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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,882 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,882
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 587 | FT: 54
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green bottle with red wax. Based on the Belgian Red earlier, I was sure I knew what this was so had to share with my wife.

Pours a translucent muddy red, with a little bit of light pink head.

Nose was incredibly sweet with tons of caramel and big fruitiness. Definitely Raspberry Tart.

Flavor has a nice sweetness and a slightly bitter bready finish, though finishes uite sweet. I would've liked a little more tartness, but still fantastic.

Thick body with a ton of residual sugar. Wonder if New Glarus stops fermentation early on this one. Good carbonation.

Overall, incredibly drinkable, but the slight tartness forced us to drink a little slower than the Belgian Red.

Reveal: New Glarus Raspberry Tart

ChrisPro, Mar 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Mikeypnh, Sep 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

mikepcarney, Sep 25, 2014
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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

ONUMello, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Maillard, Sep 13, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

GPHarris, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Boston_Steve, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

pjkelley82, Sep 28, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. No dates.

P: Ruby red in color, deep and alluring. Pink tinged foam bubbles up modestly, and then recedes back to a faint cover.

A: Lives up to the 'tart' in the name. Sour raspberries and musty barnyard. Lacto-like sourness. Subsequent sniffs showcase a sweeter raspberry jam aroma.

T: Loads and loads of raspberries. Like drinking a puree, with both sweet and tart flavors. The essence of the oak barrel is just barley detectable, and the year old hops mentioned on the bottle are not evident. A very light carbonation keeps this from being syrupy.

Definitely not the type of beer I'd usually drink, but this was highly enjoyable. Just enough tartness and carbonation to keep this from being a sugar bomb. Great dessert beer. I actually wouldn't mind trying this mixed with a stout with lots of chocolate tones, and I never mix beers.

litheum94, Aug 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

qcbrewer, Jan 31, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my first trade with nflmvp. Thanks Steve.

This beer pours a dark ruby/purple like color and is fairly opaque with one finger of pink head sitting on top that receeds with no real lacing. The aroma is delicious, reminds me of raspberry jam. Strong ripe raspberry notes. The taste is pretty good. Ripe raspberry, slightly sweet too. I thought it would start to be a little cloying but did not seem to be that way. Some nice tart notes as well. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, slightly syrupy, and gently carbonated. Drinkability is high due to great flavors and low alcohol. It makes for a good dessert type beer. I will however recommend that this beer be shared with at least one other person, preferably more. I openned it to share with my girlfriend and she didn't want any. So I had to take out the 750 and found myself tired of it and slightly annoyed by the end. It was good, but by the end I was craving a more substantial beer. Had to have a weizenbock.

Goliath, Mar 16, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

M1A2, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BillHilly, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presenatation: Large waxed and capped bottle poured into a tulip glass over multiple pours. Served only slightly chilled.

Appearance: Deep crimson red in color (almost the exact hue of red wine) with a little white lacing around.

Aroma: Fresh raspberries and a noticable tart acetic note. Very nice balance of fruit and tart notes.

Taste: The raspberries are obviously the highlight here. They are a lot sweeter than I thought they would be originally be. Really tart berry and lemon notes on the back end too. Clean finish. Beautiful balance of the sweet and tart here again.

Mouthfeel: A nice light body with plenty of carbonation like a fine champagne. Matches the feel of this beer perfectly.

Drinkability: I finished a bottle no problem and I could probably have more at this ABV. A remarkable amount of flavor punched into this ABV, but also so much balance. I could sip this all night.

Overall, a great fruit beer from New Glarus. Nothing like anything I've had before, but still delicious. Great balance and the effervescence really make this beer feel like something special. Highly recommended.

Gosox8787, Dec 25, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bluckbeyes, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ari32, Jul 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

lunarbrew, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

taospowder, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes; originally 6/18/10.

A-Pours a deep, reddish grape juice color with a crisp, white, tightly bubbled head.

S-Tart, raspberry with some grain and light malt notes.

T-Tart, ripe and delicious acidic raspberry and finishes with slightly acidic, almost sour, dry character.

M-Really well carbonated, slightly slick, and on the light side of medium bodied.

D-Another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. As always, not cloying, just the balance of sweet and tart. Way too easy to polish off a bottle of this.

samie85, Jun 20, 2010
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Ncpogs, Jul 08, 2014
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,882 ratings.