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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,124 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,124
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,081
Gots: 634 | FT: 62
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 Chriscrundwell12
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter

A-Dark maroon body, ½ finger head that disappears quickly, minimal lacing, nice full body.

S- Sweet, fruity aroma, very rich, raspberry tart smell is very evident.

T- Wow just delicious, very rich sweet raspberry taste, hints of tart are present as well, great carbonation, very nice bite to it.

M- Very rich mouth feel, well carbonated, slightly syrupy.

D- Very delicious brew, it's perfect for a desert beer, super rich and sweet, raspberry tartness takes over this beer, but in a very good way. This is one that should be split with another person because of its richness. Very refreshing.

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

A- Pours a lavender color with a light reddish head which stays quite a while leaving a little bit of lacing.

S- Smell is ridiculously fragrant, raspberry, sweetness and sourness all combined into one.

T- Taste is strong sweet raspberry with a sour afterthought. Could be considered cloying by some but it is perfect as a New Years Eve Night cap.

M- Fairly thick with quite a bit of carbonation.

D- This is definitely less than drinkable because of the extreme sweetness but under the right circumstances I would easily drink a couple champagne flutes of this awesome brew.

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

Pours a deep plum color with a bright snow white head. Huge amount of visible carbonation and some thin fading lacing. Smell exactly like raspberry jam, with some sweet wheaty notes. Amazing, raspberry domination! Tastes of raspberry jam mixed with lemon sour, with small hints of vinegar. Very "tart" and candy-like. Thin mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Satisfying, the 750 needs to be shared in my opinion.... This would make a great dessert!

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

Pours out an effervescent pink ruby colour, with a pretty nice and surprisingly long lasting pink head.

Aroma is knock your socks off raspberries. It’s like sticking your face in the berry bucket when you are picking. Even more so, I would say. I can’t stop smelling this, even though I really want to take a sip.

Taste follows the aroma perfectly. While the aroma is sweet smelling, the upfront taste is neither sweet nor tart, just flavourful raspberrries. Once mid-swig though, it start to kindly drop down to a tart finish. Not pucker your lips tart, just enough to remind you this isn’t pressed raspberries you are drinking. There is nothing else in the taste, it’s just raspberries, albeit, delicious raspberries. There is no real indication this is even beer, just carbonated tart raspberry juice.

Mouthfeel is nice, carbonated, and this stuff is surprisingly drinkable. I split this with one other person, but, I think I could have drank the entire 750 by myself if need be. Very good, highly recommended.

Photo of jjdc
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lovely ruby-purple color. The nose is red fruit and sugar. Starts off a bit tart like an underripe raspberry and then rounds out to a sticky, heavy raspberry sweetness. Light enough to drink all night long. This is probably my favorite from New Glarus to date. Perfect summer drinking.

Photo of mrw1zard
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
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 FirstMan
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
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 suspect
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an unnecessarily waxed 750ml bottle into a wine glass. Thank you to beerwolf77 for the hookup. A good beer from a good dude.

A: Pours a crystal clear, deep reddish purple hue with lots of tiny little champagne-like bubbles created, float to the top then almost immediately disappear. No lacing.

S: Wonderful pungent aroma full of sweet-tart raspberries with a small mix subtle malt for good measure. When I stuck my nose in the glass, the little bubbles splashing around danced up and tickled the nostrils. Doesn't have the punch you in the face intensity that the Belgian Red has but I don't view that as a negative.

T: Man, I love raspberries. They are my favorite berry. The only thing missing from this brew is the seeds stuck in my teeth. It's got wonderful flavor and it's well balanced.

M: Light bodied, high carbonation that settles after a bit. The finish is dry and crisp with slight raspberry aftertaste.

O: A supremely easy drinker, not overly sweet and another homerun fruit beer from New Glarus.

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of athensbeermaster
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is very cloudy with a burnt red color.
The nose has a dark musty yeasty aroma.
The taste of tart rasberry fades into a yeasty,slightly salty dry finish. The mouthfeel is milky borderline silky.This one cotes the tongue for a least five min. This would go great with some sweet cheese cake.Very,very tart!!
I really like the melted wax on the top of the btl. Warning this is not Lindemans in any way!

Photo of bonkers
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to fear025 for this one. I poured from a 25 ounce bottle into 2 snifters. It pours a deep purple with red highlights. The 2 finger head is fizzy and white and leaves a bit of lacing. The nose is all rasberries. The flavor is a rasberry puree, sweet and tart. It finishes with lingering tart fruit. This one is light in body and highly carbonated and effervescent. It would make a wonderful dessert beer. It is pretty sweet, I don't think I could do a bomber solo.

Photo of Patrick999
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I finally try the famed Raspberry Tart!

Pours red, as you expect. It does, however, look a bit more beer-like than a Lindemans Framboise, for example. Some brown tinge and not quite such a pink head.

Aroma? Raspberry preserves....what else? I don't think I was looking for much else.

Taste is of sweet raspberry. Some tart, but I don't think this has quite the level of tart I was looking for. Still very tasty, fresh raspberries will always be something I'll never turn down. More sweet than tart, though not quite Lindemans Framboise-sweet.

Good feel, manages to be crisp and refreshing while being a sweet beer.

I like it - it's pretty irrestible. Yet, I was expecting to give a bunch of 4.5s and 5s. It's ultimately a little too sweet for me to elevate it to those heights. Still very good, though. I'll drink it anytime.

Photo of drumrboy22
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dhchatfield for this one! Poured from 750mL bottle into Lindemans tulip glass. Beer was a cloudy, ruby red color with a small, diminishing head.

Aroma was all raspberry.

Taste was sweet and tart raspberry. Very crisp beer and very tasty.

Had a long finish. Good dessert beer. Well worth tracking down a bottle.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my last trip to the Midwest. A co-worker grabbed it for me in Madison.

Pours with a thin finger of light pink head that falls to a cap quickly. No shock that the beer is a deep crimson color. Not sure I'd call what's left behind lacing. List a light foam stays slightly above the level of the beer.

Wow, the fruit pop here is unreal. All raspberry all the time. Nice.

I'm really liking the balance here. Not too tart, not too sweet. Really a raspberry focused treat. I already have determined that I'll get more to mix with ST Chocolate. A bit bready just below the raspberries.

While each sip isn't cloying, you can only drink so much before the overall sweetness gets to you. A treat to share, that's for sure. Very refreshing.

Photo of nilesschmidt
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a bloodied mess. Looks good to me. Murky, purplish. Little head/lacing.

Smells like raspberries.

Taste a little funkiness, probably from the spontaneous fermentation, comes through. Too much sweetness, but there is still a good fruit taste. A lot like Lindeman's in that way.

If this had some more spontaneous funkiness this would be a wonderful fruit beer, but it is very solid and worth getting. Great for summer.

Photo of TheArtOfWort
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mayxday
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagolandBeerGuy
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to KWMiles for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep murky brown/red. There is about a half finger of off-white colored head that fades quickly, leaving only a thin ring along the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet. It's raspberries and that familiar New Glarus funk. It smells good, but it's earthy and a bit vegetal.

T: The taste follows the nose. It's sweet to start with raspberries, vegetation, and funk. The raspberry notes are the dominate flavor, as is to be expected, but it's not a bright and lively raspberry signature. It's a bit subdued.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and coating. Starts out well carbonated, turns a bit funky, and finishes syrupy.

O: This is a very good beer. It's raspberry, but it's not intense bright raspberry. I have had this beer a few times in the past, and I think I'm done with it. I like it, but I'd rather drink Serendipity than Raspberry Tart.

Photo of LukeK
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of davod23
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a New Glarus flute. Thanks, Brady.

The pour isn't as red as one might expect - it's more the color of iced tea. Slightly off-white head billows up, but doesn't hang around for very long. I would like this to be more striking in color and to have better head retention.

Smell: Raspberries. Sweet, sour, ripe and unripe raspberries.

Taste: Raspberries. It's sweet on the front end, with just a hint of a tartness through the midpalate. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is good, adequate amount of carbonation, quite slick, long fruity finish. Light-medium body.

Drinkability is quite good. At just 4% abv, and without being super sweet, this one goes down pretty easy and quickly.

Good beer, perhaps only bested (in terms of American fruit beers) by Belgian red. Recommended.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle courtesy of brees 6221, thanks Ben, I have been wanting to try this one for a long while now. Pours a raspberry brown color with decent clarity. Small and short-lived head, not much lacing.

Nose is raspberry sweetness (obviously), but also has a pleasant biscuity malt presence. Surprisingly beery aroma...might be the best smelling fruit beer I have ever had.

The amount of raspberry flavor packed in here is pretty amazing. So much tartness and fruit essence is impressive. Some grainy malt and light caramel give it the beery aspect it needs. I like the beer alot, but I cant help thinking how much better it might be with some lacto and brett. Would make a tremendous base for a sour ale, Flemish style!

Photo of AleWatcher
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
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!

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,124 ratings.