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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart

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3,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,128
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,084
Gots: 642 | FT: 64
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:
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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4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Review adapted from notes taken 12-11-11

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby/dark red with a white head - head sticks around for a while, leaves spotty lacing

Smell: Raspberries! - like an unsweetened raspberry juice - juicy sweetness - very fruity, but not ridiculously so, just a nice berry fruitiness - maybe some malts in here?

Taste: Raspberries and more raspberries - juicy, fruity, sweet, but not cloyingly so, not like sugary candy - some light, pale, malts, but this is all about the fruit - a little tart, too - somehow balanced with the sweetness and tartness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, smooth, adequately carbonated, a little sticky

Overall: Perhaps the best fruit beer I've ever had

New Glarus apparently knows how to make a fruit beer. Belgian Red was great, but this is slightly better. While there is a ton of raspberry in this, it's not particularly absurd. It's just fruity in the best way possible.

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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark scarlet red, that looks more rusty brown when held up to a light. Slightly hazy with half a finger of off white soapy head that quickly dissipates to a thin film and collar. A few bubbles here and there, but not too carbonated.

Very fruity aroma, big red berries as expected from a raspberry beer. Sweet raspberry and cherry with a bit of astringency. More floral aromas come out as the beer warms a bit as well.

Taking a sip, ripe sweet raspberry explode on your tongue. A bit of grape and apple skin astringency balances out the sweetness very nicely. A bit of biscuit flavor mid tongue and light floral flavors. Finish is somewhat dry, with just a bit of astringent and sweet raspberry lingering lightly on the back of the tongue.

Light body with crisp refreshing carbonation. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable. An excellent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green glass bottle with thin red wax over the cap.

Served cold into a goblet, Raspberry Tart has a great ruby red color. It has thin pinkish head that settles quickly.

Aroma is wonderfully fresh and fruity. Equal parts sweet and tart with nothing artificial about it.

Flavor is absolutely excellent. Just like the Belgian Red, it is just blowing me away with great fruit flavor. Nothing else I've ever had has such amazing real raspberry taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth, low in carbonation, and nicely balanced.

Overall a fantastic beer. It's really hard to say which is better between this and its Belgian brother because they are both phenominal.

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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into wine glass @ a bottle share.

slightly hazy red; huge active carbonation, recedes quickly. the nose is ridiculous - smells like fresh raspberries being sauteed. taste - exactly what you'd expect - carbonated raspberries. certainly tart, and the carbonation is a bit aggressive.

not anywhere near my preferred style, but it's easy to see why R.T. is at/near the top of the pile. wish i would've had this over a brunch of waffles, eggs, etc.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nate for sharing this gem!

Deep red pour, fizzy pink head, active body, sticky lace. Tart, fresh raspberries dominate the nose. Remarkable how fresh and true to form this smells.

Taste follows suit: perfectly follows the flavor of fresh raspberries. Deep fruit flavor, mild tartness, and pretty sweet (but appropriately so). A touch too sweet for my prefs but it really fits the framboise style.

Nearly full-bodied and creamy. A great framboise, and an incredible value if you live in Wisconsin. Another smash hit from New Glarus.

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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.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,128 ratings.