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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,907 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,907
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,038
Gots: 589 | FT: 53
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 htomsirveaux
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle.

Tried Jul 2008.

Small rosy head quickly dissipates. Very cloudy deep burgundy color. Aroma is tart and sweet. Taste of pureed fresh raspberries and raspberry juice. Body is fairly thick. Start to finish is tangy and full of raspberry sweet/tartness. Slight bite of unripe berries at the very end. Very good fruit beer, would drink this and the Belgian Red all the time if I lived in Wisconsin.

htomsirveaux, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of zac16125
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a champagne flute as instructed by the label
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

Big thanks to haveanother1 for sending this one over in a trade.

A: Pours a dark amber with some ruby hues and great clarity.  1.5 fingers width of light beige colored head dissipates down at a moderate rate to leave only an outer ring.  A few sparse carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass.  Leaves only a trace amount of spotty lacing, but still a pretty beer.

S: Tons of huge fresh raspberry aromas, and you don't even need to put your nose near the glass.  They smack you in the face as soon as you open the bottle.  Maybe a hint of sugary sweet raspberry jam, but mostly just fresh tart raspberries.  Does it smell like a beer?  Well not any one I've ever smelled, but it smells like a dream.  Awesome.  

T: Like the nose, the taste is all about raspberries.  Tastes sweeter than the smell, more of the jelly/jam flavors as opposed to fresh raspberries.  There is a good degree on tartness on the tongue as well.  A good mix of sweetness upfront followed by tartness on the back end, a balance that prevents a rather one dimensional palate profile from becoming cloying. I really don't pick up much of anything else except the raspberry, but I think that's the goal.  

M/D: Heavily carbonated,  fuller bodied than I anticipated.  Slightly more syrupy that I would like, but a nice drying finish.  Drinkability is pretty good, but I'd say this one is meant to be shared, as a full bomber was a bit much.  

O: Overall, I really can't imagine a better raspberry beer. My personal presence would be a touch more sour, but I really think they accomplished there goal here.  And the smell, oh the heavenly smell!  I could see this as the perfect substitute for champagne for a Sunday brunch.  Very well done!

zac16125, May 06, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to maximum12 for the New Glarus brews - superb traitor, right there. Raspberry Tart pours a murky velvet and crimson-laden shade of red with a slowly receding, lightly brown and mostly fuchsia tinted head that grows quite large, leaving a couple spots of sporadic lacing along the glass. Pretty elegant, like a wine with a head.

Fresh raspberry juice is the best way to describe the aroma... gushing with ripe, juicy, lightly tart and sweet raspberry purée. No initial chalky or medicinal or "artificial" aromas which is typically the deal-breaker with fruited beers like this. Some mild, grassy zest is faintly resting in the background, but other than that, this beer is ALL raspberries, ALL day.

The taste is a direct correlation of the aroma - fresh pressed raspberries where the juice has been drained and strained out and poured directly into the pint glass in front of me. They've got a sweet, almost residual sugary character to them, making this beer a good choice for an "after dinner" brew. Though the name would imply that the beer is tart, it's far from sour. A very light, tart spritz that hits and fades around mid-palate is about all the tartness this beer contains.

If this isn't easy-drinking than I don't know what is. It's easy to forget you're actually drinking a beer with this one, as it literally tastes like carbonated raspberry juice. Thin, silky body with a heavy amount of carbonation to provide a lively and popping mouth feel. The wet, raspberry residue filled finish keeps you coming back for more.

Definitely one of the better fruit beers I've had. I don't think I liked this as much as New Glarus's Apple Ale or Serendipity, but it was still damn good. I prefer this one to Founder's Rübæus just by a little bit. It's a touch more succulent, juicy, and "fresh", though both beers are nice takes on the raspberry-centric ale. I'd be dropping 10$ for a bomber of this all the time if it were available in my area.

tectactoe, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Hamburgers
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in Teku glass. Pours dark, brownish red. Big fizzy off-white head. Strong aroma of raspberries. Actually like a raspberry Pixie stick. Very inviting. Flavor is tart raspberries, apple juice, grapes and slight vinegar notes. Light with moderate carbonation. Super sweet. Not very complex but a great fruit beer.

Hamburgers, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of leinie13
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

leinie13, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy ruby, two finger head with nice lacing.

S-Lots of sweet strawberries, little bit of grass. Possibly too sweet smelling though.

T-Starts with sweet, sweet raspberries. Like the nose possibly too sweet and sugary. Then the finish has a tad bit of tartness.

M-Medium bodied, very nice carbonation.

O-Maybe because I like strawberries and cherries better than Raspberries, this ranked lowest out of some NG fruit beers. But still a wonderful beer.

rlee1390, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of jhawth
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a flute from a 750ml. Pours an impenetrable ruby red with a foamy, finger head that dissipates to just a ring around the glass after a few minutes. Visible carbonation. A few spots of foam remain on the glass.

Aroma: Fresh ripe raspberries. Reminds me of raspberry sorbet.

Taste: Matches the smell. A lot of raspberry sweetness, a little earthiness after the initial sweetness, then a light raspberry tartness. Not nearly as tart or sour as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light but lively carbonation. The sweetness somehow manages not to be cloying.

Overall: Really interesting, really enjoyable beer to drink. While I can't say I'm a fruit beer expert, this was really excellently put together and at no point seemed sickeningly sweet, which was my worry before trying it.

jhawth, Jul 14, 2013
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Photo of dancinwillie
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, from the only bottle in which it can be purchased. Bought from Copps at Monona and Broadway, Madison, Wisconsin. Shared with my roomate, who's slowly getting into better beer!

A: Dark, dark red. A lovely appearance, a joy to behold! Not much of a head, but what head there is, is white, and drops to the brew quickly.

S: You guessed it... raspberry. Detectable from arms length. And very inviting.

T: Raspberry tart doesn't even begin to describe this beer. Well, maybe it does. Raspberry dominates the initial taste, while it finishes tart and dry. The taste swells in the middle, and by swells, I mean shoots towards heaven in an undescribable ascent. You feel this one on every inch of your tongue.

M: Thick and rich. This is a fine after dinner beer. Definately a sipper, despite it's low ABV. A full beer in every sense of the word.

D: Drinkability would ultimately be average, as you couldn't drink more than 2 pints, or roughly 1 bottle by yourself in a single session. While its a fantastic beer, it's inherently a single glass or two beer. Enjoy the fruits of New Glarus, as this is one of the best fruit beers available anywhere today!

dancinwillie, Aug 26, 2006
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,907 ratings.