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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

892 Reviews
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Reviews: 892
Hads: 3,428
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 1,160
Gots: 770 | FT: 94
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:
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 ccnorthwest
3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is overly sweet with almost the taste of raspberry extract. After swallowing you get almost a acidic burn from the sourness that is completely masked with so much sugar and raspberry syrup/extract taste. I dumped this beer out. To each his own. (253 characters)

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous, clear, deep ruby color with a 1 finger creamy, yet fluffy pink-tan head. Smell just bursts our of the glass with a huge fresh raspberry bouquet. Wow, it's juicy, it's leafy (I swear I can smell the raspberry leaves/bush), it's slightly earthy with just the faintest touch of woodiness. Taste follows with strong intensity. FRESH raspberry juice, chalky skin and all. Nice notes of apple, a touch of sour pear, and a bit of white grape, and a green leafiness. Wow, so complex. Has a beautifully soft, yet prickly mouth feel that finishes dry, but leaves you with a puckering finish that morphs to sweet at the very end, leaving you coming back for more and more. This 750 doesn't stand a chance. Amazing beer. (726 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really tasty, just tart enough, and tastes very fresh. The yeast adds complexity, but this is a very strong tasting Raspberry beer and one that is much sweeter than a Founder's raspberry beer. An excellent choice as a dessert beer. If it were available in my area, I'd be seeking it out regularly. (297 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into champagne flute
Served: 28 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a pinkish ruby color, clear, with a soapy white head that diminishes quite quickly. Big carbonation coming up from the bottom. Does not look syrupy.

Smell: Big notes of tart raspberry, not like raspberry jam. You can almost smell the plant, not just the berries. Really inviting nose.

Taste: Wow. If you've only every had Lindemann's, you need to try this. Incredible notes of fresh, fresh raspberry with a pleasantly tart finish on the back of the tongue and without any weird malt graininess like some of the cheap Belgian lambics. Incredibly smooth and pure flavor. Tastes like raspberries of course, but that pure finish is world class.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent. Almost fleeting. Very much like champagne.

Overall: A marvelous beer from one of the best brewers in the country. Absolutely top notch. (891 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained from a friend (might have been cellared):
Pours a murky reddish-brown with a reddish-tan head that grows nicely, but recedes in time.
Nose of raspberries hit you as soon as the beer top seal is broken. The smell is lightly sweet in nature.

The taste follows the nose, with a sweet raspberry puree taste being the main taste. In fact, I really get little else. The raspberry taste is quite enjoyable, but I keep searching to find something more. As the beer warms, the sweetness lessens, and some berry tartness comes out. I think I might detect a hint of spice and/or lemon, but it comes with the sensation of the wonderful level of carbonation, so it is the feel that I may be interpreting as a bite.

The feel is incredibly smooth, with a very nice level of carbonation that begins the beer before fading into the smooth, almost creamy sensation for the rest of the drink.

I had been anticipating New Glarus beers after seeing how they are regarded on this site. This is a good beer, for certain, but I think I also expected a higher level of tartness or even sour (thought I don't know way). (1,118 characters)

Photo of swanfungus
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I almost feel like this one needs to be laid down for a few months, the fruitiness was so powerful. It was incredibly delicious, though...so I'll probably end up drinking it sooner rather than later. (199 characters)

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

They actually have Raspberry Tart at the gas station right down the road now...sounds like trouble. I poured this from the fridge into a stemless wine glass.

L: Pours a cherry juice/cola color with an inch of pink-tinged off-white head that dissipates after a little while and leaves just a bit of cling on the glass. Some moderate carbonation visible.

S: Heavenly. It's actually a bit incredible how much fruit flavor comes out in the bouquet. Cherry and raspberry are the predominant notes, but there's also some fig and plum in there, as well.

T: Big fruit all the way. Cherry, raspberry, plum/prune, and just a hint of grape are there at the start and the finish, only changing tone and melding beautifully as the taste progresses. The middle and back allow a bit of the malts to show their character. Despite the name--and it certainly does have some beautiful tartness from the raspberries--this one is decidedly sweet. In a very good way.

F: As the name suggests, this one gets you on the ol' tart receptors. But it's also quite smooth, well-balanced, and expertly carbonated. It goes down so nice, you'll swear that you just drank 8 oz, instead of the whole 750 ml.

O: I'm a huge fan of what New Glarus does with fruit in its beers. They really are expert craftsmen, and they continue to deliver new and intriguing brews. This was actually the first fruit beer of theirs I tried, and I still marvel at how good it is. This one is well-worth seeking out. (1,467 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours a deep raspberry color with a one finger eggshell head with a bit of tan to it. Very opaque body. Decent retention and no lacing.

S - So much tart raspberry and then when you think it moves on, there is more raspberries. Some sweetness on the nose and faint oak.

T - Tart at first and then the flood gates of sweet raspberries are opened and ends with a medium tartness. The sweetness is rich and from time to time come off as cloying.

F - Medium bodied and medium to high carbonation. The raspberries really coat your mouth and let you taste it long as the beer has been swallowed.

O - This beer is so raspberry forward. Very delicious, if a bit too sweet at times. (682 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sent from Wisconsin by a friend. Poured into a champagne flute from a 750 ml. From notes of 3/20.

Color is hazy red, purple color with a pinkish white head that has good retention. Smell is most definitely raspberry, followed by more raspberry. If I concentrate, I can pick up some oak notes. Taste is initially tart, but quickly overwhelmed by the raspberry flavors and a lot of sweetness. Almost tastes like a raspberry soda, with really bright fruit flavor. Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation. Overall, it's a really good and enjoyable drink, just a bit on the sweet side for me. (604 characters)

Photo of MissSmisje
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: beautiful purpley-rusty-red, two-finger, fluffy head that dissipates to thin lacing. S: juicy, tart raspberries, slight scent of biscuits. T: just like the nose - juicy, sweet, tart raspberries; jammy, but not overly cooked; a little biscuity; very much like a baked raspberry tart. Delicious, but a bit sweeter than I like. (327 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into champagne flutes. Dark red opaque body with a finger of red-brown head. Aroma is fresh raspberries, raspberry coulis, tart raspberry. Taste is briefly tart then a rush of sweetness comes in. Some light grainy maltiness on the swallow. Light body, thicker silky texture that is nicely offset by the spritzy carbonation, sweet finish. (357 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby red, looks like a raspberry puree. Smells like fresh raspberries you can tell it's going to be tart right away. Fruity citric acid makes you pucker up but in a good way. Tastes more like a fruit juice than a beer. Desert drink rather than an everyday beverage. (270 characters)

Photo of pmbasile06
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

was really looking forward to drinking this one after trying the belgian red, and was not nearly as satisfied with it. very sweet, rasberry flavor just doesnt seem to work as well as the cherry did in the belgian red. was hoping for some tartness that wasnt there, just fruity sweetness. not a terrible beer, just not what i was hoping for (339 characters)

Photo of trippytbta
2.96/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into Flute glass

A: Pours reddish light brown with light foam on top

S: Smells very sweet

T: Does not taste like a Lambic or framboise like it is supposed to. It tastes like a sub par beer with too much raspberry sweetness. Syrupy sweet.

M: Light and crisp but the sweet syrup will overpower your judgement

Overall: Some argue that this brew is not supposed to be sour (which it def is not sour what so ever), but the they call it a framboise (lambic) and traditionally the style is a little funky or sour. This was only fruit syrup tasting. So incredibly sweet. (574 characters)

Photo of M-Fox24
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a purple, brown-reddish color with a frothy, off-white-pinkish head. The retention is certainly there and holds on for a bit, while the lacing is only delicate

S: There is no doubting the raspberries or the tartness in this treat. Although, notes of blackberries, cranberries, cherries, strawberries, and oak can be identified in there as well

T: Sweet, sour, tart, and a little bitterness complement the notes: raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, cherries, and strawberries

M: Medium (bubbly) carbonation and a light (crisp) body

O: Extremely refreshing and drinkable (585 characters)

Photo of chrisinroch
2.08/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

There isn't a way that I can see on this site to log in a flawed or spoiled beer, so my rating may not make much sense.

On tap...beer was "corked" (TCA) contaminated. Nose was soggy cardboard. You still got nice tart fruit in the mouth, but the smell was a deal killer. I will revisit with two bombers that I just bought.

FWIW, it would be helpful for beer drinkers to log flaws. That would help establish patterns among producers/distribution chains..

EDIT: Bomber #1 had the same wet cardboard TCA nose. (516 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has an enormous raspberry nose. After the pour I can smell raspberries with the glass sitting on the table a couple of feet away. It pours a raspberry red with a quickly dissipating pink tinted white cap. The palate is all raspberries with the light malt way in the background, starting with a light sweetness and the finishing lemony tart. The texture is very foamy - its highly carbonated but it is not harsh. It is just on the edge of Bartle's and James territory but it manages to step back from the precipice of falling into raspberry soda territory. (560 characters)

Photo of ronricorossi
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deserves it rating. Outstanding, but of a particular niche. Doesn't really register as beer at all; drinks more like a cider, or even just fruit juice. The alcohol's so low it's practically invisible. Perfect fare for a picnic, or a kid's birthday party. If in the mood, it's heaven. But you gotta be in the mood. (313 characters)

Photo of sawwsea
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like real fresh raspberries, not raspberry candy like Rubaeus or rasberry cough syrup like Raspberry Eisbock. Once I got past the fact that it tastes nothing like beer, it was very enjoyable. Very sweet but with enough sour to balance. If someone told me it was raspberry soda I'd have believed them. (307 characters)

Photo of irv2424
3.32/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Similar to Strawberry Rhubarb, I just don't get the hype around this beer. Overly sweet, not much tart and very syrupy. Not my style of beer, just feel like sugar overtook any other flavor. (189 characters)

Photo of dhannes
3.04/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a nonic pint.

Look--A rather dark brownish red...not very appealing...looks nothing like a beer. Frothy white head lasted almost a minute.

Smell--Raspberry syrup.

Taste--Also, raspberry syrup...no hint of malt or hops. A bit tart, but with a subtle touch of sweetness.

Feel--Moderate carbonation, moderate body.

Overall--This lacks any of the beer characteristics of their Apple Ale; this is more like a soda, or a raspberry wine. I am not likely to purchase this again, as it does not remind me of an ale whatsoever. (537 characters)

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown-red, light pink coarse head that fizzes out, no lace and only thin islands to serve as reminders that it was ever there. Single weak stream of bubbles. The wax topping on this bottle is gross.

S: Sickly sweet fruit. Cherry and strawberry, sure raspberry could be hidden in there, too.

T: Stop beating around the bush and drink the damn thing! Much better on the tongue, the nose has improved with plenty of red fruit profiles yet only bits of the former sweetness. Weak 'beer' flavors in the background. SO friggin' drinkable, like soda with more wholesome ingredients. Not a manly beer but good God is it refreshing and easy to pour down the hatch.

F: Light bodied, light carbonation. Only reinforces how easy it is to make a bomber disappear. Only drawback is a bit of filminess.

O: I'm almost sorry I gave myself time to appraise this thing. Once you taste it, it's a slippery slope to chugging it. It's not a 'thinking' beer, but in its simplicity there is greatness. (984 characters)

Photo of Barnoloid
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, deep ruby red with a pink laced healthy head. The moment you open this bottle the raspberry scent wafts across. The taste lives up to the nose here - somehow the tartness does not overpower the sweetness here or vice versa. I get no sour feel here - this is a pure dessert beer. Somehow the mouthfeel and lasting taste here give the sense that you have been drinking a squeezed/pressed bagful of freshly picked raspberries. (437 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

While this beer leans toward the sweet side, there's plenty of acidity from the berries to provide a mouth puckering pop. Pours with a creamy khaki colored head that produces lots of wispy lace. Plenty of raspberry aroma with a bit of grain in the background. Tart to start, leading to a sweet, but not cloying middle and finish. Big raspberry flavor predominates. Clean fruit finish with no bitterness. Medium light body and medium carbonation. (445 characters)

Photo of oldmankoch
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Raspberries galore in this beer. Smells of the delectable berry with a touch of toast in the background from the malt. Tastes like raspberry cobbler with an initial rush of berry sweetness that's quickly overcome by slight sour puckering and just when you think the beer is becoming too sweet the malt & hop make their grand beer saving entrance and balances everything out. Finishes slick and wet leaving my palate craving for the next sip. Outstanding from the masters of fruit beers (485 characters)

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.