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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,049 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,049
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,060
Gots: 617 | FT: 61
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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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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to levifunk for this 750ml bottle. Into an Odell Tulip/Flute hybrid glass.

A: Pours a nice pale shade of purple with a lot of red and orange highlights. Tan head of about a 1/4 of an inch that sticks around quite nicely. Slightly hazy. Looks like cranberry juice with a bit of a head on it. Quite appealing.

S: Raspberries, slight notes of wheat malt, smells quite tart, has some notes of other berries as well, maybe some blueberries and even some cranberries as well. Smells pretty straightforward, like a raspberry beer should.

T: Incredible, wow this is mashed up raspberries and happiness in a glass. Hands down one of the most flavorful fruit beers I've put to my lips. Notes of oak and vanilla mixed with a light little bit of wheat malt on the end, the two mix together to get a tangy/tart flavor that is quite nice. Absolutely no hints at artificial raspberry flavors or anything that was faked in this beer. Incredibly well done.

M: Surprisingly heavy in the mouth, just a touch syrupy, fairly heavy carbonation, and finishes a bit sticky for a 4.0% beer but in no ways it out of place. Quite nice.

D: Oh man, I would have no issues drinking this stuff for dessert on a regular basis. Hands down one of the most flavorful low alcohol beers I've had, not to mention that it is a fruit beer. A great beer for both the beer geek and the novice, a tip of the cap to Daniel and Deborah Carey, very well done.

Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

THanks to leakyfaucet12 for the chance at this one.

Very light fizzy head disappears faster than I can say head, mostly clear raspberry reddish brownish burnt sienna color.

Nose explodes with raspberries, light sweet syrup, touch off light malts, a bit candy, fresh raspberry juice and tart raspberry wine like.

Taste starts fairly sweet and gets more and more sweet until just overwhelming. Plenty of raspberry puree, light raspberry candy, bit of a tingly flavor and feel with some acidity and lactic, bit syrupy and very sweet, a bit of tart fruit, rich. Finishes with some light musty tart and bit sticky syrupy raspberry and bright berry fruit light spicy feel. Very jammy and way too sweet. Very little tartness.

Mouth is fairly light, bit if spicy acidic feel, decent carb, and just slides around the mouth nicely.

Drink is very meh, sooo sweet, just too sweet and barely tart, bit of a sticky finish and a bit syrupy, some acidity, and jammy.

Photo of dgfair
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into wine glass.

Beer pours a deep ruby garnet color with a nice bit of tan foamy head on top. It dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. The smell is raspberry jam/jelly/syrup. It smells like a raspberry pastry...more like a nice danish and less like a jelly donut, but it is definitely a raspberry and sweet bread mixture. It's a very unique smell that I haven't seen in a lot of beers. The taste is pure sweet raspberry with a touch of tartness on the finish. It's fairly sweet, but not in a sugary cloying way. The fruit definitely comes through very well here, and the beer gets much better as it warms. This a great fruit beer that really showcases the flavor of the fruit. The mouthfeel is great and is perfectly dry. I expected it to be syrupy on the finish, but it is very clean. It is a surprisingly slow sipper for the low ABV, but I don't mind taking my time with it.

Photo of Soneast
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had this many times, but never reviewed for some reason, so without further ado:

Poured into a fluted glass. Pours crystal clear with an overall amber color, with mahogany in the darker hues and copper in the lighter hues. Just beautiful! Grows a small, half-inch head, brownish-pink in color, which dissipates rapidly. Looks to have a fair bit of carbonation.

The aroma, is juicy and fruity, with raspberries being the predominate aroma, of course. Some very mild chocolate notes, and somewhat of a vanilla-ish character.

The flavor packs a raspberry punch. I mean seriously, is this raspberry juice? Very fruity and delectable. One again a hint of chocolate and a very slight brandy-like booziness. The finish is semi-sweet, although ends up clearing the palate cleanly, leaving a slight tartness at the back of the throat.

Not much to say to summarize, one of two best fruit beers in the world, IMO. Coming from someone who doesn't enjoy fruit beers that's saying a lot. Because while I do love this and Belgian Red, they are not something I seek out on a regular basis. Although the nice thing is, if at any time I do seek it, out I sure don't have to go far to find it.

Photo of Brunite
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Ambery reddish...starts with nice head which disappears quickly....no lace.

S- Smells like...raspberry. Slightly sweet. No hops...no malt.

T- Amazingly good. I normally don't like fruit beers, but this is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart.

M- Nice. Perfect carbonation level. Tingly but not unpleasant.

D- Not a huge fruit beer fan but this was good. Easy to drink because of the perfect balance and low ABV. I almost finished the whole bottle. It would be nice if they could put this in 12oz'ers because 1 would be perfect. The larger size is almost too much in one sitting (for me). While not cloying....this does stray from the malty/hop beverage I usually prefer. That said....a nice change from wine. Would go great with some chocolatey desserts and shared.

Photo of FosterJM
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

225th review on BA
bottle to flute

App- An off colored light red color, leaning towards a slight light purple. No head formed on this one.

Smell- Well lets see, sugar, fruit and some tartness.

Taste- Taste follows the nose and for a fruit beer this was fruit. A nice raspberry framboise from WI.

Mouth- A bit on the light/medium side with a nice carb level. Very crisp and clean as well. Not puckering just sweet. Very dessert like as well.

Drink- Pretty good little beer here. Got this as another beer for the wife to have to see what is on the beer side of life. So Belgian Red was a no. Raspberry tart was a no. So more for me to drink. I'm okay with that.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SiepJones
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of nhindian
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.6/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of afksports
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of paulozanello
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of scottfrie
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of leakyfaucet12
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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

Photo of billshmeinke
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Photo of davod23
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Brez07
3.63/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kbnooshay
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of LiquidBread219
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of thagr81us
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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!

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,049 ratings.