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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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907 Reviews

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Reviews: 907
Hads: 3,512
Avg: 4.34
pDev: 20.74%
Wants: 1,190
Gots: 823 | FT: 103
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 Axic10
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BarrytheBear for this. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby red with a half finger of head.

Smell: Probably the best nose I've ever experienced on a fruit beer. Total raspberry bomb. Sweet raspberries, that;s pretty much it, but wow.

Taste: Tart, sweet raspberries. With name like Raspberry Tart, I'd be disappointed if it didn't taste like this. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and tart.

Drinkability: While I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet fruit beers, this one is a pure joy to drink. If I ever needed to convince a wine lover to drink beer, this would be the gateway beer. Need to trade for more.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: strong ruby color tending towards brown. A finger of a tannish head that fades fairly quickly but still leaves a bit behind and a sticky lacing on the sides. Opaque but with quite a sparkle with light.

Smell:tons of raspberries. Very fresh berries with just a hint of tartness. Little to no malty character.

Taste: again the taste is dominated by raspberries but what else would you expect. They are quite juicy and just a little tart. Maybe some wheat characteristics but perhaps not enough to pick up without knowing it's there.

Mouthfeel: very light. And certainly refreshing. Good balance between sweet and tart. Just a little stickiness but not enough to take much away

Overall: a wonderfully refreshing beer. I just tried my first new glarus beer this week and I already can't get enough. This one is easily the best purely fruity beer I have had. Although I don't think it's perfect, there isn't much to change to get it there

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Photo of mwa423
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark red that seems to be different levels of clearity in the purple color depending on the angle. There was a slightly tan and was plenty spread across the glass.

S - Very natural smelling sharp raspberry

T - Strong raspberry flavor that reminds me of biting into a fresh raspberry. The fresh flavor is especially impressive because I know this bottle is at least six months old. Fantastic flavor overall, by far one of the best fruit beers I have ever had.

M/D - Mouthfeel is tart and biting but the flavor is so good, I just don't care. The sweetness of this beer makes me glad I'm sharing it with a couple friends because the sweetness wouldn't make me want to drink the entire 750.

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Photo of petercmartin1
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was at the New Glarus brewery a few weeks ago and picked this up. I've had the Wisconsin Red before (their cherry beer) but hadn't had this one yet, and being a raspberry lover I just had to try this one.
I'm glad I did! This is one of the best fruit beers I have ever drank! No taste of raspberry "syrup" here. It is all real raspberries. Color is a cloudy deep redish magenta. Kind of strange at first, but I really liked the color. Minimal head, but beautiful lacing as it quickly fell. Aroma is all about raspberries, with just a hint of grain in the background and just the lightest essence of wood, from the large 3000 gallon barrel it is aged in. The flavor is the best I have ever had from a fruit beer. Sweet, but with a powerful tartness to balance it. Just enough of the malt comes through to let you know you are still drinking beer, but this is definately all about the raspberries.
Again, I have to repeat, this is one of the best fruit beers I have ever drank! It's a great beer, and one that goes down quickly any time, but especially on a nice warm day just after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of russpowell
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Jw347 for this one!

Pours burgundy/purple with 2+ fingers of noisy pink head. Great lacing & fairly good head retention

s: Super raspberry nose, fades as this warms

T: Juicy & tart raspberries. plus a little puckery sourness up front. Tartness & dryness dominate along a sweet raspberry vinaigrette as this warms. Finishes with a nice puckery sweet/tart flourish

MF: Light & sparkling, plus some acidity & just a touch of stickyness

Drinks really well, I believe the acidity & tartness would preclude me from sessioning on this. Easily one of the best beers at 4.0% abv, below, above or whatever! Also, easily the best fruit beer I've ever drank!

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark red, off-pink white head, dissipates fairly quickly and leaves somme nice lacing. Aroma of Raspberries and more raspberries.

Flavor of raspberries and the tart finish of the natural sourness associated with the fruit.

Awesome stuff! I want more.

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Photo of tvv375ia
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 750ml bottle into imperial pint glass

A-ruby red with a finger of head that fades away with out lacing

S-lots of raspberry nothing smelling of malt, hops or alcohol

T-just like the smell lots of raspberry flavor

M-has a nice creaminess

O-nice change of pace type beer that is easy to drink

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Photo of jwc215
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, poured into a fluted glass:

Pours hazed with beautiful hues of raspberry. It is capped off with a pink head that has pretty nice retention for the style. Spotted trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of fresh, tart raspberries.

The taste of fresh raspberries are not at all "artificial" and are sweet and tart. A firm malt backbone and a touch of noble hops let you know this is beer and not fruit malt beverage. It has a candy-like raspberry character. Sweet and tart balanced perfectly in the finish.

It is very smooth. I wouldn't mind a bit more effervescence (I think), but it is just fine the way it is.

An incredible "dessert" brew. This is one of the best, if not the best, fruit beer I've ever had. It is full of raspberry but has perfect balance. Very tasty and highly recommended!

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Photo of AlexFields
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into Bell's tulip glass.

A: A clear and deep ruby red. Looks really pretty when you hold up to a light. At the risk of sounding redundant, I'm gonna say the color is that of raspberries--not hard to guess why.

S: Raspberries all the way, good mix of sweet and tart raspberry smells. Not a lot of beer smells, just raspberries.

T: Excellent! Like the nose, it's all raspberries. The balance between sweet and tart flavors is fantastic. The beer's name is slightly misleading, as this really isn't a super tart beer (it's not a sour for sure).

M: Like the Wisconsin Belgian Red, this one drinks a little like a fruit soda. Extremely drinkable, and even though the mouthfeel is a little weird for a beer, it's less weird than the Belgian Red and doesn't really detract from the enjoyment of a world class beer.

O: Overall this is very similar to the Wisconsin Belgian Red, but slightly better IMO as there is a little more tartness to balance out the sweetness. This is pretty much the perfect fruit beer, and probably in my top ten favorite beers overall.


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Photo of corey0212
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Homerbag for this one!

Pours a sexy deep ruby-red color with remarkable clarity, two-finger pink head fades into a fine foamy layer atop the beer, a few stray dots of lacing on the glass. Smell is rich, decadent raspberry madness. Tastes like a raspberry sorbet, extreme tartness creeps up on you after the swallow, and zings the back and sides of the tongue like something you'd find in your Halloween candy bag. Tartness and raspberry flavors linger on and on, very finely carbonated and refreshing...you could pair this with all kinds of desserts. Based on this, the Wisconsin Belgian Red, and the Apple Ale, I can't imagine a brewery producing better fruit beers. Just fantastic stuff.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - the beer pours a nice ruby cherry hue with some off-white head present. A little bit of sticky looking lacing persists while the bubbly carbonation, while present throughout consumption, fades a bit while settling.

S - up front, it's a funky yeast. Immediately after, it's all raspberry jam, sour fruit, and some really slight funk notes.

T - deliciously raspberry jammy...I was looking for the seeds you'd find in such a jam while drinking this down. It's got those sour lambic notes without being bitter or cloying; there are some apple tart-crisp flavors; damn tasty!

M - this beer puts out a nice bubbly carbonation with those sour apple/raspberry pucker notes that hit the tongue nicely; it's not too gushy and pings those salivating glands strong

O - this is an awesome raspberry ale that probably crosses a few style lines, like cider and lambic, to perfection. It's deliciously potable and my only wish is that I had cases. Great brew!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I appreciated gottajiboo2 for sharing this with me and HombreWing this was a special treat.

I enjoyed this from the bottle in a glass.

The color is like nectar hazed and rosy with pink head. The smell is ripe berries with sweetess of malt and faint floral lightly tart aroma. The feel is incredible with so much juicy fruit tangy yet still retains sweetness to balance.

The flavor is like chewing pure ripe raspberries, this is one of the best raspberry berries because it is not overly tart and not too dessert-like either. The balance of fresh juicy raspberry with a great base beer is delicious and worth savoring. Overall I can't think of many fruit beers that compare with this beer and it is not easy to get in Pennsylvania thanks so much to Courtlyn for sharing this I recommend this to anyone who likes raspberry and is not opposed to fruit in beer.

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Photo of Onslow
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are not many breweries in the entire world that make constantly amazing and well constructed brews, i mean, with New Glarus, it will always be something highly enjoyable..

Raspberry Tart goes over this rule, an amazing brew!

Pours a vibrant red with a man pink head, great lacing of course and exceptional strength of the foam ..

Smell is of light berry and fruit juice, subtle...

Pure wonderment in a bottle, bliss in glass, enjoyment at its core, just simply a joy to drink..
The sweetness and mouthfeel are so polite and refined, while still holding there ground, full and respectable, a beer! a good beer!!

sitting here on such a nice day with a beer of this caliber i now know what lottery winners do on their private islands..

Raspberry Tart!

thanks to John for getting me a bottle, i will need more..
at the very least to inject into my veins!!

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- ruddy combination of ruby and pink. an inch of garnet head. not much lacing

S- OMGRASPBERRIES. but seriously, amazing smell, liquid raspberry but not in a cloying soda-ish way. lots of tart juice and lemon zest too.

T- sublime, fresh picked raspberries, a little acetic on the finish, great transition from sweet up front to tart.

M- prickly carbonation and very light

O- best fruit beer i've had, very unique and epitomizes how extreme beer can get. very lucky to come across this one on the shelves in NY!

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Photo of liamt07
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from mscarpen, 750ml into a tulip. Thanks a ton Scott!

Dark red body with a white head, light film and some bubbles retain. Nose is just - wow. Raspberry and rhubarb jam/pie filling. Just like a friggin' pie. A bit of spicing too, but the fruit presented is just brilliant. Tastes just about the same, raspberry and rhubarb pie, light spicing, sweet raspberry juice and some pie-like notes. Gentle tartness in the finish with some peripheral spicing. Medium body, low carbonation. Raspberry hangs around for some time. Overall, brilliant - easily the best fruit beer I've ever had.

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Photo of cbutova
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Chico1985 for sharing this unique ale.

A- Dark crimson red, clear. A nice pink head with lambic qualities in retention and lace, suds are sticky but do not hold still.

S- Raspberries. Smells like a great juice with a very slight wood/vine note behind it. Very good aroma strength.

T- Raspberry bliss. So much fruit (singular) flavor. It is very sweet but I can't complain here because it tastes like a gourmet juice beer hybrid. Tartness helps to balance the sweets. It's like 10 molar concentration raspberries with a tiny bit of vine.

MF- Creamy body that has a perfect consistency for the flavors. Nice tart vs. sweet battle. I feel like this is what the mouthfeel should be for such a fruity beer.

DB- So much raspberry awesomeness. One or two glasses would be enough but they are so enjoyable, very filling. So flavorful, is this really a beer?

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Photo of sukwonee
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle - obtained through a trade.

Poured into Russian River Tulip

A: Half a finger head, Pretty decent amount of lacing, transparent dark ruby color (purplish, reddish, brown).

S: Raspberry and Raspberry Jam! It smells quite good.

T: Man.... amazing. Crisp, tart, sweet (but not too sweet), starts of sweeter then finishes with sweet tartness.

M: Just the right amount of carbonation, light body, near perfect!

O: I am going to be seeking for more of this and looking forward to trying the Belgian Red soon.

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Photo of NODAK
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Definitely has a raspberry aroma with quite a tart quality to it. Almost puckering in the nose, if it were possible.

Starts off with berry sweetness, of course raspberries being in there but not really dominant...it's just fruity and berries. Pretty delicious. This gives way to a puckering tartness that tickles the tongue and causes me to salivate. Not really what I'd call a citric acid tartness, but more of natural, perhaps unripened fruit tart. There is also a note of oak from the barrells it's aged in.

Love it. Absolutely awesome and every bit as good as their Belgian Red.

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Photo of WesWes
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Tim and Mary Anderson for their help in getting this.

The beer pours a beautiful dark red color with a thick frothy pink head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! Just like the label suggests: Tart raspberries. It's extremely fruity with a killer raspberry character. The taste is perfect. It's everything a fruit beer should be. It's way over the top with raspberry character. It hits you in the face with a commanding sourness and doesn't back down. What a great beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a treat. It's highly drinkable and soo soo delicious!

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Photo of DemoniChris
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a champagne flute glass.

A - Outstanding reddish purple hue with a finger of bright white head. This is beer?!

S - A complete blast of raspberries. Smells like raspberry puree.

T - Once again, just fresh raspberry juice oozing into your mouth. Slight tartness, but ultimately gives way to the underlying sweetness. Delectable.

M - Sticky sweetness with plentiful carbonation that makes this feel more like a champagne than a beer.

O - This beer wow'd me and was my first introduction to a real fruit beer. Quite one dimensional, but that doesn't detract at all from its masterfully crafted beauty.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml split 3 ways, received in a trade from jmp485. Thanks!

See-through dark red with an small slightly pinkish, off-white head. Turns to a thick ring and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell is pure, awesome fresh raspberries.

Taste is pure, awesome fresh raspberries. Exactly like carbonated fruit juice. Easily the most prominent fruit taste I've had in a beer, hard to believe this IS even a beer. Good balance between sweetness and tarty. Covers the tongue in fruity goodness. Amazingly fresh and drinkable. Did I mention this beer is fruity?

Thin like a juice as expected but has a good body to it, carbonation is high but nice and sparkly.

Infinitely drinkable although the sweetness may get tiring. But a 750ml by myself would be so easy. Not very complex but wow, what a great fresh fruit taste. Lived up to my expectations and then some, a real eye opener.

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Photo of stealth
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A gift from dragomni, and greatly appreciated.

Pours a nice deep ruby-red with a nice white head. Smells like raspberry preserves/jam (although not as much raspberry in the smell as I thought it would have), and tastes like it too. Love that nice tart finish. How is this beer? It's like drinking candy. Love it.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was simply fantastic. Poured cloudy ruby red with a pinkish head. How cute, my gf would love it.

Wow, the aromas are quite in your face. So much raspberryness cutting through the tart lambic qualities. A hint of yeast too. I feel inadequate trying to describe it but it's a raspberry lover's dream.

And yes, much raspberryness carries over to the taste and makes you a happier person. Not too sweet, not too tart... mmm this is just right. 'Tis love.

Very smooth and gives a mild prickle. Not cloying, not coating, but kind of rubs silk and velvet over your body. Oh goodness... my first erotic beer...

Drinkability... what do you think?! Deliciousness in every drop!

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a opaque ruby with a touch of brown in it and a thin finger of pinkish bubbly head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a little head.

S - Aroma is full of lots of fresh sweet raspberries. There is a bit of tartness with a bit of sweet caramel as well.

T - Starts off with lots of sweet and tart raspberry flavor with a bit of sourness and a bit of other berries. Through the middle, a touch of caramel comes through with some more fresh fruit flavor. The finish is a mix of tart and lightly sour fresh raspberry with a hint of yeast.

M - Medium bodied with fairly mild carbonation. Very smooth with a tart and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. The raspberry flavor is very fresh and rich and works so well in the beer. The strong tartness is excellent as well.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a luscious dark burgandy color. Slight head. The aroma is exquisite. Smells like sweet raspberry pie. This beer has a tart quality that isn't overwhelming. Perfectly balanced. Not your typical brew. Great raspberry sweetness. The malt and hops here are used as a backdrop for the fruity sensations to work their magic. This is extroadinary. It is like drinking a liquid raspberry pie with whipped cream. A great experience.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.