Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
I finally try the famed Raspberry Tart!
Pours red, as you expect. It does, however, look a bit more beer-like than a Lindemans Framboise, for example. Some brown tinge and not quite such a pink head.
Aroma? Raspberry preserves....what else? I don't think I was looking for much else.
Taste is of sweet raspberry. Some tart, but I don't think this has quite the level of tart I was looking for. Still very tasty, fresh raspberries will always be something I'll never turn down. More sweet than tart, though not quite Lindemans Framboise-sweet.
Good feel, manages to be crisp and refreshing while being a sweet beer.
I like it - it's pretty irrestible. Yet, I was expecting to give a bunch of 4.5s and 5s. It's ultimately a little too sweet for me to elevate it to those heights. Still very good, though. I'll drink it anytime.
09-14-2009 18:13:59 | More by Patrick999
4.95/5 rDev +13.5%
Big thanks to Lordsloth for giving me this one.
Poured a 25oz bottle into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a magnificent deep maroon but barely produces any head whatsoever and what head it does produce quickly disappeared into a completely still beer. The aroma is amazing. It encapsulates the essence of a raspberry. Up front the aroma is a like raspberry jam, sweet and sugary but at the end the nose, the aroma becomes quite tart and it makes your nose hair tingle. The taste follows suit to a tee. Sweet raspberry hits your lips and tongue but the more you hold it in your mouth the more the sour/tartness comes through. It coalesces every aspect of biting into a fresh raspberry. The mouthfeel is light and crisp but leaves a sour twinge in your jaw and a dryness on your tongue. I wish I had a case of this on hand at all times. This beer is simply amazing.
12-11-2008 04:13:00 | More by hwwty4
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
10-03-2008 04:31:31 | More by Strix
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
06-26-2013 02:01:53 | More by davey101
3.38/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
09-13-2013 03:44:50 | More by RuckusDu
District of Columbia
3.2/5 rDev -26.6%
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.
03-13-2013 16:58:42 | More by alysmith4
4.5/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
03-12-2011 00:25:40 | More by brew3crew
4.72/5 rDev +8.3%
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
11-25-2011 23:07:20 | More by TheHoppiest
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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