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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,129
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,085
Gots: 641 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Photo of suspect
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an unnecessarily waxed 750ml bottle into a wine glass. Thank you to beerwolf77 for the hookup. A good beer from a good dude.

A: Pours a crystal clear, deep reddish purple hue with lots of tiny little champagne-like bubbles created, float to the top then almost immediately disappear. No lacing.

S: Wonderful pungent aroma full of sweet-tart raspberries with a small mix subtle malt for good measure. When I stuck my nose in the glass, the little bubbles splashing around danced up and tickled the nostrils. Doesn't have the punch you in the face intensity that the Belgian Red has but I don't view that as a negative.

T: Man, I love raspberries. They are my favorite berry. The only thing missing from this brew is the seeds stuck in my teeth. It's got wonderful flavor and it's well balanced.

M: Light bodied, high carbonation that settles after a bit. The finish is dry and crisp with slight raspberry aftertaste.

O: A supremely easy drinker, not overly sweet and another homerun fruit beer from New Glarus.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle!

Appearance - Less bright than I expected. I expected it to look like Blushing Monk. This is much less bright of a red. Slightly pink head and great lacing.

Smell - Raspberries. Lots of raspberries. That's pretty much it. It isn't complex, but it's nice.

Taste - Raspberries. Lots of raspberries. Still not complex. Still just raspberries. Again, it isn't complex, but it's nice. Somewhat tart, but after a while the sweetness builds.

Mouthfeel - Fresh and light, but not as crisp as I'd like. Just a bit too sweet.

Overall - Good stuff. I just don't know how to rate it. I like it, but it isn't earth-shattering. It's raspberries.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky, pinkish-brown body with a pink-hued, bubbly head.

Aromas begin and end with rich, fresh raspberry fruit aroma with a touch of tartness. Just the pure essence of freshly crushed/ squeezed berry juice. The best fruit beer aroma on the planet, period.

The tastes can't quite compete with the aroma but is still quite stellar. Raspberry compote with just the perfect balance of pleasing sweetness and tartness; no where near the level of a sour ale or lambic, really just as it says on the label, a fruit beer. Small tinge of bitter and oak character serve as a reminder that you're not simply feasting on fresh juice. Finishes with a long, lingering fruitiness.

The mouthfeel is Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is lightly sweet and tart from the berries and lightly dryish and sour from the base wheat beer.

Overall I really enjoyed this experience. This beer has an unrivaled drinkability due to the quality and low ABV. I can say, quite categorically, that New Glarus Raspberry Tart is a phenomenal, incredibly delicious beer. It's a damn shame all fruit beers can't be this good and that they don't distribute out of Wisconsin. Not something I want everyday but it is in a class of it's own and a must try for fans of fruit beers and quality craft beer alike.

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

Cheers to my friends who brought this back from Wisconsin with them!

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into two small chalices. The bottle's neck was dipped in wax, though to what end I'm not sure.

Pours a plum red, with a minimal creme colored head that clings around the rim of the glass. The light glints beautifully through the beer, looking like a garnet.

Has a fruity, malty aroma, with plenty of raspberry, strawberry and cherry smells. The fruity smell is quite sweet, but not overly so.

Starts fruity sweet but not cloyingly so; there's a fair amount of raspberry tart to balance out the fructose. Honeysuckle, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry combine for a fair amount of sweet fruit, tempered by a growing tartness from the raspberry that ends slightly sour, but not bitter.

Light to medium bodied, with enough tart bite to pucker the mouth a bit.

A very nice and easy drinking fruit beer, this is second only to Blushing Monk for as far as being a well balanced tart fruit beer. Definitely a must try for the fruit beer crowd

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle purchased in the summer of '10, opened with Thanksgiving dinner '11, poured into a Cantillon tulip. I'm curious to see how a year of cellaring has affected this brew.

A: The ugliest wax in the world gives way as the cap pops off with a satisfying hiss. It pours a clear, brilliant vermillion body under a finger of creamy ecru head that recedes fairly quickly but leaves some nice delicate lace. Gorgeous color, but a bit light on head.

S: Nothing but sweet & sour raspberry essence. It doesn't smell like raspberry flavor, but actual fruit off the bush. It's very nice, very authentic, but a little less vibrant than I'd like - nowhere near the juicy intensity of Belgian Red, that's for sure. Still, very very good.

T: Any and all faults in other aspects of the beer are fully forgiven: holy crap this is delicious. Sweet raspberry positively leaps out, and only grows more and more aggressive throughout each sip. Underneath the pure, juicy fruit is a bit of biting acidity that keeps the sweetness in check - tart is indeed the perfect word to describe the long, decadent finish; delicious is the the perfect word to describe the total package.

M: Light, frothy, and lively. Excellent.

O: It's not as good as Belgian Red, so I can't quite give it a perfect score. It's definitely world-class, though, and deserves every bit of acclaim that it receives. As long as you remember that it's a fruit beer and not a Lambic, it's absolutely spectacular.


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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint pokal glass.

A: Clear, dark rusty amber color--tea-like--with a peripheral ring of parchment-tinted bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Reminiscent of a raspberry-flavored bottled iced tea--the raspberry quality is self-evident, but not especially authentic. Malt is very mild, transformed by fermentation, which leads to some of the earthy tea.

T: Begins sweet, with extract-like raspberry fruit that is consistent with the smell. Moderate acidity keeps flavors lively on the palate into the middle, where minor earthy qualities begin to replace some of the retreating acidic fruit. Flavors taper off by the finish, with a slightly fruity sense of sticky sweetness lingering on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, slightly syrupy and energetically acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: As the third American-brewed raspberry fruit beer reviewed in as many months this beer lets something of a letdown, given its positive reputation. While raspberry flavors are fairly intense, they are also less than credible. The sensory qualities of this beer seem to have been optimized for the palate of the non-beer drinker.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.