Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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world-class

3,062 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,062
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,061
Gots: 621 | FT: 62
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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:
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%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark crimson red/brown color with a fluffy pink head and nice lacing, into a chalice. Big wafts of fresh raspberry and not much else, but it smells fresh, fruity and interesting. Wonderful on the nose. Sweet, tart, fresh raspberry flavor, sweetness somewhat cloying, but wouldn't expect less from this style. Goes down very smooth, light on the carbonation. So sweet, I couldn't see drinking more than a glass at a time. Excellent Lambic style brew that goes great with a nice big salad on a warm summer day.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split with the wife, received from Viggo - thanks for the treat man. Reminder to self: I owe him for this one!

Pours a pink hued ruddy red color with a head that looks like berry-juice soaked graham cracker crumbs. Has some staying power and leaves spots of lacing down the glass. Perfect.

Same as with the Belgian Red, it's all about the fruit. Fresh raspberries, sweet with a good handful of not-quite-ripe berries thrown in. Picked and squeezed into the bottle.

Taste has a nice tartness right off the bad, induces a
slight pucker and burst of excitement in the mouth. A boatload of raspberries follow, a light sweetness mingles throughout, a hint of lemons and perhaps just the teensiest bit of funk and earthiness. Spritzy carb but not overdone.

New Glarus has nailed this fruit style down and produced two fine, fine beers. I think I pick this one over the Red, seemed less sweet, a little more pucker, a little less cloying - though I still think a bottle to myself would be more than enough and I would need to move on to other things - I just feel like there could be another dimension added that would make this even better, a bit more funk perhaps. The marvel of it all, though, is how they pack so much flavor and keep it under 5%. World-class beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to badbeer for this trade a DLD last year.

A ton of carbonation sticking to the edges of the glass at first creates an inch of tan head that fades to a skim in just a couple of minutes. Body is a very deep brown with a bit of a murky hue. A fragrent nose brings about thoughts of raspberry chewy candy and a bit of candied malt. Enters the mouth with a long creamy tart feel. Notes of crisp apples, fresh raspberries, and even end a nice mellow malty sweetness is faint on the end of the palate. A very lengthy fresh sour feel is prominate on the finish and creates a pleasant mouthfeel. I speak a lot of the sour and tartness of this beer but it is not to harsh but well balanced with a touch of woodsy malt sweetness. Enjoyable for the style but drinkability says I still need to share the bottle with a friend. Another beer for the sour, tart brew fans.

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Photo of deereless
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Good layer of foam that dropped somewhat slowly to reveal a thin layer of spotty head, deep red to amber in color, a nice smattering of spots along the interior of the glass- 4.50, S: Intense raspberry on the nose, extremely fruity and sweet almost to the extreme, near duplicate to some of the premium framboise lambics, no noticeable hop aromas - 4.50, T: Like the nose there's a ton of raspberry on the palate and as the name indicates it's quite tart, extremely sweet, though my experience in lambics may be limited this is as good as any I've ever had, no discernible hops, the faintest sign of earthiness in the back of the beer, all around a stellar beer - 5.00, M: Mouth feel is quite silky and medium bodied - 4.50, D: An amazing beer, I thought I enjoyed the Belgian Red but Raspberry Tart is possibly a step ahead, I'm not sure if I could see myself buying another Belgian Framboise after this beer in terms of taste and price, try this beer - 5.00

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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So glad to find this during a trip to Georgia. Heard a lot of good things about this one. Let's give it a go. 22oz bottle...

A: A nice deep burgundy color that is perfectly clean. A large 1+ inch pinkish / purple head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.

S: I get some raspberry, rye, and some wheat upfront. I get some vanilla in the middle with some mild tart scents on the backend. Good.

T: I get a sweet intense raspberry upfront with a very well blended tartness on the palate. I then quickly get some cake-like breadiness that almost makes this taste like a raspberry white cake. I get some great strawberries, raspberries, and even some white grape on the backend. Very, very sweet! Good.

M: Full bodied with a great carbonation feel. A nice thick dessert like finish. Very good.

D: Once you get past the very sweet flavors, this goes down very good.

All in all, this is a great beer. Best of the style I have ever had. It truly does taste like a raspberry white cake dessert. This would be great blended with cheesecake or a nice thick dessert. Definitely good to try at least once if you're interested in the style.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled as often as possible at the 2009 GABF.

This is a beer that will leave you speechless, stunned, and maybe a little embarrassed. I lead a group of 7 on Thursday and at the end of the night this was the beer that the group enjoyed the most. As much as we loved the IPAs, the barrel-aged stout, the wild ales, this raspberry fruit beer had them all beat. For me, it was this and Cuvee de Tomme alone at the top.

You wouldn't think tart raspberries could be that amazing, but you would be wrong. An outstanding beer.

The fact that this doesn't take Gold home from the GABF every year is an indictment of their judging system. I mean...WTF?

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh man am I excited for this brew. Pours a deep maroon color with hints of brown, a three finger head of big bubbles that quickly dissolves to nothing...no lacing, no film, nothing...as a standard beer goes, not too great, but for what it is, it's appetizing as hell. Start with the smell: slightly sour raspberries, with some breadiness and wheat in there as well. Flavor is similar, and it's huge. Tons of raspberries, and tartness coming out as well. Starts off quite sweet on the front of the tongue, and then slowly shifts a more sour flavor. I'm going to echo what a few others said: the flavor isn't super complex, but if you're a fan of fruit beers (or raspberries in general), it's delicious. Body is fairly thin, and the carbonation is incredibly subtle, appearing only as a slight biting in the feel. It helps to round out the tartness, which flavor-wise, is also very subtle. This is really unique, and I am definitely a big fan, although I'm not sure how many I could have.

750 ml/$12.99/Wine Specialist

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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to demcorhip for this via trade!

A - Unbelievable. What a great looking beer. Pour a pint of fresh rasberries into a blender. Puree and magically have the seeds removed. Wash it across a top notch weizen and keep the red intact. I have no idea how else to describe it.

S - Solid sweet raspberries with an underlying hint of tart

T - Similar to the smell. Not cloying sweet but definitely a desert beer. It's like drinking amazingly tasty raspberries.

M - medium bodied, amazingly balanced and dry in the finish.

D - a great desert styled beer. A full bottle as a bit overwhelming for me in one sitting. It's great but that was a bit more raspberry than I'm used to at one time. I would split one with a friend next time around.

Definitely one you have to try!

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,062 ratings.