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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,781 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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Photo of beerhan
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Finally had the chance to try this and upon pour I had no idea what to think. It pours a very very red color with a thin head. Mild carbonation and smells like nothing but raspberries. Believe it or not it also tastes like raspberries with a slight oakiness to it. It does however leave a little prickling on the tongue and mouth which is a tad uncomfortable but it is called raspberry tart. To anyone that likes raspberry soda, you will love this.

beerhan, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of Gfunk720
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

Extra in a recent trade, been wanting to try this one. Thanks fellow Thorpe!

A- Ambery reddish, lots of bubbly white foamy head.

S- Smells like sweet raspberry juice. Slight hints of wine/alcohol but not too noticeble.

T- Amazingly good. I normally don't like fruit beers, but this one is a huge hit. It's like a delicious alcoholic raspberry soda.

M- Pretty excellent. It's fizzy, but I can basically chug it. Not too over powering, but has a nice full flavor.

D- Had a whole bottle to myself. If I could get a keg of this stuff, I'd probably drink it as a replacement for juice. Nice low ABV beer.

Gfunk720, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of champ103
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Pours a murky red color. A small white head forms, but recedes in a second. Light lace.
S: Just an amazing nose. Fresh Raspberries with a light tartness. Some sweetness and vanilla as well. Not overly complex, but excellent.
T: Again , big fresh Raspberries that is like nothing else I have had in a fruit beer. This is not a lambic, so do not expect big funk, but there is a light tartness and vanilla sweetness. Awesome.
M/D: A light to medium body that is incredibly crisp, clean, and smooth. Light tannins from the fruit. Very textured, and almost champagne like. So easy and smooth to drink. I can have a hole bottle to myself.

An excellent example of a fruit beer. This in not a funky, sour lambic with fruit (which I love as well). If that is what you are thinking, that is a mistake. This is a great beer with fresh fruits. Highly recommended.

champ103, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of burns1066
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

The smell of this ale is extraordinary. The closest thing I can compare it to is a light fruit wine, but its mouthfeel and taste are much more substantive than that. It pours a beautiful garnet color and will become my annual New Year's drink. It's close to perfect for its style. That said, its style is one I only occasionally indulge in, so it will be a treat to have only now and again.

burns1066, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a hazed ruby brown color with nice cap of slightly tinted pink head, good retention and some sticky lacing. Scent is dominated by the raspberry... good balance between sweet and tart, faint hints of dried grain, wood and earth. First sip astounds... equal parts sweet and tart raspberry with neither overpowering each other or the overall tastes. Modest hints of dried grain, wood and earth in the background as the tongue gets used to the intense fruit. Medium bodied, slightly dry finish, lighter carbonation. Phenomenal beer... the raspberry, while intense does not become to sweet or tart... the perfect fruit beer.

rfgetz, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of CMW
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Poured a deep red color with little trace of head or lacing.

S - Raspberry aroma was very strong and overpowered everything else. did pick up some sugary notes and a tad of malt.

T - Excellent. I feel that the raspberries were much more sweet than tart, but excellent all the same.

M - Light and sweet but not sugary.

D - Even with the intense sweetness I found myself longing for another bottle right away.

CMW, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of Duff27
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Had at the brewery, probably as fresh as it gets.

A- Pours a deep mahogany red. One inch head that recedes to a ring with ample lacing left behind.

S- Amazing raspberry fruit smell. One could get "drunk" just from smelling this one.

T- Upfront with the raspberries. Slighty sweet but not cloyingly.

M- "Dances on your tongue" is the way I always describe this and the Wisconsin Belgian Red. The carbonation tingles and tickles your tongue. LOVE the way this feels in the mouth.

D/O- More of a celebration beer than something you want to make a night of. Absolutely adore this and it's brother, the New Glarus WBR. World class beer from a world class Brewery.

Duff27, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of kzoobrew
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Received in a trade with alcstradamus and enjoyed long ago. Review input from long lost notes.

Murky ruby red body capped by a raspberry stained pinkish head. Retention is decent, lacing fails to cling to the glass for long.

Intense raspberry aroma. Sweet fruit with a tartness that grows with warmth. Very one dimensional but the one dimension is frickin' awesome

The flavor is even more intense than the aroma. The taste is the perfect combination of sweet and tart raspberry. The fruit overwhelms nearly every other characteristic. Faint malt and oak flavors very subtle underneath.

Medium bodied with an exquisitely smooth texture. Carbonation is lively and the finish is long.

Raspberry Tart is quite possible the best fruit beer. New Glarus knows what they are doing. Intense flavors but easy to drink. This is a beer to serve those who think they don't like beer.

kzoobrew, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks to blackhawks87 for this one. 10/16/10 notes.

A: Almost clear dark red color with bubbly champagne like head. Little lacing. About right I'd say.

S: Raspberry to a T. Seriously smells as the name implies: a Raspberry themed baked good. Very sweet, wish maybe it had a bit more going on in terms of complexity but overall good.

T: Wow, tart raspberry with a sugary crust implied in there, sweet and bitter raspberry seeds. Cream and a bit of oak. Excellent tasting fruit beer, right on.

M: Champagne like, which is intended, yet still smooth.

D: Awesome fruit beer. couldn't drink a whole lot, but certainly would love to have this again.

Dreadnaught33, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of domtronzero
3.63/5  rDev -16.7%

A -Deep dark reddish brown color with an average lasting pinkish whitish head. Lots of lacing.

S - Raspberry, oak, light sweet malt aroma.

F/M - Raspberry, sweet candy like fruit flavors. Sweet malts. Light tart and light funky flavors. Little oak and vanilla too. Low bitterness with a clean dry finish. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

D - Very good. Sweet, tart, refreshing and full flavored. This is a well brewed beer.

domtronzero, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of wschmit
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle into pint glass.

A: Voluminous, fine head with a pink tint. Settles quickly into almost nothing. Body is clear, and a distinctly brownish red.

S: Tart raspberry scent, just a bit of maltiness to it. Not much else on the nose, sadly. No bitterness at all--wouldn't be much point here.

T: Fantastic. The raspberry flavor dominates, but does not overwhelm. I wouldn't touch this if you hate fruit beers, or raspberries, but it's not overly sweet at all. The raspberry flavor rounds out into a distinctly beer-like taste in the end--a bit of caramel malt. No hops at all.

M: Not as fizzy as expected. Slightly sticky, syrupy mouthfeel.

D: Eminently high. This stuff is like candy for adults.

wschmit, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of Axic10
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Thanks to BarrytheBear for this. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby red with a half finger of head.

Smell: Probably the best nose I've ever experienced on a fruit beer. Total raspberry bomb. Sweet raspberries, that;s pretty much it, but wow.

Taste: Tart, sweet raspberries. With name like Raspberry Tart, I'd be disappointed if it didn't taste like this. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and tart.

Drinkability: While I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet fruit beers, this one is a pure joy to drink. If I ever needed to convince a wine lover to drink beer, this would be the gateway beer. Need to trade for more.

Axic10, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%

Bottle courtesy of Norm and Cam

A. Pours ruby red with golden edges.

S. Lots of raspberry sweetness - although it smells like real raspberries, not raspberry syrup.

T. Tart with lots of raspberry sweetness.

M. Medium body with medium level of carbonation.

D. I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the two I split the bottle with. I was glad to try it, but I wouldn't be seeking it out again. My wife informed me that I will be seeking it out again for her, which is cool; I'm glad when she enjoys beers enough to have me seek them out.

BeerAndBourbon, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Picked this guy up randomly while shopping fer brews at the outset of the Man's Weekend. It pours a deep garnet/ruby/other miscellaneous red-colored gemstones topped by well over a finger of slightly pink-tinted light ecru foam. The nose is an explosion of sweetened raspberries, as though a bowl o' them berries had been sprinkled liberally with confectioner's sugar. Some blueberries may or not be in the bowl as well, and some cinnamon seems to have been added to the sweetening party, though in much less abundance. The taste follows pretty dern closely, but a nice tartness replaces the seemingly sugariness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky, syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice bit o' fruity goodness, excessively drinkable and increasingly tart/complex (so to speak) as the tasting goes on.

TMoney2591, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Vdubb86
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this with me after getting it on our jaunt up to Wisconsin.

This beer as expected pours a nice ruby red color with the slightest of pink head on the surface that fades away rather swiftly. The smell is of tart raspberries (surprised? I know!). It may actually be my imagination, but I believe in the tail end i smell a buttery character. The combined smell is of a nice raspberry pie. The taste, well, I'm fairly certain I'm not drinking beer, but the label says that I am. The flavor obviously consists of raspberries, now the good thing about it is that it doesn't taste of the raspberry extract that many brewers use. It tastes of real raspberries and that is to its credit, you can definitely taste the difference. The mouthfeel is a little too syrupy for my liking, but it does carbonate well. The drinkability for me faded rather quickly. What started as something easy to drink got progressively harder, for it seemed the beer grew more sour on the palate. The caveat is that I'm not a fruit beer guy. If you are, go for it, this is a pretty good creation.

Vdubb86, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of kingcrowing
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

750ml bottle poured into a sampling glass at the fall BA meetup.

It's a nice reddish runt color with a small but ruby hinted head that's very thick and creamy. Nose is raspberry and nice tart bitterness.

Taste is all raspberry and nice tart sweet fresh fruit, it's very delicious and sweet. One of the most drinkable and tasty fruit beers i've had. Mouthfeel is light and sharp and very drinkable.

kingcrowing, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of KAP1356
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

Served as suggested. Poured from a chilled 750 ml. bottle into a Lindeman's flute glass...

A - Pours a nice raspberry red, dark ruby color with a slightly redish tinged 2 finger head that slowly recedes to a nice reddish lace. Carbonation is visible as well.

S - Raspberry blast!! Nice fresh raspberry notes. There is a nice sweetness from the fruits as well. There is the slightest malt background to this one as well.

T - Very fruity taste. Fresh raspberries and a nice malt bakbone that brings a fresh fruity flavor to the palate. Tart and sweet, this one keeps its flavor warmer as it does cold.

M - Nicely carbonated. Not syrupy at all. A nice smoothness to it really makes it feel nice on the palate.

D - Quite a drinkable beer. Not a surprise after having their Wisconsin Belgian Red. This is one that would be great with dessert or if you are looking for a nice refreshing beer.

KAP1356, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of klikger
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%

On tap (Vintage, west side) & served in a tulip

A - Raspberry red with decent head & residual hazing on top. The carbonation is visible, as well.

S - Tart raspberries & sugar

T - Raspberries - extremely tart yet simultaneously sweet. This is a one-note beer, but it's one note is amazing. Just a bit of malt is evident, which complements the fresh fruit, but the raspberries dominate throughout.

M - Lively & fruity. No syrup here.

D - For what it is, drinkability is excellent.

klikger, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of Urbancaver
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Thanks norm for this one!

Appearance- mahogany hues with a bit of head hanging around

Smell- very raspberry-y and sweet

Taste- smooth and sweet. The tartness of the raspberries hits hard as you drink more. A bit too sweet for my taste buds but still very very good

Mouthfeel- very well carbonated... Sweet and tasty

Drinkability- very Drinkable. Definitely something I could sit down and drink this all day!

Urbancaver, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of PSUDREW
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

And the last of my brews from LeviFunk, thanks!
A: a deep reddish brown, little bit of head up front, good amount of carbonation with hints of purple
S: fruit esters and malt
T: wonderful fruit flavor. slight, dry funk at the end. a tart and jacked up (flavor wise) cousin to belgian red. he fruitiness sings in this brew, and god is this a nice brew
M: light and solid
D: pretty high

PSUDREW, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of geryeb624
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

750 mL bottle courtesy of Zimmerbloke. Thanks dude!

A- Dark ruby red with about an inch of pinkish head. Pretty good retention, with lots of bubble floating to the surface.

S- Very nice. Smells like a big bowl of fresh, juicy raspberry. Also, a slight spice note reminds me of raspberry iced tea.

T- Very fruity, with big raspberry taste and a touch of cracker-like malt to hold everything together. Reminds me of its brother, Wisconsin Belgian Red, but with a much more tart bite.

M- Very good carbonation and a light, silky mouthfeel.

D- Very high, this stuff goes down like water, but with much more flavor. Very refreshing. Perfect for a nice warm day outside or for following a nice meal paired with chocolate or by itself.

I'm so glad I was able to try this and Wisconsin Belgian Red, as they have really opened my eyes to the potential of fruit beers. Two truly spectacular brews from New Glarus.

geryeb624, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of hawks10
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%

750ml green bottle - Capped & wax sealed - Poured into my New Glarus champagne flute...

Pours a dark reddish orange, blood orange. A bit of haze but otherwise a reddish, juicy looking beer. Two fingers of white head with a touch of pink forms and recedes into a white haze hanging on top of the beer...

Smells initially very heavy of oak. Very sweet, berries smell fresh and delicious. Touches of vanilla and oh so slightly tart...smells delicious!

Sweet berry juice. Ludens cough drops. Candy. Not beer. But it is beer. I feel emasculated. But I'm not embarrassed. It's fucking good. What do you want me to do about it? Not drink it? Cause that's not gonna happen! Sweet from beginning to end. Touches of oak at the end give it a dry taste and feel, bits of vanilla give it some creaminess...I even think I am tasting some chocolate, maybe those little chocolates with raspberry puree filling. A touch of "tart" too, just like the smell...

Medium bodied and decently carbonated, does have a somewhat silky feel. Very sweet, tiny bit drying in the end...

I love this beer.

hawks10, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured from a bottle received in a trade from the very generous CooperEllis, right into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: the beer glistens in my glass, only slightly chill-hazed, reflecting beautiful hues of purplish crimson akin to cranberry juice. An ethereal group of grayish bubbles fizz up seconds after the pour but vanish just as quickly.

Smells: the nose is raspberry puree all the way, like a giant jar of fresh preserves of the berry. Maybe also some cranberries and grapes. A bit of balsamic vinegar shows itself more as the beer warms. Very sweet, lightly tart. There's not much else to it, but what else do you need?

Tastes: like liquified raspberries. A flavor like sparkling cran-ras cocktail leads until sugary, syrupy flavors wash in mid-palate. A mild tartness then arrives, gripping the sides of the tongue through the finish. When enjoyed colder, it exhibits a cola-like flavor that I dig.

Feels: syrupy. Subtly carbonated, medium-bodied.

Drinks: one-dimensionally. As displays of a particular fruit go in beer, it doesn't get much better than this one. However, I wish more of the beer was allowed to shine through. As it is, it's lacking in complexity and is just a tad sweet and for my tastes.

Phelps, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of obireidkenobi
5/5  rDev +14.7%

This is a really enjoyable fruit beer. The flavor is fresh raspberry, not syrup or sugar. Fresh. There is some tart flavor, which balances very well with sweet.

This beer is crisp, and clean. So easy drinking the bottle was gone leaving me smelling the glass after. Perfect for dessert, or just a beer to finish this day with.

obireidkenobi, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of cbak999
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

Shared amongst new friends at an epic beer tasting!

A - pours a nice ruby red with a thick, tall white head. Great lacing on the glass with each sip.

S - one word - raspberry! There are some other underlying fruity smells...maybe plum, but raspberry rules here.

T - I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It's similar to drinking a sparkling raspberry juice. No taste alcohol at all.

d -Great carbonation makes your mouth tingle with this one. I really enjoyed this beer. I would love to drink this on a warm, sunny day. With any luck, I will get another shot at it.

cbak999, Sep 10, 2010
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