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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,129 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,129
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1,085
Gots: 641 | FT: 64
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:
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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2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ONUMello
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Lemke10
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let’s face it, this is about as good of a fruit beer as you can get with only the current defunct Belgian Red to rival it. This pours a cloudy, reddish color with a fizzy light pink head. The aroma erupts with the scent of sweet raspberries. The taste is amazing with sweet delicious raspberries. Only downside is that you really do need a drinking buddy otherwise 1 bottle is way too much sweetness for 1 person alone.

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4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Todd over on RB. I've had this before, just haven't had the chance to review it, so here goes...

750 ml dark red waxed bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep dark red with a thin half finger light pink colored head that disappears to just a ring around the the glass. Some spots cling on the sides here and there, but not much. Smell is, well...raspberries, some sour, some sweet, some overripe. Rhubarb, green apples, and cherries in there as well, great smelling bouquet of aromas. Taste is well, can you believe it...raspberries!!! A bit less sour than the aroma, but still some tartness. Gooey raspberry pie filling, great stuff. A bit dry in the finish as well. Medium body with a very crisp feel in the mouth. This is quite the treat and one that can be enjoyed by all. Very drinkable, very flavorful, and very refreshing. I have a 2007 bottle of ST Choklat I plan on blending with, hopefully it turns out as delicious as it sounds!

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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Huge thanks to storminspank for this one.

A: Nice dark ruby red, with good clarity. One and a half finger slightly pink head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Slightly funky sour raspberries. Touches of sweetness.

T: Sweet raspberries upfront that moves to tart and then sour in the middle. Sweetness comes back in the finish, with a buttery flavor that is not unpleasant at all.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Crisp. Buttery slick.

O: A very delicious beer. Sweet, tart, funk, and sour blend nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25oz bottle thanks to the amazing nflmvp

Pours a beautifully clear reddish-purple raspberry color with a small pink head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.

Fresh picked raspberry bouquet that's both sweet and tart - and oh, so inviting.

Rich raspberry flavor that lures you in with a slight sweetness upfront and then makes you pucker with an intense tartness. It's so incredibly tangy that your mouth starts watering the second you swallow it down. You are left wanting another sip, as the sensation of fresh picked raspberries lingers in the aftertaste.

Full body, mild carbonation.

This is a truly special brew. It's no session beer, as one glass contains enough pleasure and torment for your palate during the course of an evening. I wish that this were more accessible to me, as this one would always be in my stock and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was on my list of beers to try on our WI trip and it was the first one i found. Pours cloudy and pinkish-red with a pink head. Smells like freshly squeezed raspberry juice. tastes like raspberry wine but not really any flavor of alcohol. tartness is not overwhelming and the beer (if i can call it that) is quite pleasant as a dessert. not eminently drinkable because its too fruity and sweet, but prety delicious and one of the better fruit beers i've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh man am I excited for this brew. Pours a deep maroon color with hints of brown, a three finger head of big bubbles that quickly dissolves to nothing...no lacing, no film, nothing...as a standard beer goes, not too great, but for what it is, it's appetizing as hell. Start with the smell: slightly sour raspberries, with some breadiness and wheat in there as well. Flavor is similar, and it's huge. Tons of raspberries, and tartness coming out as well. Starts off quite sweet on the front of the tongue, and then slowly shifts a more sour flavor. I'm going to echo what a few others said: the flavor isn't super complex, but if you're a fan of fruit beers (or raspberries in general), it's delicious. Body is fairly thin, and the carbonation is incredibly subtle, appearing only as a slight biting in the feel. It helps to round out the tartness, which flavor-wise, is also very subtle. This is really unique, and I am definitely a big fan, although I'm not sure how many I could have.

750 ml/$12.99/Wine Specialist

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.