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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,214 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,214
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,114
Gots: 687 | FT: 77
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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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 04-21-2002

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.
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Ratings: 3,214 | Reviews: 875
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of roadhouse
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml shared with family by spointon. Mine was poured into a 4-6 oz.tasting glass.

The appearance was ruby red in color with a half inch pink head that dissipated very quickly. No lacing left behind.

The aroma was straight up raspberries, nice and fresh. They were struggling to be sweet and struggling to be tart, and the ensuing fight was quite delectable.

The taste is of course straight up fresh raspberries again. It began sweet and during the swallow it became increasingly tart, nearing a pucker at one point but stopping short. In a word, delicious.

Mouthfeel was very nice, it was fairly light but the carbonation level was perfect. Very drinkable, I could have a whole bottle of this in one sitting with no problems.

This has to be the best fruit beer that I've ever tried. Having had this the Wisconsin Belgian Red is next on my list. All I can say is New Glarus is the shit.

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

Finally got one! Thanks smurfbeer!

1 pt 9 fl oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. No bottle date to be found.

A: Hazy red body with a slightly pink thin head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge. Fizzy bubbles. Leaves legs as you swirl it around the glass.

S: Sweet raspberries (duh), some phenolic notes and Belgian yeast.

T: Sweet, but not sickly sweet. Crisp and tart. You can really taste fresh raspberries. Thankfully, not much of the phenols that I got in the nose.

M: Medium carb..softer than I expected. Just enough to tickle the tongue. This is balanced enough that you can actually drink a decent amount without it getting gross.

O: I think the lack of phenols and syrupy sweetness is what distances this from the lower quality framboise that I’ve had. An excellent treat.

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of wcudwight
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ruby red with a pale pink head. Think spotty lacing. Intense fresh raspberry aroma. This is the real thing here. Not extract. But how do they get the raspberries to smell so fresh? This is the best balanced beer between sweet and tart that I've ever had. The flavor isn't overly complex; it's really quite simple. Raspberries. What makes it amazing though is how it goes from sweet to tart, tart to sweet. It just plays with your tongue. The mouthfeel is wonderful. Silky smooth with lot's of lively carbonation. At only 4% and can finish the bottle easy and long for another.
Thanks Brewcrew!!

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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Raspberry pour (almost blood red) with a pink frothy head, looks like desert!

Smell: Raspberries, but a bit sweet and with a bit of twang. Not much else (this beer is a one trick pony, but intended to be thus).

Taste: Once again, raspberries with a sour twang. Perhaps just a hair sweeter than I would like. I prefer a good lambic, but this is a good beer for what it is. I wish I could put this on some ice cream. I feel like "sweet" should be in the title over "tart" however.

Mouthfeel: Not quite as thick or syrupy as Belgian Red. Sweet, but not sticky. It is velvety smooth though.

Drinkability: This one disappeared a bit faster than the Belgian Red did. A bit too sweet and fruity to want it very often or in quantity, but still a good and highly drinkable beer.

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4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark red raspberry color, topped with a thin red-tan film, leaves webs of lacing.
Like the name says, it smells like raspberries with a tart bite, light wheat.
Raspberry taste, nice tartness to offset the sweet malt and fruit, somewhat wine like. Not much hop presence.
Medium to full bodied, I tried it really cold like they suggested, but it's good when warmer it becomes more like a fruit wine than a beer at that point however.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has an enormous raspberry nose. After the pour I can smell raspberries with the glass sitting on the table a couple of feet away. It pours a raspberry red with a quickly dissipating pink tinted white cap. The palate is all raspberries with the light malt way in the background, starting with a light sweetness and the finishing lemony tart. The texture is very foamy - its highly carbonated but it is not harsh. It is just on the edge of Bartle's and James territory but it manages to step back from the precipice of falling into raspberry soda territory.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep red color, almost opaque, with a thin fizzy pale rustic red head that is gone in a flash. The smell, while not being all that forward, is all about fresh raspberries. The mouth feel is well carbonated with a 'no apologies' tartness that is married with an offsetting sweetness that really puts the entire package well within my personal drinkability zone. I had all but sworn off Fruit/Vegetable Beers before sampling both New Glarus products. Full flavored, attention getting levels of sour character with pancake-topping levels of fruit flavor. That complexity alone is off the hook. At 4% ABV it's a really wonderful drinker.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to ThomasHardy for this handsome, red wax-dipped bottle, poured into a tall champagne flute.

Bright see-thru ruby red with a lightly pink smallish head. Surprises me with its retention and leaves some decent lacing, too. Plentiful visual carbonation.

I wish they sold air freshener that smelled like this. Smells like a fresh-baked raspberry pie, the whole thing, including the browned crust, caramelized filling on top of the crust, raspberry fruit and seeds. Absolutely tantalizing.

Explosive raspberry flavor, both fresh and something along the lines of a freezer jam. The sweetness almost overpowers you for a few seconds, but then a nice bit of tartness comes into play to balance it out a bit. Lively carbonation combines with that tartness to keep the sweetness from becoming too sticky. The raspberry flavors linger and linger and linger, like eating a handful of berries on a hot summer day without washing them down with anything.

Overall impression: Incredibly tasty brew, one of my favorite fruit beers. Great on its own, but also a delicious mixer for home bartending. Try it with an imperial stout or a dry champagne.

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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

Big thanks go out to cmaruschak for the chance to sample this rare Wisconsin gem.

Appearance: Pours out a deep crimson colored raspberry (go figure!) color. It kind of looks like old tomato juice. Not the color but the consistency. It kind of leaves some pithy residue along the side of the glass. No visible head noted but a nice ivory lacing rings the glass.

Smell: Pure rapsberries. Pretty much everything you would expect. Definitely on the tart side of things. I'm sorry but I have no other words to describe this. Pretty much like sticking your head in a big pile of raspberries.

Taste: Follows smell directly. Lip puckering goodness. All raspberries with that pucker effect that kind of makes the roof of your mouth feel like it's going to cave in. Really enjoyable but I get no other taste/flavors other than raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Just a brush of carbonation. Again, that pithy tart residue kind of clings to your palate. Pretty interesting.

Drinkability: I can't imagine throwing down a whole bottle of this by myself. Definitely one to share or one to savor. Would have been outstanding with some dark chocolate. Wouldn't scratch the beer itch for me on a regular basis but definitely a great brew and a welcome change of pace. Outstanding indeed!

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Thanks goes out to levifunk for this 750ml bottle. Into an Odell Tulip/Flute hybrid glass.

A: Pours a nice pale shade of purple with a lot of red and orange highlights. Tan head of about a 1/4 of an inch that sticks around quite nicely. Slightly hazy. Looks like cranberry juice with a bit of a head on it. Quite appealing.

S: Raspberries, slight notes of wheat malt, smells quite tart, has some notes of other berries as well, maybe some blueberries and even some cranberries as well. Smells pretty straightforward, like a raspberry beer should.

T: Incredible, wow this is mashed up raspberries and happiness in a glass. Hands down one of the most flavorful fruit beers I've put to my lips. Notes of oak and vanilla mixed with a light little bit of wheat malt on the end, the two mix together to get a tangy/tart flavor that is quite nice. Absolutely no hints at artificial raspberry flavors or anything that was faked in this beer. Incredibly well done.

M: Surprisingly heavy in the mouth, just a touch syrupy, fairly heavy carbonation, and finishes a bit sticky for a 4.0% beer but in no ways it out of place. Quite nice.

D: Oh man, I would have no issues drinking this stuff for dessert on a regular basis. Hands down one of the most flavorful low alcohol beers I've had, not to mention that it is a fruit beer. A great beer for both the beer geek and the novice, a tip of the cap to Daniel and Deborah Carey, very well done.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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