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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,609 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,609
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,012
Gots: 530 | FT: 53
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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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-01-2013 19:13:15 | More by BUNZILLA
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 23:07:20 | More by TheHoppiest
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kevin (kmpitz2) for waiting until I was around for this beer! 750mL bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep purple-red color with one finger of light pink head. There's a bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell is full of sweet raspberry aromas. There's just a hint of sourness, but it's mostly sweet overall. The taste is very very sweet. Lots of raspberry flavor coming through. There's some tart flavors in there as well. A very fresh flavor. The mouthfeel is very thick and heavy. The drinkability is damn good, especially since it's only 4%. A nice fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 22:36:34 | More by SheepNutz
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Vdubb86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this with me after getting it on our jaunt up to Wisconsin.

This beer as expected pours a nice ruby red color with the slightest of pink head on the surface that fades away rather swiftly. The smell is of tart raspberries (surprised? I know!). It may actually be my imagination, but I believe in the tail end i smell a buttery character. The combined smell is of a nice raspberry pie. The taste, well, I'm fairly certain I'm not drinking beer, but the label says that I am. The flavor obviously consists of raspberries, now the good thing about it is that it doesn't taste of the raspberry extract that many brewers use. It tastes of real raspberries and that is to its credit, you can definitely taste the difference. The mouthfeel is a little too syrupy for my liking, but it does carbonate well. The drinkability for me faded rather quickly. What started as something easy to drink got progressively harder, for it seemed the beer grew more sour on the palate. The caveat is that I'm not a fruit beer guy. If you are, go for it, this is a pretty good creation.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 06:04:18 | More by Vdubb86
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-13-2013 20:52:15 | More by weonfire
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MrVonzipper

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-16-2013 00:23:54 | More by MrVonzipper
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Steve D for hooking this up via a trade. New Glarus Raspberry Tart. How I love thee.

What's yet to be determined is whether this deeply red hued translucent brew sitting underneath a half finger head can top its sister Belgian Red. I know one thing though. It's freakin' fantastic. The tartness of the raspberries comes out in the nose, but wallops in the taste. Hitting that fine line of medicinal and overly sweet, this one peeks at both, and then comes back to being beer. Most certainly tart, most certainly raspberry, the brew is well carbonated and smooth despite all of its sweetness. That makes it medium in the mouth without getting in the way of enjoying it quickly. But why would you? You'd be missing everything about it worth savoring.

I wish I had this on hand year round. But I'd have to move to Wisconsin to do it. So for now I'll try to appreciate New York's trash while remembering this treasure.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 04:08:19 | More by afksports
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-19-2012 08:40:19 | More by CarolinaKev
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-17-2014 11:21:22 | More by Kyrojack
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-20-2011 07:14:59 | More by Diomede
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-21-2012 01:23:22 | More by closisinthehouse
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-09-2013 21:26:44 | More by wiltznucs
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-06-2014 00:45:58 | More by kodt
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-10-2013 01:59:31 | More by DangerDawg
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-10-2013 02:37:14 | More by jarrgal
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MiScusi

California

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to this 25oz bottle from umustdrink.

A: Red with a hint of brown. No head.

S: Sour raspberry. Really sour. Makes me get that sour-salivation reflex just from smelling.

T: It's raspberry, it's sour, and as a fruit beer I'm not sure I can get anything more than that, nor do I know if they intend for there to be more than that. But I was expecting a raspberry beer and I got it. The acidity is pretty high.

M/D: It's very spritzy but does have a certain smoothness to it, for a really light beer. The carbonation is very fine. I like sour, I can't take a certain amount of acidity though and this seems to be just around that line. Very good to drink a few ounces here and there, but I couldn't really see myself wanting much more than that.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 20:56:29 | More by MiScusi
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-31-2013 17:11:24 | More by vcoggins
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Body is a deep mahogany red, with a reddish-white head.

S - Sweet raspberries with a hint of tartness. That's pretty much it. I guess that's why they call it Raspberry Tart.

T - I mean...I don't know what to say. Raspberries and tartness. The name says it all. Starts tart, finishes sweet. There's not a lot more to it. It's good.

M - It's tricky. The tartness on the tongue is a bit harsh, but the body is nice and smooth, and the finish is pretty good.

D - It's only drawback is the tartness. That makes it a little bit more challenging to drink. But if you're into that stuff, then it'll be good.

I don't know what more there is to this beer than it's name. That's the best description there can be, I think, other than to note that it tastes good, and the flavors are well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 20:52:48 | More by ColdPoncho
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-29-2014 02:19:16 | More by TCgoalie
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Docrock

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-15-2014 02:15:20 | More by Docrock
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-19-2013 02:51:54 | More by AJ01923
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14%

09-28-2013 04:52:14 | More by pjkelley82
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-09-2014 13:25:26 | More by MattSharpless
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billshmeinke

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: very pretty golden amber color with a half finger head

S: Smells like lindemans but with real fruit

T: tastes of sweet raspberry juice like lindemans but tastes of real fruit

M: light and fruity medium carbonation

D: super easy to drink like lindens rspberry frambrois with real raspberries

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 06:39:12 | More by billshmeinke
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2014 23:39:51 | More by taospowder
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,609 ratings.