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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,869 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,869
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 585 | 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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Photo of Goliath
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my first trade with nflmvp. Thanks Steve.

This beer pours a dark ruby/purple like color and is fairly opaque with one finger of pink head sitting on top that receeds with no real lacing. The aroma is delicious, reminds me of raspberry jam. Strong ripe raspberry notes. The taste is pretty good. Ripe raspberry, slightly sweet too. I thought it would start to be a little cloying but did not seem to be that way. Some nice tart notes as well. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, slightly syrupy, and gently carbonated. Drinkability is high due to great flavors and low alcohol. It makes for a good dessert type beer. I will however recommend that this beer be shared with at least one other person, preferably more. I openned it to share with my girlfriend and she didn't want any. So I had to take out the 750 and found myself tired of it and slightly annoyed by the end. It was good, but by the end I was craving a more substantial beer. Had to have a weizenbock.

Goliath, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of M1A2
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

M1A2, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Anonymous1
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of BillHilly
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BillHilly, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Gosox8787
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presenatation: Large waxed and capped bottle poured into a tulip glass over multiple pours. Served only slightly chilled.

Appearance: Deep crimson red in color (almost the exact hue of red wine) with a little white lacing around.

Aroma: Fresh raspberries and a noticable tart acetic note. Very nice balance of fruit and tart notes.

Taste: The raspberries are obviously the highlight here. They are a lot sweeter than I thought they would be originally be. Really tart berry and lemon notes on the back end too. Clean finish. Beautiful balance of the sweet and tart here again.

Mouthfeel: A nice light body with plenty of carbonation like a fine champagne. Matches the feel of this beer perfectly.

Drinkability: I finished a bottle no problem and I could probably have more at this ABV. A remarkable amount of flavor punched into this ABV, but also so much balance. I could sip this all night.

Overall, a great fruit beer from New Glarus. Nothing like anything I've had before, but still delicious. Great balance and the effervescence really make this beer feel like something special. Highly recommended.

Gosox8787, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of bluckbeyes
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bluckbeyes, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -8.3%

qcbrewer, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of samie85
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes; originally 6/18/10.

A-Pours a deep, reddish grape juice color with a crisp, white, tightly bubbled head.

S-Tart, raspberry with some grain and light malt notes.

T-Tart, ripe and delicious acidic raspberry and finishes with slightly acidic, almost sour, dry character.

M-Really well carbonated, slightly slick, and on the light side of medium bodied.

D-Another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. As always, not cloying, just the balance of sweet and tart. Way too easy to polish off a bottle of this.

samie85, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of lunarbrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

lunarbrew, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Ncpogs
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Ncpogs, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Winter
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle. Red wax dripped over its cap and neck. I grabbed a champagne flute and began pouring. The color is a dark purple-maroon with a bubbly pink head. Plenty of effervescent bubbles are noticable in the body. The sweet nose is all raspberry with the slightest hint of wood. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation. Sweet honest jammy raspberry flavor is noticed initially. A tartness arrives about midway through to add some balance to the overall sweetness. The oak aging is detected a bit in the flavor and adds a nice subtle touch of complexity to it. Hopping in minimal. Lightly dry and crisp finish.

I'm a big fan of raspberry flavor and this is a great dessert beer. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the Belgian Red, but it is still a very good ale. Worthy of its 2003 Silver Medal placing at the GABF.

Winter, Oct 17, 2003
Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

taospowder, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruby red, slight haze, with two fingers of mauve head that soon dissipates to a scant fog.

Smell -- Red raspberries, pure and simple.

Taste -- the flavor of raspberries is even bolder than in the nose. Sweet and tart matched very well. Finish is tart, with a lingering fresh raspberry flavor.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, slick, a bit syrupy with moderate prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- I knew this was going to be good, but not this good! Rich, deep raspberry flavor on every inch of the tongue. It's so intense and flavorful that it may be daunting to finish a bottle, but it's hard to hold that against it. For those who don't think they care for 'fruit beers,' this will change your mind.

yeahnatenelson, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of marburg
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fruit beer: These guys do it right.

The beer itself is over-the-top and its flavors remarkably potent. But that's a good thing. Dessert in a bottle. If you're expecting anything less than raspberry syrup, don't bother. But if you ARE expecting pure raspberry, sugary goodness, this is your beer.

Deeep red. Burgandy, even. Glints of crimson show through when held to the light. The aroma of raspberries simply eminates from this beer. Obviously sweet but mouth wateringly tart -- hardly uber-sour in the vein of a true lambic, but certainly acidic enough for any drinker to take notice.

And the flavor? I'll let you know when I'm done picking the bits of raspberry out of my teeth and scraping the sugar off my tongue. Big carbonation. Spritzy and delightful.

Something this intense is bound to be somewhat controversial and subject to very subjective judgements. Just walk away if you don't like the fruit equivalent of an "extreme beer." But coming running full steam ahead if you dig raspberries or "dessert" beers. Because this is IT.

marburg, Mar 16, 2004
Photo of Docrock
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Docrock, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of ari32
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ari32, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of korguy123
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into tulip. Special thanks to biglobo8971 for this.

A- Dark red pour with a little brown in the mix, half finger tight bubble off white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Raspberries and strawberries right up front, with some rhubarb and cinnamon in the back. There is a touch of dough in there making it smell like a fresh baked pie.

T- Tart raspberries, sweet strawberries and cherries with a touch of rhubarb. There is a slight spice in the finish. Makes your cheeks tingle.

M- Light side of medium body, a touch syrupy, carbonation is low.

O- This is very good, should probably have split it but I'm selfish like that lol. The syrupy feeling makes it feel a little heavier than it is but you get past it really quickly.

korguy123, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Hendrick24, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of GuttaMane138
5/5  rDev +14.7%

GuttaMane138, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kkipple
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these in trades at Dark Lord Day 08. Have been jonesing for Raspberry T since I had a tiny sip months before - it blew my mind then and I knew I had to acquire some! It's good to finally crack one with friends....

Pours an absurdly thick, dense blood-orange red with a deep pink head that foams up and subsides to ring the edge of my glass. Leaves some spotty uneven lacing. Looks like liquid jam. Really.

Ok. This smells absolutely unreal. Fresh picked sour raspberries and rich, lush fruit sugar explode into my nose... I feel like I'm smelling raspberry concentrate. There's a hint of noble hop and a slight sour yeast note, but 90% of this is just variations on fruity sour raspberries and sugar. I cannot believe how succulent this smells. You really just have to experience it for yourself. Exceptional is the word here.

The raspberry assault continues on into my mouth; even the slightest sip knocks your senses for a loop with distilled berry flavor, all tarted up and sexy in a deep red dress... ugh, this is stupendous -- if you like raspberries. It's intense, and shockingly only 4%. There's an upfront sugar sweetness but it soon gives way into a lovely tart sourness that finishes with a lingering fresh berry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is pretty darn perfect for this, a little thick and sticky with a spritzy carbonation level that reminds one of fizzy cider. Goes down easy and leaves a wonderful dry berry calling card. You can drink this one cool or let it warm, it's great either way.

New Glarus has an amazing fruit beer here - one of the best I've had and I've had a few. Raspberry Tart is simply world-class and you should try it. You'll cry when the bottle is empty, but it must be done!

kkipple, May 01, 2008
Photo of Buebie
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Milwaukee last weekend for $9.99

The red wax dipped bottle was poured into a snifter, semi rigorous pour produces about a half inch light pink fizzy head.
Quickly dissipating to leaves a small collar that slowly goes away.
Color on the beer is a glowing transparent ruby red.
Aroma is stunning, a tart bursting of juicy raspberries.
Juicy sweet delicious fresh picked berries, very distant grassy hops mixing with a touch of grains, but mostly overcome by berries.
Taste is pretty much the sa,e with more tartness from the fruit, a kiss of wood. finishing with mild bittering tart berries and drying out. Feel is crisp and clean and just a small amount of slick feel through the swallow. I'm guessing this is saliva as my mouth is watering as I drink this.

The Gummy Bears cartoon, meets beer on this one.

Buebie, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

theminutemen, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -8.3%

jakea, Jan 13, 2014
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,869 ratings.