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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,130 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,130
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
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Gots: 642 | FT: 64
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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 vkv822
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into tulip.

Pours a beautiful deep red, with faint orangey-red edges when held to the light. It has a bubble slightly off-white head that leaves a nice cluster around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is of sweet raspberries upfront backed by a light tartness an faint malty bread notes.

The nose had a quite sweet raspberry profile with only faint tartness, though in the taste it if switched with tart raspberries and a light sweet backing. There is only a very faint malt

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style, with active carbonation. Suits the taste very well.

Very approachable and easy drinking beer. It is very well balanced between sweet and tart raspberry notes.

Photo of krazyboi
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A: Has a "cloudy" brown color with a small one finger head that recedes slowly. The color has a tint of...raspberry color?
S: A strong tart raspberry aroma. It actually overpowers any other aroma that might be there.
T: Not as strong of a raspberry taste that I would have expected from the aroma. There is that tartness that stays in the mouth.
M: It has a light/medium mouthfeel and a slight carbonation. The carbonation level seems appropriate for this beer.
D: I would expect it to be difficult to drink a whole bottle of this yourself unless you really love raspberries. This is a good beer, but one that you should split with others.

Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review based on notes for a tasting a month back. Thanks for bringing this Gary.

A: Really nice glowing red, head came and went quickly.

S: Tons of fruit in the nose, obviously a bunch of fresh raspberry aroma, but also some tart cherry and maybe even a blueberry cranberry thing going on. The more you dig for other smells, the more the fruit hits you in the face.

T: Oh so fruity. It is sweet but also as the name implies it is tart. Normally this type of beers can be worrisome, but I have to say the flavor is right where it should be. Tons of macerated fruit, smooth yet syrupy. Well done, but it can definitely be a bit much for some.

M: Carbonation on this reminds me of the tingle you get from drinking warm soda. A little bit too prickly for me but again, body is slightly syrupy and coats the palette so it works out.

D: This was the first beer we tasted and it started us off with a really good pop. Its refreshing and easy to sip, but I understand why some people might not want to enjoy a whole 750ml to themselves. After awhile it seems it could get a little to much like drinking raspberry puree.

Photo of CooperEllis
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle into flutes, split two ways.

From sonoma01 - along with another 19 someodd bottles of NG stuff - big thanks.

Pours thin cognac with a tight white bubble rim. Very clear, bright with little feathering of the color.

Delicious aroma - full fresh fruit with a little candied fruit underneath.

Raspberry but a bit of tart bite. There is a slight leaning towards the candy flavor but the fresh flavors are dominant.

It's a bit stickier than I'd like, and together with the richness of the candy flavors it's a bit cough syrupy.

Damn good, easy to drink and the low abv combined with a small serving size is a lovely combination. Though I would never drink a bottle alone, I would certainly share one without hesitation.


Photo of vette2006c5r
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark red color, with a small soda like head that disapated completly very quickly. Smells very sweet, and sugary, and smells like a cheery soda. The taste is very sweet, with a strong raspberry flavor, but then a tart flavor mixes in with the sweet flavor; very unquie. Has a nice carbonated feel, and finishes almost like a wine, and very easy to drink. Overall unquie, I like it, but its not like any other fruit beers.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my last trip to the Midwest. A co-worker grabbed it for me in Madison.

Pours with a thin finger of light pink head that falls to a cap quickly. No shock that the beer is a deep crimson color. Not sure I'd call what's left behind lacing. List a light foam stays slightly above the level of the beer.

Wow, the fruit pop here is unreal. All raspberry all the time. Nice.

I'm really liking the balance here. Not too tart, not too sweet. Really a raspberry focused treat. I already have determined that I'll get more to mix with ST Chocolate. A bit bready just below the raspberries.

While each sip isn't cloying, you can only drink so much before the overall sweetness gets to you. A treat to share, that's for sure. Very refreshing.

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to levifunk for this 750ml bottle. Into an Odell Tulip/Flute hybrid glass.

A: Pours a nice pale shade of purple with a lot of red and orange highlights. Tan head of about a 1/4 of an inch that sticks around quite nicely. Slightly hazy. Looks like cranberry juice with a bit of a head on it. Quite appealing.

S: Raspberries, slight notes of wheat malt, smells quite tart, has some notes of other berries as well, maybe some blueberries and even some cranberries as well. Smells pretty straightforward, like a raspberry beer should.

T: Incredible, wow this is mashed up raspberries and happiness in a glass. Hands down one of the most flavorful fruit beers I've put to my lips. Notes of oak and vanilla mixed with a light little bit of wheat malt on the end, the two mix together to get a tangy/tart flavor that is quite nice. Absolutely no hints at artificial raspberry flavors or anything that was faked in this beer. Incredibly well done.

M: Surprisingly heavy in the mouth, just a touch syrupy, fairly heavy carbonation, and finishes a bit sticky for a 4.0% beer but in no ways it out of place. Quite nice.

D: Oh man, I would have no issues drinking this stuff for dessert on a regular basis. Hands down one of the most flavorful low alcohol beers I've had, not to mention that it is a fruit beer. A great beer for both the beer geek and the novice, a tip of the cap to Daniel and Deborah Carey, very well done.

Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

THanks to leakyfaucet12 for the chance at this one.

Very light fizzy head disappears faster than I can say head, mostly clear raspberry reddish brownish burnt sienna color.

Nose explodes with raspberries, light sweet syrup, touch off light malts, a bit candy, fresh raspberry juice and tart raspberry wine like.

Taste starts fairly sweet and gets more and more sweet until just overwhelming. Plenty of raspberry puree, light raspberry candy, bit of a tingly flavor and feel with some acidity and lactic, bit syrupy and very sweet, a bit of tart fruit, rich. Finishes with some light musty tart and bit sticky syrupy raspberry and bright berry fruit light spicy feel. Very jammy and way too sweet. Very little tartness.

Mouth is fairly light, bit if spicy acidic feel, decent carb, and just slides around the mouth nicely.

Drink is very meh, sooo sweet, just too sweet and barely tart, bit of a sticky finish and a bit syrupy, some acidity, and jammy.

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

750ml bottle poured into wine glass.

Beer pours a deep ruby garnet color with a nice bit of tan foamy head on top. It dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. The smell is raspberry jam/jelly/syrup. It smells like a raspberry pastry...more like a nice danish and less like a jelly donut, but it is definitely a raspberry and sweet bread mixture. It's a very unique smell that I haven't seen in a lot of beers. The taste is pure sweet raspberry with a touch of tartness on the finish. It's fairly sweet, but not in a sugary cloying way. The fruit definitely comes through very well here, and the beer gets much better as it warms. This a great fruit beer that really showcases the flavor of the fruit. The mouthfeel is great and is perfectly dry. I expected it to be syrupy on the finish, but it is very clean. It is a surprisingly slow sipper for the low ABV, but I don't mind taking my time with it.

Photo of Soneast
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had this many times, but never reviewed for some reason, so without further ado:

Poured into a fluted glass. Pours crystal clear with an overall amber color, with mahogany in the darker hues and copper in the lighter hues. Just beautiful! Grows a small, half-inch head, brownish-pink in color, which dissipates rapidly. Looks to have a fair bit of carbonation.

The aroma, is juicy and fruity, with raspberries being the predominate aroma, of course. Some very mild chocolate notes, and somewhat of a vanilla-ish character.

The flavor packs a raspberry punch. I mean seriously, is this raspberry juice? Very fruity and delectable. One again a hint of chocolate and a very slight brandy-like booziness. The finish is semi-sweet, although ends up clearing the palate cleanly, leaving a slight tartness at the back of the throat.

Not much to say to summarize, one of two best fruit beers in the world, IMO. Coming from someone who doesn't enjoy fruit beers that's saying a lot. Because while I do love this and Belgian Red, they are not something I seek out on a regular basis. Although the nice thing is, if at any time I do seek it, out I sure don't have to go far to find it.

Photo of Brunite
3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Ambery reddish...starts with nice head which disappears quickly....no lace.

S- Smells like...raspberry. Slightly sweet. No hops...no malt.

T- Amazingly good. I normally don't like fruit beers, but this is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart.

M- Nice. Perfect carbonation level. Tingly but not unpleasant.

D- Not a huge fruit beer fan but this was good. Easy to drink because of the perfect balance and low ABV. I almost finished the whole bottle. It would be nice if they could put this in 12oz'ers because 1 would be perfect. The larger size is almost too much in one sitting (for me). While not cloying....this does stray from the malty/hop beverage I usually prefer. That said....a nice change from wine. Would go great with some chocolatey desserts and shared.

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

225th review on BA
bottle to flute

App- An off colored light red color, leaning towards a slight light purple. No head formed on this one.

Smell- Well lets see, sugar, fruit and some tartness.

Taste- Taste follows the nose and for a fruit beer this was fruit. A nice raspberry framboise from WI.

Mouth- A bit on the light/medium side with a nice carb level. Very crisp and clean as well. Not puckering just sweet. Very dessert like as well.

Drink- Pretty good little beer here. Got this as another beer for the wife to have to see what is on the beer side of life. So Belgian Red was a no. Raspberry tart was a no. So more for me to drink. I'm okay with that.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Body is a deep mahogany red, with a reddish-white head.

S - Sweet raspberries with a hint of tartness. That's pretty much it. I guess that's why they call it Raspberry Tart.

T - I mean...I don't know what to say. Raspberries and tartness. The name says it all. Starts tart, finishes sweet. There's not a lot more to it. It's good.

M - It's tricky. The tartness on the tongue is a bit harsh, but the body is nice and smooth, and the finish is pretty good.

D - It's only drawback is the tartness. That makes it a little bit more challenging to drink. But if you're into that stuff, then it'll be good.

I don't know what more there is to this beer than it's name. That's the best description there can be, I think, other than to note that it tastes good, and the flavors are well balanced.

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

A: Pours a deep ruby red with an inch of fluffy reddish white head. Not much clarity through the beer and not much visible carbonation.

S: Tons of raspberry goodness, this beer smells like a glass of Ocean Spray Raspberry juice (If there was such a thing).

T: Sweet then very tart, puckering raspberry flavor. The finish makes me salivate. Once the tartness settles there is a slight hint of oakiness.

M: Medium body with a frothy carbonation too it. Very tart finish.

D: Very enjoyable beer with a full flavor and a low ABV. It was had no problem finishing the bottle and would certainly have another glass if I had it available to me.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky purple/maroon color with a bubbly head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Tons of tart raspberry as expected. A little bit of vanilla as well. Extremely inviting aroma.

T: Even better than I was expecting/hoping. An an incredible sugary sweet raspberry flavor. The vanilla is there slightly, but the raspberry steals the show.

M/D: Not syrupy, light bodied and extremely easy drinking. Unsure if I have had a beer that is easier to drink. Easily my favorite fruit beer to date.

Photo of nhindian
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into an Sam Adams / Weihenstephaner Infinium flute. Provided as a very generous extra by UMNbeerhunter, thanks Joe!

A - Pours an almost maroon like color, bold and bright, yet clear to see the multiple streams of carbonation rising throughout. 2 finger's worth of head sit on top of the beer, but with pretty low retention and doesn't leave much, if any, lacing.

S - The first thing that came to mind after smelling this beer were those Haribo Raspberry Gummi candies I used to eat as a kid. Obviously very strong raspberry smell, but also quite tart and puckering. Vibrant and authentic, like freshly-pressed juice. Gives off an authentic smell, not like thick, raspberry syrup.

T - The taste is much more tart than I would've anticipated, to the point where the first few sips were quite mouth-puckeringly sour. As my palate acclimates, however, it eventually transforms into a tasty beer, with a nice balance between the sour start and relatively sweeter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. Finish is moderately long with a sweet finish. The tartness really lingers in the sides of the mouth, however.

D - Drinkability is high. My girlfriend can't have much beer, so I was drinking most of this bottle, but I was perfectly okay with that. Luckily the ABV is such that this is a great beer to have throughout dinner, but also pairs nicely with dessert. We had this with chocolate afterward and it was a great combination.

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Mrs. Marvin has a new favorite brew. We picked up two bombers of Raspberry Tart in Madison and were quite impressed. The brew pours a ruby-brown with a decided fruity note and a bit of a head. You can tell this is more than raspberry juice - there's a good beverage in the glass, not just fruit (and it's not syrupy).

This won't be for everyone but is definitely worth a try - it's a great representative of this style. Oddly, the second bomber seemed tarter than the first.

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

Pours a dark, ruby-red color with a tan head. Head falls to nothing with the very thinnest of lacing.

Aroma is all raspberry tartness. Actually all I smell is fruit.

Big, tart raspberry taste. Raspberry flavor is lovely and it is very, very tart. Malt taste in the finish.

Medium bodied, rather smooth and low carbonation in the mouth.

Good stuff. Extremely tart but quite delicious.

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

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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