Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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3,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
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Gots: 738 | FT: 89
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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 GreesyFizeek
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle received in a trade recently.

Pours a gorgeous dark red color, with a one inch head, and no lacing.

Smells just outstanding, big bouquet of raspberries, some slight tartness, and just the tiniest bit of oak.

This has to be the most authentic fruit flavor I've ever gotten in a beer. This one is intensely sweet, cut by by a slight, but very welcoming tartness, some oak, etc. I get both raspberries and raspberry juice. With the lower ABV, there is no alcohol feeling whatsoever. It's almost wine-like, and barely feels like beer. No malt flavor that I can detect, just a huge expression of my favorite fruit.

This one is light bodied, with a slightly-higher-than-I'd like amount of carbonation. It's got a fizzy, crisp mouthfeel.

An outstanding achievement here. It's barely beer, but it tastes so good that I don't care.

Photo of ThePaleRider
1/5  rDev -77.1%

Ugh! Been really looking forward to trying this and I'm pretty sure I got a dud. When poured into the glass it has a very nice looking head that was very thick. Then after inspecting the beer I didn't notice a jewel like sparkle and my nose detected a very acidulous smell. The brew poured very brown and muted looking in color. After the first sip it was obvious that the beer was off. Lots of vinegar and a very acidic burn down the throat. Barely any berries to speak of and just a huge disappointment. I'd love to try it again, but not for $20.00.

Photo of Jsmick
2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

After reading all of the reviews, I was expecting amazingness. This beer just didn't do it for me. It was so incredibly sweet, and not in a good way.... it burned the back of my throat. There was absolutely nothing to balance out the sweetness either.... this was as sweet as Sunny Delight, and I can't stand Sunny Delight.

Photo of Hesscabob
5/5  rDev +14.7%

A - As the geniuses behind New Glarus states on the glass... Pour in a flute and enjoy the sparkle. I think for New Years instead of popping champagne I'll pop open this beauty. Pink/ Red color with lingering off-white head.
S - Fantastic, fruity, fizzy berry aroma.
M - Perfectly carbonated but does not overwhelm sinuses with bubbles. Oak adds a silky component that is often imitated in framboises, geuzes, flanders, but this brew has it perfected.
T - Liquid perfection, the appearance and smell come through with a sip or a gulp.
O - Usually buy as many as I can when the opportunity presents itself. Also, New Glarus may be the best run business/brewery on their scale... even though they are in the land of Packer nation... everything from their outside area, copper kettles, sanitation. A place for other breweries to learn from for sure.

Photo of BergBeer
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Look:A beautiful deep ruby red with a thin rose colored head. Lots of legs in this active beer. One of the prettiest beers I've seen.

Smell: An immediate a aggressive fresh berry nose shines over a nice tart fresh framboise body with some wheat barely there and a slight farmhouse funk finish of more fresh berries. Smells fantastic and fresh!

Taste: Bright and fresh framboise hits the tongue then a beautiful refreshing fresh picked raspberry notes sparkle on and coat the palate. Like fresh pie filling with a framboise body. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: The body is wet and quenching but the flavors pop and sparkle with fresh crispness. The finish is extra dry and leaves the berry notes on the palate.

Overall: I am blow away by this brew. I've traveled with it for about a month and there is no telling how old it is but it taste so fresh and bright. The framboise body alone would be a world class beer but the fresh berry notes push it to legendary. Bright, fresh, delicate, and artfully brewed. I would feel bad drinking this every night because it's so good it demands to be consumed after a world class meal or something of that caliber. This beer is outstanding and is well worth the pain of getting it (trust me I had some pains getting it). Get your hands on this beer

Photo of toolbrew
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Stored colder than my beer fridge and poured into champagne flutes. Effervescent with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Great lacing and slight head retention. Clear, but dark red. Not that it needs mentioning, but fruity aromas and sweet, light crisp taste with a tart finish. An easy drinker and pairs perfectly with brunch! Will definitely revisit this classic.

Photo of Rzzzzz
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass. A healthy head develops atop a rose colored brew. Scent of berries is pleasant, not overpowering. Tastes to me exactly like whole wheat toast with butter and raspberry jam; not the "tart" I was expecting but I can't say I was disappointed by that. Medium bodied and smooth. I could drink this all night.

Photo of jjdc
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lovely ruby-purple color. The nose is red fruit and sugar. Starts off a bit tart like an underripe raspberry and then rounds out to a sticky, heavy raspberry sweetness. Light enough to drink all night long. This is probably my favorite from New Glarus to date. Perfect summer drinking.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml wax capped bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Tawny ruby red-brown colored, this murky beer is capped by an off-ivory-hued loose white head that topples to a ring of bubbles which leave dots of lace on the glass.

S - Devoid of any real "beer" smell, one can behold Raspberry Tart's perfumy aroma of crushed raspberries feet away. Subtle suggestions of the oak this spontaneously fermented beer is brought to maturation as the beer warms but any wild yeast aromas are nowhere to be found.

T - Heaven in a bottle, raspberry sweetness overwhelms the palate with pure, unadulterated fruit flavor, cut just in the nick of time by a tart finish for the perfect balance that keeps it from becoming cloying. It's time in the oak vessels lends delicate earthiness to compliment the fruit and undertones of spontaneous fermentation.

M - Raspberry Tart's instantaneous sweetness sticks to the palate quite forcefully but allow this beer to wander around your mouth and you'll find it's tartness perfectly balances the sweetness for a wonderful and slightly dry finish, punctuated by Wisconsin wheat, which softens the mouthfeel, rounding the spritzy Champagne-like carbonation out.

O - One of the most exceptional fruit beers from one of the world's greatest fruit beer brewers, New Glarus' Raspberry Tart is dessert in a glass; pure raspberry pleasure, starting sweet and finishing dry and tart. There is absolutely nothing else like it.

Photo of bound4er
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Muddy reddish brown appearance with a minimal off white head. Leaves a minimal amount of lacing.

S. Raspberries, brown sugar and baking spice jump out of the glass. Really nice.

T. Tart cherry and raspberry compote with hints of brown sugar and watermelon. Lively, crisp and very refreshing.

M. Light bodied with lively carbonation.

O. New Glarus knows how to brew fruit beers - period. This is an easy drinking, low alcohol beer that is perfect to have after a meal to share with friends.

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

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My third of the fruit beers from New Glarus Brewing Co. Expectations are exceptional based on my experience with the last two.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark cranberry red colored body that hardly passes much light at all. About two fingers of pinkish-tan foam head that leaves some nice spindly lacing.

S - The smell is truly beautiful - the raspberries come through very pure, natural, and juicy. The oak barrel aging is also very apparent, maybe more so than with the others. Earthy, woodsy, creamy, maybe some perceived vanilla. Either way, the fruit juice is natural and beautiful.

T - The taste comes off the same - beautiful tart authentic raspberries dominate. The oak barrel aging is also apparent, again more so than with the others. Earthy & oaky. Light vanilla presence. Absolutely delicious.

M - Crisp & tart. Fruity & juicy. Absolutely delicious.

Overall, another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. These guys should definitely consider doing more of these beers with more varieties of berries. Blueberries, boysenberries, blackberries, etc. I could see any and all of them being as equally amazing as this.

New Glarus Raspberry Tart ---4.5/5

Photo of zookerman182
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a hazy ruby red color with a two finger pink head.
Aroma is jammy, farm fresh fruit with raspberry being the front runner.
Smells more sweet than tart.
Flavor is raspberries mixed with apples and other fruit. Extremely jammy. A perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
Mouthfeel is creamy and perfectly carbonated. Not much lingering flavor but enough to make is perfect. Extremely refreshing.
This is my favorite of the new glarus beers now having had them all.
The little sour tartness this one gives puts it at the top for me.
I'd you haven't had new glarus fruit beers do yourself a favor and track them down.

Photo of Tone
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy, red/brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong and fresh raspberries, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of fresh raspberries, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, the aroma and body of the raspberries is amazing. The freshness is akin the Samuel Smith's Raspberry, but the blend is even better. It tastes of more than pure raspberry juice; tart, slightly hoppy, and irresistible.

Photo of hambone
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed the beer poured very well chilled from a 750ml into a large goblet. Beautiful copper color with a nice fruit aroma with minimal head. Has a very nice balance of fairly slightly sour (tart) and sweetness from the raspberry. Definitely a beer to be enjoyed on a hot summer day.

Photo of Svyturys30
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had heard about this beer from a buddy of mine that offered to pick me up some while on a trip to WI. he picked up the strawberry rhubarb and the raspberry tart. The strawberry rhubarb was good, but I couldn't wait to try the RT. It lived up to my expectations!

A- It was poured into a RR "tion" goblet and was almost like a beet red. Was marionish in color and had never really seen that color in a beer before.

S- Had. Fruity warm smell to it! It actually reminded me of the raspberry gushers that I used to have in my lunch at school. Fruit smell from start to finish and no boozy hints at all. This could be a very dangerous beer to drink.

T- Had a very genuine raspberry taste to it. Almost tasted like a carbonated raspberry juice.

M- This beer has a nice viscous feel to it with just the right amout of carbonation. This is a nice beer to sip on!

O- This beer was very tasty and I must say that I will be buying. Few of these to ring home next time I go to WI. Would recommend this beer to anyone!

Cheers!

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.76/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours...well...a raspberry color. Maybe a light ruby. Soft, 2 finger khaki head settles in to a film on top.

S- Big fruity raspberry notes, almost like the pop tarts I ate as a kid. Rhubarb pie. Hints of champagne. So enticing, so bold.

T- Unprecedented sweetness. Heavy on the "raspberry", light on the "tart". Reminds me of the carbonated fruit water. Sticky at times.

M- Mid side of light body, really tingles as it goes down and a slight carbonation burn in the throat.

O- Not bad, but the feel really left me wanting more. Maybe just a little too sweet for my palate. Quality raspberry character, but some odd aspects along the way. A little bit goes a long ways. Share the bottle with friends over desert

Photo of prtwin2a
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light red/pink
S: Raspberries (duh!)
T: Definitely a dessert beer, low ABV, makes this a niche drink for sure. Its tasty, reminds me of a Riesling almost.
M: Light and tarty; airy almost.
D: Nice light brew, a dessert time joy for sure.

Overall: B

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass, red brown colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: fresh raspberries, tart and tangy Flanders Red, balsamic vinegar, acetic acid, fruity and flavorful, sweet notes fruity raspberries

T: the flavor up front is dominated by raspberry, tart and tangy blends with sweet, fresh picked raspberries, the beer has a light bitter hop flavor that complement the fruit well, tangy sweet and sour sauce quality

M: light to medium with prickly carbonation

O: an exceptional fruit beer

Photo of VashonGuy
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Berrieness and Beeriness.

This beer is amazing ... it's concentrated raspberries, of course, but it's more than just an intense raspberry hit. It is unquestionably a beer as well -- there's a fairly subtle beeriness to it that blends with the fruit intensity to give the whole thing a different character than just the berries. I think the beer character gives this a fuller mouthfeel, and a bit maltier taste, to go along with the killer dose of raspberry goodness.

I think of other fruit beers I've had that are basically hefeweizens with a mild fruit overlay - they are refreshing and tasty, but thin and light, and not anywhere in the same league as what New Glarus as done.

Raspberry Tart is beautiful as well ... bubbly and colorful.

Best Fruit Beer Ever.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Parchment film over pink amber.
Chambord nose!
Big sugary front, then a giant jammy raspberry hit. Only the natural tartness/greenness of the raspberry for balance.
Medium, chewy, round.

Insane – raspberries and more raspberries. Too sweet to sip more than one, but soo good, and only 4%. Like Choklat, but for raspberries.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark amber in color, maybe better described as raisin-like or like red apple skin. The brew has a fizzy head that dissipates into lacy film. It has a cloudy appearance.

S- Dark fruit and tartness. Very cider-like. There's an earthy spice and undertone to it.

T- Tart raspberries, green apple, apple cider, earthy spice. Almost getting something chocolate-like as well as nuts.

M- Light and effervescent but still retaining creaminess and some nuttiness. Slightly sweet coupled with a tartness that is measured and tasteful and not close to sour.

This is simply an incredible fruit beer. I kept getting so much more than fruit on my palate and really found myself enjoying it more and more as it warmed.

Photo of pknyc
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A fine one finger light tan head with pink tones which slowly dissipates to a film and ring which leaves some lacing. The beer is a medium to dark amber with ruby highlights. Looks very good.

S: Tart and sweet raspberry. Definitely smells like fresh fruit and not like jam or a preserve. There is some really mild wheat malt behind the raspberries. Outside of the robust raspberry, it is quite mild, but strong enough to support the sweetness of the raspberry.

T: Tart raspberry with some sweetness. Fantastic. Hops and malt nicely compliment the raspberry, which is at the forefront. Easy drinking and delicious.

MF: Medium, coating, and superb.

O: The hops and malt work beautifully in the background to help create one of the best fruit beers I've had due to the balance. Its a real treat. I really wished that they would include a bottled on date on the 750ml bottles.

Photo of barczar
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from memory, just to get this one in my rankings list.

Brilliant ruby color, with minimal pink-tinged head and lots of effervescence.

Aroma is tart berries with an underlying grainy sweetness.

Tastes like liquid raspberries. Excellent tartness, with just enough sweetness to counter.

Moderate body with high carbonation.

Not your typical beer, it's really all about the fruit. Raspberries are my favorite fruit, so this was awesome!

Photo of Axnjxn
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 into an allagash tulip.

light brownish red pour with a nice head. smell of big tart raspberries..super awesome. taste is very sweet with a ton of raspberries and a medium tartness on the finish. damn drinkable and tasty! wow. medium body with mild carbonation.

overall just awesome.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: strong ruby color tending towards brown. A finger of a tannish head that fades fairly quickly but still leaves a bit behind and a sticky lacing on the sides. Opaque but with quite a sparkle with light.

Smell:tons of raspberries. Very fresh berries with just a hint of tartness. Little to no malty character.

Taste: again the taste is dominated by raspberries but what else would you expect. They are quite juicy and just a little tart. Maybe some wheat characteristics but perhaps not enough to pick up without knowing it's there.

Mouthfeel: very light. And certainly refreshing. Good balance between sweet and tart. Just a little stickiness but not enough to take much away

Overall: a wonderfully refreshing beer. I just tried my first new glarus beer this week and I already can't get enough. This one is easily the best purely fruity beer I have had. Although I don't think it's perfect, there isn't much to change to get it there

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,351 ratings.