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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,780 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,032
Gots: 566 | FT: 53
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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -14%

NW2285, Jan 16, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

750ml bottle with a big recycled paper label on the front and a thin coat of purple wax over the cap. No vintage year on the bottle unless the color of the wax is suppose to tell me that. The big label has a drawing of three plump raspberries on a thin stem. Flanking the sides of the raspberries is the US Govt. Warning and 3 small paragraphs describing the beer.

When poured into a Rapp Brewing Tulip, this raspberry beer was a murky burgundy that had a faint tint of apple cider brown along the sides. On top of this brew was a long lasting reddish white 3/4 of an inch head of foam. Some of the burgundy from the color of the beer blended into the white of the foam. Excellent retention that left behind an everlasting soft skim of foam and a ton of sticky streaks and spots of lace. Everything about this appearance was top notch. There was nothing lacking in the appearance.

Don't expect a wide range of aromas in this beer. This beer had a straight up fresh raspberry aroma. I found raspberry jelly, raspberry wine, and a touch of wild raspberry. Raspberry!! There was a little tartness in the aroma, but it's extremely soft. It won't make you turn your head. Hope you like the rich the raspberry because that's the only thing you'll find in the nose.

The taste was extremely malty with a little hoppyness to back it up. Yeah right! This is the point of the New Glarus experience where you get to taste all of those raspberries that you smelled. The tartness in the taste was a little higher than the aroma, but it was still pretty mild. Unlike the aroma, there were other flavors in the taste. My tastebuds found a hint of apple, a few grapes, and a speck of cranberry. All of these flavors bowed down to the mighty raspberry.

This was a creamy light bodied beer that certainly wasn't light in flavor. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation and a lightly tart aftertaste of raspberry and a hint of grapes and cranberries.

New Glarus nailed it with the raspberries. The beer was one dimensional, but it's an extremely well made and delicious one dimensional beer. If you don't like the taste the raspberries, better stay clear of this beer. If you like well made lightly tart fruit beers, you better make a run for the Wisconsin border and pick yourself up a bottle. This beer kind of makes me wish that I lived in Wisconsin. Big thanks to mnbuffalo for hooking me up!

AltBock, Jan 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

DCdevyl78, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jriggins6, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +13.8%

Incredible deep, ruby red color, almost brown, so maybe that means it's closer to garnet? Two finger pinkish head that stayed for a long long time, lots of lacing, I keep holding it up to the light and looking in amazement at that incredible red color. Lots of fine, champagne-like bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is like pure fresh raspberries and hearty pie crust. The fruit smell is so incredible. It really smells like a delicious pastry with raspberry jam on it. And the aroma is so strong, you can smell it standing feet away from the open bottle.

Taste,,, yuueeaahhh god man. Just look at me man. Sweet, yet tart (but not quite sour) fresh raspberries, just enough bready yeast to make it taste like a cobbler or pie. It seriously tastes like some pastry or crust/crumbs along side the fresh, natural fruit. There has to be something like 5,000 lbs of raspberry in each bottle, it's that strong. The first time I tried this, I thought "okay it's going to be fruity but probably sour" and "okay it'll be REALLY fruity" but the sheer, well, fruitiness of it pretty much shot my face off. I would never have believed it possible to make a beer that tastes this much like a fruit. And in such a balanced, yet powerful way! The crust/cobbler sweetness balances the perfect level of tartness in a way that, again, doesn't even seem like it should be possible.

Mouth feel, nearly perfect. Creamy texture, light to medium body, with fine champagne bubbles, somewhat thin and fruity but still thick enough to coat your mouth with the unbelievable taste. It's dry, but not too dry.

Overall: remarkable,,,

krustster, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

smitty5245, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

vandemonian, Jan 14, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance - Pour yielded 1 finger of cotton candy pink head. A thin layer of foam remained in the glass and nice lacing. Cloudy red / brown in color

Smell - Tart raspberry Jam.

Taste - Tart raspberries invoking a slight pucker. A hint of malt and oak as well. The taste is pretty 1 dimensional but it is still very good.

Mouth feel - Medium carbonation and a sticky mouth-feel. Dry finish.

Overall - This is a well executed fruit beer but I prefer NG's strawberry rhubarb to this as the raspberry tart doesn't go down as easy.

shadetree67, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

topdown, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jakea, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

rrski198, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jimmeekrek, Jan 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

MonkeyStain, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Techichi, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Preluderl, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Jonathan2291, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BuckTuckian, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Hendrick24, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Jas45678, Jan 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

I had this one years back, when I visited the New Glarus Brewery. Unfortunately, back then I wasn't that big into craft beer (or beer itself), so I didn't know what I was drinking. Even so, I knew that this was good stuff. Recently I've been much more diligent in drinking everything that NG puts out, so I was anxious to give this one a shot again, as it was my intro to New Glarus. I wasn't disappointed.

I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet. If you liked Serendipity or Strawberry Rhubarb, you'll love this. As the name describes, this is a very raspberry taste, with lots of sweetness and a deliciously tart finish. Has just enough carbonation to give it an effervescent feel; just awesome.

SeanBond, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jkball01, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

valkarie70, Jan 06, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%

This poured a dense, thick, tight knit white foam on top a bright mahogany colored body.

The aromas are so fragrant with strong floral overtones, honeysuckle, airy flower, Apple cider and , of course, raspberry.

Every time I drink a New Glarus fruit beer I exclaim, "wow" and this is certainly no exception. The raspberry is dominant with a natural authentic flavor, a natural sweetness and then it's supported by a clean malt backbone.

This is very sprite and very easy. The feel is alive but very light.

Wow!

KYGunner, Jan 06, 2014
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,780 ratings.