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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,981 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,981
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,046
Gots: 596 | FT: 55
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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5/5  rDev +14.7%

pixieskid, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Satchboogie, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of matttttYCE
3.55/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into my DFH snifter. Have to say thank you very, very much to trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

The beer is a cloudy dark, burnt red/orange color. The head produced was a just about a finger high, maybe a bit less, and off-white/pinkish. Fades away pretty quick, leaves a ring. Lacing is little.

Smells is really of sweet raspberry and raspberry puree with some light tartness in there as well. Not much more than that. Really straight forward.

The taste is essentially all raspberries as well. Loads and loads of sweetness, light tartness hiding behind the sweet. Maybe a hint of sour as well. Again, pretty straight forward.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Crisp consistency, light-medium carbonation, light-medium body, and a moderate length finish.

Overall this is a nice beer but almost too sweet and a bit too straight forward for me. For what it is, it is a good beer, but I have a bit of a hard time finishing a 12oz serving, let alone a whole bottle. Definitely one to split. Very glad I got the chance to try this, though.

matttttYCE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of brodah
1/5  rDev -77.1%

brodah, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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2/5  rDev -54.1%

gameface23, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Beertracker, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

BuckettOfBeer, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

trevorjk, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Agold, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of DrewZ926
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- ruddy combination of ruby and pink. an inch of garnet head. not much lacing

S- OMGRASPBERRIES. but seriously, amazing smell, liquid raspberry but not in a cloying soda-ish way. lots of tart juice and lemon zest too.

T- sublime, fresh picked raspberries, a little acetic on the finish, great transition from sweet up front to tart.

M- prickly carbonation and very light

O- best fruit beer i've had, very unique and epitomizes how extreme beer can get. very lucky to come across this one on the shelves in NY!

DrewZ926, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

SoGreasy, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

southhousebrew, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

deadmule, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

theCoder, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

huadog, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jak, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

benjbrunner, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

S: Nose is fruit raspberry but some interesting mix of flavors. Wooden and oak, and vanilla too.

T: Very sweet and almost creamy. Does not taste like a beer and you can't taste any traces of alcohol.

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

O: Another very solid beer from New Glarus. I got to try this alongside Wisconsin Red which I liked a little more but this one is amazing too.

SkiBum22, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mdvatab
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received bottle as a gift for the birth of my son from a generous trader up north. (Cheers!)

Poured from 750ml bottle into tall pilsner glass.

Aroma: Mouth-watering jammy raspberry. A very faint lemony tartness. Aaaand more raspberry. Pretty straightforward. Raspberry city!

Appearance: Excellent reddish-purple body with nice clarity. One finger of tan-pink head, which clings to the side of the glass.

Flavor: Bright, fruity raspberry. Sweetness on the front, and tartness on the back end. EXTREMELY well-balanced, refreshing, and sessionable. Not cloyingly sweet like some more widely-available raspberry lambics.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, high carbonation. Medium-full mouthfeel. Clean finish.

Overall: Having enjoyed NG's Wisconsin Belgian Red (Cherry) recently, I was interested in comparing the two. While raspberry tart seems to receive more acclaim than Red, my wife and I agreed that we liked Red better--but only by a hair. Tart is very well-done, and is one to get your hands on!

mdvatab, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

BRoss242, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

pirmannt1, Dec 11, 2011
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,981 ratings.