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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart

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2,246 Ratings

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Ratings: 2246
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%

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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4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

In a 750ml bottle with waxed cap.

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish purple color with a light pink head. Lace covers glass here and there.

Smells: of raspberries overpower the nose of this one.

Taste: Hits you like a ton of bricks and its raspberries. Everywhere you turn it's more raspberries. The greatness though is in the tart aftertaste it just smooths out the sweetness you would normally expect. This is one great brew. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: It's like drinking a carbonated alcoholic raspberry smoothie. It's really insane the texture this thing has.

Drinkability: It goes down so easily it's fun. The sweetness does catch up however eventually and trying to drink the whole 750ml yourself is fun, but gets a little too sweet for me.

An amazing and different take on beer itself hopefully it makes non beer drinkers appreciate good beer even though it's done through fruit.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2004 03:59:26 | More by abents
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a St. Bernardus goblet. The color is a grape juice purple, with a bubbly white head. The smell is a nice raspberry. The taste is a very strong raspberry, with a very nice sourness to it, and very well-balanced...basically a lambic taste, and a good one at that. Mouthfeel is well-carbed and very syrupy. As for drinkability, could have a lot of these!

Wow...thanks to Bighuge for this bottle. A simply amazing dessert beer, something I could share with a date or with a non-beer lover. It's a shame this doesn't make it to PA, but I'd absolutely trade for this again!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 19:57:12 | More by beergeek279
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle dipped in wax with no freshness date. Poured a cloudy dark violet color like grape juice. Oh man what an aroma! Big, Big raspberry aroma that is sweet and delicious smelling. Body is much fuller than I expected and really smooth with a sharp carbonated finish. The flavor here although one-dimensional is actually very good. There is so much raspberry in here that flavor of any other ingredient is pretty much buried. Finishes slightly tart and sweet, balanced in that aspect at least. Again, not a bad thing so if you like raspberry you will enjoy this. Also paired nicely with sharp Wisconsin Cheddar.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2004 22:37:53 | More by BierReise
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3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Geez, this stuff is close to Alizarin Crimson in color (a purplish red used by watercolor painters). Thin skim of a pinkish head. Laces in wisps on a wine glass. Raspberries saturate the aroma, and being my favorite berry, that's OK. The flavor however is overdone and unidimensional. Berry chokes the palette and the nose concurrently -- and while its not the overly sweet tone of a cheap Framboise, its too much. The tartness is underdone, its more raspberry "smoothie" than seeds and stems. The Belgian Red straddles the line, this crosses it. Could also use slightly more carbonation for interest.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2004 19:58:41 | More by ADR
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4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re-Reviewed 12/23/04:

750mL bottle. Dark, raspberry red wax covers the top of the bottle, dripping down the sides. The packaging, while not completely important, just screams style and class.

Pours out bright strawberry red and sits a gleeming, crisp, deep, dark crimson, raspberry red in the glass. A good sized bright pink head sits atop this beauty of a beer. This is sure to instantly stip any man of every ounce of testosterone in his body and make him swear upon a stack of Cosmos, Glamour and Vogue magazines that he will never crack another joke about those pink shirts he sees other guys wearing. Head fades to a light skim, leaving you with a strand of hope that no one will see what you're drinking. Speckled lacings around the glass.

Up to the nose this beer greets you with the scents of every Bath and Body Works shampoo, conditioner and and hand lotion ever produced. Fresh and tart aromas of raspberry pureé connect your sense of smell and taste to the point where your mouth doesn't know if it's supposed to be tasting this or not; but it does. Check yourself, you might be drooling.

For a spilt second, you think you may have a chance of escaping, but the raspberry flavors lasoo you in like a cowboy tying up a calf in under 8 seconds. Giddy up, it's gonna be a hell of a ride. Sweet, syrupy flavors of pure raspberry gold run up and down the length of your toungue, bringing you to a premature eruption of sugar-coated gustation adultery. You're then immediately pulled away from the sweet taste of your first love and slapped across the face with a cheek piercing tanginess, bordering on sour emotions. These raspberries don't know what they want, but you do: you want more. Up and down and side to side, the raspberries jerk you around like a Superman #1 between four greasy nerds. Simply lucious and neverending ecstasy.

Smooth, rich, creamy and everything in between. A gooey shot of pure flavor spiked with a light, yet crisp carbonation. Medium-full body, with the nicest booty you could ever hope for. Pirates beware.

Some may say that this is overindulgence, I call it self-cleansing, and pleasuring. Not a single drop of this beer would ever go to waste on my watch. I don't think I would ever get this much pleasure from eating raspberries, so I shall swear them off and consume them only in the liquid form provided by New Glarus. I need a towel.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 07:27:43 | More by Skidz
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4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An impressive looking champagne magnum that is waxed on the top.

Appearance: Murky red colour, looks like puréed raspberries. Light fizzy head give a champagne crackle.

Smell: Big aroma of freshly macerated raspberries. Very sweet yet enough fruity tartness as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Bam! Raspberries! Every corner your taste buds turn more raspberries. The tartness is right in balance with the sweetness of the fruit. Fizzy crisp mouth feel, sweet on the palate with some graininess within. A very faint alcohol also leads down the beer trail.

Notes: A perfect tasting fruit beer, “real fruit”! This is my top pick for an early afternoon brunch tipple.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2003 03:26:04 | More by Jason
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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ghoulishly bloody-purple hue, the tiny pinkish-white head faded quickly to a very minimal collar. Still it looked absolutely fabulous in my glass. The magnificent potency of the nose draws you in, the aroma was mouthwatering – literally. Baskets of raspberries, tart… oh, so tart! A very faint hint of woodiness is also detectable; while the nose is not tremendously complex, it is still unworldly. The palate is amazingly tart in the middle; the acidic bite is ferocious, followed by a rush of fresh raspberries, pursued by a woodsy-almond flavor. That sealed the deal – very complex (not in a Lambic way mind you). The hops are very delicate, vaguely noticeable. Appetizing. This is a dessert in a glass; I bet this would match perfectly with cheesecake. If I had a choice between Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart… I’d pick both. Highly Recommended.

Thanks tavernjef!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 14:56:12 | More by bditty187
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: A 1 Pint 9 fluid ounce green glass wine-like bottle. The crown cap & upper two-thirds of the neck are covered in a dark red sloping swathe of wax that adds a real vintage look to the bottle. The single obverse label has a drawn picture of some freshly picked Raspberries with the words Raspberry Tart. No freshness date or strength is listed.

Appearance: Well I decided to serve it straight from the fridge & used a tall thin Ourdaller glass that I picked up in Luxembourg at Easter. It was the correct choice I feel. The pour reveals a thick looking dark purple body that showed little carbonation as it hit the glass; it is almost as if it had to warm slightly before the dissolved carbon dioxide evolves from the beers carcass to help in forming the flamingo pink head. Swirling the beer revealed lots of conditioning and retained the luscious pink head. Streamers are always evident if you look closely enough. Looks fantastic.

Nose: Rich deeply pungent raspberry nose that has a sweet odor but a tart pinch that tweaks at your nasal hairs.

Taste: Immensely tasty mix of the best aspects of the Raspberry, sweet yet tart. The start is fruity, the middle with a sweetness that is contrasted by a sharp tartness that has a slight acid-sour tinge to it. Yet it finishes with a sweet feel, like dried sticky raspberries left over from Jam making. As it warms, the other ingredients in this beer become visible, especially the wheat which lends a finishing roundness.

Mouthfeel: Filled with raspberries, it is hard concentrate on the other aspects of the beer. It is heavily laden with raspberries, which gives a very thick feel to the beer. The carbonation

Drinkability: Fruit beers are always appealing, the strong fruity flavors can often be used to hide flaws and add nice rounded flavors that lend Drinkability. This is clearly not the case with the Raspberry Tart, it is very well made. But for me, it was just a tad too sweet at times, which left a light cloyness in the ending after a few glasses. This is the beers only downside.

Overall: Ultimately this beer will probably be compared to Framboise from Belgium. That’s a shame because this beer can stand on its own quite easily. However, lovers of the extreme lambic Framboise (like me) may find this a little too sweet. But that would be to detract from a highly enjoyable Raspberry Beer in its own right, which has a rich raspberry fruitiness, marvelously balanced by a fresh tartness.

A High 5 to FeloniousMonk for this Beauty.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 05:02:34 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle. Red wax dripped over its cap and neck. I grabbed a champagne flute and began pouring. The color is a dark purple-maroon with a bubbly pink head. Plenty of effervescent bubbles are noticable in the body. The sweet nose is all raspberry with the slightest hint of wood. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation. Sweet honest jammy raspberry flavor is noticed initially. A tartness arrives about midway through to add some balance to the overall sweetness. The oak aging is detected a bit in the flavor and adds a nice subtle touch of complexity to it. Hopping in minimal. Lightly dry and crisp finish.

I'm a big fan of raspberry flavor and this is a great dessert beer. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the Belgian Red, but it is still a very good ale. Worthy of its 2003 Silver Medal placing at the GABF.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2003 14:02:43 | More by Winter
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4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful blegian style Raspberry beer from Wisconsin! This one pours out a dark, blood-red colour with a nice, fizzy red head. The aromas are fresh raspberries, and I mean RASPBERRIES! Pits, pulp, flesh, skin, the whole she-bang. The taste is wonderfully raspberryish and fruity. It is a tad bit sweet, and it could finish a bit more dry, but it is exceptional the way it is. A true ale or beer base is there more so than in the Cherry beer, and this helps the smell and taste of this beer quite a bit, as well as the mouthfeel! This is still very much a fruity beer for people who like fruit beers. The mouthfeel is good...a little heavier than most fruit beers or new-style lambics. The drinkability is excellent but the sweetness gets to you after a while so I recommend splitting a 750 with your girlfriend, fiance, wife, etc...like I did.

Great stuff!

thanks to feloniousmonk for this one and the other beers he helped me to sample!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2003 23:09:42 | More by francisweizen
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Dark red color. Small head. Aroma is raspberry and malts. A big bold raspberry flavor. Malty and slightly sweet. The raspberry flavor predominates this beer. Still beer like, despite all the fruit flavor. As usual with New Glarus its very smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2003 02:27:19 | More by beerguy101
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep, unfiltered merlot wine color with a bubbly pink head that won't quit. Leaves trails of lace down the flute glass. Beautiful appearance. Nose is dominated by bold, sweet and tart raspberries. Mild mustiness seems present, too, but not much else. Taste is mildly tart and full on raspberries at first. As the brew opens up a bit, sugar becomes a bit more prevalent leading to a cola-like sweetness on the finish, however the original tartness never strays too far. Coats the palate incredibly well. Sharp, effervescent mouthfeel is quite inviting. This is an incredibly tasty framboise-style, but the overall fruitiness prevents it from receiving a perfect drinkability score. As the label states, "Life's too short to wait for dessert." I'd recommend taking the brewer's advice and consuming this at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 03:07:35 | More by Jon
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I originally sampled this beer on 8 March 2003. I am writing this review from my notes
It looked like a glass of cloudy merlot. Huge nose & flavor of... Raspberries. These guys did this one right. It's not a beer w/ some raspberries thrown in. It's the sweet/tart taste of raspberries, that happens to be a beer. Great job.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 04:21:07 | More by jcalabre
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Rhode Island

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

The color of raspberry pie filling (since there was a piece in front of mainebeerman when I sampled this,) the ale hits the glass with a slight head. The head may be the only subtle aspect of this beer.

Huge sweet fruit aroma; I didn't look for any complexity here, and didn't find any.

Big round mouthfeel with a touch of a syrupy quality. The mildest bit of carbonation breaks up that thickness. The beer does coat the tongue leaving a very long "real fruit" finish.

Not a gateway fruit beer for the uninitiated, but a big raspberry dessert of a beer for lengthy savoring.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2003 09:34:31 | More by ecoboy
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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

#100 Honestly, I didn't know how this review would turn out. I've enjoyed this beer many times in the past and thought I knew it's story, but, as Chris Berman would say...."That's why they play the game." So let's cut the schuck and jive and get on with the review...

Deep purple color with an equally purple foam rising up in the glass. Very tart,ripe raspberries emerge from the foam and fill the room, you can smell the seeds,pulp, everything raspberry. The brew has a very drinkable full body that balances sweetness and tartness with a solid ale base. It starts fresh, sweet and tart raspberries with a great toasty/caramelly finish. You actually feel like you need to remove the seeds from your teeth, it's that fruity, but it also has a better ale base than it's popular sister brew "Belgian Red". Just as Wisconsin cherry growers have a friend in the Cary's, Oregon raspberry growers are getting much out of this relationship. I didn't know if I would ever give out a perfect "5" but would know the beer if I ever drank it....I just drank it!

If curious check out my Young's Double chocolate for a blended review.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2003 08:42:57 | More by jeffboo
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a nebulous deep raspberry red, the head monstrous in size, creamy in texture, and a winsome cherry pink in color, the lace a satiny sheet to conceal the glass. The tart raspberry nose is a treat; the start sweet and sour, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is crisply acidic, fruit tart, the finish is dry and quite a treat from my usual over the top beers. A very intriguing beer, quite different as I never hunt out these types? Well I think I've made a mistake, which will not be repeated in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2003 13:12:27 | More by Gusler
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4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hello raspberries, welcome to my mouth. Wow, what a nice little refresher of raspberry surprise. Another 1pint 9oz fancy green bottle from New Glarus with the neck dipped in red wax, very cool, unique, classy, and makes for a good conversational piece.
Color of this pours out of dark ruby red and settles to be very opaque but glowing deep of rich raspberry colors. No head or lace produced, not all that necessary, but a slight disappointment.
Quite a bouquet of prefumey raspberry joy, both red and black varieties, very dark and deep, super lucsious and just plain fresh like just picked from the bushes. Taste is just as lusciously fresh, a raspberry delight, I detect more black raspberries then red. Moderately tart and sweet, souring a bit, taken in fairly easily but the sour can get the lips a puckering if you drink to much to fast or at once. Its a sipper to settle down with, makes for a great dessert or capper. Feel is medium with lots of tartness in front and goes tangy and sweetly smooth to a raspberry drying much like the fruit itself would do, just take out those tiny yellow seeds that get stuck in your teeth, which they've already done for you here, so your set.
The tartness may be a little much for some but seems to fit perfect for what this brew is after. Yum! Yum, again!

Thanks to jeffboo for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2003 19:22:57 | More by tavernjef
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

There's a precious, raspberry-red wax over the crown and down the neck of this beer, proper insurance of a finely crafted and properly presented product. How often do you see the like in a beer?
Snap! Fssh...and out wafts the incredible raspberry aroma! Let's get that in a glass and up to my lips, pronto!
Color pours out a devilishly dark, bloody red, with a head that starts fine, but swiftly dissipates. I search for associations with appearance and can only come up with candies, desserts, pies, liqueurs...all things sweet, delicious, and fruity!
Up in the nose, BAM! Raspberry Sorbet! Gorgeous! I used to work in an ice cream factory, and relished the time spent with fruit purees, before blending and freezing. This is exactly like that.
I don't even care if I never get to drink it, just to smell this all day long would be heaven!
A highly charged pounce upon the palate at first sip, a bracket of hops, a rush of carbonation.
So much lip-smacking going on throughout the drink...ooo,tart! oo, tart!, but still sweet and delicious.
Texture: phenomenal, body:full, finish: eternal!This beer has a flavor that never lags, or sags, or forgets it's business.
My only caveats are that the tart flavor can be too much at times, and though quite a delight, this is strictly a special occasion ale, best enjoyed after a perfect meal, among several friends, with plenty of time to loll back and marvel at the splendor!
Other than that, perfection!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2003 01:54:35 | More by feloniousmonk
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As soon as you open the bottle, you get smacked in the face with the raspberry aroma. Poured a raspberry purple/red with little to no head. Initially, the beer was very reminiscent of a Lindeman's Framboise, but as it warmed it showed quite a bit more character. The tartness really started to come out and a it was evident that the beer was quite a bit more complex than it initially led me to believe. A quite nice beer especially when you consider it's from a US brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2003 18:14:24 | More by jreitman
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark red wine like in color with a pinkish red head.
Wonderful aroma of sweet raspberries and more raspberries.

Taste: Oh the glorious raspberry; sweet, but yet sour at the same time. The taste is initially sweet, but then the tartness of the raspberry takes over. Fresh raspberry flavor dominates all other flavors throughout. The balance of sweet and sour is well done and is a little addicting.

Good mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation.
Good drinkability. Very fesh tasting.
Overall, a great fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2003 11:45:24 | More by PhantomVodoo
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a GREAT beer. My wife & I really enjoy this one. The beer pours a brown & ruby color is attractive. The head is not huge but does stay for the duration. The smell is wonderful and is dominated by the raspberries.

This is the best tasting American fruit beer I have ever had. In fact it may be one of the best in the world, it really is that good! The raspberries are the main element, but the underlying ale tastes do not fade that far into the background. They have managed a fine balance. The mouthfeel is good and could perhaps be a bit thicker, but this is a small quibble.

I love the taste of this beer but can not drink more than a couple as it tends to get a little sour after more than two.

Do yourself a favor and try and find this beer. I have heard that they are going to stop distributing all of their brands outside of Wisconsin, so you may have to find a local BA to get it for you.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2003 17:12:38 | More by Redrover
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4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clouded blood under a surreal frothy, pink and sticky head reminiscent of cosmetic sales-persons outfits and autos. Wonderful bouquet of honey and raspberry syrup over pancakes. Flavor is all raspberry, all the time, tart, just like I like 'em and riding a huge effervescence that clears the buds of sweetness but allows the sour character to linger. First example of a North American spontaneously fermented--whatever that may mean--beer I'm aware of.

A thousand thanks to cokes for hooking me up with this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2003 18:56:13 | More by inebrius
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4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, bloodied garnet, bordering on purple in color. Wispy pink head is as impressive as it is unique and shows good rentention.
Raspberries dominate the aroma. Then dominate the room. Deeper inhalations indicate bready malts and touches of cinnamon.
Taste is a jolting blast of raspberries. Tart and sweet and all points in between. This isn't your artificial-tasting malternative or quasi-beer. This is complex and joyous in its cacophony. Balsalmic vinegar floods the mouth, coupled with a spicy oak counterpoint. The trifecta of rasperries, vinegar and oak provides the majory of flavor here. But much more lies beneath. Breadiness appears as it warms as do sweeter malt hues. Traces of toffee. There is too much going on for the hallertaus to assert themselves. Careful attention enambles them to be located, but just in the faintest, grassy sense.
Mouthfeel is equal parts spritzy and sticky. Interesting and intense. Burns the gullet on the way past, not from any sort of alcoholic strength but from the blistering tartness.

All told, I believe that this is a better and more complex creation than the heralded Belgian Red (which is still very impressive in its own right). I tend to dislike raspberries, but I still enjoy this one alot. Fans of the fruit will moan in delight.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2002 00:55:56 | More by cokes
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4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An amazing beer with such an intense raspberry aroma that at first when I poured it, I thought a neighbor was baking a raspberry pie! A dark and murky garnet coloring topped with a wispy pink head that looks fantastic. The aroma is raspberry...all raspberry, fresher than if you were crushing berries right off the vine in your hand. The taste is fruit up front, followed with a sharp acidic tanginess, that mellows in the finish. The body is light and slightly fizzy.

If you serve this to the unprepared, be ready for them to be shocked at first, then curious, then finally addicted and asking for more....

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2002 20:16:53 | More by brakspear
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark red / garnet hue, topped by a head that settles into a thin but tight light pink head that leaves sparse lace. Ripe, sweet and fresh real raspberry aroma hits the nose at first, then is followed by light caramel malt notes, and a Belgian flanders red like tartness. Deeply fruity in aroma and quite sweet-- reminescent of a lambic minus the lactic notes. A blend of sweet raspberry fruitness and subtle tartness is perceptible upfront, then the initally overshadowed malt backbone becomes somewhat creamy and a touch bready, but remains secondary to the fresh fruit character throughout the taste. Light tartness emerges mid palate and contrasts the fruity sweetness well in a Lambic like fashion. Moderately bodied, w/ a smooth mouthfeel aided by relatively low carbonation, at least when compared to a Lambic or Flanders. Finishes sweet, w/ pleasant lingering fresh red fruit lingering on the tip of the tongue. Raspberry tart is quite a unique and tasty brew. It's easily the best American fruit beer I've had thus far... the fresh raspberry flavors are striking. It's devoid of fruit extract twang. The writing on the bottle suggests drinking this ice cold-- Don't. Cellar temp brings on the malt nuances. Tasty!

Big thanks to Bighuge for the sample of this enjoyable brew!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2002 19:32:12 | More by marc77
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.