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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,986 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,986
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,047
Gots: 596 | FT: 56
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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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the gem of a box sent to me by a friend visiting the midwest. Cracked it open last night with a good friend early in the evening.

Far from the chrystaline sparkle promised on the bottle, this looked like very fine raspberry puree. Not lumpy, but thick and opaque. Pretty color, even that was muted. This is the only area where this one gets dinged.

I didn't know what to expect from this, flavor wise, but as soon as it hit my lips: oh, a framboise lambic! Compared with Lindeman's, this is a much fuller flavor all around. The initial tang made me jerk my head back, but after a brief recovery period, it was smooth sailing from there on out.

While it looked thick, it was quite smooth in the mouth. Not overly heavy, but it did have some weight to it, allowing the tartness to come through without being astringent.

If I had more than one bottle of this, I would be drinking it every day.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was at the New Glarus brewery a few weeks ago and picked this up. I've had the Wisconsin Red before (their cherry beer) but hadn't had this one yet, and being a raspberry lover I just had to try this one.
I'm glad I did! This is one of the best fruit beers I have ever drank! No taste of raspberry "syrup" here. It is all real raspberries. Color is a cloudy deep redish magenta. Kind of strange at first, but I really liked the color. Minimal head, but beautiful lacing as it quickly fell. Aroma is all about raspberries, with just a hint of grain in the background and just the lightest essence of wood, from the large 3000 gallon barrel it is aged in. The flavor is the best I have ever had from a fruit beer. Sweet, but with a powerful tartness to balance it. Just enough of the malt comes through to let you know you are still drinking beer, but this is definately all about the raspberries.
Again, I have to repeat, this is one of the best fruit beers I have ever drank! It's a great beer, and one that goes down quickly any time, but especially on a nice warm day just after mowing the lawn.

petercmartin1, Oct 03, 2005
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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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