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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,590 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,590
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,006
Gots: 528 | FT: 54
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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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-31-2014 15:10:47 | More by qcbrewer
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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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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-26-2014 21:34:08 | More by sammyg832
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nataku00

California

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

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark scarlet red, that looks more rusty brown when held up to a light. Slightly hazy with half a finger of off white soapy head that quickly dissipates to a thin film and collar. A few bubbles here and there, but not too carbonated.

Very fruity aroma, big red berries as expected from a raspberry beer. Sweet raspberry and cherry with a bit of astringency. More floral aromas come out as the beer warms a bit as well.

Taking a sip, ripe sweet raspberry explode on your tongue. A bit of grape and apple skin astringency balances out the sweetness very nicely. A bit of biscuit flavor mid tongue and light floral flavors. Finish is somewhat dry, with just a bit of astringent and sweet raspberry lingering lightly on the back of the tongue.

Light body with crisp refreshing carbonation. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 03:13:36 | More by nataku00
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-08-2013 20:18:30 | More by scottwurst
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -14%

01-14-2014 18:17:39 | More by vandemonian
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-02-2012 05:00:02 | More by BYOFB
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.2%

05-26-2013 03:12:56 | More by Rihup
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was somewhat underwhelmed by this beer. Had it at a bottle-share and loved it, so I traded for it in order to try again. Second time around, was just not happy. Way too sour/vinegary, with little to no raspberry (tart) sweetness. Would like to try one more time just to see if I got a bad batch, otherwise I'll pass on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 16:58:42 | More by alysmith4
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marct

Nevada

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-11-2011 00:07:48 | More by marct
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep red, with head that fades to nothing.

Smells very strongly of berry --- raspberry and a little cranberry.

Taste is all raspberry. Sneaks up on you and then BAM. Aftertaste of raspberry as well. A bit of a mild grainy taste somewhere in there keeps it slightly beery. Could not taste more like a raspberry.

Mouthfeel creamy, very carbonated.

There is a limit to how much of this I could drink at once, due to sheer sweetness. But it's really an amazing dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 04:31:31 | More by Strix
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-hazy amber body with a thin white head
S- very tasty raspberry smell that really invites me in. Delisously fruity.
T-alot like it smells. Very sweet and fruity. The best of the night so far.
M-light bodied and smooth. Nice after taste
T-very drinkable. Wish I had a lot more.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 00:25:40 | More by brew3crew
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-26-2013 00:26:54 | More by Mikeypnh
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-01-2013 19:13:15 | More by BUNZILLA
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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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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to my friends who brought this back from Wisconsin with them!

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into two small chalices. The bottle's neck was dipped in wax, though to what end I'm not sure.

Pours a plum red, with a minimal creme colored head that clings around the rim of the glass. The light glints beautifully through the beer, looking like a garnet.

Has a fruity, malty aroma, with plenty of raspberry, strawberry and cherry smells. The fruity smell is quite sweet, but not overly so.

Starts fruity sweet but not cloyingly so; there's a fair amount of raspberry tart to balance out the fructose. Honeysuckle, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry combine for a fair amount of sweet fruit, tempered by a growing tartness from the raspberry that ends slightly sour, but not bitter.

Light to medium bodied, with enough tart bite to pucker the mouth a bit.

A very nice and easy drinking fruit beer, this is second only to Blushing Monk for as far as being a well balanced tart fruit beer. Definitely a must try for the fruit beer crowd

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 23:07:20 | More by TheHoppiest
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-29-2014 22:35:49 | More by DanGeo
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

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

Thanks to Kevin (kmpitz2) for waiting until I was around for this beer! 750mL bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep purple-red color with one finger of light pink head. There's a bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell is full of sweet raspberry aromas. There's just a hint of sourness, but it's mostly sweet overall. The taste is very very sweet. Lots of raspberry flavor coming through. There's some tart flavors in there as well. A very fresh flavor. The mouthfeel is very thick and heavy. The drinkability is damn good, especially since it's only 4%. A nice fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 22:36:34 | More by SheepNutz
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Vdubb86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this with me after getting it on our jaunt up to Wisconsin.

This beer as expected pours a nice ruby red color with the slightest of pink head on the surface that fades away rather swiftly. The smell is of tart raspberries (surprised? I know!). It may actually be my imagination, but I believe in the tail end i smell a buttery character. The combined smell is of a nice raspberry pie. The taste, well, I'm fairly certain I'm not drinking beer, but the label says that I am. The flavor obviously consists of raspberries, now the good thing about it is that it doesn't taste of the raspberry extract that many brewers use. It tastes of real raspberries and that is to its credit, you can definitely taste the difference. The mouthfeel is a little too syrupy for my liking, but it does carbonate well. The drinkability for me faded rather quickly. What started as something easy to drink got progressively harder, for it seemed the beer grew more sour on the palate. The caveat is that I'm not a fruit beer guy. If you are, go for it, this is a pretty good creation.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 06:04:18 | More by Vdubb86
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-13-2013 20:52:15 | More by weonfire
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MrVonzipper

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-16-2013 00:23:54 | More by MrVonzipper
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Steve D for hooking this up via a trade. New Glarus Raspberry Tart. How I love thee.

What's yet to be determined is whether this deeply red hued translucent brew sitting underneath a half finger head can top its sister Belgian Red. I know one thing though. It's freakin' fantastic. The tartness of the raspberries comes out in the nose, but wallops in the taste. Hitting that fine line of medicinal and overly sweet, this one peeks at both, and then comes back to being beer. Most certainly tart, most certainly raspberry, the brew is well carbonated and smooth despite all of its sweetness. That makes it medium in the mouth without getting in the way of enjoying it quickly. But why would you? You'd be missing everything about it worth savoring.

I wish I had this on hand year round. But I'd have to move to Wisconsin to do it. So for now I'll try to appreciate New York's trash while remembering this treasure.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 04:08:19 | More by afksports
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-19-2012 08:40:19 | More by CarolinaKev
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-20-2011 07:14:59 | More by Diomede
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-09-2013 21:26:44 | More by wiltznucs
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,590 ratings.