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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,211
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,113
Gots: 687 | FT: 76
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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 Reagan1984
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
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
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDLbrewster
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
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 GeoffFromSJ
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
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 Pencible
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear ruby red with moderate light pink head.
S: It smelled like sweet raspberry and funky oak, with tart cranberry and copper.
T: It tasted like super sweet raspberry jam with tart cranberry juice and funky oak. It had a clean and lasting aftertaste that was sweet and tart.
M: It was slightly thick and oily with subtle carbonation. Very nice body.
D: This was a delicious raspberry drink. I guess it's beer? I would have preferred a little more tart/sour character, to help balance the sweet and acidic character. But this still had a great scent and taste and body, and it was very easy to drink. Highly recommended.

Photo of mrw1zard
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Denzo
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The beer has low carbonation, yet a rough pour produces a nice fluffy white head. Retention is not bad given the acidity. The beer is gorgeous - crystal clear and deep red in color. The nose gives fresh raspberries, a dry, cracker-like aroma, and white wine notes.

The beer has a light body and a nice firm feel. The flavor up front is fruity and sweet, with a wheat-cracker-like undertone. The fruitiness quickly gives way to a balancing acidity as wine-like tannins kick in to tickle your tongue and pinch your cheeks. The beer is extremely refreshing and very easy to drink.

Overall, an extraordinarily well-balanced beer. It's tart, but not sour. Fruity, but not sweet. I wish this were available where I live. I would definitely keep one or two bottles on hand.

Photo of SirElton
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M-Fox24
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a purple, brown-reddish color with a frothy, off-white-pinkish head. The retention is certainly there and holds on for a bit, while the lacing is only delicate

S: There is no doubting the raspberries or the tartness in this treat. Although, notes of blackberries, cranberries, cherries, strawberries, and oak can be identified in there as well

T: Sweet, sour, tart, and a little bitterness complement the notes: raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, cherries, and strawberries

M: Medium (bubbly) carbonation and a light (crisp) body

O: Extremely refreshing and drinkable

Photo of TMoney2591
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Picked this guy up randomly while shopping fer brews at the outset of the Man's Weekend. It pours a deep garnet/ruby/other miscellaneous red-colored gemstones topped by well over a finger of slightly pink-tinted light ecru foam. The nose is an explosion of sweetened raspberries, as though a bowl o' them berries had been sprinkled liberally with confectioner's sugar. Some blueberries may or not be in the bowl as well, and some cinnamon seems to have been added to the sweetening party, though in much less abundance. The taste follows pretty dern closely, but a nice tartness replaces the seemingly sugariness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky, syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice bit o' fruity goodness, excessively drinkable and increasingly tart/complex (so to speak) as the tasting goes on.

Photo of Cavery
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with Chambic and Klym in a great bottle share.

Review from notes 7-11-11

Lost Abbey tulip was the weapon of choice.

A: Red hard candies with hues of Popsicle reds and yellows. Reminds me a lot of those "Big Stick" Popsicle I would eat a lot of as a kid. A thin skin of filmy bubbles hugs the walls of the glass..

S: A really strong sweet raspberry flavored grenadine almost stings the nose. Mixes of berry syrups, melted popsicles, and jolly ranchers. The sugars don't come off as cheap and artificial, a bit of molasses or maple syrup with fluffy raspberry flavors. You can almost smell the texture of the raspberries that went into this bottle.

T: Deep raspberry sting of sweetness goes straight to the back of the throat. Maple sugar infusion of strong snow cone red berry syrups. This has a raw strong sweetness like I've never encountered in any beer. This is intensely sweet, but not in a sloppy cheap way. It's an incredibly clean organic concentration of raspberries.

M: This is a really syrupy mouth experience with the faintest if any carbonation. A slick silky watery syrup in the mouth, with very little stickiness. It really does almost come off as flat, but there's so much lively character from the sweetness of the flavor that the light carbonation is lost behind intense sweetness.

O: All in all this is a super sweet raspberry syrup bomb. The thing that really stands out about it is that the quality of the sugars remains high. There is almost no stickiness to speak of, and there's never any question in the integrity of the berries used. This beer does walk a fine line with such low ABV for me, it really could have been a disaster, but it really wasn't. There's no chaos in the crafting of this brew, it's a refined recipe of extreme raspberry sweetness. That said, it's not quite tart in nature. All things considered, quite good, and I would have it again.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

joe1510 sent me this a while back in the LNBA BIF.

Deep raspberry red in color with a pink head with great retention and lacing. The nose is dominated by bright, ripe, fruity raspberries with the classic New Glarus base of brown sugar, vanill and oak. A fruity sourness is apparent, this smells tart and refreshing. The palate doesn't disappoint, opening with a big fruity, acidic bite with lots of ripe raspberries, sugar, jaggery and vanilla. Drying on the finish with a fruity tartness and a clean but mildly solvent-like acidity, this is very enjoyable stuff.

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steve8robin
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So glad to find this during a trip to Georgia. Heard a lot of good things about this one. Let's give it a go. 22oz bottle...

A: A nice deep burgundy color that is perfectly clean. A large 1+ inch pinkish / purple head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.

S: I get some raspberry, rye, and some wheat upfront. I get some vanilla in the middle with some mild tart scents on the backend. Good.

T: I get a sweet intense raspberry upfront with a very well blended tartness on the palate. I then quickly get some cake-like breadiness that almost makes this taste like a raspberry white cake. I get some great strawberries, raspberries, and even some white grape on the backend. Very, very sweet! Good.

M: Full bodied with a great carbonation feel. A nice thick dessert like finish. Very good.

D: Once you get past the very sweet flavors, this goes down very good.

All in all, this is a great beer. Best of the style I have ever had. It truly does taste like a raspberry white cake dessert. This would be great blended with cheesecake or a nice thick dessert. Definitely good to try at least once if you're interested in the style.

Photo of Azurescens
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 9/2/11.

A: Pours a deep, clear red with light pinkish head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Sweet and slightly tart ripe raspberries with some malt notes, no real hops or alcohol in the aroma.

T: Tastes pretty much like it smells. Lots of delicious ripe raspberries, more than in the nose and more tart as well. Some malt and no hops or alcohol to speak of.

M: Nice light body, really crisp with a great tingling carbonation and dry finish.

O: Great raspberry beer, the tartness balances out the sweet raspberries perfectly. Could easily drink glass after glass after glass of this.

Photo of 2xHops
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

In the Texas heat during August, I usually want something really light and something with fruity flavors. Thanks to my friend, Aaron, I had an opportunity to taste this gem. It's a welcome respite from all of the summer beers I've tasted in the past.

The appearance looked very dark for what it is, so it sure didn't look that light.The smell of this beer isn't as fragrant as I would thought a fruit beer would have, however smelling aroma from the beers isn't my forte.

The taste and mouthfeel of this beer is excellent. I certainly loved the taste of this beer because it isn't overly sweet like some of the other fruit beers I've tasted over the years. It's certainly not as sweet as Lindeman's Framboise.

Drinkability's great if you want something fruity without the excess sweetness.

Photo of Jimmys
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL split into 2 snifters. no bottled on date.

A: definitely not clear. a beautiful hue of deep red. head has a pinkish tint to it. very frothy. retention is excellent as is the thick lacing left behind.

S: smells like straight raspberry frozen ice pop. because of all the sweetness, there is also a strawberry-like aroma as well. sweet fruity sugars from some super ripe fruit. inviting.

T: tart is definitely how this brew starts out. boatloads of sugar. I mean boatloads. the flavor reminds me of a rich raspberry tart pastry or even a raspberry puree. grain and hops are negligible as the raspberry flavor and elements are at the front, middle, and back. not that that is a bad thing. very tasty.

M: not quite effervescent, but certainly a lively carb. light/medium bodied.

D: I feel like this is a beer all in its own league. not really a fruit beer, but not really a framboise. certainly has elements of both, but hard to pick a way it is leaning towards more. regardless, very tasty stuff here from New Glarus. refreshing, yet tart and assertive. i would even take more tart and less sweet.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to trxxpaxxs for this awesome hookup! thanks again tom!

750ml green waxed and capped bottle at fridge temp. split with my girlfriend poured into a snifter. no date.

pours out a cloudy red/ brown color with about a 1/4inch of off white head that faded almost instantly. very nice slightly pinkish ruby red color when held up to the light. no lace, no retention.

the aroma is pretty much straight farm fresh raspberries. sweet smelling.

again, just straight up, fresh raspberries. nothing artificial, nothing overdone. sweet and sugary. slightly tart, no real sourness. just a hint of a rustic, tannic almost vegetal flavor, maybe oak?

solid light body, ample slightly sparkly carbonation.

super drinkable, goes down like juice. i find myself gulping it down way to quick. overall, this is a solid beer that i would come back to in a heartbeat. i maybe expected the slightest bit of funk, but there really is none. but thats ok because the raspberry flavors are pure and superb. however, i think i would take a blushing monk over this.

Photo of dancinwillie
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
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!

Photo of Gusler
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a nebulous deep raspberry red, the head monstrous in size, creamy in texture, and a winsome cherry pink in color, the lace a satiny sheet to conceal the glass. The tart raspberry nose is a treat; the start sweet and sour, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is crisply acidic, fruit tart, the finish is dry and quite a treat from my usual over the top beers. A very intriguing beer, quite different as I never hunt out these types? Well I think I've made a mistake, which will not be repeated in the future.

Photo of jcalabre
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I originally sampled this beer on 8 March 2003. I am writing this review from my notes
It looked like a glass of cloudy merlot. Huge nose & flavor of... Raspberries. These guys did this one right. It's not a beer w/ some raspberries thrown in. It's the sweet/tart taste of raspberries, that happens to be a beer. Great job.

Photo of marc77
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark red / garnet hue, topped by a head that settles into a thin but tight light pink head that leaves sparse lace. Ripe, sweet and fresh real raspberry aroma hits the nose at first, then is followed by light caramel malt notes, and a Belgian flanders red like tartness. Deeply fruity in aroma and quite sweet-- reminescent of a lambic minus the lactic notes. A blend of sweet raspberry fruitness and subtle tartness is perceptible upfront, then the initally overshadowed malt backbone becomes somewhat creamy and a touch bready, but remains secondary to the fresh fruit character throughout the taste. Light tartness emerges mid palate and contrasts the fruity sweetness well in a Lambic like fashion. Moderately bodied, w/ a smooth mouthfeel aided by relatively low carbonation, at least when compared to a Lambic or Flanders. Finishes sweet, w/ pleasant lingering fresh red fruit lingering on the tip of the tongue. Raspberry tart is quite a unique and tasty brew. It's easily the best American fruit beer I've had thus far... the fresh raspberry flavors are striking. It's devoid of fruit extract twang. The writing on the bottle suggests drinking this ice cold-- Don't. Cellar temp brings on the malt nuances. Tasty!

Big thanks to Bighuge for the sample of this enjoyable brew!

Photo of ttylicki
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Sticket
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- wax tops a 25oz bottle.

A- pours a cloudy reddish-purple color with a fizzy blush pink head that dissipates into thin lacing.

S- simply raspberry upfront, kind-of reminds me of grandmas raspberry jam... on a calm day, one can find some hops drifting away deep within.

T- raspberry tartness balances the sweetness from the fruit and similar to the aroma, the raspberry flavors pretty much overshadow everything else in there... although some very faint hops can be noted.

M- medium bodied and refreshing.

D- a great choice served chilled on a warm summer night.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,211 ratings.