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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,992 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,992
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,048
Gots: 599 | FT: 56
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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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%

tkdchampxi, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

stevec32, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

curlybird, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of litheum94
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. No dates.

P: Ruby red in color, deep and alluring. Pink tinged foam bubbles up modestly, and then recedes back to a faint cover.

A: Lives up to the 'tart' in the name. Sour raspberries and musty barnyard. Lacto-like sourness. Subsequent sniffs showcase a sweeter raspberry jam aroma.

T: Loads and loads of raspberries. Like drinking a puree, with both sweet and tart flavors. The essence of the oak barrel is just barley detectable, and the year old hops mentioned on the bottle are not evident. A very light carbonation keeps this from being syrupy.

Definitely not the type of beer I'd usually drink, but this was highly enjoyable. Just enough tartness and carbonation to keep this from being a sugar bomb. Great dessert beer. I actually wouldn't mind trying this mixed with a stout with lots of chocolate tones, and I never mix beers.

litheum94, Aug 07, 2011
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
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

marine1975, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Wayne17, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

blabaer, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

cyrushire, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2011
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
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bluckbeyes, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

BrownAleMale, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

cnbrown313, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

sourdog, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Ncpogs, Jul 08, 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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

patm1986, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Hophead717, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

TubaDan, Dec 20, 2013
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
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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
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.