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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 530 | 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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap.

Raspberry Tart is a red looking beer, it is on the blood red side of things, not very bright looking. Small amounts of bubbles on top that led to nothing although I think there were some problems with the lines. No lace on the sides going down, swirls brought up. Scent is raspberry to the max, I mean raspberry. It seeps out, with some faint chocolate, vanilla, but mostly raspberry, maybe some malt, it's there somewhere. This is a sweet desert beer and I see it going well with ice cream, possibly a float. Raspberry, vanilla, sweet malt, bordering on cloying, yet a nice tart hit towards the back keeping the balance. Body is quite creamy, tart and stealth for a 4% beer. Tangy delicious and something for the ladies, and gentlemen.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 06:40:41 | More by BARFLYB
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-25-2012 01:37:38 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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M27

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-24-2012 01:30:43 | More by M27
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AlexHBrown


4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-23-2012 04:20:53 | More by AlexHBrown
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YeastWrangler88

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 28oz bottle into a sierra Nevada Tulip glass:

Appearance: Reddish brown, but a deep red, like a dark cherry.

Aroma: Tart red fruit aroma, cherries, apple skin and dark berries. fresh ripe raspberries deffinetly come to mind, but thats obvious I suppose. it's really amazing tho, it smells like I'm standing in a raspberry packaging plant.

Flavor: Smooth tartness up front, with some fruity sweetness and a little tiny bit of some some bread flavors (like flour). Again, it tastes like fresh raspberries and i just cant wrap my head around how they can possibly do this... amazing.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is high, but the maltiness hides some of if, so it tastes medium to almost full bodied, but not cloying.

Overall: This is about the 5th time that i've had the pleasure to enjoy a glass of Raspberry Tart. And quite frankly, the experience hasn't changed, it's an truly amazing beer, its perfectly balanced and one of the first world class beers i've ever had. It's fresh raspberry aroma and taste are insanely balanced and it's awesome to think that a beer can contain flavors like this. One of my favorite beers of all time. New Glarus knows how to do their fruit beers and they know how to do them well..

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 02:22:36 | More by YeastWrangler88
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-23-2012 00:20:16 | More by t0rin0
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nova009

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a wax covered bomber into a champagne flute

A- pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, a massive two finger fluffy head appears and slowly dissipates down to a nice covering, lots of bubbles sticking to the side of the flute, nice ring of lace left on the glass

S- raspberries and lots of them, some sour funk hits the nose as well, a little bit of bready malt as well

T- sweet and tart, tastes like pure raspberry juice, not too much to elaborate on here, delicious

M- medium body, fairly high carbonation but it works well, covers the whole palate

O- this is a delicious beer, I saved this one for months as my desert beer for Thanksgiving and it was worth it, not one you want to drink regularly but this is a great special occasion beer

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 23:26:02 | More by nova009
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tinypyramids

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-22-2012 00:22:08 | More by tinypyramids
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baker2gs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-21-2012 15:01:16 | More by baker2gs
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-21-2012 05:31:28 | More by kirbmeist
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Lionhawk

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-21-2012 04:19:05 | More by Lionhawk
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tarheels86

California

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL thanks to my secret Santa (I think). Whoa holy s*** this is good. I am not a giant fan of the Belgian Red but I know it is hard for NG to come out with a beer that is not stellar. What an outstanding fruit beer that is neither 10%+ nor a lambic.

Pours a clear deep purple to ruby with a towering, thick, creamy, slightly pink head that has excellent retention and good lace. Aroma is incredible: fresh raspberries, pithy raspberry, seedy raspberry preserves, really so rich and bright with fresh fruitiness. No candy sugar, no sticky sweetness. Taste is so brilliant: it is malty, creamy, not buttery, with so much fresh raspberry that brings out a naturally tartness that is not framboise sour. No pedio, lacto, acedic acid. No lambic character. But somehow is perfectly balanced between sour berries and sweet malt. Lively, bubbly tart on the palate that finishes super quick making you beg for more. It is not massively complex, but it is a beer that I will crave from now on every day. Destroys all fruit beer. 8/10/2010 8/5/8/5/15=4.1

750mL. Pour is perfect- a clear jewel black ruby with a massive pinkish beige head. Huge retention and wispy, gorgeous delicate lace abounds across the raster tulip. Nose is seedy raspberry smoothie. Taste....wow. So much lactic sourness, seedy raspberry, sweet raspberry smoothie. Palate is ultra silky with a long lactic finish. Mild spice and sharp sting. Perfect blend of sweet and sour. Incredible raspberry character. Impossible for any organic lifeform to not thoroughly enjoy this. Whoa. 11/9/2011 8/5/9/5/17=4.4

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 17:55:55 | More by tarheels86
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kanno


4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-19-2012 04:03:06 | More by kanno
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simi46

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-18-2012 02:00:38 | More by simi46
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wapavz

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -54.1%

11-17-2012 12:17:32 | More by wapavz
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a waxed 750 ml bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber ruby red with a lot of bubbles sticking around the glass. About two fingers of off white head that fade into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is fairly light.

Smell: As expected a big aroma of raspberries. Sweet raspberry with a moderate tartness. Hints of yeast, biscuit, and caramel malt. Light hints of oak and vanilla. Some brown sugar. Light presence of earthy hops. Fairly jammy and slightly sour. Seems like a simple straight ahead aroma but it is pretty good.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, but even better. A huge taste of raspberry fruit juices that is the dominate note. Some soft bready malts with hints of caramel and biscuit. Also a light taste of oak and vanilla along with some brown sugar . Light earthy hop presence in the background. Tastes sweet but it isn't overly syrupy or cloying. The sweetness, syrup, and sourness is kept in check pretty well. Really nice fruity jam taste. Nothing tastes artificial.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Chewy, juicy, and slightly sticky and syrupy.

Overall: A really great fruit beer. Huge real fruit flavor and the sweetness and tartness isn't overbearing. Has a decent body to it so it isn't really a quick drinker. Take the time to enjoy the raspberry.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 07:47:12 | More by MattyG85
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-16-2012 02:13:08 | More by sliks96
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CaliHop82

California

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome beer and a great Raspberry flavor. The smell of this thing is huge. It smells like a bowl of fresh picked raspberries. Not sure how true but someone at the Brewery stated that the ratio amounts to 1 pound of raspberries per beer, The taste is just as awesome and perfect for dessert or simpling a refreshing beer when needed. I will definately be looking for this again and possibly having family send me more to the west Coast.

Both on tap and bottle were equally amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2012 21:25:46 | More by CaliHop82
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esullivan880


4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-14-2012 07:30:14 | More by esullivan880
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largemouthdmb


4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

11-10-2012 22:03:08 | More by largemouthdmb
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Jeckel

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-10-2012 01:35:03 | More by Jeckel
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-09-2012 15:48:50 | More by stogirelli
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-07-2012 03:02:10 | More by andthevolcano
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-07-2012 00:59:57 | More by Marti403
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Auztan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-06-2012 18:19:29 | More by Auztan
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.