries are your thing, I would check this out totally. Drinkability high, good mouthfeel.

Photo of SQNfan
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (25 oz.): This poured bright red to purple in color with a bubbly head. The raspberry is strong in both the nose and palate with nice sweetness but is also quite fresh and tart. This is very refreshing and a great summertime brew if not the most complex.

Photo of hoppymeal
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The raspberry aromas waft up almost as soon as I open this. Smells of sweet raspberry jam, and like some kind of raspberry-lemonade. Pours blood colored with pink lacing. The tartness comes thru more in the taste and quickly follows the sweet raspberry flavor. An effervescent like carbonation, like a sparkling wine, tingles on the tongue and hits in the back of the throat. Not an everyday drinker, this bottle is definitely one I would share, but well balanced flavors and a great experience.

Photo of CooperEllis
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle into flutes, split two ways.

From sonoma01 - along with another 19 someodd bottles of NG stuff - big thanks.

Pours thin cognac with a tight white bubble rim. Very clear, bright with little feathering of the color.

Delicious aroma - full fresh fruit with a little candied fruit underneath.

Raspberry but a bit of tart bite. There is a slight leaning towards the candy flavor but the fresh flavors are dominant.

It's a bit stickier than I'd like, and together with the richness of the candy flavors it's a bit cough syrupy.

Damn good, easy to drink and the low abv combined with a small serving size is a lovely combination. Though I would never drink a bottle alone, I would certainly share one without hesitation.

(98th)

Photo of ShanePB
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green bottle waxed with what looks like sticky raspberry sauce. I opened this one to share with my girlfriend and family, after receiving this from Derek. 750 ml, poured into multiple tulips.

A: Murky brown, mahogany body with a fluffy and creamy off-white head. It settled out very quickly into a thin ring around the walls. Minor splotchy lacing accompanied, but overall this is rather ugly looking beer. It's hard to be to harsh considering this is essentially what pureed raspberries look like.

S: Sweet and sugary raspberry puree, cherry candy drops, a slight sweet brown sugar and caramel malt base come through in a sensory overload. Rounding out are some slick, oily cherry skins. This smells absolutely wonderful, really nothing like beer instead a raspberry and red fruit-infused champagne.

T: Raspberry juice and creamy puree, cherry and strawberry candies coat the palate in every corner imaginable. It's sweet, it's somewhat puckering and delicious. Subsequent sips reveal the caramel malts and brown sugar at the base of this beer. The finish has a touch of lime in it, but really leaves nothing except sweet fruity esters from before.

M: Lower carbonation, smooth, bubbly and slick on the palate. Lingering sweet red fruits coat the mouth and give this a really wonderful feel to everything. Really exceptional for a fruit beer.

This beer was certainly a treat to try however for me a single glass was enough. It's very sweet, as one would expect but the flavors are very well done and not overbearing to the point where it's off-putting. If you like red fruits, namely raspberries, this is certainly one beer you absolutely must try.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split this with the wife-- me in my Duvel tulip and her in a lindeman's flute. Mine looks better.

Pours deep red with purple hues like dark grape juice. 3 fingers of grapefruit tinted whitish colored head settled quickly into wisps and a ring of fine bubbles.

Smells of really ripe raspberries... Actually smells too much like ripe raspberries... To the point where you start to wonder if the flavor is going to be synthetic. This is how it would
smell if Jolly Ranchers had a raspberry flavor!

Tastes just like it smells... Only even sweeter. This is really one that lives up to it's name! The slightest hint of acidity on the finish, but nothing like a gueuze... There is a whole lot of sugar in this one!

Lots and lots of fine carbonation make this more like champagne than beer... The wife loves it-- I'll at least say that feel and drinkabilty are very high. The only problem against this brews drinkabilty is that it is a tad too sweet for most of us to drink all night-- but this makes a great after dinner brew to split with your
wife after a hard day of driving around a different state looking for good beer!

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown-red, light pink coarse head that fizzes out, no lace and only thin islands to serve as reminders that it was ever there. Single weak stream of bubbles. The wax topping on this bottle is gross.

S: Sickly sweet fruit. Cherry and strawberry, sure raspberry could be hidden in there, too.

T: Stop beating around the bush and drink the damn thing! Much better on the tongue, the nose has improved with plenty of red fruit profiles yet only bits of the former sweetness. Weak 'beer' flavors in the background. SO friggin' drinkable, like soda with more wholesome ingredients. Not a manly beer but good God is it refreshing and easy to pour down the hatch.

F: Light bodied, light carbonation. Only reinforces how easy it is to make a bomber disappear. Only drawback is a bit of filminess.

O: I'm almost sorry I gave myself time to appraise this thing. Once you taste it, it's a slippery slope to chugging it. It's not a 'thinking' beer, but in its simplicity there is greatness.

Photo of tjthresh
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I served it in my Lindemans Flute. I dark red to purple with a very fizzy pink head. Enormous raspberry nose. Sweetart. A rush of raspberry sweetness with a tongue clinching tart finish. Reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers. Medium body. Bubbly. Can a man get a piece of friggin’ cheesecake.

Photo of MMAJYK
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This brew pours a murky brownish purple like prune juice. Head is tannish pink and not too big. Lacing sticks around for quite some time.

S- Nothing more to say here about the nose but RASPBERRIES and tons of them. Very clean, sweet smell.

T- There is a nice lemon zest and zing with the same raspberries carrying over from the nose. It is very tart and makes you pucker with each drink.

M- Mouthfeel is medium thickness and mid to high carbonation.

D- Sweet and tart but a fantastic brew. A good sipper to share with your woman.

Overall- I am quite impressed. Reminds me a lot of Lindeman's Framboise but just a little bit more tart than it is. Lindeman's is a bit more sweet to me. This is a great beer; I cannot wait to try the Red!

Thank you to my friend, Unclejedi, for including this in a trade of ours while in Asheville NC after the Winter Warmer Festival 2008.

Photo of DTown
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mschofield
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark red raspberry color, topped with a thin red-tan film, leaves webs of lacing.
Like the name says, it smells like raspberries with a tart bite, light wheat.
Raspberry taste, nice tartness to offset the sweet malt and fruit, somewhat wine like. Not much hop presence.
Medium to full bodied, I tried it really cold like they suggested, but it's good when warmer it becomes more like a fruit wine than a beer at that point however.

Photo of klewis
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from Faro

A: Pours a rich red hue with a modest head that quickly subsides. Specks of lacing on the flute.

S: Jammy and fruity. Quite nice.

T: Fitting for its name, very tart with raspberry flavors. No surprises here.

M: Medium-bodied with champagne-like carbonation.

D: Everything about this beer is pretty much as expected. Very good all-round, but also one-dimensional. Recommended.

Photo of hellcatsjg
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep dark red with a ton of carbonation present. Looks like a cola with a reddish hue.

Smell: Big raspberry aroma here. Not much else, but a ton of raspberries.

Taste: Huge raspberry taste dominates here. The flavor is fresh and slightly tart, not at all artificial. Slight wheat flavor at the back of the sip add a bit of complexity.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, which takes away from the smoothness. Definitely a sipper. Nice fruit flavor along with a nice bit of warming as you go, which is surprising with the low ABV.

Drinkabiltiy: Very tasty and very accessible. The wife really enjoyed this one as well. Not the kind of thing you would drink several of, but a very tasty treat on a special occasion. Very tasty and sweet.

Photo of walleye
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to bieristgut for bringing this home. from the bottle. poured what else but raspberry red with a pink head. aroma raspberries juice with carbination, caramel, hints of wood. flavor rasperries with a nice tartness, some sourness this was more like a wine cooler than a beer for me. but still liked this one.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very special beer. used this instead of champaigne last night to bring in the new year. thanks to my girlfriend for hooking this up for me! the much anticipated pour was a red tainted pale brown color, mostly clear, with a ton of rising bubbles and a persistent finger or two of fizz. the nose takes you by surprise. its potently fresh raspberries, juicy and lush and overripe. there is also a medium toast malt underneath that gives this one a little more substance than perhaps the belgian red has, which i certianly appreciate. flavor too is heavenly raspberries, this brings me to late summer in the woods picking huge berries and stuffing my face growing up. some tartish yeast in here too adds a slight puckery element to balance the sweetness of the fruit. finish is perfect mix of sweet and tart, with sweet probably just getting the edge. the feel was interesting. its insanely carbonated, much like the champaigne we were replacing with this brew. body is light but not too too light, and the alcohol is of course super low, but to me this wasnt super drinkable. i think the sweetness combined with all the bubbles made it more of a slow sipper, and when we finished the bottle, i had definitely had enough of this. that said though, this is a rare treat to be savored and shared. new glarus has now given me two of the best fruit beers in the known world, so thanks for that!

Photo of schmoopsbeer
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to wethorseblanket for this fine beer
poured into tulip

Color: A deep crimson color. Hints of brown and violet around the edges.A white finger head form after the pour, but this beer leaves behind minimal lacing.

Nose: What else raspberries. A mellow oakiness lingers and with are hints of other read fruits and barnyard smells.

Palate: Excellent carbonation and mouth feel. This beer is very drinkable and tasty. The tongue gets hit with wave after wave of ripe raspberry. This beer has a nice tartness to it as well adding some lite complexity to the beer.

Finish: Crisp and light. The gentle sourness/tartness makes this beer very interesting and the raspberry textures are just wonderful.

Rating: 93 out of 100

Photo of FirstMan
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It was a good day the day I had this beer. Knuckles showed up at my house in Worcester with a car-load of amazing beer from all over the U.S. We drove down to Cape Cod, sat out on the deck, and sampled about 10 different beers. This was one of them.

Pours a deep cloudy purple-red. Nice bright purple highlights when held to the light. Pinkish head of tiny champagne bubbles.

Nose is strong raspberries (what a surprise!). Almost too strong, but entirely fresh and inviting. Bright and lively.

Whoa raspberries. The taste is an explosion of raspberries. Pure clear flavor. The first few sips make me want more, but not long after, this starts to get a little old. Now don't get me wrong. This is just a fantastic beer, but I couldn't see myself drinking a lot of this.

Overall a very well-crafted and delicious beer. I highly recommend trying it. Probably, though, this isn't a beer that you'll be drinking a lot of in one sitting.

Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

New Glarus Raspberry Tart was served from a 750ml wax-sealed bottle...at Pix Patisserie in Portland, Oregon. In a Lindmans flute, the beer was a very deep, almost opaque red, and was topped with a fine pink head that left extremely fine blanket-like lacing. The nose was overflowing with crushed potent sweet ripe raspberries, accented with a hint of tartness. The taste reflected the nose closely. A zippy-prickly ripe juicy raspberry hit powers up into a finely bubbled lightly tart sweetish earthy-berry transition into a drier, tingly finish. Subtle raspberry essence lingers. The body was richly full, and the fine, energetic carbonation was perfect for the presentation of the flavors.
Raspberry Tart was very enjoyable, but I felt the beer would have benefited from more tartness, which would have made both the nose more captivating and the taste more exciting and balanced. But other than this problem, I was highly satisfied with this beer, especially the nice capture of potent fresh raspberry and the perfect carbonation. I was very glad to have found this beer being served in Oregon! Thanks Pix.

Photo of jsanford
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Flute.

Poured a dark ruby-red with a creamy white head that settles to a thin cap. Luscious aromas of raspberry, oak, brown sugar, and crisp wheat. Taste is similar to the nose, mice raspberry jam flavors with more oak, brown sugar, and vanilla. You can taste the woodiness from the raspberry seeds, such a nice touch! Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, with a medium body and good, crisp carbonation. Overall another amazing NG offering, not quite as good as Belgian Red but still great!

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Raspberry Tart 4.0% fruit beer

A: There is a deep ruby hue that almost appears like a muted amber, huge deep red foamy carbonation that leaves very little lacing.

S: The bouquet smells overwhelmingly like raspberries, fruit preserves, sweet flowers, and a slight wine/cabernet finish

T: The sweetness from the raspberries is present and accounted for, almost overwhelmingly. The sweetness has a cider character to it and subsides into an intense dryness with an incredible crisp finish like biting into a granny smith apple, only, raspberry.

M: The mouthfeel has zero coating, zero stickiness, and washes away crisp and clean.

D: If not for the sugary-juice overload, this would be a incredibly drinkable beer. It presents great utility to those “black sheep” or the XX chromosomal order who “don’t like beer” or “beer makes them feel bloated.” This is an undercover beer that emotes like a crisp cider and presents the ambrosial delight of a champagne. Strictly speaking, I wouldn’t buy this again or seek it out, but that’s largely due to the style. If I was on a boat with some dour faced sad girls, I would provide it like a benevolent Spuds Mckenzie.

Narrative: ::TOOOT!!!:: the olde timey steam whistle hissed signaling the end of another shift. The stern overseer, Rose Juiceworthington, kept a watchful eye over the employees of the Smuckers’ canning line and made sure that her will was enacted to the T. “Williams! My office, NOW!” the loudspeaker boomed. Williams, soaked in mashed raspberries had a sweet winsome disposition, but a sordid past. “I have seen you down there, slowing on the mashing. . .what’s so funny?” Williams raised raised her glance slowly, then swiftly smashed a can of raspberry preserves over Ms. Juiceworthington’s head, sending her cascading backwards into a molten pit of bubbling preserves. The gasps for breath made sweet gurgles and Williams nodded a sticky sweet approving nod, not to be confronted again.

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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