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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,781 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,781
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,033
Gots: 566 | 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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3.86/5  rDev -11.5%

Tulip glass.

A: Pours with a half finger of off white head, on a body which is dark, murky brown-tinted amber. So-so retention.

S: Loads of jammy raspberry, a little malt character.

T: Similar, with a mild tartness which supports the fruit flavor, with a moderate amount of sweetness. The sweetness overpowers the tartness and so it's not quite as in balance as it could be.

M: Medium-full body and medium-high, sharp, champagne-like carbonation which really enhances the mouthfeel. Mouthcoating.

O: This is extremely drinkable for the first 8oz or so, and then the reality of drinking straight-up raspberry jam begins to hit you. A fruity dessert beer of sorts. So this is probably a 4.25 for the first 8oz and 3.75 for the next Xoz.

pmarlowe, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%

Split with family, everyone found this one surprising but pleasant. It poured a clear burgundy color, with a foamy, just-pink, champagne-like head. The aroma certainly showcases the fruit, with the sweet-tart raspberry juice up front, but there is also a mild, dry woodsiness that is likely contributed by the aged hops and oak barrels. The flavor is likewise a combination of the semi-sweet, natural-tasting fruit juice and an earthy, woodsy oak character. The light, fine carbonation is much like that of a sparkling wine, which dries the palate a bit, helping to cut through the fruity sweetness.

Overall, although its sweetness would become too much to enjoy in large quantities, this beer is light and fruity yet complex, making for an interesting, pleasant drinking experience.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,781 ratings.