Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 889
Hads: 3,390
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 1,156
Gots: 757 | FT: 94
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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 zookerman182
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (630 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (658 characters)

Photo of hambone
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (283 characters)

Photo of Svyturys30
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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! (1,022 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
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 (721 characters)

Photo of prtwin2a
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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 (252 characters)

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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 (562 characters)

Photo of VashonGuy
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (765 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (329 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (711 characters)

Photo of pknyc
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (881 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
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! (447 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
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 (952 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was nothing short of amazing.

It poured a ruddy reddish-amber with great foam. The aroma just pops with a fresh berry punch. It’s the same on the palate, tart and crisp and wildly vibrant. Pucker up and enjoy it. A real treat for this reviewer. (252 characters)

Photo of PlinyBeMiney
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is delicious. The fruit is impeccable. It was very refreshing as well. My only criticism is it's overly sweet after a few sips. If this beer had a bit more alcohol I feel it would be more balanced. I enjoyed it a bit better after mixing in a bit of a different ale to cut down the sweetness. (301 characters)

Photo of Jonada
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle with no freshness date served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark red, almost brown, color with 2 fingers of a light khaki head with a slight reddish tinge. Body is dark but relatively clear when held up to light. Decent head retention and lacing

Smell: Big fruit aroma with raspberries being most prominent, accompanied by apple cider, pie crust, plenty of sweetness.

Taste: Sweet raspberry preserves, apple, slight spice. Sweetness is on the higher end of the spectrum, but is balanced really nicely by a tartness that increases through the middle and into the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft creamy mouthfeel and medium, but gentle carbonation. Very refreshing and almost no alcohol detectable.

Overall: Another really good beer from New Glarus. As with most of their fruit beers, this one is pretty straight forward. It's not what I would call complex, but it's not supposed to be. What it is is a really tasty fruit beer that's well worth seeking out. (1,009 characters)

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - dark reddish color with a whiteish tan head
Smell - very sour and tart with some raspberry
Taste - similar to smell but very sweet
Feel - smooth crisp with a medium amount of carbonation, pretty thick
Overall - great sweet tart sour beer (244 characters)

Photo of JerUrbans
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown reddish color with white head with touches of red in it. Head dissipated rapidly. Smell is great just like tart raspberries and candy. Whoa this is TART, what an excellent flavor of raspberries and even though it's tart it's sweet as well, with some dark oak flavors. Mouthfeel is like drinking champagne, very bubbly and the tart really hangs on.

Overall this beer is excellent, such a great quality beer everyone should try this. (446 characters)

Photo of di_CCB
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has always been one of my favorite beers. It is wonderful! It is always consistent. Lovely color, aroma and taste. When we go to the GABF, it is the first line we get in. We get our sample, and go right back to the end of the line and get another. (252 characters)

Photo of BeerXKing
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma of fresh Raspberry and and ale, consisting mainly of sweet fruit and malt characters, surprisingly, not to sweet as the nose makes you think it will be.the fruit really shine in the aroma and in the mouthful.
the taste was not overly dry. Light bodied, not over carbonated, finishes was a little sweeter then tartness.

Overall a must try beer (349 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a dark reddish-purple color.
s - big raspberry aroma.
t - same as the aroma, nice and tart. lip-smacking good.
m - medium and slick.
o - is new glarus my favorite brewery? they might be. they knock everything out of the park and this is no exception. (369 characters)

Photo of AltBock
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle with a big recycled paper label on the front and a thin coat of purple wax over the cap. No vintage year on the bottle unless the color of the wax is suppose to tell me that. The big label has a drawing of three plump raspberries on a thin stem. Flanking the sides of the raspberries is the US Govt. Warning and 3 small paragraphs describing the beer.

When poured into a Rapp Brewing Tulip, this raspberry beer was a murky burgundy that had a faint tint of apple cider brown along the sides. On top of this brew was a long lasting reddish white 3/4 of an inch head of foam. Some of the burgundy from the color of the beer blended into the white of the foam. Excellent retention that left behind an everlasting soft skim of foam and a ton of sticky streaks and spots of lace. Everything about this appearance was top notch. There was nothing lacking in the appearance.

Don't expect a wide range of aromas in this beer. This beer had a straight up fresh raspberry aroma. I found raspberry jelly, raspberry wine, and a touch of wild raspberry. Raspberry!! There was a little tartness in the aroma, but it's extremely soft. It won't make you turn your head. Hope you like the rich the raspberry because that's the only thing you'll find in the nose.

The taste was extremely malty with a little hoppyness to back it up. Yeah right! This is the point of the New Glarus experience where you get to taste all of those raspberries that you smelled. The tartness in the taste was a little higher than the aroma, but it was still pretty mild. Unlike the aroma, there were other flavors in the taste. My tastebuds found a hint of apple, a few grapes, and a speck of cranberry. All of these flavors bowed down to the mighty raspberry.

This was a creamy light bodied beer that certainly wasn't light in flavor. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation and a lightly tart aftertaste of raspberry and a hint of grapes and cranberries.

New Glarus nailed it with the raspberries. The beer was one dimensional, but it's an extremely well made and delicious one dimensional beer. If you don't like the taste the raspberries, better stay clear of this beer. If you like well made lightly tart fruit beers, you better make a run for the Wisconsin border and pick yourself up a bottle. This beer kind of makes me wish that I lived in Wisconsin. Big thanks to mnbuffalo for hooking me up! (2,393 characters)

Photo of krustster
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Incredible deep, ruby red color, almost brown, so maybe that means it's closer to garnet? Two finger pinkish head that stayed for a long long time, lots of lacing, I keep holding it up to the light and looking in amazement at that incredible red color. Lots of fine, champagne-like bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is like pure fresh raspberries and hearty pie crust. The fruit smell is so incredible. It really smells like a delicious pastry with raspberry jam on it. And the aroma is so strong, you can smell it standing feet away from the open bottle.

Taste,,, yuueeaahhh god man. Just look at me man. Sweet, yet tart (but not quite sour) fresh raspberries, just enough bready yeast to make it taste like a cobbler or pie. It seriously tastes like some pastry or crust/crumbs along side the fresh, natural fruit. There has to be something like 5,000 lbs of raspberry in each bottle, it's that strong. The first time I tried this, I thought "okay it's going to be fruity but probably sour" and "okay it'll be REALLY fruity" but the sheer, well, fruitiness of it pretty much shot my face off. I would never have believed it possible to make a beer that tastes this much like a fruit. And in such a balanced, yet powerful way! The crust/cobbler sweetness balances the perfect level of tartness in a way that, again, doesn't even seem like it should be possible.

Mouth feel, nearly perfect. Creamy texture, light to medium body, with fine champagne bubbles, somewhat thin and fruity but still thick enough to coat your mouth with the unbelievable taste. It's dry, but not too dry.

Overall: remarkable,,, (1,613 characters)

Photo of shadetree67
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pour yielded 1 finger of cotton candy pink head. A thin layer of foam remained in the glass and nice lacing. Cloudy red / brown in color

Smell - Tart raspberry Jam.

Taste - Tart raspberries invoking a slight pucker. A hint of malt and oak as well. The taste is pretty 1 dimensional but it is still very good.

Mouth feel - Medium carbonation and a sticky mouth-feel. Dry finish.

Overall - This is a well executed fruit beer but I prefer NG's strawberry rhubarb to this as the raspberry tart doesn't go down as easy. (532 characters)

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.