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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,215
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,115
Gots: 689 | 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: 3,215 | Reviews: 875
Photo of zhanson88
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, extremely clear ruby color. Very light carbonation. About 1" of white-tinged-with-pink head forms, which has very nice lacing and retention.

Smell: Smells of raspberry puree. That's about it. Maybe a hint of tartness as well. Pretty simple, but very pleasant. Nothing fake or artificial about it.

Taste: Much like the smell. Pure raspberry puree, with a small amount of tartness to offset the sweetness. As I said before, pretty simple, yet enjoyable.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with pretty low carbonation. Very nice and refreshing. Overall, I much preferred this to Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a sweet beer, but the light amount of tartness does well to help offset that.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this bottle with some family.

The beer is ruby red with slight head frosty head

The aroma is a tart almost as a sour but raspberry very sweet and very fresh.

The taste is a full of raspberries and more raspberries, but malt does make an appearance in the taste come in after the carbonation builds nice

Photo of zimm421
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark red color with a good off-white head. Leaves good lacing and has good retention. Looks great.

Nose is full of raspberry, other sweet fruits, caramel, brown sugar and just straight around sweetness. Taste is straight sweetness. Lots of sweet fruit, but specifically raspberry, as expected. Finishes tart. All works together very well.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, good carbonation levels and leaves a slight film on the inside of your mouth. This is crazy drinkable, as expected by the low ABV. Everything goes down so easily. Overall, this is a wonderful brew. Haven't had many fruit beers, but this blows me away. I've heard all the hype and tried to go in unbiased, but still was amazed. Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to trxxpaxxs for this awesome hookup! thanks again tom!

750ml green waxed and capped bottle at fridge temp. split with my girlfriend poured into a snifter. no date.

pours out a cloudy red/ brown color with about a 1/4inch of off white head that faded almost instantly. very nice slightly pinkish ruby red color when held up to the light. no lace, no retention.

the aroma is pretty much straight farm fresh raspberries. sweet smelling.

again, just straight up, fresh raspberries. nothing artificial, nothing overdone. sweet and sugary. slightly tart, no real sourness. just a hint of a rustic, tannic almost vegetal flavor, maybe oak?

solid light body, ample slightly sparkly carbonation.

super drinkable, goes down like juice. i find myself gulping it down way to quick. overall, this is a solid beer that i would come back to in a heartbeat. i maybe expected the slightest bit of funk, but there really is none. but thats ok because the raspberry flavors are pure and superb. however, i think i would take a blushing monk over this.

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

Picked up in Milwaukee last weekend for $9.99

The red wax dipped bottle was poured into a snifter, semi rigorous pour produces about a half inch light pink fizzy head.
Quickly dissipating to leaves a small collar that slowly goes away.
Color on the beer is a glowing transparent ruby red.
Aroma is stunning, a tart bursting of juicy raspberries.
Juicy sweet delicious fresh picked berries, very distant grassy hops mixing with a touch of grains, but mostly overcome by berries.
Taste is pretty much the sa,e with more tartness from the fruit, a kiss of wood. finishing with mild bittering tart berries and drying out. Feel is crisp and clean and just a small amount of slick feel through the swallow. I'm guessing this is saliva as my mouth is watering as I drink this.

The Gummy Bears cartoon, meets beer on this one.

Photo of dbossman
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red with a quickly dissipating head--to nothing; mild bubbling but mostly still; looks like cranberry juice

S: tart fruits: raspberries, apples, cranberries with faint cider and vinegar; quite vinous too--hard to tell this is beer

T: Sweet with a dry finish; loads of raspberries (and perhaps cranberry flavors too); slightly tart; this is a tasty dessert beer

F: Sticky with a medium body; really sticky all over the mouth

O: For a dessert beer this is awesome but the sweetness--though not cloying--does become slightly wearing

Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Immense thanks to northyorksammy for sending on one of my favorites from Wisconsin. Poured from a 750mL wax capped bottle into my Lindemans flute.

Initially clear, carnelian/fire-engine red with a very pale pink soft head. Good retention, delicate walls of lace ride down a pane of thin legs. Grows darker and deeper with a larger pinker head with each subsequent pour.

Incredible burst of raspberry coulis in the nose. The pure essence of the ripest fruit. Decidedly not a "sour" as there are no signs of wild yeast despite the spontaneous fermentation.

Sweet rich raspberry throughout, joined by faintly tart not-quite-bready base of wheat and German hops. Finishes a touch sweet, but otherwise is a flawless encapsulation of the berries.

Light bodied, crisp yet creamy, with pleasing carbonation.

Natural, pure, and superbly crafted. There is little else to say. One of the most enjoyable fruit beers in the world.

Photo of Dspohn
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made the trek from Milwaukee to New Glarus to sample some of their beers. They didn't have this one on tap but I bought a bottle and drank it later that night. Served from a 750 mL bottle into a straight-sided little New Glarus tasting glass.

Poured a pretty vibrant pink with a good solid head, quite a beautiful and inviting look to it. I found the smell and taste to beer a one-dimensional raspberry attack of sweet and tart pure fruit. Though it was pretty straightforward, it was a very refreshing and enjoyable beer. I was hoping for a little of the funk they brought with the R&D gueze and was a little disappointed not to find any.

A pure raspberry assault. Tasty and better for my taste than the belgian red but a 750 mL bottle of the stuff became a little tiring after awhile. I love raspberries, theyre one of my favorite fruits, but this is probably a beer better suited to split between a few people.

Photo of Azurescens
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 9/2/11.

A: Pours a deep, clear red with light pinkish head that leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Sweet and slightly tart ripe raspberries with some malt notes, no real hops or alcohol in the aroma.

T: Tastes pretty much like it smells. Lots of delicious ripe raspberries, more than in the nose and more tart as well. Some malt and no hops or alcohol to speak of.

M: Nice light body, really crisp with a great tingling carbonation and dry finish.

O: Great raspberry beer, the tartness balances out the sweet raspberries perfectly. Could easily drink glass after glass after glass of this.

Photo of ottovon
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

shared by whiterascal.

A: pours out a clear, ruby red, with a light brown head that has a reddish hue.

S: wow. huge fruit nose. raspberry jam and fresh raspberries are about the only thing I can smell. it has a tart cranberry smell as well. definitely has a sweet nose, with just a bit of earthy funk.

T: fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, cranberries. basically the nose comes through full throttle here. starts out with fresh tart raspberry, and then turns into a sweeter raspberry jam. Just a touch of earthiness and tartness, and a bit of oak in there as well. i get hints of vanilla as well.

M: Medium-thin with a good amount of carb. the beer is smooth, with just enough carb to tingle the tongue.

O: a great beer. just enough sweetness, and tartness. finishes a touch dry. the fruit in this beer is amazing.

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

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Pours a reddish-mahogany with a white head about two fingers thick that fades into a thin lacing over the top.

Aroma: Tart raspberries and pretty much nothing else. Normally I would prefer complexity, but with this beer, raspberries is what you are looking for and nothing else.

Taste: Just like the aroma, raspberries, similar to shoving your mouth into a hand full of raspberries and biting down.

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent and champagne like, light body, easy to drink and refreshing.

Overall: Personally I prefer this one to the Wisconsin Red, but either way I don't think I could ever drink an entire bottle of either. There is a point to where they become too much.

Photo of Pencible
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear ruby red with moderate light pink head.
S: It smelled like sweet raspberry and funky oak, with tart cranberry and copper.
T: It tasted like super sweet raspberry jam with tart cranberry juice and funky oak. It had a clean and lasting aftertaste that was sweet and tart.
M: It was slightly thick and oily with subtle carbonation. Very nice body.
D: This was a delicious raspberry drink. I guess it's beer? I would have preferred a little more tart/sour character, to help balance the sweet and acidic character. But this still had a great scent and taste and body, and it was very easy to drink. Highly recommended.

Photo of mattboyer182
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Deep red in color with a foamy white head

S - A great raspberry smell with some yeasty notes.

T - Taste blew me away initially. I mean just sensational raspberry and more raspberry. Sweet up front with a tartness later on.

M - Light and pretty high in carbonation.

O - Very good. Can't wait to get more.

Photo of DovaliHops
3.14/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to CenCalMario for sharing this one with me! Pours a brownish red color with a small, white head. Scent is strong raspberry puree smelling...not much else. Taste is TONS of sweet raspberries and cane sugar...not much else. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and leaves a sticky feeling inside of the mouth due to intense sweetness. Drinkability is fair. Overall, I was kinda disappointed by this beer. I thought it would be a bit tart...since the word "tart" is in its name. This beer is a bit overly sweet for my liking, but not nearly as bad as Lindeman's Framboise. I guess if I were a fan of fruit beers, this one may be more appealing to me. Glad I got the opportunity to try it though!

Photo of ShanePB
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green bottle waxed with what looks like sticky raspberry sauce. I opened this one to share with my girlfriend and family, after receiving this from Derek. 750 ml, poured into multiple tulips.

A: Murky brown, mahogany body with a fluffy and creamy off-white head. It settled out very quickly into a thin ring around the walls. Minor splotchy lacing accompanied, but overall this is rather ugly looking beer. It's hard to be to harsh considering this is essentially what pureed raspberries look like.

S: Sweet and sugary raspberry puree, cherry candy drops, a slight sweet brown sugar and caramel malt base come through in a sensory overload. Rounding out are some slick, oily cherry skins. This smells absolutely wonderful, really nothing like beer instead a raspberry and red fruit-infused champagne.

T: Raspberry juice and creamy puree, cherry and strawberry candies coat the palate in every corner imaginable. It's sweet, it's somewhat puckering and delicious. Subsequent sips reveal the caramel malts and brown sugar at the base of this beer. The finish has a touch of lime in it, but really leaves nothing except sweet fruity esters from before.

M: Lower carbonation, smooth, bubbly and slick on the palate. Lingering sweet red fruits coat the mouth and give this a really wonderful feel to everything. Really exceptional for a fruit beer.

This beer was certainly a treat to try however for me a single glass was enough. It's very sweet, as one would expect but the flavors are very well done and not overbearing to the point where it's off-putting. If you like red fruits, namely raspberries, this is certainly one beer you absolutely must try.

Photo of jnn4v
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Garnet / burgundy color. Almost transparent apart from the color itself. No sediment or haze. 1/4 of the glass filled with off-white / cream colored head.

S: Pale raspberry, dirty / dusty plants, dry cherry, wild / Belgian yeast, champagne, and cranberry.

T: Tastes infinitely better than it smells. Almost like a raspberry / cranberry juice cocktail, but not as syrupy or quite as sweet. Very pleasant fruit flavors, some tartness, but not sour at all and only slightly dry. Raspberry is by far the dominant flavor - somewhat jammy. Excellent taste.

M: Moderate to minor carbonation in the mouthfeel, which is odd given how much carbonation existed in the pour and in the head. Medium amount of small bubbles. Good density and viscosity, especially for the low ABV.

O: Very good overall - one of the best fruit beers I've ever had. Very different from Blushing Monk in that this is clearly filtered and very clean, but still has all of the excellent flavor, whereas Blushing Monk is more of a fermented pureed raspberry look and feel to it. Both are very good, but the clean flavors and mouthfeel of this make it more drinkable in quantity - if you're so fortunate as to have a large quantity of it.

Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Burgundy black cherry Jell-O with ruby highlights. Finely bubbled white head has great retention and lace.

S – Soft raspberry with a dry earthy note. Has a hint of Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry soda.

T – Tart black cherry opening into a huge sugar note. As the sweetness subsides, raspberry coats your mouth with a whip-crack acidity. The backend mellows out into raspberry jelly, lemon and back pepper.

M – Great carbonation on a full body. The texture is soft and sweet, and not overly syrupy.

O – Delicious, but a shade too sweet.

Photo of popery
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note from 8/7/11. Thanks to cmillward. A definite step up from the Belgian Red, but I still don’t quite understand all of the praise. Pours a transparent brownish ruby with no head, just a light smattering of bubbles on the surface, at first. Aroma is a nice mix of band-aid, juicy raspberry and earthy almost-funk. There’s less sweetness than the Red, which I appreciate, but still a bit too much, and a similar cough syrup note pops up in the taste. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, probably a shade less than the Red. It’s a beer that I sorta enjoy but couldn’t handle, much less want, anything more than a small glass. It’s probably a good choice for blending with stouts, if you want to explore that.

Photo of confer
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep purple with a tan cotton-like head that fades into a bit of froth.
S- Smell is tart/funky raspberry.
T- Taste is the same. Don't know why this considered isn't considered a lambic. Nice tart, sweet and funkiness all make an appearance at different times in the taste. There is a really fresh raspberry taste that lingers long after the taste.
MO- A quality beer that I would have regularly if it was available. Thanks to Nick M for schlepping this bottle along back to PA.

Photo of vobr0002
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very nice red color with some rose colored head.

S- small floral and fruity smell.

T- light sweet flavor. The raspberries come though and settle right on your tongue. You almost wouldn't know this was a beer by just tasting this, seem more like a champagne or wine combination.

M- light body that has a moderately high carbonation.

O- this beer is a very delicious dessert beer. Its refreshing and satisfying your sweet tooth. A great beer by new glarus

Photo of TVolt1
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: BEAUTIFUL! Was the first thing that came out of my mouth. It's a bright cherry red, extremely clear and refreshingly bright.

S: Does not have an extremely strong smell. I can smell hints of a fruity smell as well as a small amount of floral.

T: Very unique beer. HAs a great sweet, raspberry taste along with a small beer taste with it. Not like any other "Fruity" beer I've had. Normally it has a strong taste of beer with a minor taste of fruit. This was sweet, clear, and tasty all the way through the entire drink.

M: Great mouthfeel. It's light, crisp, and clean and feels great the entire time.

O: OVerall, this is a delicious beer. It is a great beer to have as a dessert beer or during a hot summer's day. Good beer for people who claim not to be beer drinkers and prefer fruity drinks.

Photo of dgilks
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as part of a trade with dsgolovin in San Francisco. Many thanks for this and your hospitality.

Hazy red colour with a small, off-white head. Fair head retention given that there is some tartness here.

Somewhat sweet and slightly jammy raspberry note with a micro-hint of tartness. Lightly floral with a hint of sweet herb as well.

Silky and very fruity. The raspberry is clearly identifiable and the flavour is a bit like jam cut by a touch of lemon and fresh raspberry. The tartness is good and helps to cut the very clearly sweet beer.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. It works reasonably well with the beer.

This is a pretty damn good beer that I'm very happy to have tried. The raspberry flavour comes through really well and while I don't normally find fruit beers this sweet to be attractive it is still very enjoyable.

Photo of StLThrash
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle which was brought back to me by UHRHAN on his Wisco / Minnesota brewery tour.

A - Very dark red with little to no head.

S - Lots of raspberries. You get nothing else, but in your face raspberries. Great smell.

T & M - Carbonated similar to a champagne. Light bodied. Full of raspberry flavor. Wouldn't even describe this as a beer - definitely a framboise.

Overall - You know, it is what it is. If you are looking for a raspberry type wheat beer, this isn't it. It's definitely similar to a framboise with lots of carbonation. This is a great beer to share, similar to a bottle of champagne - great dessert treat or one to drink with others while enjoying some cheese and crackers - hell, it is from Wisconsin after all. I probably wouldn't buy it again, but it's not because I disliked it, just not my favorite style of beer.

Photo of seeswo
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split 4 ways at a BBQ with some grilled chicken and sides and friends. Pint glass.

Pours a dark red with a nice pink head. Looks really inviting. The nose is huge raspberry, like a puree. Drinks a balanced sweet and tart raspberry puree set to bubbles and not as heavy. One note, but one fabulous, balanced note. Yum. Heavy body for the ABV, but still refreshing. Overall, split this beer 4+ ways. I've never wanted more than ~6 ozs of this beer, but that is a really enjoyable number. Fits really well with grilled chicken as listed above.

Photo of jcartamdg
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pinkish red hue with great carbonation but no head. The aroma is mind blowing. So much raspberries, that's really all I can smell its so powerful and amazing. Taste follows the nose, sweet but not too much, not an everyday beer but a great dessert or special treat beer!

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,215 ratings.