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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,245 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2245
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%


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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Hendry

Vermont

4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opaque plum colored pour, no real head to speak of.

Aroma is solid raspberry, ripe and delicious.

Taste is right on the money, pure raspberry goodness, alcohol completely undetectable,slightly sweet yet a hint of tartness.In a word, delicious.

Mouthfeel is medium, the palate is coated with the flavor, great aftertaste.

Such an amazing beer, completely enjoyable and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 05:11:55 | More by Hendry
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Brewing Company - Raspberry Tart, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours dark almost cherry wood with a nice foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves tons of lacing.

Smell - Quite simply, raspberry tart and tangy, excellent.

Taste - Same as the nose, raspberry tart fresh fruit like a pie without the breadiness. Like beer jam or raspberry puree with a little kick.

Mouthfeel - Sticky. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation almost like a champagne. Good drinkability.

Overall - We immediately paired this up with some dark chocolate, this is the WAY to go. This is how a framboise is done!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:18:45 | More by JMScowcroft
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Santanax

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is FRUITY rasberry, apple, lemonish, pear tastes come off this beer very juicy... no funk or tartness compared to a lambic framboise or a wild....very tame but very drinkable....Great flavorful juices....its like something god would drink if he was a human being and needed refreshments...Natures harvest.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 17:55:28 | More by Santanax
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark red burgundy with a small creamy rose head. Aroma is red fruit, raspberry and some sea-like. Flavor is deep sour raspberry, very intense with some lemony notes, and a fruity, acid aftertaste, very nice. Medium palate, start filling but ends dry, complex, refreshing and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 15:55:54 | More by jbaker67
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Hamburgers

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 10:35:52 | More by Hamburgers
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SleepyDrunk

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a beautiful silky ruby color - has a wonderful cloudy mystique. It retains a beautiful white head and optimal lacing - take a while to settle down.

RASPBERRY!!! Wonderful smell that isn't too overpowering. Definitely not your standard nose, but unique and wonderful in its own right.

The sweet raspberry preserve taste lasts throughout the sip - very sweet. A little bit of the bitterness at the end from the Hallertau hops. Certainly in the desert beer category.

A crisp, dry beer that is well carbonated. Starts sweet and finishes with a little bitterness.

A very tasty beer - very well produced. It is very natural - I don't get the typical adjunct/artificial taste like some other fruit based beers. Hats off to New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:11:06 | More by SleepyDrunk
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Left a nice 2 inch off-white colored head that took a while to settle down. Color is a shade of red, maybe auburn.

Aroma - definitely fruit, fresh raspberry preserves

Taste - sweetness at first that settles into a nice tart finish. Raspberry, strawberry, and cranberry flavors all present

Mouthfeel - light and refreshing body, highly carbonated, a bit creamy

Overall - a very tasty and refreshing drink - enjoyed it out on my patio on a nice sunny fall day. This is a nice treat to pick up once a year or so when I'm up in Wisconsin

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:04:15 | More by maxcoinage
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JohnG190

New York

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Atoneworks for this amazing beer! Pours a hazy ruby color with a large head that dissipated fast, but did leave a solid finger of thick foam atop the beer. No lacing. The nose can be described in one word: raspberries. The taste isn't very far removed from the nose: raspberries, sweet at first and finishing tart, almost sour. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this is an extremely well crafted beer that is highly drinkable. Balanced, this beer is neither cloying sweet nor mouth puckering sour, it is highly drinkable and quite refreshing. Outstanding job, New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:23:27 | More by JohnG190
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dar482

New York

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a dark mahogany red with a bit of brown with a good amount of head and lots of fizziness coming up.

The aroma is just juicy fresh raspberries. It's so sweet, but the highlight is the amount of tartness in there. There's also that fermented fruit and oak in there.

The flavor follows with just pure raspberries. It really just tastes like actual raspberries without that medicine or candy taste, even with a beer like Founders Rubeaus. It's just a perfect amount of raspberry sweetness and then it hits you with tons of tartness. Almost to the point of a lambic, but not quite. Then the finish gets you with a bit of oak, more tart drying, and champagne like carbonation.

This really is the best fruit beer I've had. The essence of raspberry is totally encapsulated in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 03:29:42 | More by dar482
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml wax capped bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Tawny ruby red-brown colored, this murky beer is capped by an off-ivory-hued loose white head that topples to a ring of bubbles which leave dots of lace on the glass.

S - Devoid of any real "beer" smell, one can behold Raspberry Tart's perfumy aroma of crushed raspberries feet away. Subtle suggestions of the oak this spontaneously fermented beer is brought to maturation in peek through but any wild yeast characteristics are nowhere to be found.

T - Heaven in a bottle, raspberry sweetness overwhelms the palate with pure, unadulterated fruit flavor, cut just in the nick of time by a tart finish for the perfect balance that keeps it from becoming cloying.

M - Raspberry Tart's instantaneous sweetness sticks to the palate quite forcefully but allow this beer to wander around your mouth and you'll find it's tartness perfectly balances the sweetness for a wonderful and slightly dry finish, punctuated by Wisconsin wheat, which softens the mouthfeel, rounding the spritzy Champagne-like carbonation out.

O - One of the most exceptional fruit beers from one of the world's greatest fruit beer brewers, New Glarus' Raspberry Tart is dessert in a glass; pure raspberry pleasure, starting sweet and finishing dry and tart. There is absolutely nothing else like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 21:29:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours about one finger of white to off-white head. Body is brown with a red tinge and clear. No lacing.

S - Raspberries and sweet. Not much else going on.

T - Overpoweringly sweet. Raspberries. Very slight sourness. Some earthy funk to it as well on the back-end.

M - Good carbonation with medium body.

O - It is a dessert beer that is very sweet and one dimensional (raspberry). Not something I think I would ever seek out again.

EDIT - Tried this one again. Super pleasant beer that tastes great and is very smooth and refreshing. I would increase the appearance, taste, and overall by .25-.5 points each. I would give it a 3.9 rating today.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 03:44:50 | More by RuckusDu
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rlee1390

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 12:59:43 | More by rlee1390
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let’s face it, this is about as good of a fruit beer as you can get with only the current defunct Belgian Red to rival it. This pours a cloudy, reddish color with a fizzy light pink head. The aroma erupts with the scent of sweet raspberries. The taste is amazing with sweet delicious raspberries. Only downside is that you really do need a drinking buddy otherwise 1 bottle is way too much sweetness for 1 person alone.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:02:44 | More by Lemke10
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joe1510

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$7.95
Village Dell and Wine Shop, Rice Lake

New Glarus's Raspberry Tart shows a slight gurgle as it dumps into my flute that dark, raspberry red with a fizzy and short lived pink head of one finger. The head does leave some patchy lacing behind which is more then I expected from the start. This beer looks quite viscous and the consistency reminds me of tomato juice leaving some residue on the glass with each swirl. There's no possibility of seeing through the body of this beer but some pinkish highlights show up along the bottom of the glass when backlit. This is a rich looking fruit beer.

The first thing that I'm hit with is...raspberries, both ripe and slightly under ripe. As a matter of fact raspberries are the only thing I pick up in the nose but they are magical, both sweet and tart. The smell of this beer just leaps out of the glass and fills the surrounding area. How New Glarus got such a rich pure raspberry aroma into this beer is beyond me.

The incredible raspberry richness is from front to back in the flavor of this beer. The fruit is so incredibly pure and unadulterated with a nice tartness on the swallow. The sweetness of the berry leads the way until that finish. The tartness on the swallow works its way back up the tongue and leaves the slightest of tingles throughout the entire mouth. The berry freshness of this beer is incredible.

The body on Raspberry Tart is full but the snappy champagne like carbonation keeps things moving at the perfect pace. The carbonation is prickly enough to add a little zest and the tartness lingers until the next drink, although mildly.

This beer goes down incredibly easy and it's actually hard to stop drinking. I haven't met a person yet that doesn't enjoy Raspberry Tart when I open a bottle and those people run the spectrum form craft beer lovers to people who can't stand beer.

Raspberry Tart is in a category of its own when it comes to fruit beers and I can't see it getting touched by any others. I prefer this to the Belgian Red but both are great beers to have around at all times. You never know when it'll be the perfect opportunity to open a bottle either.

Reviewed: 8/25/08

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:09:29 | More by joe1510
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep Red raspberry color (to be expected) with a one finger white head.

S - Fresh raspberries, a little acidity

T - Now this is actually a fruit beer I can drink, not too sweet, but a very natural raspberry sweetness and flavor. not mouth-puckeringly sour (which I like) but sour enough to make me enjoy something more than just the raspberry flavor.

M - Crisp and tart, almost slightly champagne-y

I typically find almost all fruit beer to be syrupy sweet. I still only had a small glass of this, as i prefer bitter to sweet, b

Since the wife likes Frambois and many other fruit beers, I have gone out of my way to try to find beer she can appreciate as much as I do. So, we took a trip up to WI to pick up some NG stuff for both of us. Well worth the quick trip from Chicago. Lived up to the hype

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 23:20:45 | More by Chibeerguy1
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shand

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Raspberries and a light touch of oak. Some things are more complicated than they need to be. New Glarus' Raspberry Tart isn't one of these things. This brew is bursting with fresh berry flavors with a dry tannin kick that both the berries and the oak help contribute to. It's sweet at first, but nicely tart at the end.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 02:12:07 | More by shand
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

Split the 750 ml bottle with my wife. Served chilled in accompanying New Glarus glassware.

A) A pleasingly raspberry red, with a frothy pinkish head reaching the top of the glass. This settled to a dusting. Ample lacing....

S) A delightful aroma of Raspberry and distant oak barrel. Very natural, refreshing scent is provided by the berries.

T) I get a whole lot of Raspberry, and I am not complaining. This brew never gets too sweet for my liking. This is thanks to a little earthy, slightly funky tartness. Perfect after dinner beer for sure...

M) Near full bodied... Soft supple body, with smooth carbonation. Twangy tartness provides more zip than the carbonation, and a pleasing aftertaste awaits.

O) My personal favorite Fruit Beer from New Glarus, and they've got quite a few top notch options, so that's saying something.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 00:22:32 | More by RoamingGnome
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was fortunate enough to get this bottle in a trade with anticipation23. Poured into an Odell's branded tulip glass.

Unfiltered dull red hue with a light pink head that lingers a while leaving nice lacing in my glass from start to finish. The smell is fresh berries and noticeable malt, with just a hint earthy funk. Flavor is like jolly ranchers, and just lightly tart, bready malt - very simple but amazingly delicious. Mouthfeel is like velvet, lightly carbonated with tiny bubbles and the finish is dry.

Such a great summertime beer. Extremely well made. I wish we got this stuff in Cali!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:11:25 | More by DeanMoriarty
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 17:23:04 | More by jhawth
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a deep burgundy red. A bubbly off-white with hints of pink foam recedes slowly leaving some web-like lacing. If it weren't for the ring of foam around the rim this would look more like wine than beer.

S - aroma is a bit of a one tick pony at first but it opens up very well. Sweet and tangy fruit notes battle for attention. Fresh Raspberry and cherry juice, raspberry puree, red apple skins and a touch of earthy funk.

T - sweet fruit flavors right from the start. Like raspberry puree and notes of juicy fruit punch. Tart fruit character is strong in the center with sour raspberries, hints of cherries and apples. Touch of earthiness on the backend.

M - light bodied. Slick and smooth. Juicy. High prickly carbonation.

O - not your run of the mill fruit beer. This ale is unique, expresive and would be a damn fine pairing partner.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:58:58 | More by Teleweizen2
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tectactoe

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:36:45 | More by tectactoe
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking, dark red beer with a tan/pink head. The aroma and the taste are very sweet. This beer definitely has much more sweetness from the raspberries than tartness. The flavor has a fair bit of complexity to it, but to me it tastes just as much like juice as it does beer.

I was really looking forward to this one, but I was expecting it to be a sour. It is not really sour at all. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes the sweet, fruit lambics.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 17:47:41 | More by jtladner
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davey101

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a HF wine glass. Huge thanks to yamar68 for this one!

A - Pours a deep dark red/violet hue that is clear but lets little light through. Looks very wine like. Two fingers of dense tan/pink stained foam forms but settles into some thin patching. Swirling does generate an impressive new layer of foam and leaves behind some lacing. This might be a fruit beer, but it is not thin in the least bit.

S - Raspberry jam. That's it. Obviously its pretty one dimensional, but when that lone dimension is amazingly ripe and tart raspberries its's pretty acceptable. Oh how I love this aroma.

T - Tart and sweet raspberries with just a touch of wheat which is found in the other NG fruit beers. The finish is ever so slightly acidic. It gets to be a bit much after a while but it absolutely nails the raspberry flavor. Mouth feel is thick and syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O - New Glarus really impresses me with these fruit beers. This is just the most honestly raspberry forward thing I've have ever had that wasn't an actual raspberry. Not as exciting as Serendipity but just as wonderful as the Belgian Red.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 02:01:53 | More by davey101
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RaulMondesi

California

4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rooty tooty fresh and fruity? This stuff? No way, no how! This stuff done be the real deal! Raul imagines that if his hippie ex girlfriend - who made her own kombucha - started brewing beer... Yep! Raspberry Tart!

I love this beer and I miss ya, girl, but lets be real: I'm wearing my shoes when I walk inside the house.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 00:46:26 | More by RaulMondesi
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark red/maroon with some thin lacing

S - Fruity, sugar, a bit tart. Some maltiness. LOTS of raspberry.

T - Sweet and fruity with a lot of sugar and a touch of tartness. Almost like fruit juice with a touch of alcohol and the slightest hint of hops. A bit malty in the aftertaste.

M - Sharp and heavily carbonated. Very easy drinking with its low ABV.

This beer really tastes like a raspberry tart. Unlike something like Lindemanns Frambois, this one still tastes like a beer and the hops and malts do come through. Great dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 01:42:06 | More by RoninTK3
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,245 ratings.