Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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97
world-class

3,061 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 3,061
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,062
Gots: 620 | FT: 62
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 steve8robin
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.

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
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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4.36/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of barleywinebrewer
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!

Photo of soupyman10
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

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to flyingbison for this Midwestern treasure. From 750 to Bristol Motor Speedway mug...

Deep raspberry red with thick, bready raspberry sherbet-colored head. Cloudy, frothy and nicely carbonated.

Strong aroma of fresh raspberry puree. Natural, perfumy creaminess with slight kick of yeast and carbonation.

Beautiful character of naturally fermented raspberries. Tasty, yeasty presence blends well to make this quite fulfilling. Extremely tangy with moderate carbonation - similar to a champagne-juice mix.

Feels like a creamy version of a sour raspberry soda - well-balanced with no aftertaste; bubbles create interesting zip on finish.

The ABV is quite manageable and this is awesome stuff. Surprisingly it's quite filling! Can imagine only 1 or 2 per sitting to enjoy and savor. Excellent!

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

Thanks go out to Ughsmash for this wonderful brew

The bottle poured into my flute glass produced a quickly dissipating purple head. The body was a murky dark burgundy red

Aromas of raspberry along with raspberry and did I mention raspberry

Flavors of raspberry not overly sweet or tart a nice balance the carbonation was enough to clean the tongue and keep it light and drinkable

It is a dessert brew for sure the drinkability should be taken as such .It is a great way to finish of a great meal.

If it was in smaller bottles and more available to me I would love to try cooking with this brew

Photo of Wayne17
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of cdkrenz
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a flute the brew's colors transition from those of apple juice to peach to cider and then at the top a translucent reddish brown. Very nice looking body with a head that started out around a half inch tall and is left to leave only the ring at the glass line with wisps scattered and spiraling.

S - It smells of a tart apple and grape combination. Very nice and very inviting.

T - Moderately tart without a real strong presence of the raspberry, by which I'm impressed. This is a very well done flavor grouping and nothing really overwhelms. The only thing keeping this from passing the "good" mark is the moderate tart flavor, I would appreciate a bit more.

M - Very mildly abrasive and quite dry in the finish.

~ This is a great dessert brew with its tart and light character. I would and have recommend this beer to my friends.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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

acquired this 750ml bottle via a trade with BA user BigDank...served in champaigne flutes alongside some Raspberry Bella Vitano cheese (aged in this very beer!) from Sartori

A - the quarter inch of loose bright white foam on top very quickly fizzled to just a tiny ring around the glass, sitting on top of a beautiful, cloudy purple-ish/red liquid with lots of active bubbles

S - fresh raspberries with an added sweet tart kick, some underlying oakyness or vanilla subtley beneath it all

T - loads of tart, sweet, and tangy raspberries attack every corner of the mouth...walks that fine line between tart and sour and does so quite gracefully. nice oak, wood, vanilla sweetness underneath carries the fruit.

M - bold and prickly carbonation, thinly bodied (as expected). flavors come through with a great crispness and character.

D - hand down one of the best fruit beers out there, the only thing that possibly topped this was the cheese we were eating with it. wish i had a third or fourth person to split this with as it was a bit wearing after awhile. nicely done!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,061 ratings.