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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,990 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,990
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,048
Gots: 599 | FT: 56
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Docrock, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of joepais
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to Ughsmash for this wonderful brew

The bottle poured into my flute glass produced a quickly dissipating purple head. The body was a murky dark burgundy red

Aromas of raspberry along with raspberry and did I mention raspberry

Flavors of raspberry not overly sweet or tart a nice balance the carbonation was enough to clean the tongue and keep it light and drinkable

It is a dessert brew for sure the drinkability should be taken as such .It is a great way to finish of a great meal.

If it was in smaller bottles and more available to me I would love to try cooking with this brew

joepais, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of GuttaMane138
5/5  rDev +14.7%

GuttaMane138, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

browniewithnuts, May 13, 2013
Photo of cdkrenz
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a flute the brew's colors transition from those of apple juice to peach to cider and then at the top a translucent reddish brown. Very nice looking body with a head that started out around a half inch tall and is left to leave only the ring at the glass line with wisps scattered and spiraling.

S - It smells of a tart apple and grape combination. Very nice and very inviting.

T - Moderately tart without a real strong presence of the raspberry, by which I'm impressed. This is a very well done flavor grouping and nothing really overwhelms. The only thing keeping this from passing the "good" mark is the moderate tart flavor, I would appreciate a bit more.

M - Very mildly abrasive and quite dry in the finish.

~ This is a great dessert brew with its tart and light character. I would and have recommend this beer to my friends.

cdkrenz, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

qcbrewer, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jimmah120, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Gatch
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Gatch, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Stigs
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

acquired this 750ml bottle via a trade with BA user BigDank...served in champaigne flutes alongside some Raspberry Bella Vitano cheese (aged in this very beer!) from Sartori

A - the quarter inch of loose bright white foam on top very quickly fizzled to just a tiny ring around the glass, sitting on top of a beautiful, cloudy purple-ish/red liquid with lots of active bubbles

S - fresh raspberries with an added sweet tart kick, some underlying oakyness or vanilla subtley beneath it all

T - loads of tart, sweet, and tangy raspberries attack every corner of the mouth...walks that fine line between tart and sour and does so quite gracefully. nice oak, wood, vanilla sweetness underneath carries the fruit.

M - bold and prickly carbonation, thinly bodied (as expected). flavors come through with a great crispness and character.

D - hand down one of the best fruit beers out there, the only thing that possibly topped this was the cheese we were eating with it. wish i had a third or fourth person to split this with as it was a bit wearing after awhile. nicely done!

Stigs, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kodt, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -8.3%

jakea, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

taospowder, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

gueuzegossage, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Jordy777
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jordy777, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of laxer8811
5/5  rDev +14.7%

laxer8811, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

JimGlonke, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

lunarbrew, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of beergeek279
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a St. Bernardus goblet. The color is a grape juice purple, with a bubbly white head. The smell is a nice raspberry. The taste is a very strong raspberry, with a very nice sourness to it, and very well-balanced...basically a lambic taste, and a good one at that. Mouthfeel is well-carbed and very syrupy. As for drinkability, could have a lot of these!

Wow...thanks to Bighuge for this bottle. A simply amazing dessert beer, something I could share with a date or with a non-beer lover. It's a shame this doesn't make it to PA, but I'd absolutely trade for this again!

beergeek279, Feb 01, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

pjkelley82, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Hendrick24, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jkane101, Mar 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

rjp217, May 11, 2014
Photo of dbossman
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red with a quickly dissipating head--to nothing; mild bubbling but mostly still; looks like cranberry juice

S: tart fruits: raspberries, apples, cranberries with faint cider and vinegar; quite vinous too--hard to tell this is beer

T: Sweet with a dry finish; loads of raspberries (and perhaps cranberry flavors too); slightly tart; this is a tasty dessert beer

F: Sticky with a medium body; really sticky all over the mouth

O: For a dessert beer this is awesome but the sweetness--though not cloying--does become slightly wearing

dbossman, Sep 12, 2011
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,990 ratings.