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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2240
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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Photo of myersk27


4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

best fruit beer i've ever had. the raspberry flavor is powerful, but not overwhelming. Firm tartness. Light and crisp. Moderate/high carbonation and extremely light on the palate. The fruit flavor is the star of the show. Nice color as well, bright red.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 16:04:52 | More by myersk27
Photo of Fcolle2


4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pours ruby with a slight brown hue. Nice 1 finger tan head that has decent retention and good lacing.

S: lots of raspberry on the nose with a little white grape undertone not picking up much malt.

T: dessert in a glass. Deep raspberry sweetness with slight notes of wheat followed by a beautifully balanced tartness.

M: lots of carbonation, light and delicate. Feels like champagne, great for the summer.

O: very creative well balanced framboise. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:17:51 | More by Fcolle2
Photo of Jimmys


4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL split into 2 snifters. no bottled on date.

A: definitely not clear. a beautiful hue of deep red. head has a pinkish tint to it. very frothy. retention is excellent as is the thick lacing left behind.

S: smells like straight raspberry frozen ice pop. because of all the sweetness, there is also a strawberry-like aroma as well. sweet fruity sugars from some super ripe fruit. inviting.

T: tart is definitely how this brew starts out. boatloads of sugar. I mean boatloads. the flavor reminds me of a rich raspberry tart pastry or even a raspberry puree. grain and hops are negligible as the raspberry flavor and elements are at the front, middle, and back. not that that is a bad thing. very tasty.

M: not quite effervescent, but certainly a lively carb. light/medium bodied.

D: I feel like this is a beer all in its own league. not really a fruit beer, but not really a framboise. certainly has elements of both, but hard to pick a way it is leaning towards more. regardless, very tasty stuff here from New Glarus. refreshing, yet tart and assertive. i would even take more tart and less sweet.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:36:09 | More by Jimmys
Photo of guityler83


4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Blood red in color, in the teku it poured a big two finger soft pink head very hazy with lots of bubbles popping up the side of the glass.

S: it smells like a raspberry tart. sour raspberry with a hint of bread. no hops detected on this one.

T: Huge sweet raspberry flavor hits first, as it washes over the tounge the sourness comes out in a mellow refreshing burst. Thats about it! simple and exactly what the name says.

M: High carbonation with a dry finish which emphasisis the sourness.

O: Dan Carry really does magical things with sour/wild beers. I know many beer nerds that say they don't like sours but like any other style you need to have a good example.. this is a great place to start.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:17:17 | More by guityler83
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New York

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

Big thanks to KWMiles for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep murky brown/red. There is about a half finger of off-white colored head that fades quickly, leaving only a thin ring along the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet. It's raspberries and that familiar New Glarus funk. It smells good, but it's earthy and a bit vegetal.

T: The taste follows the nose. It's sweet to start with raspberries, vegetation, and funk. The raspberry notes are the dominate flavor, as is to be expected, but it's not a bright and lively raspberry signature. It's a bit subdued.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and coating. Starts out well carbonated, turns a bit funky, and finishes syrupy.

O: This is a very good beer. It's raspberry, but it's not intense bright raspberry. I have had this beer a few times in the past, and I think I'm done with it. I like it, but I'd rather drink Serendipity than Raspberry Tart.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 02:06:59 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of ONUMello


4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Champagne glass
A: Raspberry red, transparent with a bit of brown around the edges, one-finger head
S: Gorgeous fresh raspberries with a bit of a sour hint
T: Fantastic balance of sweet & sour; pure raspberry goodness
M: Light-bodied, light carbonation
O: Delicious & refreshing

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:56:18 | More by ONUMello
Photo of KFBR392


4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Such a beautiful red color. Edges have a slight brown color. Light bubbly head with a slight pink color which was present throughout. Average lacing stuck on the glass while drinking. Slightly above average carbonation throughout.

Smell: Very tart, a little over the top. There is also a funky sourness on the undertones of this aroma. Bright raspberry character carries the body of the aroma.

Taste: Wow this blew me away. A sweet sugary front brings you in right away. The body is a wonderfully rounded raspberry flavor with a perfectly balanced sourness. The sweetness/sugary tones come in on the back end and leave a light lacing on the palette. The flavors stick around long after drinking, with a sourness, raspberry, and very light malt character. Truly wonderful.

Mouthfeel: Dry front which smoothes out and leaves a sugary feeling on the palette.

Overall: This beer is absolutely outstanding. I am not a fan of sweet/sugary things in any respect, so this beer for me is a perfect balance on outstanding beer qualities with all the fruit characteristics one could ask for. This is no doubt the best beer I've ever had from New Glarus, and it seems their absolute strength seems to be this style. Can't wait to have more.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 19:43:35 | More by KFBR392
Photo of deadonhisfeet


4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The beer has low carbonation, yet a rough pour produces a nice fluffy white head. Retention is not bad given the acidity. The beer is gorgeous - crystal clear and deep red in color. The nose gives fresh raspberries, a dry, cracker-like aroma, and white wine notes.

The beer has a light body and a nice firm feel. The flavor up front is fruity and sweet, with a wheat-cracker-like undertone. The fruitiness quickly gives way to a balancing acidity as wine-like tannins kick in to tickle your tongue and pinch your cheeks. The beer is extremely refreshing and very easy to drink.

Overall, an extraordinarily well-balanced beer. It's tart, but not sour. Fruity, but not sweet. I wish this were available where I live. I would definitely keep one or two bottles on hand.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 19:19:45 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of Etan


3.45/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a snifter.

A: Burgundy body with a small cream-colored head.

S: Sweet raspberry flesh, very light acidity. Lots of fruity sugar.

T: Juicy. somewhat syrupy raspberry, light malty spice. Very sweet.

M: Between light and medium-bodied, frothy carbonation.

O: While I like this a bit better than Wisconsin Belgian Red, it's still a bit too syrupy-sweet for me, especially for being called "Raspberry Tart."

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 17:35:40 | More by Etan
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District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was somewhat underwhelmed by this beer. Had it at a bottle-share and loved it, so I traded for it in order to try again. Second time around, was just not happy. Way too sour/vinegary, with little to no raspberry (tart) sweetness. Would like to try one more time just to see if I got a bad batch, otherwise I'll pass on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 16:58:42 | More by alysmith4
Photo of WillCarrera


4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a clear reddish color, topped with a thin white head.

S- Just loads of vibrant raspberry aroma, which has both a fresh, raspberry juice character as well as dryer raspberry skins. Smells delicious.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of fresh, tasty raspberries, there's also some nice tartness to it, as well as some sugary sweetness towards the back which I would have liked a bit less of.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, dry feel, sort of sticky.

O- A solid fruit beer, the raspberry aroma and flavor and the tartness are really nice, but it loses a few points with me just on sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:27:52 | More by WillCarrera
Photo of jaasen64


3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle split four ways and poured into Teku Glass. Thanks Josh (thebigredone) for this one!

A- Pours a dark slightly translucent reddish with a slight purplish hue to it, a thin head forms that fairly quickly recedes leaving some spotty lacing, fairly minimal but consistent carbonation.

S- Very sweet raspberry almost like a syrupy jam-like sweetness. Fairly aromatic, but a little bit too much on the sweet side.

T- Lightly tart raspberry jam with a light malt backbone, fairly sweet (but not as sweet as the other NG fruit beers I've had) and a little bit one-dimensional. Tasty and a decent level of tartness that plays well with the sweet raspberry jam, just a little bit too sweet in my opinion though.

M- Fairly light but a tiny bit syrupy, nice carbonation, easy drinking.

O- This was my favorite of the NG fruit beers besides the apple. I thought it was good, but a little bit too much on the sweet side. I do think having this in my cellar for a few months did help tone the sweetness down a little bit however it was still a little bit too much for my liking. To my liking I could picture this being a little bit better with a year on it (some people might not agree though). Overall I thought it was decent but not something I would seek out again, I can see how a lot of people really like this beer though.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 18:50:02 | More by jaasen64
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4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish brown with a couple fingers of white fluffy head.

Smells of jammy raspberries. Slight wood. Slight and very pleasent funk. A touch of tartness on the nose.

Taste is jam. Fruity. Sweet but not cloying in the least. Nice tartness to balance.

Light bodied, medium carb.

For the style absolutely one of the best. Really walks a line of fruit beer and wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:11:51 | More by Powderhornphil
Photo of mjohnson17


4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice clear ruby red. A bit of an pink head, maybe half a finger that very slowly dissapates. Nice carbonation bubbles rising. Looks a lot like a Rose.

S - Tart raspberries, a bit of funky, maybe yeasty funk. Fruit, raspberry jam, sour, sweet

T - A great framboise taste. Lots of tartness, raspberry, a little funky, nice balance with sweet and tart. Very easy to drink, good fruit juice taste.

M - Champagne like mouthfeel with the carbonation and a beautiful balance of tart and sweet mouthfeel.

O - Near perfect for this style. A fantastic fruit beer. Light body, great sweet/tart mixture. I've used this and NG's Belgian Red to turn non-beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 15:55:42 | More by mjohnson17
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4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - the beer pours a nice ruby cherry hue with some off-white head present. A little bit of sticky looking lacing persists while the bubbly carbonation, while present throughout consumption, fades a bit while settling.

S - up front, it's a funky yeast. Immediately after, it's all raspberry jam, sour fruit, and some really slight funk notes.

T - deliciously raspberry jammy...I was looking for the seeds you'd find in such a jam while drinking this down. It's got those sour lambic notes without being bitter or cloying; there are some apple tart-crisp flavors; damn tasty!

M - this beer puts out a nice bubbly carbonation with those sour apple/raspberry pucker notes that hit the tongue nicely; it's not too gushy and pings those salivating glands strong

O - this is an awesome raspberry ale that probably crosses a few style lines, like cider and lambic, to perfection. It's deliciously potable and my only wish is that I had cases. Great brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:19:41 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a moderately deep, somewhat dull ruby color. Medium to large head that retains only a little while but laces nicely in the New Glarus flute. Constant carbonation is visible and it is apparent that this a very bubbly beer.

S- All raspberry, but varying flavors throughout. Starts with some naturally sweet berry tones, but then progresses straight into a funky note. The funky note turns a touch to the sour side. Finishes with a mix of the sour, sweet, and funky notes.

T- Just like the smell, except more natural (if possible). Starts with only a slight hint of sweet, then goes right into the funk. The funk and sour are stronger here than in the scent. Sweetness persists under the slight sour notes throughout the drink, but the funk and sour take a front seat. Ends with a slight bite of sour and little to no aftertaste on the tongue.

M- Light and fizzy all the way through. Pretty thin and easy to drink. Sour level doesn't effect it's ability to be drank at length.

Overall, this is a great fruit beer. Not terribly complex in the flavor or scent, but pretty delicious all the way through. Sour and sweet notes really work together to make this a beer and not just a carbonated fruit drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 19:23:38 | More by boilermakerbrew
Photo of Ri0


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

poured 750ml into wine chalice.

A - Dark ruby and purple hue with a creamy 2 finger dirty red muddled head. Retenition is quite good and a ring remains with spots of lacing.

S - Fresh overripe raspberries. Hints of some tart like fruit. If your grandmother ever made and canned her own jam, this is what it reminds you of. Such a wonderful smell.

T - Fresh raspberries with lemon zest. It really doesn't need to be anything else, because this is awesome.

M - Medium body with nice fizzy carbonation. Just a bit tart on the finish.

O - You will not find a better raspberry beer. This is the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 14:17:48 | More by Ri0
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very special beer. used this instead of champaigne last night to bring in the new year. thanks to my girlfriend for hooking this up for me! the much anticipated pour was a red tainted pale brown color, mostly clear, with a ton of rising bubbles and a persistent finger or two of fizz. the nose takes you by surprise. its potently fresh raspberries, juicy and lush and overripe. there is also a medium toast malt underneath that gives this one a little more substance than perhaps the belgian red has, which i certianly appreciate. flavor too is heavenly raspberries, this brings me to late summer in the woods picking huge berries and stuffing my face growing up. some tartish yeast in here too adds a slight puckery element to balance the sweetness of the fruit. finish is perfect mix of sweet and tart, with sweet probably just getting the edge. the feel was interesting. its insanely carbonated, much like the champaigne we were replacing with this brew. body is light but not too too light, and the alcohol is of course super low, but to me this wasnt super drinkable. i think the sweetness combined with all the bubbles made it more of a slow sipper, and when we finished the bottle, i had definitely had enough of this. that said though, this is a rare treat to be savored and shared. new glarus has now given me two of the best fruit beers in the known world, so thanks for that!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 20:27:14 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of beermike00

4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Slightly cloudy, deep red/raspberry color. Small amount of white head.

S: RASPBERRY! ...with hints of strawberry.

T: Again, RASPBERRY! The name says it all, Raspberry Tart! A perfect fully flavored fruit beer. It's pretty intense with a very pleasant lingering aftertaste.

M: Very smooth medium bodied "fizz".

My wife and I actually prefer this to the New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red. I think it's probably the edgy tartness that does it for us. This is an amazing beer full of flavor, tartness, and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 02:36:55 | More by beermike00
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

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

Poured from the 25 ounce capped bottle into wine glasses with Christmas dinner.

Pours deep crimson maroon with thick white foam. Remains at a low level after settling, but still there. Deep fruity smell, but malty too. Tart raspberry flavor holds throughout. Smooth and tart. Light bodied, ends puckering. Sour. Really damn good.

New Glarus really nails this style, in a big way.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 14:40:55 | More by KTCamm
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New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a dark red body w/ a thick off-white cream head w/ a pink hue
strong tart smell, raspberries and a little yeast.
the taste matches the smell, with the right amount of tartness. great flavor.
mouthfeel, kinda feels like drinking a soda.
overall this is a delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:27:31 | More by JordonHoltzman
Photo of kojevergas


3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown glass bottle with waxed over pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are through the roof given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige-khaki colour head of good cream and thickness, and great retention. Body colour is a semitransparent translucent vibrant ruby-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart raspberry, heavy fruit esters, pale malts, hints of cranberry, and hints of floral ester hops. An above average strength aroma.

T: Delightful tart sugary raspberry, great estery malts, and heavy sugary notes. Delightful clean fruit notes. Impeccably balanced. Incredibly well built. Diverse and evocative fruit.

Mf: Smooth, wet, perfectly carbonated, and featuring ideal thickness. Complements the flavour pretty well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I'd definitely have this again. Lives up to the hype. Another fantastic brew from New Glarus. Incredible.

High B

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 04:56:59 | More by kojevergas
Photo of JEdmund


4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber color with a good, creamy cap. Nice raspberry aroma! And really good flavor. I really like that this is only 4% as I am able to enjoy a lot of it without filling up or getting too buzzed. It’s oh-so drinkable with its really nice raspberry flavor, held up with adequate malt. Good body/carbonation. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 14:18:35 | More by JEdmund
Photo of tigg924


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

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, medium carbonation, light red in color

Smell: raspberry and leafiness

Taste: raspberry, sour mix, leafiness

Mouthfeel: sweet and tart, and light bodied, high prickly carbonation

Overall:A good but not overpowering raspberry beer with loads of natural flavors. I would get this again if I wanted a raspberry beer. I was blown away by Wisconsin Belgian Red and while good, I did not get nearly the same feelings from this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 15:08:54 | More by tigg924
Photo of BARFLYB


4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap.

Raspberry Tart is a red looking beer, it is on the blood red side of things, not very bright looking. Small amounts of bubbles on top that led to nothing although I think there were some problems with the lines. No lace on the sides going down, swirls brought up. Scent is raspberry to the max, I mean raspberry. It seeps out, with some faint chocolate, vanilla, but mostly raspberry, maybe some malt, it's there somewhere. This is a sweet desert beer and I see it going well with ice cream, possibly a float. Raspberry, vanilla, sweet malt, bordering on cloying, yet a nice tart hit towards the back keeping the balance. Body is quite creamy, tart and stealth for a 4% beer. Tangy delicious and something for the ladies, and gentlemen.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 06:40:41 | More by BARFLYB
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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