Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
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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 GameFreac
5/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark mahogany red with a bit of brown with a good amount of head and lots of fizziness coming up.

The aroma is just juicy fresh raspberries. It's so sweet, but the highlight is the amount of tartness in there. There's also that fermented fruit and oak in there.

The flavor follows with just pure raspberries. It really just tastes like actual raspberries without that medicine or candy taste, even with a beer like Founders Rubeaus. It's just a perfect amount of raspberry sweetness and then it hits you with tons of tartness. Almost to the point of a lambic, but not quite. Then the finish gets you with a bit of oak, more tart drying, and champagne like carbonation.

This really is the best fruit beer I've had. The essence of raspberry is totally encapsulated in this beer.

Photo of RuckusDu
3.42/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of rlee1390
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy ruby, two finger head with nice lacing.

S-Lots of sweet strawberries, little bit of grass. Possibly too sweet smelling though.

T-Starts with sweet, sweet raspberries. Like the nose possibly too sweet and sugary. Then the finish has a tad bit of tartness.

M-Medium bodied, very nice carbonation.

O-Maybe because I like strawberries and cherries better than Raspberries, this ranked lowest out of some NG fruit beers. But still a wonderful beer.

Photo of Lemke10
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let’s face it, this is about as good of a fruit beer as you can get with only the current defunct Belgian Red to rival it. This pours a cloudy, reddish color with a fizzy light pink head. The aroma erupts with the scent of sweet raspberries. The taste is amazing with sweet delicious raspberries. Only downside is that you really do need a drinking buddy otherwise 1 bottle is way too much sweetness for 1 person alone.

Photo of joe1510
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$7.95
Village Dell and Wine Shop, Rice Lake

New Glarus's Raspberry Tart shows a slight gurgle as it dumps into my flute that dark, raspberry red with a fizzy and short lived pink head of one finger. The head does leave some patchy lacing behind which is more then I expected from the start. This beer looks quite viscous and the consistency reminds me of tomato juice leaving some residue on the glass with each swirl. There's no possibility of seeing through the body of this beer but some pinkish highlights show up along the bottom of the glass when backlit. This is a rich looking fruit beer.

The first thing that I'm hit with is...raspberries, both ripe and slightly under ripe. As a matter of fact raspberries are the only thing I pick up in the nose but they are magical, both sweet and tart. The smell of this beer just leaps out of the glass and fills the surrounding area. How New Glarus got such a rich pure raspberry aroma into this beer is beyond me.

The incredible raspberry richness is from front to back in the flavor of this beer. The fruit is so incredibly pure and unadulterated with a nice tartness on the swallow. The sweetness of the berry leads the way until that finish. The tartness on the swallow works its way back up the tongue and leaves the slightest of tingles throughout the entire mouth. The berry freshness of this beer is incredible.

The body on Raspberry Tart is full but the snappy champagne like carbonation keeps things moving at the perfect pace. The carbonation is prickly enough to add a little zest and the tartness lingers until the next drink, although mildly.

This beer goes down incredibly easy and it's actually hard to stop drinking. I haven't met a person yet that doesn't enjoy Raspberry Tart when I open a bottle and those people run the spectrum form craft beer lovers to people who can't stand beer.

Raspberry Tart is in a category of its own when it comes to fruit beers and I can't see it getting touched by any others. I prefer this to the Belgian Red but both are great beers to have around at all times. You never know when it'll be the perfect opportunity to open a bottle either.

Reviewed: 8/25/08

Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep Red raspberry color (to be expected) with a one finger white head.

S - Fresh raspberries, a little acidity

T - Now this is actually a fruit beer I can drink, not too sweet, but a very natural raspberry sweetness and flavor. not mouth-puckeringly sour (which I like) but sour enough to make me enjoy something more than just the raspberry flavor.

M - Crisp and tart, almost slightly champagne-y

I typically find almost all fruit beer to be syrupy sweet. I still only had a small glass of this, as i prefer bitter to sweet, b

Since the wife likes Frambois and many other fruit beers, I have gone out of my way to try to find beer she can appreciate as much as I do. So, we took a trip up to WI to pick up some NG stuff for both of us. Well worth the quick trip from Chicago. Lived up to the hype

Photo of shand
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Raspberries and a light touch of oak. Some things are more complicated than they need to be. New Glarus' Raspberry Tart isn't one of these things. This brew is bursting with fresh berry flavors with a dry tannin kick that both the berries and the oak help contribute to. It's sweet at first, but nicely tart at the end.

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

Split the 750 ml bottle with my wife. Served chilled in accompanying New Glarus glassware.

A) A pleasingly raspberry red, with a frothy pinkish head reaching the top of the glass. This settled to a dusting. Ample lacing....

S) A delightful aroma of Raspberry and distant oak barrel. Very natural, refreshing scent is provided by the berries.

T) I get a whole lot of Raspberry, and I am not complaining. This brew never gets too sweet for my liking. This is thanks to a little earthy, slightly funky tartness. Perfect after dinner beer for sure...

M) Near full bodied... Soft supple body, with smooth carbonation. Twangy tartness provides more zip than the carbonation, and a pleasing aftertaste awaits.

O) My personal favorite Fruit Beer from New Glarus, and they've got quite a few top notch options, so that's saying something.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was fortunate enough to get this bottle in a trade with anticipation23. Poured into an Odell's branded tulip glass.

Unfiltered dull red hue with a light pink head that lingers a while leaving nice lacing in my glass from start to finish. The smell is fresh berries and noticeable malt, with just a hint earthy funk. Flavor is like jolly ranchers, and just lightly tart, bready malt - very simple but amazingly delicious. Mouthfeel is like velvet, lightly carbonated with tiny bubbles and the finish is dry.

Such a great summertime beer. Extremely well made. I wish we got this stuff in Cali!

Photo of jhawth
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of BillRoth
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

March 2015- Had on tap at NG while on Beer safari in Wisconsin. Beer was even richer...bursting with raspberries and spot on tartness. can not believe this is an everyday beer here. Just world class.
Originally had bottle in 2013. Outstanding.

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a deep burgundy red. A bubbly off-white with hints of pink foam recedes slowly leaving some web-like lacing. If it weren't for the ring of foam around the rim this would look more like wine than beer.

S - aroma is a bit of a one tick pony at first but it opens up very well. Sweet and tangy fruit notes battle for attention. Fresh Raspberry and cherry juice, raspberry puree, red apple skins and a touch of earthy funk.

T - sweet fruit flavors right from the start. Like raspberry puree and notes of juicy fruit punch. Tart fruit character is strong in the center with sour raspberries, hints of cherries and apples. Touch of earthiness on the backend.

M - light bodied. Slick and smooth. Juicy. High prickly carbonation.

O - not your run of the mill fruit beer. This ale is unique, expresive and would be a damn fine pairing partner.

Photo of tectactoe
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to maximum12 for the New Glarus brews - superb traitor, right there. Raspberry Tart pours a murky velvet and crimson-laden shade of red with a slowly receding, lightly brown and mostly fuchsia tinted head that grows quite large, leaving a couple spots of sporadic lacing along the glass. Pretty elegant, like a wine with a head.

Fresh raspberry juice is the best way to describe the aroma... gushing with ripe, juicy, lightly tart and sweet raspberry purée. No initial chalky or medicinal or "artificial" aromas which is typically the deal-breaker with fruited beers like this. Some mild, grassy zest is faintly resting in the background, but other than that, this beer is ALL raspberries, ALL day.

The taste is a direct correlation of the aroma - fresh pressed raspberries where the juice has been drained and strained out and poured directly into the pint glass in front of me. They've got a sweet, almost residual sugary character to them, making this beer a good choice for an "after dinner" brew. Though the name would imply that the beer is tart, it's far from sour. A very light, tart spritz that hits and fades around mid-palate is about all the tartness this beer contains.

If this isn't easy-drinking than I don't know what is. It's easy to forget you're actually drinking a beer with this one, as it literally tastes like carbonated raspberry juice. Thin, silky body with a heavy amount of carbonation to provide a lively and popping mouth feel. The wet, raspberry residue filled finish keeps you coming back for more.

Definitely one of the better fruit beers I've had. I don't think I liked this as much as New Glarus's Apple Ale or Serendipity, but it was still damn good. I prefer this one to Founder's Rübæus just by a little bit. It's a touch more succulent, juicy, and "fresh", though both beers are nice takes on the raspberry-centric ale. I'd be dropping 10$ for a bomber of this all the time if it were available in my area.

Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking, dark red beer with a tan/pink head. The aroma and the taste are very sweet. This beer definitely has much more sweetness from the raspberries than tartness. The flavor has a fair bit of complexity to it, but to me it tastes just as much like juice as it does beer.

I was really looking forward to this one, but I was expecting it to be a sour. It is not really sour at all. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes the sweet, fruit lambics.

Photo of davey101
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rooty tooty fresh and fruity? This stuff? No way, no how! This stuff done be the real deal! Raul imagines that if his hippie ex girlfriend - who made her own kombucha - started brewing beer... Yep! Raspberry Tart!

I love this beer and I miss ya, girl, but lets be real: I'm wearing my shoes when I walk inside the house.

Photo of RoninTK3
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark red/maroon with some thin lacing

S - Fruity, sugar, a bit tart. Some maltiness. LOTS of raspberry.

T - Sweet and fruity with a lot of sugar and a touch of tartness. Almost like fruit juice with a touch of alcohol and the slightest hint of hops. A bit malty in the aftertaste.

M - Sharp and heavily carbonated. Very easy drinking with its low ABV.

This beer really tastes like a raspberry tart. Unlike something like Lindemanns Frambois, this one still tastes like a beer and the hops and malts do come through. Great dessert beer.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Krombacher Pilsner glass. About 45 degrees.

Appearance- Darker murky brownish/tawny color with no head.

Smell- Mostly raspberry with light maltyness. Not much else going on.

Taste- Straight raspberry with a nice caramel malt backbone. Light aged hoppyness. Really tastes like a raspberry tart. There's even a light biscuity pie crust taste going on.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation with mildly viscous mouthfeel especially for 4%.

Overall- This is such a unique beer. I'm glad I finally got to try it.

Photo of DemoniChris
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a champagne flute glass.

A - Outstanding reddish purple hue with a finger of bright white head. This is beer?!

S - A complete blast of raspberries. Smells like raspberry puree.

T - Once again, just fresh raspberry juice oozing into your mouth. Slight tartness, but ultimately gives way to the underlying sweetness. Delectable.

M - Sticky sweetness with plentiful carbonation that makes this feel more like a champagne than a beer.

O - This beer wow'd me and was my first introduction to a real fruit beer. Quite one dimensional, but that doesn't detract at all from its masterfully crafted beauty.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from a friend in Wisconsin. Wax top 750 ml. Pours a deep dark red with a big creamy pink head. Cool look. Aroma is amazing. Fresh raspberries and more fresh raspberries. More sweet than tart aroma. Wow! Tart up front quickly fades into sweet raspberries that sit and linger on the palate. Tart comes back with another sip. Oh man this is awesome. Some oak dryness and ever so slight bitter keep this from being too sweet. Light to medium mouthfeel--expected lighter--with no hint of alcohol (pretty low anyway). This is pretty awesome.

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - A nice dark ruby red with a small head and good retention

S - Just what you expect a lot of raspberry a very nice aroma

T - Didn't taste any alcohol in this beer it pretty much tasted like juice with a nice tart kick to it.

M - Fair amount of carbonation with a tart fell to it.

O - This is a very nice desert beer that went really well with my vanilla ice cream will be drinking this one again.

Photo of myersk27
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

best fruit beer i've ever had. the raspberry flavor is powerful, but not overwhelming. Firm tartness. Light and crisp. Moderate/high carbonation and extremely light on the palate. The fruit flavor is the star of the show. Nice color as well, bright red.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pours ruby with a slight brown hue. Nice 1 finger tan head that has decent retention and good lacing.

S: lots of raspberry on the nose with a little white grape undertone not picking up much malt.

T: dessert in a glass. Deep raspberry sweetness with slight notes of wheat followed by a beautifully balanced tartness.

M: lots of carbonation, light and delicate. Feels like champagne, great for the summer.

O: very creative well balanced framboise. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Photo of Jimmys
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL split into 2 snifters. no bottled on date.

A: definitely not clear. a beautiful hue of deep red. head has a pinkish tint to it. very frothy. retention is excellent as is the thick lacing left behind.

S: smells like straight raspberry frozen ice pop. because of all the sweetness, there is also a strawberry-like aroma as well. sweet fruity sugars from some super ripe fruit. inviting.

T: tart is definitely how this brew starts out. boatloads of sugar. I mean boatloads. the flavor reminds me of a rich raspberry tart pastry or even a raspberry puree. grain and hops are negligible as the raspberry flavor and elements are at the front, middle, and back. not that that is a bad thing. very tasty.

M: not quite effervescent, but certainly a lively carb. light/medium bodied.

D: I feel like this is a beer all in its own league. not really a fruit beer, but not really a framboise. certainly has elements of both, but hard to pick a way it is leaning towards more. regardless, very tasty stuff here from New Glarus. refreshing, yet tart and assertive. i would even take more tart and less sweet.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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