Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.8/5 rDev +10.1%
Gorgeous.. wow.. gorgeous. An easy scored 5 for the appearance. Fully lasting full pink head over a fully opaque superbly dark body. I'm truly impressed, seduced, intrigued. Mostly sweet aroma, tempting, you can't tire of it, you can't get your nose of that glass. I love raspberries and I'm all set for the cruise. This starts with a pure raspberries attack, will your defenses hold? You bet, keep them coming, hell yeah, I want more. After a few sniffs, you start to graps the necessary subtlety for a perfect 10 in the aroma department. Vanilla accompanies these stellar fresh fruits and who says vanilla often says woody touch which is also true here. First beer that makes me say: "I know what I'm smelling for breakfast tomorrow". People are not kidding when they say you taste the seeds, you almost feel them between your teeths. Marvellously crafted fruit beer, perhaps even better than a personal favorite: Quelque Chose. I can't believe a beer to be so full-flavoured at 4% ABV. Unique creation which can only be rivalled by New Glarus Belgian Red and as MartinT points out, once you're there, it's really only a matter of preferring cherries over raspberries or vice-versa. On parallel, I personally prefered the raspberry tart which seems to have more acidity (although it still could have used a bit more imo). This is the best single focus on one flavor I've encountered in my young life, this extreme sweetness never appears cloying, nor syrupy nor fake. Lots of stuff going on, eminently complex, crisp and contemplative. Superb mouth-filling body with enough carbonation to detract from the never cloying sweetness. A thousand thanks Nexxus for this fine pie! Hunt this out before I do!
04-05-2004 04:55:47 | More by Rastacouere
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
1 pt 9 fl. oz green bottle with blood red wax coating the neck.
Made from Oregon raspberries that have been fermented in oak vats..sounds intriguing...
Deep, opaque garnet color with a pink sherbet head.
The raspberry aroma is just incredible..hard to explain, really. If you blindfolded someone, there'd be no way they'd think of beer upon smelling this creation. It's a fresh raspberry punch to the nose as soon as you open the bottle.
The name certainly nails it..the tartness is unrelenting. The bold sweetness of the raspberry adds another dimension of flavor that creates a bittersweet, sour finish..it takes a few sips to get used to (or shock your tastebuds into submission), but it pays off with a simply mouthwatering result. Very crisp mouthfeel with exceptionally lively carbonation. The full-on, sugary sweet raspberry flavor may make it hard for someone to drink an entire bottle by themselves, but other than that, this brew has few flaws.
Damn, these guys at New Glarus know their fruit beers.. Thanks again to badbeer for picking this one up for me.
05-16-2006 05:32:31 | More by hero27
4.8/5 rDev +10.1%
A gift from dragomni, and greatly appreciated.
Pours a nice deep ruby-red with a nice white head. Smells like raspberry preserves/jam (although not as much raspberry in the smell as I thought it would have), and tastes like it too. Love that nice tart finish. How is this beer? It's like drinking candy. Love it.
01-12-2012 10:23:25 | More by stealth
4.31/5 rDev -1.1%
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
04-15-2013 01:56:18 | More by ONUMello
4.83/5 rDev +10.8%
A: Good layer of foam that dropped somewhat slowly to reveal a thin layer of spotty head, deep red to amber in color, a nice smattering of spots along the interior of the glass- 4.50, S: Intense raspberry on the nose, extremely fruity and sweet almost to the extreme, near duplicate to some of the premium framboise lambics, no noticeable hop aromas - 4.50, T: Like the nose there's a ton of raspberry on the palate and as the name indicates it's quite tart, extremely sweet, though my experience in lambics may be limited this is as good as any I've ever had, no discernible hops, the faintest sign of earthiness in the back of the beer, all around a stellar beer - 5.00, M: Mouth feel is quite silky and medium bodied - 4.50, D: An amazing beer, I thought I enjoyed the Belgian Red but Raspberry Tart is possibly a step ahead, I'm not sure if I could see myself buying another Belgian Framboise after this beer in terms of taste and price, try this beer - 5.00
07-24-2010 00:23:56 | More by deereless
4.22/5 rDev -3.2%
Big-assed champagne bottle courtesy of AKSmokedPorter.
Appearance: Impressive appearance, with the brew looking very much like freshly-blended raspberries. Very active and fizzy pinkish-hued head is boisterous at first and quickly settles down to a thin layer. Slight sheeting action from the head. Not opaque, really...more of a "filled with chunks" appearance.
Smell: Aromas are simply amazing. A beer you can smell from across the room. Fresh, fresh raspberries occupy your olfactories. It's hard to imagine just how the brewers managed to achieve such a wonderful aroma to this beer.
Taste: One taste and it's hard to imagine that you are actually drinking beer. So much raspberry in the flavor. Waterfall of sweetness that is quickly followed by a pucker-inducing tartness. Only as it warmed did any other beer-like qualities begin to peek through. Still, these are token in nature and merely attenuate the avalanche of raspberries assaulting your palate. Certainly one of the more different beers I've had in a long, long time.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Lots of fizziness here, but I think that really helps with the gargantuan sweetness. Drinkable , but tough for one person and this big bottle.
Notes: I'm not sure why...but towards the end of this beer I kept wondering what it would taste like if I mixed it with some imperial stout. A raspberry-impy stout sounded really good at the time. Must seek out other offerings from this brewer. And thanks again to AKSmokedPorter for this gem.
10-06-2004 12:07:09 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
4.25/5 rDev -2.5%
Got this from a trade with funhog. Thanks Jim!
A- Pours a deep auburn red color with a nice white foam that leaves good lacing.
S- Fresh picked raspberries and a touch of tart funk in the nose.
T- Very rich and bright with fruit sweetness and loads of tart raspberries in the flavor. One dimensional almost sounds like a knock against it but in this case you get what is advertised: Raspberries...and lots of them! No alcohol presence to speak of. Definitely something to pair with dessert.
M- Surprisingly full bodied (at least as far as 4% fruit beers go) and well carbonated.
O- I'm wondering how something like this does with age. The bottle says it is spontaneously fermented and I'm curious as to whether it would sour up with age or if some of that sharp tart raspberry flavor would fade away. Oh well, I just have one bottle and I'm drinking it now!
11-30-2011 01:02:23 | More by projectflam86
4.19/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
03-23-2013 19:19:45 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.8/5 rDev +10.1%
Definitely has a raspberry aroma with quite a tart quality to it. Almost puckering in the nose, if it were possible.
Starts off with berry sweetness, of course raspberries being in there but not really dominant...it's just fruity and berries. Pretty delicious. This gives way to a puckering tartness that tickles the tongue and causes me to salivate. Not really what I'd call a citric acid tartness, but more of natural, perhaps unripened fruit tart. There is also a note of oak from the barrells it's aged in.
Love it. Absolutely awesome and every bit as good as their Belgian Red.
06-03-2011 01:01:14 | More by NODAK
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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