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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,171 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,171
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,106
Gots: 664 | FT: 66
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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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Photo of cbutova
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Chico1985 for sharing this unique ale.

A- Dark crimson red, clear. A nice pink head with lambic qualities in retention and lace, suds are sticky but do not hold still.

S- Raspberries. Smells like a great juice with a very slight wood/vine note behind it. Very good aroma strength.

T- Raspberry bliss. So much fruit (singular) flavor. It is very sweet but I can't complain here because it tastes like a gourmet juice beer hybrid. Tartness helps to balance the sweets. It's like 10 molar concentration raspberries with a tiny bit of vine.

MF- Creamy body that has a perfect consistency for the flavors. Nice tart vs. sweet battle. I feel like this is what the mouthfeel should be for such a fruity beer.

DB- So much raspberry awesomeness. One or two glasses would be enough but they are so enjoyable, very filling. So flavorful, is this really a beer?

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a dark shade of ruby red with a one finger pinkish colored head. Retention is nice, not a lot of lacing.

S- strong, awesome aroma of raspberries. You can tell theres going to be a little bit of tartness, just from the smell...dear god is it pungent and refreshing.

T- oh wow. Tastes like beautiful raspberry goodness with just a slight bit of tart at the end. Not overly sweet at all. Amazing.

M- feel is near perfect. Good amount of carbonation, body is a little thin though.

D- this is a session beer, and it has amazing flavor. I wish I could get New Glarus more often, because I want to have a stable of this in my fridge at all times

Photo of Chico1985
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml split 3 ways, received in a trade from jmp485. Thanks!

See-through dark red with an small slightly pinkish, off-white head. Turns to a thick ring and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell is pure, awesome fresh raspberries.

Taste is pure, awesome fresh raspberries. Exactly like carbonated fruit juice. Easily the most prominent fruit taste I've had in a beer, hard to believe this IS even a beer. Good balance between sweetness and tarty. Covers the tongue in fruity goodness. Amazingly fresh and drinkable. Did I mention this beer is fruity?

Thin like a juice as expected but has a good body to it, carbonation is high but nice and sparkly.

Infinitely drinkable although the sweetness may get tiring. But a 750ml by myself would be so easy. Not very complex but wow, what a great fresh fruit taste. Lived up to my expectations and then some, a real eye opener.

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

Murky ruby red color with a thinly constructed one inch head.

Smell is all fresh raspberries.

This is a real enjoyable beer. It's very one dimensional in it's raspberry flavor, but the contrast between the tart and sweet is phenomenal. At first taste it seems like it is going to be too sweet and right when it gets to that line it's cut by the tart. Finish is back to sweet.

Mouthfeel is thin and well carbonated, which again I think are both pluses and do a great job cutting the sweetness of the fruit.

Drinkability is off the chart. It's fun, good flavor, light and refreshing, and low abv. In terms of drinkability, there's little not to like about it.

Photo of jpmclaug
4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks portia99 for hooking me up with this in my first trade!

A - Dark cherry color with a nice pink head on top. Yum.

S - Wow. Sweet raspberry smell. This smells delicious.

T - Wow again. I tend to be underwhelmed when I try beers that have been hyped up and are only available in a small area but this beer is phenomenal. Nice sweet raspberry taste up front with a little tartness at the end. The finish on this beer is what really makes it. Sweetness at the front but it is around only for a second before a nice tartness shows up. Reminds me of fresh raspberries. Once again Wow.

M - Medium body with a slightly syrupy quality and a nice amount of carbonation.

D - I could drink this all day. I'm blown away by this beer. The mix of sweetness and a hint of tart is amazing. I think I'm in love!

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

Thanks to my brother for sending out an awesome New Glarus package!

Pours a beautiful raspberry red, clear dark magenta, with a thin white head that mostly disappears. Nice color on this one.

The aroma is filled with fresh crushed raspberry juice, light floral hops and some sweet malts. The nose is mostly dominated by raspberries, leaving it kind of one-dimensional, but still good.

The flavor is juicy, slightly tart, raspberries all the way. Mixed with sweet, bready, biscuity malts. A touch of earthy herbal notes and faint hints of dark chocolate. This is one tasty fruit beer.

Smooth, creamy body with good carbonation. Sweet, yet some tartness makes its way in. Feels good all the way through from sip to swallow.

This is a very drinkable beer. I'm usually not much for straight up, non-sour, fruit beers, but this one is quite good and at only 4% ABV I can enjoy it all afternoon. The sweetness may cut down on the drinkability eventually, but that's really the only knock against this beer. I'd have to say that I like this even more than the Belgian Red. Nice work on the fruit beers New Glarus.

Photo of gibby
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

4 bottles courtesy of younger35, so glad he is my WI mule!!
Poured into an oversized wine glass while watching top chef last night. Great red color with a pinkish head and no visible lace. The raspberry smell hits you right away and its fantastic. Taste is somewhat sweet and tart but not too much of either. Great mouthfeel with a nice carbonation. Drinkability is off the charts. I can't keep this stuff around for more than a few weeks when I get it, I just love it and really enjoy drinking it. Very refreshing, besides sweetwater blue, it's the best fruit beer I have ever tasted.

Photo of jdense
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at the Slaintemehor animal call tastefest 7.23.2010.

Light berry red clear body, minimal visible carbonation, little head to speak of and very little lacing. The nose is an indicator of things to come, nice raspberry notes with some vanilla (). Taste is, IMHO, superb, a nice sweet, tart raspberry feel, not overwhelmingly tart or sweet, some floral hops, great balance. Mouthfeel is light and very refreshing. I could drink this all night long. A very special beer to be shared with friends at special occasions. My favorite fruit beer, hands down. I am seriously thinking about a trip to Wisconsin, though perhaps Oregon should hold them hostage re send us the beer and we'll send you are berries:) Absolutely superb, highly recommended.

Photo of Florida9
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark red with brownish hues. Clear. Pours with a big fizzy head that quickly recedes to absolutely nothing. No lacing.

S: Raspberries. Red wine vinegar. Cherries. And a candy sugariness.

T: First taste is of intense raspberry followed by an equally intense acidic bite or tartness to the side of the tongue. Fades to a pleasant fruity sweetness that lingers for a bit.

M: Lighter bodied with low carbonation. Tart.

D: Tastes good. Very user friendly with a strong fruity flavor. Fruity sweet, with low alcohol. On a certain level, it's hard not to like this beer, but at the same time it's not overly satisfying as a "beer." This one is great if you are into fruity beers. It's overwhelming if you're not.

Photo of kbeals
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this one from JimboHD2005 a little while back.

Review #200!

A- Pours a reddish brown color, a bit murky. A finger of fizzy off-white head rises and drops quickly leaving a bit of lacing throughout the session. Large, effervescent bubbles rise dramatically to the top putting on a bit of a show.

S- Raspberries with a bit of sugar. A bit earthy also, perhaps from the addition of hops?

T- Raspberries, raspberries, and more raspberries. Pretty much what I expected, but this beer doesn't have that gross, artificial fruit flavor, this tastes like real raspberries. I'm always a little skeptical when it comes to Fruit beers, but this one definitely pulls through.

M- Thin, light bodied with lots of carbonation.

D- One fo the most drinkable beers out there IMO. Low ABV with a good taste to it makes it an easy quaffer and an excellent summer beer. I really enjoyed this one.

Thanks again, Jim!

Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hideaway in Chaseburg, WI. Served in a Lindemans flute. This was the scene: Country on the stereo, sitting under a Nascar neon, with some contractor dudes eating lunch at the bar, giving me the stink eye. I luckily survived, and here's a review (from notes).

Crimson brown, pinkish white foam, ok retention.
Some carbonation visible in the glass.

Seedy raspberry aroma, lightly sweet with traces of natural cherry and raspberry juice.

Lightly tart, 2/10 on the sour scale. A clearly defined raspberry flavor, sweet and juicy, very effervescent. Very lightly puckering, but the sweetness comes in and extinguishes any trace of sourness. Nice balance. One is enough to savor.

Photo of theghost3
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rose color with a 1-finger white head. Little retention.

The smell is strong of rasberry and sweet cherries. The taste is sweet--fruits such as rasberry, cherry and berries and surgar. There's also some sourness there in the end from rasberries; slightly medicinal, like fruity cough syrup. Mouthfeel is carbonated, crisp, and between light-bodied and medium-bodied.

This is a drinkable beer, but you have to like sweet alcohol drinks. This is closer to light wine than a lambic in terms of sweetness. The fruit flavor is nice in that it seems to be closer to natural flavors than artificials or extracts.

Photo of billab914
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my New Glarus flute. Poured a cherry red color with a thin pink head covering the top of the beer. The head faded away after a minute or so. I really liked the color though.

The aroma has a tart, slightly sour raspberry flavor to it. A little bit of cherry and other fruits come through a bit. Nice aroma, especially for a fruit beer.

The taste has a nice fresh raspberry flavor to it. A tartness really cuts through the sweet fresh fruit flavor. The sweet fruit and the tartness really balance each other nicely. Excellent flavor overall.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and carbonation is high. pretty fitting mouthfeel for the style and beer. Drinkability is very good, it's definitely one of the best fruit beers there is. The balance between the fresh fruit and the tartness really make it very drinkable. Excellent beer overall.

Photo of deereless
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Good layer of foam that dropped somewhat slowly to reveal a thin layer of spotty head, deep red to amber in color, a nice smattering of spots along the interior of the glass- 4.50, S: Intense raspberry on the nose, extremely fruity and sweet almost to the extreme, near duplicate to some of the premium framboise lambics, no noticeable hop aromas - 4.50, T: Like the nose there's a ton of raspberry on the palate and as the name indicates it's quite tart, extremely sweet, though my experience in lambics may be limited this is as good as any I've ever had, no discernible hops, the faintest sign of earthiness in the back of the beer, all around a stellar beer - 5.00, M: Mouth feel is quite silky and medium bodied - 4.50, D: An amazing beer, I thought I enjoyed the Belgian Red but Raspberry Tart is possibly a step ahead, I'm not sure if I could see myself buying another Belgian Framboise after this beer in terms of taste and price, try this beer - 5.00

Photo of kunstdrache
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, after years of bootlegging bottles of this from Wisconsin I finally decided after my most recent trip that I need to do justice to this beer and write a review.

Poured into a tulip and enjoyed lakeside on Fairview Lake in NJ. This beer has both great head and appearance which is essentially a shade of maroon reflecting very finely the fact that it is a raspberry based beer.

Smell is just amazing, almost like a basket of fresh ripe raspberries, with a bit of a sweet tart curveball thrown in.

Once you drink it, you can taste the raspberries and a bit of a sweet tarty punch which makes this a lovely beer. In fact- there is a nice balance between the sweetness and tartness which compliments each other very very well. Additionally, you expect some bitter hops or malty barley to pop up and mess up this smooth beer, bit it doesn't come... and that is what sets this beer apart from other fruit beers. It's all about the raspberries. This is a wonderful beer that is the perfect dessert beer or the beer to enjoy on a nice cool summer night by the water.
New Glarus was able to balance this beer so finely without making it a juicy mess or an average beer with raspberry syrup thrown in and for this I congratulate them.

Plus, this is actually the only beer my wife will ever drink- glad I got several bottles.

Photo of mdfb79
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a dark reddish-purple color with 2 inches of off white head that has a red tint. Moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour raspberries, cherries, dark fruits, and fruity malts.

t - Tastes of raspberry juice, and dark fruits. Some tartness to it, but not too much. Very enjoyable.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

d - I thought this was a great beer. The only fruit beer I like better is New Glarus' Belgian Red. Smells and tastes great; I feel like I could drink this all day. Looking forward to having this again.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enormous thanks go out to zimmerbloke for hooking me up with this one. Thanks man. This made my day.

Appearance is crystal clear ruby red liquid with a three finger effervescent pink head. It looks great at first but the head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. 4/5

Smell is tart raspberries and little else. It seems the guys at New Glarus nailed what they were going for. It could NOT be better. 5/5

Taste follows the smell. Monstrous big sweet raspberries dominate the flavor. There is simply no way to cram any more berry goodness in here. 5/5

Mouthfeel is spritzy and champagne like. Could be a little less sticky. 4/5

I could drink more of this but it really makes a good aperitif. About half the 750 was a good amount. Conveniently enough, my wife was here to drink the other half. 4/5

I liked this beer a lot and will be trading for more in the future. It is deserving of its top 100 position and should be sought out by anyone looking for something unique.

Photo of Schmaltzy
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle given in trade with GoldenJet, thanks for sharing this rare treat.

A- Pours a bright ruby color with 1 finger of light pink/off white head and little to no lacing.

S- RASPBERRIES... Just basically raspberry juice that gets your mouth watering, slight sugar smell, nice light oakiness.

T- RASPBERRIES... WOW, just awesome fresh raspberry taste sweet with a nice sour acidic finish. Really liking this beer...

M- Light body, loads of carbonation, light and refreshing, not too sweet and not overly sour very nice mouthfeel.

D- Just very easy to drink and would drink more if I had some... Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of this beer, you won't be dissapointed.

Photo of semibaked
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into my DFH Signature Class.

A - Pours pretty thin and a dark ruby with about an inch of light pink head and has a ton of carbonation in the body.

S - Just pure raspberries, smells amazingly fresh. It also has a bit of sugar and some floral notes.

T - Man the taste of raspberries in this is just outrageous. Great fresh raspberry tartness and I am loving every drop of it.

M - Very light body, super super carbonated, and a slight slickness.

D - Ya this stuff is awesome, If you find it BUY IT!. New Glarus just makes amazing beers and this is probably my favorite so far. Great Stuff!

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is another New Glarus beer that doesn't disappoint. The Raspberry Tart pours with a nice dark red tint and has little head that lingers. The smell is definitely raspberry, much like you may expect. The taste is also obviously raspberry, but is just slightly sour, nothing too outrageous though. The drinkability is very high on this beer. This beer doesn't really seem like a beer, but I highly recommend it.

Photo of trevorjn06
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Notes:
Pours a burgundy/red color with a thin head, quite nice looking.

Aroma is sweet raspberry, some tartness and a very slight malt presence.

Taste starts sweet with raspberry and a light malt taste. Transitions into a tartness with raspberry and that sour mash taste. Finish is tart malt and light lingering fruit flavor.

I very much enjoyed this beer though it is a bit sweet for my taste.

Photo of Risser09
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a wine tulip - fridge - not sure what datem probably 2009

Appearance: Pours a murky brown with a raspberry hue on the edges. A slight head builds to about 1 inch and dissapates quickly. It is off white in color. No lacing is left behind on the glass.

Smell: Sour raspberries, wheat, residual sugar and other floral tones. Pretty much likens itself to raspberry preserves.

Taste: Tons of raspberry flavor, rea, authentic raspberry that tastes just like preserves. It is sweetm a little tart and very refreshing. Excellent flavor and refreshment.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and lots of sugar. Full raspberry flavor. Not too much alcohol or other interruptions from the berry goodness.

Drinkability: This is a perfect dessert beer or just a rare occasion refresher. I wish I had more access to these. I will certainly seek out and try it again.

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

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruby red, slight haze, with two fingers of mauve head that soon dissipates to a scant fog.

Smell -- Red raspberries, pure and simple.

Taste -- the flavor of raspberries is even bolder than in the nose. Sweet and tart matched very well. Finish is tart, with a lingering fresh raspberry flavor.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, slick, a bit syrupy with moderate prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- I knew this was going to be good, but not this good! Rich, deep raspberry flavor on every inch of the tongue. It's so intense and flavorful that it may be daunting to finish a bottle, but it's hard to hold that against it. For those who don't think they care for 'fruit beers,' this will change your mind.

Photo of jgasparine
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to Les White for sharing this tasty brew!

A- Poured from the bottle with a diffuse white head over a red-tinged dark amber. No carbonation was observed from the sides of the glass.

S- Smells of fresh fruity raspberries and a faint lactic tartness. Simple yet elegant.

T- Sweet up front... tart and dry on the finish with the wonderful flavor of fresh raspberries. Somewhere between Lindemans and a traditional Fruit Lambic. Perfect flavor profile for a hot summer afternoon.

M- Medium body with a little syrupy visocicy... And an abundant moderately soft carbonation.

D- Super drinkable... quaffable... and sessionable! Wonderful warm-weather beer for mixed company!

Photo of samie85
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes; originally 6/18/10.

A-Pours a deep, reddish grape juice color with a crisp, white, tightly bubbled head.

S-Tart, raspberry with some grain and light malt notes.

T-Tart, ripe and delicious acidic raspberry and finishes with slightly acidic, almost sour, dry character.

M-Really well carbonated, slightly slick, and on the light side of medium bodied.

D-Another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. As always, not cloying, just the balance of sweet and tart. Way too easy to polish off a bottle of this.

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,171 ratings.