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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,789 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,789
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1,035
Gots: 566 | FT: 53
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jlee185, Jan 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Tgmckinn, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Hastur23, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

haggadah, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of magictacosinus
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to c64person for sending this to me over the summer. Opened during NYE and split with many. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

This has to be the most gorgeous raspberry beer I've seen to date! Highly concentrated in its color, emitting a vibrant ruby red, with some orange at the rim, as well as a fluffy bone white head that sticks around for a while, and leaves behind some sticky lacing at the finish. Looks beautiful - instantly one of my favorite looking fruit infused beers.

For anyone who's already experienced with NG's fruit offerings, this one provides exactly what I look for in the aroma - a blast of fresh, jammy fruit, with tons of sweetness and spice to round it up. Freshly pressed raspberries, cherries, and sweet currants, with notes of caramel (from the oak, no doubt), cinnamon, and other light baking spices. In the words of some of the fellow tasters, this smelled exactly like a red fruit pie of sorts, but I think it's a little bit more complexity than that - the oak softens up what could have been overly sweet, and while there's no funk that you'd find in, say, your high quality Lambic, this is the real deal in what a standard fruit beer should smell like. Unbelievably delightful stuff.

Woohoo! This is a cascade of pressed fruit and breadiness, all that goes down in a enormously jubilant, playful, and delicious manner. I usually don't get excited about beers like this in my reviews, but personally, I'm an enormous fan of raspberries - sweetened, soured, or just ripe. This displays notes of all *three*, and then more. At first, the raspberry flavor comes in a mildly sweetened manner, showcasing some tart texture (that you would find in jam) as well as some bittered elements from both the beer base and perhaps the seeds from the fruit itself. It finishes brightly, bringing out other red fruit (currants and cranberries come to mind... maybe even pomegranates), as well as a caramel-laden, baking spice finish from the oak. Soft, juicy, and carbonated in a fantastic manner. At the low ABV, this is very inviting and easy to drink. Gets a little sweet the more you drink it, but it's manageable.

What separates this from the average Lindemans offering? The use of real fruit! It barely tastes "candied" like the former, and it is simply true joy in terms of maintaining a refreshing and flavorful atmosphere. I'd like a case of this please. If anyone is going to make non-funky, non-soured fruit beers the right way, it will always be New Glarus. This is a prime example of what they do best.

magictacosinus, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

JPeezy, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

nguasta2, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

liq, Jan 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

NickyDee21, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

TheRealPour, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Beernye, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jlindsey, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

lovindahops, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CaptainPancakes, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

gator79, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

dbc5, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours cloudy crimson, with two fingers of khaki head that settles down after a few minutes.

Smell: Freshly juiced raspberries, subtle oak barrel and light must.

Taste: One word: perfection. The first sip of this stuff just blew me away. The ripest, freshest raspberries imaginable dominate this brew. Playing far less important roles are a touch of oak barrel and tannins. The tartness in the finish tames the juicy sweetness that dominates the front end and lends some balance. This is sweet, but awesome.

Mouthfeel: Sticky as hell with modest carbonation. Certainly on the lighter side of the spectrum and that in turn makes this quite quaffable.

Overall: This smells good, tastes way better and is just...this is a beer I want around to be drinking in the summer ALL THE TIME! Such an amazing fruit beer, I could elaborate for much longer but I won't. Instead, I'll just say that this is one of the best fruit beers I've ever had.

PsilohsaiBiN, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

smutty33, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Benish
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into wine glass.

Appearance: white foam with a tint of red built up while pouring. Very gorgeous. The beer had a naturally red color. Not that artificial looking color you see in red candy. Looked kind of like fruit leather (they always seem to be dark red) as opposed to fruit roll-ups. In addition it's quite opaque, when shining light at it, you still can't see through. This further adds to that natural look.

Smell: instantly smell fruit leather (not fruit roll-ups!). Very jammy with raspberries and maybe a blend of other fruits. Smells sweet and delightful!

Taste: sweet and tart; tasting all raspberries! The sweetness comes in very pleasantly, nothing is cloying. Very jammy, luscious, and juicy! Hard to believe with all that flavor that the beer only clocks at 4% ABV.

Mouthfeel: it has that medium to thick body, you could almost chew it. Almost tingly around the mouth, carbonation is perfect.

Overall: the best fruit beer I have had. This beer is outstanding, if not beyond outstanding! Try this when you have the chance!

Benish, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

grrrah, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

MJSawyer, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

socalbrewlvr, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

facesnorth, Dec 24, 2013
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,789 ratings.