Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.9/5 rDev +12.4%
Bottle: Poured a deep red color fruit beer with a nice bubbly pink head with minimal retention. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries is just incredible and I could spend days just sniffing in my glass. Taste consisted of sweet fresh raspberry (not the chemical syrupy raspberry that are commonly used in fruit beers), slight tartness and a light acidic finish. Its a shame that I cannot obtain this beer more regularly over here.
08-17-2005 14:12:44 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev -0.7%
A big thanks to cvaypai for this bottle. Craig keeps on hooking it up with the Wisconsin goods.
A: The pour is a clear, dark, ruby/garnet color with little to no head.
S: Great raspberry aroma. There's a wonderful mix of tartness and sweetness. Maybe a bit of cranberry as well.
T: Like the nose, there is a great balance of tart and sweet raspberry. The flavor is not candy-like such as other fruit beers.
M: The body is medium and the level of carbonation is fairly low. Somehow, it works though.
T: Much, much more drinkable than the Wisconsin Belgian Red. The lack of cloying sweetness is quite a nice surprise and makes this beer very enjoyable.
01-01-2010 06:01:51 | More by womencantsail
4.58/5 rDev +5%
Appearance: Pours a murky, pinkish-brown body with a pink-hued, bubbly head.
Smell: Rich, fresh raspberry fruit aroma with a touch of tartness. Maybe a lil' bit of heaven added, too.
Taste: It's delish! Raspberry compote with just the perfect balance of pleasing sweetness and tartness. Small tinge of bitter and oak character serve as a reminder that you're not simply feasting on fresh juice. Finishes with a long, lingering fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Unrivaled drinkability. I can say, quite categorically, that New Glarus Raspberry Tart is a phenomenal, incredibly delicious beer. It's a damn shame all fruit beers can't be this good.
01-04-2009 20:57:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
A huge thanks to my friend Traci for getting this for me. Opened this over the weekend and shared it with a few close friends. The beer poured out as a nice clear looking ruby red color with a cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer floods the nose with a rush of fresh picked raspberries. There isn't too much else on the nose except for a light amount of tart funk, very light though and almost unnoticeable. The taste of the beer is sweet, it's loaded with raspberry flavors that dance on your taste buds leaving behind a tingling tartness behind. The beer finishes dry leaving you ready for the next sip. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied with a soft carbonation to it. Overall this is pretty much exactly what I was hoping for with this beer, I would enjoy this one over and over again. Very glad I got to have this and hope to have it again someday.
03-09-2012 05:25:38 | More by Knapp85
4.18/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
10-06-2010 15:58:40 | More by TMoney2591
4.33/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap at Hideaway in Chaseburg, WI. Served in a Lindemans flute. This was the scene: Country on the stereo, sitting under a Nascar neon, with some contractor dudes eating lunch at the bar, giving me the stink eye. I luckily survived, and here's a review (from notes).
Crimson brown, pinkish white foam, ok retention.
Some carbonation visible in the glass.
Seedy raspberry aroma, lightly sweet with traces of natural cherry and raspberry juice.
Lightly tart, 2/10 on the sour scale. A clearly defined raspberry flavor, sweet and juicy, very effervescent. Very lightly puckering, but the sweetness comes in and extinguishes any trace of sourness. Nice balance. One is enough to savor.
07-24-2010 06:18:33 | More by emerge077
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
A - Poured out a clear, very bubbly, deep red color with a small, pink, fizzy head. It left no lace.
S - It smelled of sweet raspberries. That's about it, but it was a very good aroma.
T - It tasted very sweet and of great raspberry flavor. Really an amazing taste.
M - It was very crisp and fizzy with a slightly dry finish. A light bodied beer.
D - This is really rich and full of flavor. This truly is an amazing brew.
04-09-2009 01:52:37 | More by zeff80
4.47/5 rDev +2.5%
Appearance: Murky, turbid purple with a frothy purple head and sticky purple lace. I find it hard to believe that there are raspberries in this beer.
Smell: Raspberries, both sweet and sour, and nothing else. Perhaps this is one-dimensional, but it's one highly enjoyable dimension.
Taste & mouthfeel: Fresh raspberries, syrupy sweet but never cloying. Juicy and thick, yet remarkably refreshing. The finish is puckering and mildly sour, but ultimately clean.
03-30-2008 21:57:16 | More by largadeer
4.53/5 rDev +3.9%
A beautiful reddish body with a purpleish cast is capped by a short head of pink foam that quickly receeds to a thin collar and leaves little lacing about the glass. Fresh raspberries greet you in the nose and beckon you to take a sip! It's delicately effervescent carbonation tickles the tongue; and its medium body gives some girth to its sweet and tart flavors. The raspberry is quite authentic, and it's so juicy and puckeringly tart-sweet that you'd think you were drinking delicately carbonated raspberry juice! It finishes dry with a wash of acidity and some residual, lingering raspberry flavor. This is quite amazing, and it easily matches the intensity of some of the sweeter versions of raspberry lambic from Belgium. Brilliant!
05-15-2005 21:46:36 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev -8.3%
Acquired via from fogdog courtesy of the 2009 Secret Bunny BIF, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 750ml wax-sealed bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright pinkish purple color, with a thin pink head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is all raspberries as you would expect and is very strong.
T: The taste is very tart and sour up front with the strong raspberry flavor. There's a little bit of sweetness that creeps in along with faint touches of wheat and hops. The malt character is thin on-target for this type of beer. The after-taste is sour.
M: Very crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Tasty especially if you're into the raspberry flavor, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, although I'm not a big lambic fan, this beer is right up there with the better lambics, sours and wine-like beers that I've had.
04-30-2009 02:28:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.63/5 rDev +6.2%
An impressive looking champagne magnum that is waxed on the top.
Appearance: Murky red colour, looks like puréed raspberries. Light fizzy head give a champagne crackle.
Smell: Big aroma of freshly macerated raspberries. Very sweet yet enough fruity tartness as well.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Bam! Raspberries! Every corner your taste buds turn more raspberries. The tartness is right in balance with the sweetness of the fruit. Fizzy crisp mouth feel, sweet on the palate with some graininess within. A very faint alcohol also leads down the beer trail.
Notes: A perfect tasting fruit beer, real fruit! This is my top pick for an early afternoon brunch tipple.
11-30-2003 03:26:04 | More by Jason
4.78/5 rDev +9.6%
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!
07-27-2008 02:33:12 | More by russpowell
4.53/5 rDev +3.9%
Picked up a bottle at Discount Liquors last time I was in Milwaukee - served it with my mom's apple crisp at Xmas dinner.
A - Beautiful ruby red color with a thin pinkish head that dissipates quickly. Bubbles lazily rise from the bottom - it looks kind of like soda, except for the small amount of lacing. It's hard to compare as I don't have a real frame of reference for fruit beer - it doesn't even really look like a kriek.
S - Fresh raspberries, and all that entails. Some sweetness, some tartness - it's obviously sweetened with sugar or malt, as pure raspberry juice doesn't have this potency of scent.
T - Initial taste is pure raspberry, but you get some hop bitterness at the back of the palate. As someone who loves raspberries this is as good as it gets - it actually tastes like the fruit (or jam), and not like the phony raspberry flavor found in gum, etc. The taste is tarter than the smell, which keeps it from getting sickeningly sweet after a while.
M - Medium body, sticky, with a nice amount of carbonation. It's also got the dry crispness that I get from lambics - reminds me a little of La Folie. It leaves that too much candy mouthfeel after a while, for which I don't totally care.
D - At 4%, and with such incredible flavor, this is the perfect beer for dessert spreads. I could drink a bottle by myself and be totally fine with that - although I'd probably want to brush my teeth afterward!
This stuff is awesome - seek it out via trade if you can't hit up Wisconsin yourself.
12-25-2008 23:54:14 | More by MasterSki
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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