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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,743 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,743
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,022
Gots: 557 | FT: 53
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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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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

A - Body is a deep mahogany red, with a reddish-white head.

S - Sweet raspberries with a hint of tartness. That's pretty much it. I guess that's why they call it Raspberry Tart.

T - I mean...I don't know what to say. Raspberries and tartness. The name says it all. Starts tart, finishes sweet. There's not a lot more to it. It's good.

M - It's tricky. The tartness on the tongue is a bit harsh, but the body is nice and smooth, and the finish is pretty good.

D - It's only drawback is the tartness. That makes it a little bit more challenging to drink. But if you're into that stuff, then it'll be good.

I don't know what more there is to this beer than it's name. That's the best description there can be, I think, other than to note that it tastes good, and the flavors are well balanced.

01-23-2011 20:52:48 | More by ColdPoncho
Photo of SiepJones


4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

A: Pours a deep ruby red with an inch of fluffy reddish white head. Not much clarity through the beer and not much visible carbonation.

S: Tons of raspberry goodness, this beer smells like a glass of Ocean Spray Raspberry juice (If there was such a thing).

T: Sweet then very tart, puckering raspberry flavor. The finish makes me salivate. Once the tartness settles there is a slight hint of oakiness.

M: Medium body with a frothy carbonation too it. Very tart finish.

D: Very enjoyable beer with a full flavor and a low ABV. It was had no problem finishing the bottle and would certainly have another glass if I had it available to me.

01-22-2011 00:32:39 | More by SiepJones
Photo of mdaschaf


4.54/5  rDev +4.1%

A: Pours a murky purple/maroon color with a bubbly head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Tons of tart raspberry as expected. A little bit of vanilla as well. Extremely inviting aroma.

T: Even better than I was expecting/hoping. An an incredible sugary sweet raspberry flavor. The vanilla is there slightly, but the raspberry steals the show.

M/D: Not syrupy, light bodied and extremely easy drinking. Unsure if I have had a beer that is easier to drink. Easily my favorite fruit beer to date.

01-19-2011 01:34:49 | More by mdaschaf
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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

750ml bottle poured into an Sam Adams / Weihenstephaner Infinium flute. Provided as a very generous extra by UMNbeerhunter, thanks Joe!

A - Pours an almost maroon like color, bold and bright, yet clear to see the multiple streams of carbonation rising throughout. 2 finger's worth of head sit on top of the beer, but with pretty low retention and doesn't leave much, if any, lacing.

S - The first thing that came to mind after smelling this beer were those Haribo Raspberry Gummi candies I used to eat as a kid. Obviously very strong raspberry smell, but also quite tart and puckering. Vibrant and authentic, like freshly-pressed juice. Gives off an authentic smell, not like thick, raspberry syrup.

T - The taste is much more tart than I would've anticipated, to the point where the first few sips were quite mouth-puckeringly sour. As my palate acclimates, however, it eventually transforms into a tasty beer, with a nice balance between the sour start and relatively sweeter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. Finish is moderately long with a sweet finish. The tartness really lingers in the sides of the mouth, however.

D - Drinkability is high. My girlfriend can't have much beer, so I was drinking most of this bottle, but I was perfectly okay with that. Luckily the ABV is such that this is a great beer to have throughout dinner, but also pairs nicely with dessert. We had this with chocolate afterward and it was a great combination.

01-18-2011 00:16:34 | More by nhindian
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3.93/5  rDev -9.9%

Mrs. Marvin has a new favorite brew. We picked up two bombers of Raspberry Tart in Madison and were quite impressed. The brew pours a ruby-brown with a decided fruity note and a bit of a head. You can tell this is more than raspberry juice - there's a good beverage in the glass, not just fruit (and it's not syrupy).

This won't be for everyone but is definitely worth a try - it's a great representative of this style. Oddly, the second bomber seemed tarter than the first.

01-16-2011 03:02:46 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
Photo of dstc


4/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours a dark, ruby-red color with a tan head. Head falls to nothing with the very thinnest of lacing.

Aroma is all raspberry tartness. Actually all I smell is fruit.

Big, tart raspberry taste. Raspberry flavor is lovely and it is very, very tart. Malt taste in the finish.

Medium bodied, rather smooth and low carbonation in the mouth.

Good stuff. Extremely tart but quite delicious.

01-13-2011 12:56:15 | More by dstc
Photo of BrewCrew2010


4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

A: A dark ruby red with a decent size light rose color head that recedes gradually to island foam.

S: Smells amazing! Atrong aroma of sweet & sour raspberries and candy sugar.

T: Taste just as good as it smells. As my husband said, "sweet necter from the gods." Unlike a lot of fruit beers, this one taste like real fruit, not artificial fruit. There is an upfront tart raspberry flavor followed with a bit of sweetness.

M: Lively carbonation, light body, smooth & crisp texture.

D: By far one of the best fruit beers I've had. I could drink a ton of this. Thank goodness for a 2nd bottle.

01-12-2011 19:23:53 | More by BrewCrew2010
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2.6/5  rDev -40.4%

NG raspberry tart

a 3.5 like a slightly muddied blush sparkling wine, foamy head leaves a ring and scant lace.

s 3 if there were such a thing as raspberry cider, this would be it. not the freshest or most vibrant nose, but tolerable.

t 2.5-3 hard to think of this as beer. more like a slightly upscale, and much more expensive, version of something from boone's farm we used to drink back in college. this is sweet and boring, with a little tartness not unlike what they add to a sweet soda.

m 3 about medium bodied, but the sugar builds up.

d 2 not interested in having this again.

01-12-2011 04:08:39 | More by brewmudgeon
Photo of afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Thanks to Steve D for hooking this up via a trade. New Glarus Raspberry Tart. How I love thee.

What's yet to be determined is whether this deeply red hued translucent brew sitting underneath a half finger head can top its sister Belgian Red. I know one thing though. It's freakin' fantastic. The tartness of the raspberries comes out in the nose, but wallops in the taste. Hitting that fine line of medicinal and overly sweet, this one peeks at both, and then comes back to being beer. Most certainly tart, most certainly raspberry, the brew is well carbonated and smooth despite all of its sweetness. That makes it medium in the mouth without getting in the way of enjoying it quickly. But why would you? You'd be missing everything about it worth savoring.

I wish I had this on hand year round. But I'd have to move to Wisconsin to do it. So for now I'll try to appreciate New York's trash while remembering this treasure.

01-11-2011 04:08:19 | More by afksports
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

It pours a clear and very dark ruby color, almost brown, with a beige one finger head that lasts throughout consumption. Lacing is above average.
Aroma is very fruity with lots of raspberry and candy. You can definitely tell it is real fruit. I got a very faint funky wild fermentation note as well.
Flavor is a Raspberry bomb upfront with lots of tartness towards the end. With a lasting aftertaste, it leaves your mouth watering for a long time.
Body is light and mouthfeel very refreshing. Carbonation is medium to high. The main flaw of this beer is that it is a little too tart (leaving your stomach burning a little bit) so the drinkability could be higher.
Overall one of the best fruit beers that I have ever had. Can't wait to try the Wisconsin Belgian Red.

01-10-2011 02:01:34 | More by paulozanello
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4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

750ml bottle into AVBC snifter. Split with a friend. Big thanks to lurchingbeast for hooking me up.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color with a thin dark mahogany colored head that quickly fizzed away into nothing. No lacing.
S: This smells amazing! Most fruit flavored beers I've had smell and taste like a synthetic or syrupy version of the fruit they are trying to mimic. Not this one though. This smells like fresh smashed raspberries all the way. Very impressive.
T: Flavors taste very similar to a fresh preserve or jam with just a touch of tartness.
M: Meidum-thin body, and the mouth is very sticky with some residual sugars coating my mouth. Carbonation is prickly.
D: One of the best fruit beers I've had. Very fresh and juicy. Highly recommend if you're into this style.

01-09-2011 22:28:55 | More by scottfrie
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

a- red body with a pink head. Looks really apatizing

s-Raspberrys, Raspberrys, Raspberrys

t- Just like the smell except better. Not medicinal or too sweet. The best fruit beer I have ever had

M- almost flat, not alot of carbonation to this one

D- high. This is the perfect example of a fruit beer and will always be highly ranked by me

01-08-2011 00:52:56 | More by leakyfaucet12
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

A: very pretty golden amber color with a half finger head

S: Smells like lindemans but with real fruit

T: tastes of sweet raspberry juice like lindemans but tastes of real fruit

M: light and fruity medium carbonation

D: super easy to drink like lindens rspberry frambrois with real raspberries

01-07-2011 06:39:12 | More by billshmeinke
Photo of davod23


4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from the bottle into a New Glarus flute. Thanks, Brady.

The pour isn't as red as one might expect - it's more the color of iced tea. Slightly off-white head billows up, but doesn't hang around for very long. I would like this to be more striking in color and to have better head retention.

Smell: Raspberries. Sweet, sour, ripe and unripe raspberries.

Taste: Raspberries. It's sweet on the front end, with just a hint of a tartness through the midpalate. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is good, adequate amount of carbonation, quite slick, long fruity finish. Light-medium body.

Drinkability is quite good. At just 4% abv, and without being super sweet, this one goes down pretty easy and quickly.

Good beer, perhaps only bested (in terms of American fruit beers) by Belgian red. Recommended.

01-04-2011 17:32:13 | More by davod23
Photo of Brez07


3.63/5  rDev -16.7%

Bottle courtesy of Florida9. Poured into a wine glass

A: Dark red color, similar to iced tea. Left a 1/2 finger white head. Barely any retention or lacing

S: Nose is mostly juicy fruit. Lots of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. That's kinda it though

T: Mostly fruit here. Like Juicy Juice with a very small hint of booze. Raspberry and strawberry are dominant fruit flavors

M: Medium bodied. More carbonation than I expected, leaving a brief tingle on the tongue. Fruit finish

D: A light fruit beer. First glass was ok, but was too sweet after that. Glad I split this was someone. As a side note, I added campagne to make a delicious beverage

01-03-2011 03:51:35 | More by Brez07
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New York

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured a glorious deep red color with virtually no head. Aroma is of super fresh raspberries.

Raspberry is main component here, and its delicious but its quite complex overall. There is a delicious acidic quality to this. Vanilla and oak flavors create for one tasty brew.

This is less sweet than I had expected, and thats fine. The Belgian red is way more about the cherry than the raspberry tart is about raspberries. The red is delicious, but a little more one dimensional. Feel is moderate to light with a pleasant but light carbonation.

I could sip this ALL NIGHT. Its great to share, but who would want to. Insanely drinkable.

01-03-2011 01:46:16 | More by kbnooshay
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4.58/5  rDev +5%

A= Deep crimson red in color very nice looking looks like a red wine. It's head kind of had a reddish tint to it didn't last that long.

S= Smells like fresh Raspberries you can tell that it's a little tart from the nose smells really good. It seems like Thanksgiving or Christmas in a bottle lol.

T= Taste is like the nose full of Raspberry flavor nice tart aftertaste very nice.

M= Light in body plenty of carbonation for this one.

D= Very Drinkable will be seeking it out again very refreshing I'm going to enjoy finishing this bottle.

12-30-2010 01:25:28 | More by LiquidBread219
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South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +5%

Massive thanks to shuajw (extra in past in-person trade) and sproser (Secret Santa '10) for bottles of this one! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured a deep dark red with a one and a half finger off-white head with a slight pink hue that subsided to a minimal amount fairly quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and raspberries (duh!). The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberries, slight spices, and a nice tart note. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall I opted to drink this one on Christmas Day to de-stress after spending time with the family. Had a very nice aroma and flavor going on with this one. Glad I have another bottle of this laying around so I can share this one some other BAs in my area. This is a must try of any fan of the style or those who are feeling a little adventureous. You won't regret it!

12-28-2010 13:42:58 | More by thagr81us
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Praise the queen! Its a session ale!

A- This session ale is a deep red with fair clarity. It shines like a ruby when held to the light. I got a slight cascading effect from the pinkish head. Not too much in the way of retention.

S- Obviously this session ale smells very strongly of raspberries. The aroma is very sweet. It is truly an inviting aroma, like a raspberry topping on an angel food cake.

T- Session ales CAN, and DO have big flavors, complexity and subtle nuances. This session ale is a perfect example. The tip of the tongue is greeted by a sweet raspberry puree. As the session ale fills the mouth a perfectly biting tartness grips the sides of the tongue. More sweetness follows and helps give this session ale its signature session ale balance. The finish is very clean and orderly.

M- About medium bodied just like a session ale should be. Carbonation is sprightly enough to keep up with the biting tartness. It really pairs well with this type of session ale.

D- I will have no problem sessioning the whole bottle of this session ale in one session.
Session ale.

12-28-2010 03:06:34 | More by MbpBugeye
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a deep crimson red color with a somewhat thick fizzy white head and a good amount of lacing. Smells of tart raspberries and malty sweetness. Tastes of both sweet and sour raspberries and plenty of sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and has a small carbonation. Drinkability is somewhat high.

12-26-2010 13:33:18 | More by TheKingofWichita
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New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%

Presenatation: Large waxed and capped bottle poured into a tulip glass over multiple pours. Served only slightly chilled.

Appearance: Deep crimson red in color (almost the exact hue of red wine) with a little white lacing around.

Aroma: Fresh raspberries and a noticable tart acetic note. Very nice balance of fruit and tart notes.

Taste: The raspberries are obviously the highlight here. They are a lot sweeter than I thought they would be originally be. Really tart berry and lemon notes on the back end too. Clean finish. Beautiful balance of the sweet and tart here again.

Mouthfeel: A nice light body with plenty of carbonation like a fine champagne. Matches the feel of this beer perfectly.

Drinkability: I finished a bottle no problem and I could probably have more at this ABV. A remarkable amount of flavor punched into this ABV, but also so much balance. I could sip this all night.

Overall, a great fruit beer from New Glarus. Nothing like anything I've had before, but still delicious. Great balance and the effervescence really make this beer feel like something special. Highly recommended.

12-25-2010 02:19:22 | More by Gosox8787
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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

Thank you to zizzybalubba for this beer in an in person trade here in the miserable city of Elizabeth City. A day after having the belgian red, this was quite a bit easier to drink. The smell was tame, but the flavor was awesome. It was sweet, but not overly and a very well done fruit beer. I breezed through the whole bottle and loved drinking it. I had hoped to drink this beer for a celebration I was waiting for, but the news never came and the beer stared at me everyday, so I drank it. Well done.

12-25-2010 00:42:40 | More by calir1
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District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

Special thanks to BeerFMAndy, the "Wisconsin Wonder", who sent this to me in an awesome monster box trade. Thanks Andy!

I brought this to a tasting.

A: Crystal clear, Willy Wonka purple color, with a slight vanilla-like hue. Heck, even the small head had some purple in it!

S: Tart raspberries and a tinge of vanilla to give it a dessert-like flair.

T: Man, I can't think of any other brewery in the business that is better at packing a total fruit experience into every ounce of liquid. Also, this one in particular had a tinge of the same jaw-locking sourness that I commonly associate with sour beers. The fruit content was ver organic and remarkably fresh in nature.

M: Not syrupy in the least bit and still managed to maintain a certain amount of creaminess to let us know we are not drinking a fruit juice, but in fact, a beer. Consistent from top to bottom!

D: To hell with raspberry cobbler... just give me some of this stuff!

12-24-2010 18:33:20 | More by Chaney
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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

Acquired this from stonequarrywest via SS '10 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!!
750 mL
Poured in to my Brooklyn snifter

A: This beer pours a murky garnet, ruby color with an almost three finger of sudsy head that recedes rather quickly. Wisps of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Nose is tart raspberry, perhaps a hint of vanilla. Very one sided but very well done.

T: Taste is a crazy burst of sugary sweet raspberry goodness. Raspberry notes continue but become a bit more tart throughout the middle with a slightly oakiness and a hint of creamy vanilla in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation, somewhat light upfront with a very slick, creamy finish.

D: Goes down dangerously easy, very tasty, not too filling, not much of a kick, and an exceptional example of the style. This is a fantastic beer! I wish that I could get my hands on more!

12-21-2010 01:54:11 | More by Jayli
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

pours clear bright ruby brown with a 1 finger head that left some spotted lacing down the glass

smells of tangy raspberries what else should it smell like

taste is juicy tart yet sweet berries - i do not get any malt until the aftertaste - leaves me with the taste of frosted flakes cereal

mouthfeel - medium body with low carbonation that works oh so well

drinkability is perfect - i would drink this every day if i could - low abv and great flavor

12-20-2010 02:30:02 | More by jsh420
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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