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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,793 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,793
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 568 | 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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Photo of gpawned
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

gpawned, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Dirtinabottle, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of wiltznucs
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wiltznucs, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Knoxrb12
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Knoxrb12, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of NODAK
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Definitely has a raspberry aroma with quite a tart quality to it. Almost puckering in the nose, if it were possible.

Starts off with berry sweetness, of course raspberries being in there but not really dominant...it's just fruity and berries. Pretty delicious. This gives way to a puckering tartness that tickles the tongue and causes me to salivate. Not really what I'd call a citric acid tartness, but more of natural, perhaps unripened fruit tart. There is also a note of oak from the barrells it's aged in.

Love it. Absolutely awesome and every bit as good as their Belgian Red.

NODAK, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of nataku00
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark scarlet red, that looks more rusty brown when held up to a light. Slightly hazy with half a finger of off white soapy head that quickly dissipates to a thin film and collar. A few bubbles here and there, but not too carbonated.

Very fruity aroma, big red berries as expected from a raspberry beer. Sweet raspberry and cherry with a bit of astringency. More floral aromas come out as the beer warms a bit as well.

Taking a sip, ripe sweet raspberry explode on your tongue. A bit of grape and apple skin astringency balances out the sweetness very nicely. A bit of biscuit flavor mid tongue and light floral flavors. Finish is somewhat dry, with just a bit of astringent and sweet raspberry lingering lightly on the back of the tongue.

Light body with crisp refreshing carbonation. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable. An excellent beer.

nataku00, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of BUNZILLA
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

BUNZILLA, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Jredner
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured like something from my smoothie maker. Gloppy fruit juice thick with a rich red/raspberry color and even had a diminishing, thumb thick, tan head. Fore is a blast of sweet raspberry and as that fades a kind of grainy oatmeal/wheat maltiness appears that tastes a bit of oatmeal cakes and malt powder. The overall effect is like a fruitfilled cake with malt powder sprinkled on it. This is so fantastic tasting that it is a little hard to believe. While the raspberry flavors are amazing what turly endears me toward the beer is the far aftertaste which is so malty and oat/wheat cake wholesome that it make me feels like a little kid trying a sweet treat for the first time. Truly and amazing creation.

Jredner, Feb 25, 2006
Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

weonfire, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of klewis
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from Faro

A: Pours a rich red hue with a modest head that quickly subsides. Specks of lacing on the flute.

S: Jammy and fruity. Quite nice.

T: Fitting for its name, very tart with raspberry flavors. No surprises here.

M: Medium-bodied with champagne-like carbonation.

D: Everything about this beer is pretty much as expected. Very good all-round, but also one-dimensional. Recommended.

klewis, Oct 05, 2006
Photo of HopDerek
4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red with an off-white head with some pink hues, short retention, but good lacing. Smells just like raspberry jam, with a hint of wheat. Taste (surprisingly) is loaded with raspberries, with a good fizzy carbonation. There's a light hop presence followed by a nice sour and tart finish. Medium in body with great carbonation that is pleasing on the tongue. Definitely a dessert beer that I could enjoy quite often.

HopDerek, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of vandemonian
3.75/5  rDev -14%

vandemonian, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Patrick999
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Patrick999, Sep 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

1424IpA, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
5/5  rDev +14.7%

TastyIsBeer, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of hwwty4
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

hwwty4, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of stevec32
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

stevec32, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Strix
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Strix, Oct 03, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

lonewolfcry, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of davey101
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

davey101, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of RuckusDu
3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RuckusDu, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

closisinthehouse, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Rihup, May 26, 2013
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,793 ratings.