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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,163 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,163
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,104
Gots: 662 | FT: 64
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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a champagne flute as instructed by the label
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

Big thanks to haveanother1 for sending this one over in a trade.

A: Pours a dark amber with some ruby hues and great clarity.  1.5 fingers width of light beige colored head dissipates down at a moderate rate to leave only an outer ring.  A few sparse carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass.  Leaves only a trace amount of spotty lacing, but still a pretty beer.

S: Tons of huge fresh raspberry aromas, and you don't even need to put your nose near the glass.  They smack you in the face as soon as you open the bottle.  Maybe a hint of sugary sweet raspberry jam, but mostly just fresh tart raspberries.  Does it smell like a beer?  Well not any one I've ever smelled, but it smells like a dream.  Awesome.  

T: Like the nose, the taste is all about raspberries.  Tastes sweeter than the smell, more of the jelly/jam flavors as opposed to fresh raspberries.  There is a good degree on tartness on the tongue as well.  A good mix of sweetness upfront followed by tartness on the back end, a balance that prevents a rather one dimensional palate profile from becoming cloying. I really don't pick up much of anything else except the raspberry, but I think that's the goal.  

M/D: Heavily carbonated,  fuller bodied than I anticipated.  Slightly more syrupy that I would like, but a nice drying finish.  Drinkability is pretty good, but I'd say this one is meant to be shared, as a full bomber was a bit much.  

O: Overall, I really can't imagine a better raspberry beer. My personal presence would be a touch more sour, but I really think they accomplished there goal here.  And the smell, oh the heavenly smell!  I could see this as the perfect substitute for champagne for a Sunday brunch.  Very well done!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml. There is no dating information, but this was purchased for me in WI in early April. Poured this into a stemmed white wine glass.

A: Pours a really pretty pink color. About a finger of bright white head. Nicely carbonated. Effervescent like a champagne.

S: Smells like an extremely natural raspberry fruit juice. A little white grape as well. There is some MILD malt notes hidden behind it that lead to some grassy notes, but mostly its all delicious fruit.

T: Epic natural raspberry flavor. Completely natural fruit, not fake BS. Nicely tart and refreshing on the tip of the tongue. You get a little white grape hints. Nice dry finish. Wine/champagne like. This was a winner even with the non-beer drinkers at the gathering.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: I like this much more than the Wisconsin Belgian Red but that is probably because I like raspberries more!

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of yamar68
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 to brandy snifter...

Amber gold body... clear as a bell. A finger of slightly off-white carbonation laces extremely well around room temperature.

Thick raspberry flesh, mild honey notes, a vague tartness tied to something sweeter... fruity and light, like raspberry pancake syrup. The massive fruit presence isn't overwhelming sweet whatsoever, just spot on I think.

Raspberries. Tons and tons of raspberries. This is just raspberries in a bottle. The sweetness though is lovingly toned down to achieve a beautiful sense of balance that won't keep you from drinking an entire bottle.

Drinkability is rather high, given the aggression of the raspberry bite. It remains light and sweet, without moving into the dessert category.


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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of shleepy
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 bottle into snifter glasses.

A: Dark red, but clear. Small-medium head.

S: Smells more like a fruit juice than the usual raspberry jam-like sensation that framboises have. No strong funk, either.

T: The taste does have some of that jammy raspberry flavor, though. It's sweet, for the style, actually. However, the raspberry flavor is more fresh than with most raspberry beers I've tried (so, it's just the sweetness that's giving it the jam-like flavor).

M: Medium body. Low-medium carbonation.

O: One of the more unique raspberry beers, but I wish it was a lot more sour.

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3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Luxuruous ruby color. Clear. Reminds me of cognac. One inch white fluffy head.
S: Raspberry jam. Not much else.
T: Raspberry jam. Has the same syrupy sweetness. Kind of biting acidity in the aftertaste, almost painful in the throat.
M: Has some body from residual sugars.
O: I was expecting for something better, honestly. This is too one-dimensional. The wonderful natural complexity of raspberries is just not here. This is a simple jammy fruit beer. Thank god it's at least the sweetness is restrained.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got one! Thanks smurfbeer!

1 pt 9 fl oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. No bottle date to be found.

A: Hazy red body with a slightly pink thin head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge. Fizzy bubbles. Leaves legs as you swirl it around the glass.

S: Sweet raspberries (duh), some phenolic notes and Belgian yeast.

T: Sweet, but not sickly sweet. Crisp and tart. You can really taste fresh raspberries. Thankfully, not much of the phenols that I got in the nose.

M: Medium carb..softer than I expected. Just enough to tickle the tongue. This is balanced enough that you can actually drink a decent amount without it getting gross.

O: I think the lack of phenols and syrupy sweetness is what distances this from the lower quality framboise that I’ve had. An excellent treat.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.