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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,531 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,531
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 996
Gots: 516 | FT: 54
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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:
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 Aberration


5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-14-2011 07:07:25 | More by Aberration
Photo of nickhiller


4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: black cherry-colored, frosting of head, soapy lacing.

S: raspberry jam, but also floral, kind of like rose, tart fruit, like cherry pie, with even a bit of doughy pie crust.

T: juicy, concentrated and tart like 100% raspberry juice, vegetal, finish presents some sweet grains

M: medium-bodied, just the right amount of carbonation, sharp enough to give it a sparkly drying sensation and yet leave the finish sweet and syrupy.

O: Great, I like these because they're basically alcoholic Italian sodas and in my opinion should be treating as such.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 17:03:12 | More by nickhiller
Photo of n2185

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear mahogany with ruby tints and two fingers of khaki head that recedes into a thin cap with no lacing.

S: Tons and tons of dry, tart raspberry aromas with just a hint of some yeasty characters.

T: Similar to the aroma, raspberries dominate: sweet, tart, acidic, and dry all at the same time. Not much else going on here.

M: Medium-light body with light, but biting carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer by any means . . . but it's difficult for me to even think of this as a beer. This is really just carbonated raspberry juice. It's fairly tasty, but is so simple and one-note in both taste and aroma that it'd be hard for me to call this a good beer. I'd like less raspberry and more beer (i.e. hops, barley, and yeast).

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:55:53 | More by n2185
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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a champagne flute. Much thanks to translucent for the trade!

A very dark reddish brown amber body, with some champagne like bubbles but not much really for carbonation. Head is creamy and foamy in appearance, with a light caramel brown and lots of sticky creamy character.

Nose is fruit raspberry but some interesting mix of flavors. Wooden and oak, but very much like powdered sawdust, and vanilla too. Real good.

Taste though is nothing but raspberry joy in the perfect sense. Raspberry fruit of mild balance of perfection between tart sour and sweet. Finish is creamy vanilla, with malt thickness. Raspberries are incredibly jammy you could spread them on toast.

Overall a perfect balance of taste, with a great nose. On top of that the light abv makes it so amazing there is all this flavor in this drink, just fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:51:01 | More by smakawhat
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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into champagne flute.

A - Pours a light blood colored red with strawberry shortcake looking two finger foam head. A thing of beauty!

S - Tart raspberries as you'd expect. Some fruity esters in there as well.

T - Tart raspberry and cherry.

M - Light and effervescent. High carbonation.

O - A beautiful light fruity beer. Great example of this style. Perfect light dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 01:36:35 | More by pigc
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Falls into the glass as a dark red liquid with foamy, off-white, head. The head dissolves fairly quickly. This is a color you rarely see when pouring out a beer.

S - Fruity, raspberry and tart come across fairly strongly. There is something that lingers on the nose afterwards, but it is unidentifiable.

T - On the top is a pure raspberry flavor that has staying power. After it settles down, the sour notes arrive like a kick in the mouth - but it's welcome. You'd think that it is too sweet, but the tartness is like a sour herding dog keeping the raspberry sheep all in order.

M - Not overly fizzy and easy to drink. It rolls over your tongue without fuss.

O - This is a fantastic fruit beer that is sadly only available within Wisconsin. If you take the time to look, there are very few breweries that are able to master the fruit beer - New Glarus is one of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:01:26 | More by Slyjoker87
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4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Flute.

Poured a dark ruby-red with a creamy white head that settles to a thin cap. Luscious aromas of raspberry, oak, brown sugar, and crisp wheat. Taste is similar to the nose, mice raspberry jam flavors with more oak, brown sugar, and vanilla. You can taste the woodiness from the raspberry seeds, such a nice touch! Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, with a medium body and good, crisp carbonation. Overall another amazing NG offering, not quite as good as Belgian Red but still great!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 04:18:16 | More by jsanford
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rough pour into an Alchemist pub glass left a couple inches of offwhite foam sitting atop a cloudy amber-brown liquid. The head faded quick and left streaks of light lacing along the sides of the glass.

Nose was chock full of red berry fruit, with raspberries (natch) in the front. Cranberries, cherry, red currants..it smelled almost like jam. There was another aroma that was hard for me to place - yeasty, maybe, but not like a Belgian beer. The taste was full on sweet raspberry, with twists of maraschino cherry juice, cherry skins and cranberry. Tart, acidic (but not too much), then finishing with a light syrupy sweetness. The body was light and the carbonation was high. Was a wonderful beer to share with my wife.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:50:48 | More by surlytheduff
Photo of grittybrews


4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby with a finger of loose white head. Aroma is mostly tart raspberry with hints of tartness and sugar.

Light bodied mouthfeel; crisp and dry with ample carbonation. Taste dominated by tart raspberry, sweet cherry, and hints of vinegar. For such a low ABV beer this boasts some huge flavors -- really exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 14:29:28 | More by grittybrews
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4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 750ml bottle into imperial pint glass

A-ruby red with a finger of head that fades away with out lacing

S-lots of raspberry nothing smelling of malt, hops or alcohol

T-just like the smell lots of raspberry flavor

M-has a nice creaminess

O-nice change of pace type beer that is easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 23:13:47 | More by tvv375ia
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle w/ a wax covering the top.

A: Dark ruby red color, pink/off white creamy looking head. Good amount of lacing and the head sticks around longer than most fruit beers from my experience.

S: Sweet raspberry goodness. Has a little bit of tart funk to it as well.

T: very nice! Sweet and almost creamy. Does not taste like a beer and you can't taste ANY traces of alcohol.

MF: Creamy, smooth and elagent. Very enjoyable.

O: I like this beer a lot and will be picking up more very soon. I got a bottle left but I want a couple more after trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 00:23:18 | More by GlassFreeek
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cherry, chestnutt color with good carbonation leaving a big wite cap

S: Fresh raspberries, light funk and sour

T: A blend of fresh and puree raspberries with a nice sour punch, light funk, sweet and acidic

M: Light body, dry, almost no booze, loads of flavor

O: Good

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 15:54:02 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep purple, cherry hues. Off white head is slow to form but quickly gains momentum. Head eventually fades to almost nothing.

S: Raspberry puree, slight musty character, a bit vinous. Comes off sugary as well.

T: Much like a carbonated fruit juice. Im thinking of a much more complex wine cooler, really. I cant shake the feeling that something is missing. Initial sweet raspberry flavors indicate some sort of punch mid sip, but the sugar and fruit juice just keeps on rolling. Not much tartness or funk, in this regard. As the glass warmed, however, I did notice more complexities including some red wine barrel. Slight mustiness from the nose also made an appearance in the finish as the glass warmed.

M: Not as thin as one would expect. Carbonation seemed surprisingly low, which detracted from drinkability given the style.

O: Pretty good. Again, I initially felt like something was missing here, though I settled right in and finished the bottle. For all of its sweetness, this beer could use a lot more carbonation to carry it along nicely.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 14:31:34 | More by zoolzoo
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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a very clear deep ruby red and is slightly amber colored around the edges. Lots of thick, off-white head that fades leaving nice lacing on the glass.
S-Strong aromas of vinegar with berries. Slightly musty basement smell. Theres a very good balance between the sour and sweet aromas.
T-Strong flavor of berries, very sweet yet balanced with the sour vinegar flavor. Despite the name the beer is incredibly sweet, not very tart at all.
M-Very light bodied, not watered down, just not a thick, heavy beer. Very refreshing. Nice fine carbonation. Sweet but not sticky or syrup-like.

Overall, unreal. It still shocks me how much fruit flavor they can get in this beer. It's beautiful to look at and tastes even better. It's refreshing, almost like a carbonated fruit juice. The slight tartness helps keep the beer from being overly sweet. It's a beer you can drink all day and never get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 17:28:21 | More by adman08
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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle at a recent tasting party. It pours a shocking, impressive deep red. I'd give it more love on score, but, well, it just doesn't look that beery. Smell is heavy raspberry, more sweet than sour, but there's enough tart from keeping it from being overly cloying. Taste: No hint of alcohol. Very natural tasting, that's good. But not as sour as I would have expected. A sweet beer first and foremost. Mouthfeel is differentiated from a wine cooler through a slight lack of carbonation which makes it emminently guzzle-worthy. The sweetness, however, keeps one from throwing it down too much.

I will definitely have this again. Due to the sweetsy nature I could never drink too much, but it's a welcome departure from the grainy malty norms of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 17:37:30 | More by lurpy1
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South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a bottle received in a trade.

It's almost like someone juiced raspberries and poured it into the glass. A small cap of foam that dissipates quickly and leaves no lace. But who cares! This is gorgeous beer. No surprises in the smell. Raspberries and even more raspberries. The taste is what shines. Dominated by raspberries but set apart by a slight oakiness that makes this brew more than a fruit juice. The moutheels is sticky and sweet, which make a whole 750ml seem a bit daunting, but I think I'll survive.

In contrast to what some may think, beer and fruit are a welcome combination. Even more so when it's done this well.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 14:20:00 | More by harrymattcody
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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, extremely clear ruby color. Very light carbonation. About 1" of white-tinged-with-pink head forms, which has very nice lacing and retention.

Smell: Smells of raspberry puree. That's about it. Maybe a hint of tartness as well. Pretty simple, but very pleasant. Nothing fake or artificial about it.

Taste: Much like the smell. Pure raspberry puree, with a small amount of tartness to offset the sweetness. As I said before, pretty simple, yet enjoyable.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with pretty low carbonation. Very nice and refreshing. Overall, I much preferred this to Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a sweet beer, but the light amount of tartness does well to help offset that.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 02:03:03 | More by zhanson88
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3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this bottle with some family.

The beer is ruby red with slight head frosty head

The aroma is a tart almost as a sour but raspberry very sweet and very fresh.

The taste is a full of raspberries and more raspberries, but malt does make an appearance in the taste come in after the carbonation builds nice

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 02:56:26 | More by bishopdc0
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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark red color with a good off-white head. Leaves good lacing and has good retention. Looks great.

Nose is full of raspberry, other sweet fruits, caramel, brown sugar and just straight around sweetness. Taste is straight sweetness. Lots of sweet fruit, but specifically raspberry, as expected. Finishes tart. All works together very well.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, good carbonation levels and leaves a slight film on the inside of your mouth. This is crazy drinkable, as expected by the low ABV. Everything goes down so easily. Overall, this is a wonderful brew. Haven't had many fruit beers, but this blows me away. I've heard all the hype and tried to go in unbiased, but still was amazed. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 00:11:01 | More by zimm421
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New York

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to trxxpaxxs for this awesome hookup! thanks again tom!

750ml green waxed and capped bottle at fridge temp. split with my girlfriend poured into a snifter. no date.

pours out a cloudy red/ brown color with about a 1/4inch of off white head that faded almost instantly. very nice slightly pinkish ruby red color when held up to the light. no lace, no retention.

the aroma is pretty much straight farm fresh raspberries. sweet smelling.

again, just straight up, fresh raspberries. nothing artificial, nothing overdone. sweet and sugary. slightly tart, no real sourness. just a hint of a rustic, tannic almost vegetal flavor, maybe oak?

solid light body, ample slightly sparkly carbonation.

super drinkable, goes down like juice. i find myself gulping it down way to quick. overall, this is a solid beer that i would come back to in a heartbeat. i maybe expected the slightest bit of funk, but there really is none. but thats ok because the raspberry flavors are pure and superb. however, i think i would take a blushing monk over this.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 22:41:38 | More by dogfishandi
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Milwaukee last weekend for $9.99

The red wax dipped bottle was poured into a snifter, semi rigorous pour produces about a half inch light pink fizzy head.
Quickly dissipating to leaves a small collar that slowly goes away.
Color on the beer is a glowing transparent ruby red.
Aroma is stunning, a tart bursting of juicy raspberries.
Juicy sweet delicious fresh picked berries, very distant grassy hops mixing with a touch of grains, but mostly overcome by berries.
Taste is pretty much the sa,e with more tartness from the fruit, a kiss of wood. finishing with mild bittering tart berries and drying out. Feel is crisp and clean and just a small amount of slick feel through the swallow. I'm guessing this is saliva as my mouth is watering as I drink this.

The Gummy Bears cartoon, meets beer on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 02:49:12 | More by Buebie
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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red with a quickly dissipating head--to nothing; mild bubbling but mostly still; looks like cranberry juice

S: tart fruits: raspberries, apples, cranberries with faint cider and vinegar; quite vinous too--hard to tell this is beer

T: Sweet with a dry finish; loads of raspberries (and perhaps cranberry flavors too); slightly tart; this is a tasty dessert beer

F: Sticky with a medium body; really sticky all over the mouth

O: For a dessert beer this is awesome but the sweetness--though not cloying--does become slightly wearing

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 23:41:56 | More by dbossman
Photo of augustgarage


4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Immense thanks to northyorksammy for sending on one of my favorites from Wisconsin. Poured from a 750mL wax capped bottle into my Lindemans flute.

Initially clear, carnelian/fire-engine red with a very pale pink soft head. Good retention, delicate walls of lace ride down a pane of thin legs. Grows darker and deeper with a larger pinker head with each subsequent pour.

Incredible burst of raspberry coulis in the nose. The pure essence of the ripest fruit. Decidedly not a "sour" as there are no signs of wild yeast despite the spontaneous fermentation.

Sweet rich raspberry throughout, joined by faintly tart not-quite-bready base of wheat and German hops. Finishes a touch sweet, but otherwise is a flawless encapsulation of the berries.

Light bodied, crisp yet creamy, with pleasing carbonation.

Natural, pure, and superbly crafted. There is little else to say. One of the most enjoyable fruit beers in the world.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 19:31:31 | More by augustgarage
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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 06:05:56 | More by Dspohn
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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 9/2/11.

A: Pours a deep, clear red with light pinkish head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Sweet and slightly tart ripe raspberries with some malt notes, no real hops or alcohol in the aroma.

T: Tastes pretty much like it smells. Lots of delicious ripe raspberries, more than in the nose and more tart as well. Some malt and no hops or alcohol to speak of.

M: Nice light body, really crisp with a great tingling carbonation and dry finish.

O: Great raspberry beer, the tartness balances out the sweet raspberries perfectly. Could easily drink glass after glass after glass of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 02:19:21 | More by Azurescens
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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