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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,212
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,114
Gots: 687 | FT: 77
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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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Ratings: 3,212 | Reviews: 875
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
2.63/5  rDev -39.7%
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
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
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
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
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
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
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
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
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
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
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
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
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
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
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
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Gosox8787
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of calir1
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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!

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

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!

Photo of jsh420
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a murky deep ruby cherry color with a fluffy pink head.

Smell: Just a ton of raspberries wafting up into the nose. Sweet and tart, just how a bowl of mashed raspberries smells. Pretty awesome.

Taste: As the beer rolls over a new spot on the tongue, sweet, then tart raspberries. Very robust and accurate portrayal of raspberries. Slightly tangy toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Crisply carbonated so the bubbles dance on my tongue. Smooth, medium feel, which complements the taste really well. Sticky and just a touch syrupy -- really the only negative thing I can say about this beer.

Drinkability: This gets a strong score from me because of the great raspberry taste. I am extremely tough on fruit beers, raspberry in particular, and this is a great one. This is a situation beer though, perfect to pair with a dessert or brunch

Photo of unclejimbay
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Tim and Mary Anderson for their help in getting this.

This beer pours a dark red cranberry color with amazing clarity and a pink foamy head.
Smells a bold waft of natural raspberry just as the label suggests.
Tasets as it smells with mild raspberry tartness, very impressive "natrual" raspberry fruit character. More tart than sweet, but far from sour. This beer was an awesome surprise, thanks to Don Lowman "digita7693" for sharing.

On a side note, my wife and I make pretty killer homebrew *similiar* to this which previous to this we thought was amazing. My wife tasted one sip of Raspberry Tart and said... this blows the homebrew version away (and the homebrew is pretty killer). I only wish I could get more Raspberry Tart, and on a regular basis.

This brew is as drinkable as it can get for this style. Reminds me of a very clear, semi tart, not overly pseudo lambic spin off. cherish this one if you get to sample it.

Photo of sugit
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A muddy looking red with a nice two-finger withish head that disappears to nada quickly. No lacing.

S: Raspberries. Not sure what it is, but smelled a bit like raspberry cough syrup to me.

T: Juicy raspberries and more raspberries. Maybe some other fruit as well that I can't pin point. A bit of tartness is a nice touch, def due to it being real fruit. Not very complex, but it's not meant to be.

M: Med mouthfeel, sticky, great carbonation level. Very smooth.

D: Very easy drinking. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink glass after glass. Would make a great start or end to the night.

Photo of codewarrior
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bomber poured into a Balloon

zimmerbloke very generously sent this bottle my way, and I am very grateful, very very grateful indeed.

L: Brilliant, like a diamond held to light. Red, but bordering on brown. 3 or 4 fingers ridiculous head. This looks just wonderful.

S: Perfectly sweet, yet tart, amazing length and depth in the nose. Starts out nondescript sweet, then the raspberries kick in big-time. Finish is a wheaty-raspberry sweetness.

T: Slow starting sweetness into a big, tart framboise middle. Lingers and lingers and lingers.

F: Effervescent but mouth-coatingly thick. An amazing feat.

D: Near perfection. Very near.

Photo of SpdKilz
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First of all, thanks to crossovert for this beer. Cheers! Shared with my parents (who had a few others and didn't like...but they did like this one!)

Appearance - Pours into the lackluster glasswear available at the hotel my parents and I were staying in, in Santa Barbara. A beautiful cloudy red hue appears after a moderate pour, which achieved a slight white head that dissipates relatively fast.

Smell - Heavy raspberry to the aroma. Honestly, not much else, but damn, it just smells so damn god. My mouth is watering to try this.

Taste - Raspberries, raspberries, and raspberries? The flavor is just in your face. It makes you pucker, not as an AWA or sour would, but just because of tartness from the actual raspberries. My parents favorite fruits (as mine) is raspberry. Hence...we are all digging this like no other. Slight malt, oak, and honestly, just more fruit. Such a damn great after Thanksgiving dinner beer! I have been waiting to drink this for months just to wait for Thanksgiving :)

Mouthfeel - Medium to light, decent carbonation. Perfect for this beer.

Drinkability - We finished the bottle relatively fast, however, it is still a sipper beer despite the low ABV. Because of the sweet/tartness, not huge drinkability, but damn good. A damn good beer.

Photo of david131
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to fellow BA warnerry for sharing.

A- A clear ruby red liquid with a thin and splotchy off-white head.

S- Pure raspberries. Maybe a bit of vanilla on the finish. Simple and enjoyable.

T- Sweet and tart raspberries. There is a touch of malty finish. Simple and clean.

M- A lighter body that I attributed to the smooth and bubble carbonation. The tartness on the finish is tight and restrained.

D- A sweet and slightly tart treat that is a bit of a sipper even at the low ABV. Makes for a good desert beer. Find a friend or two to share the bottle with.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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