Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 889
Hads: 3,389
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 5.54%
Wants: 1,156
Gots: 759 | FT: 93
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New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 04-21-2002

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.
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Photo of trancefishy
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out an effervescent pink ruby colour, with a pretty nice and surprisingly long lasting pink head.

Aroma is knock your socks off raspberries. It’s like sticking your face in the berry bucket when you are picking. Even more so, I would say. I can’t stop smelling this, even though I really want to take a sip.

Taste follows the aroma perfectly. While the aroma is sweet smelling, the upfront taste is neither sweet nor tart, just flavourful raspberrries. Once mid-swig though, it start to kindly drop down to a tart finish. Not pucker your lips tart, just enough to remind you this isn’t pressed raspberries you are drinking. There is nothing else in the taste, it’s just raspberries, albeit, delicious raspberries. There is no real indication this is even beer, just carbonated tart raspberry juice.

Mouthfeel is nice, carbonated, and this stuff is surprisingly drinkable. I split this with one other person, but, I think I could have drank the entire 750 by myself if need be. Very good, highly recommended. (1,026 characters)

Photo of schmoopsbeer
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to wethorseblanket for this fine beer
poured into tulip

Color: A deep crimson color. Hints of brown and violet around the edges.A white finger head form after the pour, but this beer leaves behind minimal lacing.

Nose: What else raspberries. A mellow oakiness lingers and with are hints of other read fruits and barnyard smells.

Palate: Excellent carbonation and mouth feel. This beer is very drinkable and tasty. The tongue gets hit with wave after wave of ripe raspberry. This beer has a nice tartness to it as well adding some lite complexity to the beer.

Finish: Crisp and light. The gentle sourness/tartness makes this beer very interesting and the raspberry textures are just wonderful.

Rating: 93 out of 100 (726 characters)

Photo of hrking
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Like this one better than the Belgian Red both are exceptional brews but this one is less sweet and a little more pleasing for my personal preference. The nose is incredible raspberry and drink ability to match. This is another great beer to share with family at holiday dinners. Most can't believe it's a beer.. This is for those that say they don't like beer! Worth seeking out your efforts will be rewarded with a pleasant drinking experience! (446 characters)

Photo of larsenju
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Rich maroon body with a short head that drops quickly.

S-Juicy and slightly tart raspberries, maybe just a little malt hiding back there.

T-Loads of raspberries, a little acidic tart, and just a touch of biscuity malt.

M-Slick and sugary with a little fizzy carbonation.

D-Just lots and lots of raspberry. I hadn't had this beer in a while and I had forgotten how big the fruit gets. Very interesting and tasty beer, its a nice break from the usual. (458 characters)

Photo of FirstMan
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It was a good day the day I had this beer. Knuckles showed up at my house in Worcester with a car-load of amazing beer from all over the U.S. We drove down to Cape Cod, sat out on the deck, and sampled about 10 different beers. This was one of them.

Pours a deep cloudy purple-red. Nice bright purple highlights when held to the light. Pinkish head of tiny champagne bubbles.

Nose is strong raspberries (what a surprise!). Almost too strong, but entirely fresh and inviting. Bright and lively.

Whoa raspberries. The taste is an explosion of raspberries. Pure clear flavor. The first few sips make me want more, but not long after, this starts to get a little old. Now don't get me wrong. This is just a fantastic beer, but I couldn't see myself drinking a lot of this.

Overall a very well-crafted and delicious beer. I highly recommend trying it. Probably, though, this isn't a beer that you'll be drinking a lot of in one sitting. (944 characters)

Photo of goethean
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby red with pink head. Amazingly full, juicy, jammy, sweet raspberry wine-like drink. Not beer-like at all. Lots of sweetness and (yes) quite a bit of tartness, too. Drinkable enough to split a 750 with another person, but I don't think that I could drink more than one of these. A sipper.

One wonders how they get all of that sweetness in there without it fermenting out --- pasteurization? (400 characters)

Photo of Larrytown
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a ruddy red with very little head or lacing. Tons of raspberry in the nose; its just bursting from the glass.

There is some tartness in the taste that nicely balances the sweetness of the fruit. I couldn't have too much of this but splitting the bottle with a friend works nicely. If you're up for a fruit beer, this is one to try. (345 characters)

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Mrs. Marvin has a new favorite brew. We picked up two bombers of Raspberry Tart in Madison and were quite impressed. The brew pours a ruby-brown with a decided fruity note and a bit of a head. You can tell this is more than raspberry juice - there's a good beverage in the glass, not just fruit (and it's not syrupy).

This won't be for everyone but is definitely worth a try - it's a great representative of this style. Oddly, the second bomber seemed tarter than the first. (475 characters)

Photo of clarkm04
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Beautiful deep ruby red color with decent carbonation. A nice whitish/pink head retention that dissipates quickly.

S - Dominant smell is raspberry. A nice sweet/tart/fresh smell of raspberries. I really didn't smell any other notes. A very unique smell profile and I love how fresh and 'real' the raspberries smell in the nose.

T - The taste is like nothing else, completely unique and the raspberries completely shine through. It's a great beer to sip as the sweetness is balanced by the tartness of the raspberries. The closest I can compare would be raspberry champagne. It's a nice blend between a beer and a champagne.

M - Nice carbonation, clean, crisp, very refreshing, but also surprisingly thick

O - Excellent beer, very interesting, very unique. I like Belgian Red slightly more but this beer is always outstanding. I love to drink this beer and find it a very outstanding fruit and dessert beer and I appreciate the complexity and craftsmanship of it every time I drink it. (992 characters)

Photo of jhawth
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a flute from a 750ml. Pours an impenetrable ruby red with a foamy, finger head that dissipates to just a ring around the glass after a few minutes. Visible carbonation. A few spots of foam remain on the glass.

Aroma: Fresh ripe raspberries. Reminds me of raspberry sorbet.

Taste: Matches the smell. A lot of raspberry sweetness, a little earthiness after the initial sweetness, then a light raspberry tartness. Not nearly as tart or sour as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light but lively carbonation. The sweetness somehow manages not to be cloying.

Overall: Really interesting, really enjoyable beer to drink. While I can't say I'm a fruit beer expert, this was really excellently put together and at no point seemed sickeningly sweet, which was my worry before trying it. (807 characters)

Photo of beersabound
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared a bottle of this with some friends last night and everyone loved it. We had it with two types of cheesecake. We also mixed some Razz Tart with Young's Double Chocolate Stout to create a fabulous beer dessert. This beer has an enchnating red color with a pinkish head that fizzles away rather quickly. Sourness and raspberry sweetness dominate the aroma. A burst of raspberry flavor comes first, followed quickly by the tart and sour mouth sensations. The sourness is what makes this beer so drinkable and gives it some balance. Without the tartness this beer would not get the high marks it receives around the world. At GABF this is one of the first beers to run out. The body is medium light with the fruit providing something for the tongue to latch on to. The CO2 level is medium high; perfect for the style. The finish is sour and not overly fruity; not cloying at all. Basically, if you want a great fruit beer to go with anything chocolate or as dessert, do yourself a favor and get a bottle of this. (1,014 characters)

Photo of caresville
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this beer for a few months and just sat on it, really excited to try it for the first time. i received this in one of my first trades, not even sure from who... sorry and thanks!!

a- cherry red to mahogany. basically no head, little carbonation and no lacing. hmmm.

s- well raspberries are there for sure, sour funk, and some vanilla yogurt.

t&m- a little let down but not bad at all, lots and lots of pureed raspberries, a tad bit funky, theres a sort of cold metal taste that is present and lingers. finishes like the name states, tart. very much like a raspberry liquid jolly rancher.

d- as its getting warmer i find i like it better, the more it was cold the more of that metal taste i was getting. it seems the taste gets overly redundant and that sour/tart taste at the end gets harder and harder to put down at the back end of this brew. (852 characters)

Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review based on notes for a tasting a month back. Thanks for bringing this Gary.

A: Really nice glowing red, head came and went quickly.

S: Tons of fruit in the nose, obviously a bunch of fresh raspberry aroma, but also some tart cherry and maybe even a blueberry cranberry thing going on. The more you dig for other smells, the more the fruit hits you in the face.

T: Oh so fruity. It is sweet but also as the name implies it is tart. Normally this type of beers can be worrisome, but I have to say the flavor is right where it should be. Tons of macerated fruit, smooth yet syrupy. Well done, but it can definitely be a bit much for some.

M: Carbonation on this reminds me of the tingle you get from drinking warm soda. A little bit too prickly for me but again, body is slightly syrupy and coats the palette so it works out.

D: This was the first beer we tasted and it started us off with a really good pop. Its refreshing and easy to sip, but I understand why some people might not want to enjoy a whole 750ml to themselves. After awhile it seems it could get a little to much like drinking raspberry puree. (1,116 characters)

Photo of prtwin2a
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light red/pink
S: Raspberries (duh!)
T: Definitely a dessert beer, low ABV, makes this a niche drink for sure. Its tasty, reminds me of a Riesling almost.
M: Light and tarty; airy almost.
D: Nice light brew, a dessert time joy for sure.

Overall: B (252 characters)

Photo of SQNfan
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (25 oz.): This poured bright red to purple in color with a bubbly head. The raspberry is strong in both the nose and palate with nice sweetness but is also quite fresh and tart. This is very refreshing and a great summertime brew if not the most complex. (261 characters)

Photo of WilliamD
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a flute glass. Reddish amber, with a thin head.
Strong aroma of sweet raspberries overpowers. Slightly sour aroma as well.
Deliciously sweet and puckering. I can only taste sweet raspberries, but that is definitely good enough.
Crisp, dry, and refreshing. Drinks like a champagne.
Despite it being quite sweet, I find the drinkability quite good. Like lemonade on a hot summer afternoon. (399 characters)

Photo of drowland
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious! Everything you could want in a sour fruit lambic style beer. This is probably the best lambic I've ever had, and it's not even from Belgium! Another great feature is that it's very likable by non-beer-drinkers. Will probably serve some of this at my wedding. (269 characters)

Photo of leakyfaucet12
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

a- red body with a pink head. Looks really apatizing

s-Raspberrys, Raspberrys, Raspberrys

t- Just like the smell except better. Not medicinal or too sweet. The best fruit beer I have ever had

M- almost flat, not alot of carbonation to this one

D- high. This is the perfect example of a fruit beer and will always be highly ranked by me (339 characters)

Photo of Beer_Line
2.36/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Did not enjoy. A very syrup'y like liquid. The sweetness is ridiculous. No beer present it feels like, just artificial raspberry syrup taste. I guess if that is what you are looking for, get one of these. But I like beer, not fruit syrup like beverages. THIS is not sour in any way. Just throwing that out there, to all you sour fans, its not a sour, so don't address it as so. (377 characters)

Photo of JerUrbans
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown reddish color with white head with touches of red in it. Head dissipated rapidly. Smell is great just like tart raspberries and candy. Whoa this is TART, what an excellent flavor of raspberries and even though it's tart it's sweet as well, with some dark oak flavors. Mouthfeel is like drinking champagne, very bubbly and the tart really hangs on.

Overall this beer is excellent, such a great quality beer everyone should try this. (446 characters)

Photo of blackenmn
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pint 9oz bottle into a snifter:

Appearance and Smell:Poured a nice bubbly crimson red(fairly blood like). A slight brown deep inside it. Left a 1/4" off white head which has a definite pink hue. The head had great retention and left small spots down the glass. Smelled of roasty cherry syrup, and you got it tart rasberries with a bit of bready aroma forming the backbone so it seems.

Taste and Mouthfeel:Tasted of tangy rasberry and sweet dark grapes. A bit of cherry syrup like flaor in here along with very soft pleasant wheat in the body. This had a nice frothiness to the feel which keeps it from being to much like straight mixed berry juice. This brew really stuck around the mouth and finished just right. Not alot of hop presence in this due to the prior brewing hop aging most likely as stated on the bottle.

Drinkability:This was alot more enjoyable than expected. I really worried due to the low abv and appearance of the brew in the bottle it was going to be some thin tart overly sweetened juice like beverage. It took pouring this to see it was going to be a suprise. Really sat nicely in the glass and wasn't extremly complex, but none the less was ALOT more than I expected. This is the first brew I can safely say my girlfriend would enjoy and I'll have to make another trip to Wisconsin just to do so with her. I'd much rather share a bottle of this next go around due to the size and sweetness. (1,432 characters)

Photo of jenitivecase
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Went to the brewery this weekend with EmperorStan and picked up a case (well, he did, at least).

A: Excellent color. Deep, rich garnet, with excellent depth of color. Pours with a small, white head which disappears rather quickly - lack of head retention is the only reason this score isn't a perfect 5.

S: Mmm, raspberries. There's just lots of fresh, delicious fruit - sweet, yet not too sweet. Alluring.

T: Again, raspberries. Also, beer. Harmony. Most fruit beers are clearly beer with fruit or fruit with beer... this is more of just fruitbeer. Fantastic.

M: Good body. Goes down smoothly, but I'd like to see a bit more carbonation (just a little). Sticky, but not in a bad way.

D: Let's be honest, I could drink the entire case right now with nooo problem. (770 characters)

Photo of GameFreac
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Originally had this at a tasting and it was my favorite beer of the day then had it on tap.

Appearance: Pours a red/pink color with a film of a white head. Just looks like a fruit beer.

Smell: Smells of straight up sweet raspberries and minimal tartness. So inviting.

Taste - Amazing raspberry flavor. A little tart. Not too sweet. Not too syrupy. Just perfect.

Mouthfeel: Nice mouthfeel.

Overall: One of the best fruit beers I've ever had. Just right. If I traded, this, Serendipity and Wisconsin Belgian Red would be on my permanent ISO list. I could drink this every day. (583 characters)

Photo of cookin420
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you VERY much bdrc.
Bottle into a flute.

Woah. Pours a very murky purplish color. Bottle conditioned leaving a thick yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle but it has flocced well and none makes it into the glass. Cloudiness from the fruit Good head with a more aggressive pour but none at all with a moderate pour. Minimal lacing.

Smells like a quality jam. These raspberries are top notch. Not much comes through the raspberry aroma but for some slightly sour, bready yeast.

Mother of God this shit is great. A tangy zing and a very, very faint earthy hop flavor balanced the sick amount of raspberry we're dealing with here. Woah.

Medium-high carbonation with a dry finish. This is exactly as thick as it should be.

Well, at 4% alc. and such a wonderful combination of taste and mouthfeel without being at all cloying or oversweet I think this is one of the most drinkable flavored brews I have ever had.

I have never been a fan of fruit beers but I had a feeling I would like this. The BA that I got this from said he has a case of it.
I wish I had a case of it. (1,087 characters)

Photo of Dspohn
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made the trek from Milwaukee to New Glarus to sample some of their beers. They didn't have this one on tap but I bought a bottle and drank it later that night. Served from a 750 mL bottle into a straight-sided little New Glarus tasting glass.

Poured a pretty vibrant pink with a good solid head, quite a beautiful and inviting look to it. I found the smell and taste to beer a one-dimensional raspberry attack of sweet and tart pure fruit. Though it was pretty straightforward, it was a very refreshing and enjoyable beer. I was hoping for a little of the funk they brought with the R&D gueze and was a little disappointed not to find any.

A pure raspberry assault. Tasty and better for my taste than the belgian red but a 750 mL bottle of the stuff became a little tiring after awhile. I love raspberries, theyre one of my favorite fruits, but this is probably a beer better suited to split between a few people. (915 characters)

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