Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,349
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,147
Gots: 738 | FT: 87
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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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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured an utterly opaque crimson and plumb that had the murkiness of tomato juice. The head consisted of just a few neat looking wisps.

Smells of tart and juicy raspberries with a slight pinch of salt, saltine crackers with a delicate sugary sweetness in the background.

Tastes of big tart raspberries with a solid orange juice fruitiness. There’s also an earthy honey sweetness coupled with a milky creaminess that adds incredible depth to this one.

The mouth feel is creamy and smooth with a crisp, tingly micro-carbonation. Sip on!

I could drink this all night. I must say, this one sat in my cellar for nine months and that too a bit of the tart edge off. I highly recommend sitting on this one for a little bit as it drastically improves in just a short period of time.

Photo of westweasel
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle, purchased at the Woodmans in Kenosha.

The color is a deep, ruby red, with a 1/2 in. pink head of foam that
dissapated quickly. The aroma is very strong, the wonderful smell
of tart rasberries.

The taste is delicious. The main flavor is strong tart rasberries, just like
the aroma. There is some sweetness too, and just a little bit of hops to
give a snap of bitterness at the end of the swallow. The mouthfeel is not
what I expected. With this scent, I was almost expecting a rasberry puree -
chunky with little rasberry seeds. This was not the case at all. The mouthfeel is
full but smooth.

This beer is very drinkable. The bottle suggests drinking from a champaign
flute. I recommed a shaker glass and drinking deeply. (This would probably
go really well with a chocolate dessert.)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A raspberry smoothie. Pinked blood body. Bubbly pink head.

Aroma: Big tart raspberries. Pungent and aromatic.

Taste: Raspberries. It is what it is. More importantly, it is what it tries to be.

Mouthfeel: Tart, this batch more than some in the past. Middle has a sugary sweetness but overall tartness dominates. Body is very full.

Drinkability: Ok. The tartness and high sugar content gets to me after a few glasses.

I rarely drink the Raspberry Tart out of a strong preference for its big sister Belgian Red but it’s still a nearly perfectly crafted beer.

Photo of supercolter
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance is kind of a dark cherry color, looks very heavy. Not a lot of head or lacing. Smell is very good, very tart fruit smell (raspberry, imagine that), with maybe a bit of grape. Taste is quite good as well, very fruity and heavy, just not quite as good as the Belgian Red, so I couldn't give the 5 here. Drinkability is exceptional, its heavy but goes down easy.

Photo of BillyB
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a phenomenal beer! I just tried it along with the Wisconsin Belgian Red and I have to say they are the two best fruit beers I've ever had. But This is about the Raspberry Tart.

Beautiful ruby red/purple color.

The most pleasant aroma of raspberry.

Flavor is fruity raspberry with a nice tart tingly mouthfeel, light bodied, crisp and incredibly refreshing.

I gave it a 3.5 for drinkability only because (like a lot of fruit beers) the sweetness or tartness is too much for more than one or two. Especially in a 750 ml!

Photo of Westsidethreat
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a champagne flute

A: Ruby pomegranite color with a tint of baked raspberry. Crystal clean. Nice tight light pink head.

S: Rose hip perfume, raspberry pie and grape skin

T: Tart raspberry flavor. Not as sweet as I was scared it would be. Various ranges of raspberry including the seed and skin of the fruit. Extremely balanced and drinkable. Aftertaste has hints of sour green apple.

M: Dry yet silky. Medium full bodied with lots of tannins

D: Another good beer from New Glarus. A very nice balance for a fruit beer.

Photo of aforbes10
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was on my list of beers to try on our WI trip and it was the first one i found. Pours cloudy and pinkish-red with a pink head. Smells like freshly squeezed raspberry juice. tastes like raspberry wine but not really any flavor of alcohol. tartness is not overwhelming and the beer (if i can call it that) is quite pleasant as a dessert. not eminently drinkable because its too fruity and sweet, but prety delicious and one of the better fruit beers i've had.

Photo of hero27
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt 9 fl. oz green bottle with blood red wax coating the neck.

Made from Oregon raspberries that have been fermented in oak vats..sounds intriguing...

Deep, opaque garnet color with a pink sherbet head.
The raspberry aroma is just incredible..hard to explain, really. If you blindfolded someone, there'd be no way they'd think of beer upon smelling this creation. It's a fresh raspberry punch to the nose as soon as you open the bottle.
The name certainly nails it..the tartness is unrelenting. The bold sweetness of the raspberry adds another dimension of flavor that creates a bittersweet, sour finish..it takes a few sips to get used to (or shock your tastebuds into submission), but it pays off with a simply mouthwatering result. Very crisp mouthfeel with exceptionally lively carbonation. The full-on, sugary sweet raspberry flavor may make it hard for someone to drink an entire bottle by themselves, but other than that, this brew has few flaws.

Damn, these guys at New Glarus know their fruit beers.. Thanks again to badbeer for picking this one up for me.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Similar in nature to the Belgian Red, except with raspberries instead of cherries. I'd hate to know how much fruit is in each bottle. The beer just explodes with raspberry color, aroma, flavor, and tartness. Sweet, tart, and thickness to the point that it's hard to drink. Sip maybe, but not drink. Belly-aching sweet. Still the flavors and aromas are flawless. Juicy, ripe, rich and full. The beer has a lingering raspberry sweetness that goes on for days. Though I like the beer, it's a little over-bearing and could stand more beer-like qualities. I'm looking for a bit more vineous, woodsy, barley, hop, and drinkability--just a little more dimension.

Photo of hoppymeal
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The raspberry aromas waft up almost as soon as I open this. Smells of sweet raspberry jam, and like some kind of raspberry-lemonade. Pours blood colored with pink lacing. The tartness comes thru more in the taste and quickly follows the sweet raspberry flavor. An effervescent like carbonation, like a sparkling wine, tingles on the tongue and hits in the back of the throat. Not an everyday drinker, this bottle is definitely one I would share, but well balanced flavors and a great experience.

Photo of granger10
3.71/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite an odd one. Pours a hazy pinkish reddish color with only a smaller pink head that reduces quite quickly. Aroma is all raspberry. Really freshly picked raspberry. It's very aromatic too. Taste begins with a bit of raspberry skin tartness but soon the juices flow out. Really sweet, fruit gusher like, juice. The tartness is there but is overmatched by the juicy sweetness this raspberry drink offers. More carbonation, alcohol, anything please. Only the slighest hints of wheat and hops make there way in and really that's only when the beer warmed up on my second glass. A sticky acidic twinge finishes off this beer. Unusual, fruity, high quality in certain aspects but not so high quality in others.

Photo of Sephiroth
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to sprinkle for the bottle. Pours a murky, brownish maroon. Head quickly recedes. Smells of fresh, sweet, buttery raspberries, and there is a faint barnyard scent.

Taste is of sweet, only slightly tart raspberries, and some pale, maybe crystal malt. Lively, effervescent mouthfeel, thick, like they pureed the hell out of some raspberries and put them in this beer. Along with New Glarus' Wisconsin Belgian Red, this is the best fruit beer I've ever had.

Photo of VoodooBrew
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Redish-brown in color, this superb beer features strong raspberry on the nose. There's also the suggestion of cough medicine, a hint of malt lies underneath. The flavor of partly spicy fresh fruit bursts forth onto the palate. There's a medium tartness mid-palate. Tastes kind of like raspberry cider. This beer finishes with a mild acidity that makes its way down the throat. I must say this is one of the better fruit beers I've had.

Photo of mynie
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark raspberry puree red. Yummy red. Mouth watering. If I was some sort of monkey and I saw this color in nature I would know that whatever it was would be good to eat. Opaque.

Deep raspberry odor. Very sour, very tart, and a definite kick of lambic yeast. Good, but not as insane-o good as the Belgian Red.

Oh that's tasty. Like a raspberry fruit roll up. Or actually, more like a handful of raspberries along with some Belgian yeast in the back.

This is like perfectly alcoholic fruitjuice. Wonderful.

Photo of BadBadger
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truely amazing accomplishment. This fanatastic beverage pours a wonderful dark raspberry color. The head is off-white with raspberry tints. The smell leaves absolutely no doubt to the contents of this extremely delightful brew. The taste is complex, yet at the same time simple-it is RASPBERRY! This is a beer to be searched out and savored. There is no room for improvement (except perhaps larger bottles). This is the standard to which all others will strive. A wonderful drink for any occasion (but be sure to save a bottle or two for the holidays). Enjoy!

Photo of bennetj17
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blood red, cloudy, dark, with a hint of violet. No head, barely any carbonation. Smell is a strong, sweet raspberry flavor, fresh and inviting. Tastes like semi-sweet raspberries at first, the tartness is not what I expected, but the finish does carry a nice tang. Slightly acidic, it becomes more drinkable as you go along. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, carbnonation is low. It is very comparable to a lightly carbonated fruit juice on the palate. Drinkablity is nice. The alcohol is low, and it keeps improving over time giving it staying power...

Photo of Jredner
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured like something from my smoothie maker. Gloppy fruit juice thick with a rich red/raspberry color and even had a diminishing, thumb thick, tan head. Fore is a blast of sweet raspberry and as that fades a kind of grainy oatmeal/wheat maltiness appears that tastes a bit of oatmeal cakes and malt powder. The overall effect is like a fruitfilled cake with malt powder sprinkled on it. This is so fantastic tasting that it is a little hard to believe. While the raspberry flavors are amazing what turly endears me toward the beer is the far aftertaste which is so malty and oat/wheat cake wholesome that it make me feels like a little kid trying a sweet treat for the first time. Truly and amazing creation.

Photo of Zorro
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled through the efforts of Murrayswine and UTBIF Thanks a million!

Large green champagne style bottle sealed with wax.

Beer pours a clouded reddish violet colored beer with a red pink head.

Smell is intense deep fresh raspberries! Nicely sweet and tart in scent this beer just screams RASPBERRIES at you. Lesser scents of wood and fruit pulp, needless to say if you don't like raspberries you have no reason to want this beer.

Taste is intense sweet and tart raspberries and we are not talking about a flavor on top of an ale flavor either! Super INTENSE raspberry flavor to the exclusion of all other tastes. There is a flavor of salt to this one too something like a Gose that just accentuates the basic flavor something like the way it works in ice cream or sherbets. Very tart beer that lives up to its name and it could give some sweeter Framboise Lambics a run for their money in the tartness department. I don't like most Lambics because of the vinegar taste they have from acetic acid but this is different, more like a Berliner Weiss. Additional flavors of wood or bitter seed pulp are in this too but it is all about the fruit.

Mouthfeel is quite thick it seems like there is a great deal of fruit pulp and pectin left in this as if it would only take a little heat and sugar to turn this into raspberry marmalade.

Really tasty beer that would go great with sweet desserts or sour salads or fruit glassed meats or drink this as a dessert all by itself! A great choice of beer for a brunch menu.

Photo of Brewfan
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cooperrip for sharing this bottle with me.
Poured into non-descript brandy snifter.
Poured a hazy, bloodied-raspberry purple. Minimal pinkish head with some slight lacing .
Aroma of fresh raspberry puree. Quite sweet on the nose. Reminded me of a Flintstone raspberry sherbet push-up from when I was a kid. Man I love those things.
Taste of fresh raspberry puree. Quite sweet on the tongue with some tartness for a decent balance.
Really, it's a medium carbonated raspberry puree in a bottle.
No hops, no malt. Just raspberries. Medium mouthfeel, and a bit cloying. Quite tasty, but I don't think I'd be able to drink an entire bottle myself.

Photo of DeaconBluez
3.15/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a deep rapsberry color. it almost looks a a raspberry smoothie. it is very thick looking. head disapates rather quickly. leaves some lacing.

smell is of very tart raspberries.

taste is of chocolate and coffee...wait no...i am just kidding. it is very tart and very rapsberry-ish

i don't think i need to go on much further.i think you get the idea here. RAPSBERRIES!!! this is not a beer for people that don't like fruit type beers.

Photo of slyke
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another winner from New Glarus. Being a fan of their Spotted Cow and Wisconsin Belgian Red, I had to give this one a try. It is another tasty beer from this brewery.

Appearance: This beer pours a purple-red raspberry color with a similarly colored head.

Smell: The aroma of this beer is heavily laden with raspberries as you might expect.

Taste: The flavor is also heavy with raspberries. The flavor is not a traditional "beer" taste, but that is not a downfall. The raspberry sweetness and tartness are natural, not syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light in mouthfeel, it is appropriate for the flavoring of the beer.

Drinkability: While I like the Wisconsin Belgian Red better, this is a very tasty beverage. It is one to break out for a special occasion.

Photo of DrZarkov
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing that will catch your attention with this beer is the amazing smell. It smells like raspberry jam, but with a wheaty hint to it. It's quite sweet, but not in the same way as fruit flavored malt beers. Its a much more natural kind of sweetness and so it not over powering even for those who are not too keen on sweeter beers.

Photo of bashiba
1.82/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Absolutely the most disgusting looking beer I have ever poured into a glass. A strange combination that looks like some sort of off purple mudd. A very light amount of carbonation to let you know that it is beer, but just barely.

Smells exactly like a bowl of raspberry Ice Cream, probably the highest quality of this beer.

Taste is a very sour raspberry flavor, no real beer flavors in a normal sense to speak of, no hop prescence no malts detectable at all.

Mouthfeel is suprisingly thin for a beer that looks so thick.

Drinkability is terrible, taste more like a bad can of sour raspberry soda than beer. I don't think I would even call it beer. Couldn't even finish it.

Photo of jamesdergen
3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a murky, very opaque beet red with no head. Looks like vegetable juice of some sort...

Smell: 100% fresh, tart raspberries. Nice.

Taste: The name says it all. Big time fresh raspberry flavor that is more tart than it is sweet, which I like. It really doesn't taste like beer at all. I don't think there is anything else to pick up in the way of flavor... It's like getting punched in the mouth by a bunch of fresh raspberries!

Mouthfeel: Very fizzy and the sweetness/tartness is a bit much at times. Very sour aftertaste that leaves the mouth very dry and kinda sticky.

Drinkability: Hard to drink more than a sip at a time. Too thick, sweet and tart to drink more quickly, but I don't think this beer was intended to be more than a sipper.

Nice dessert beer. You might want to find someone to share a bottle with, it is a bit too sweet and tart for me to take down a whole bottle. If you live in the area, it's worth picking up.

Photo of MuddyFeet
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another nice beer supplied by DirtyLou.

Poured a blood red in color with a pretty pink head that receded to around the edges of the glass. Actually poured kind of like syrup.

Nose is all raspberries. Very sweet.

Flavor is an even bigger whallop of what I got from the nose. V ery sweet raspberries that quickly becomes tart. Very cloying flavor that never really recedes.

Feels like my tastebuds are standing up. A bit puckering but too sweet for it to be over the top. Bit syrupy.

Great beer, but the whole bottle was awfully tart for one person alone.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,349 ratings.