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Raspberry Tart - New Glarus Brewing Company

Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2267
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%


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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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Glad i got to try this one in a little bottle share. I had wanted to try this for awhile.

The appearance looks just like raspberry juice, a nice purplish red color. The smell follows suit here. It smells exactly like juice with no noticeable alcohol whatsoever. As I expected the taste was the same, just a nice smooth juicy taste, something I could drink a lot of and have no idea that there was alcohol in it. So sweet with a slight tart finish.

Hope to score some more of this as I would enjoy having it or any NG stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 20:15:14 | More by ChrisChagnon
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krazyboi

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A: Has a "cloudy" brown color with a small one finger head that recedes slowly. The color has a tint of...raspberry color?
S: A strong tart raspberry aroma. It actually overpowers any other aroma that might be there.
T: Not as strong of a raspberry taste that I would have expected from the aroma. There is that tartness that stays in the mouth.
M: It has a light/medium mouthfeel and a slight carbonation. The carbonation level seems appropriate for this beer.
D: I would expect it to be difficult to drink a whole bottle of this yourself unless you really love raspberries. This is a good beer, but one that you should split with others.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 04:05:29 | More by krazyboi
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shadetree67

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pour yielded 1 finger of cotton candy pink head. A thin layer of foam remained in the glass and nice lacing. Cloudy red / brown in color

Smell - Tart raspberry Jam.

Taste - Tart raspberries invoking a slight pucker. A hint of malt and oak as well. The taste is pretty 1 dimensional but it is still very good.

Mouth feel - Medium carbonation and a sticky mouth-feel. Dry finish.

Overall - This is a well executed fruit beer but I prefer NG's strawberry rhubarb to this as the raspberry tart doesn't go down as easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:12:11 | More by shadetree67
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deliriumfest

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 1/19/09

750ml bottle

Poured a dark red/burgudy color with a small pink epervesant head. Aroma was sweet and raspberry was definitely the star of the show. The flavor was quite different: tartness was the king here with sweet raspberries coming in second place. Mouthfeel was smooth and light with carbonation which equals stellar drinkability. Great choice if you like raspberry jam because it's almost the same thing minus the seeds and plus a minimal amount of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 23:16:18 | More by deliriumfest
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tboom29

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first that I've been able to try from New Glarus. Thanks to Lucy S. for this one.

I was surprised when I first poured this into a champagne flute, as recommended on the bottle. It poured a nice dark red color and looked very thick and viscous, almost like a homemade fruit juice or V8. Not much head.

The smell was full of fresh raspberries. None of the fake raspeberries here but almost like raspberry preserves.

The raspberries really hit you up front with the first sip. Not cloyingly sweet at all though. It really is the right amount of sweetness. Nice spritzy and leads to a rather full mouthfeel. Fairly tart, but not overly so. Although it has some characteristics of a flemish sour, it definitely is not a sour beer. Overall a very good beer. I'm not a big fruit beer person, but I could drink this regularly. It would pair well with a slice of chocolate cheesecake.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 20:29:08 | More by tboom29
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a gorgeous dark ruby red with a thin film of bubbles on the top.

Smell- It smells a little raspberry snow cone to me which is the only thing that kept it from getting a five overall. Still pleasant but not quite what I hoped for.

Taste- My worries on the nose faded right away when I tasted it. Sweet pure raspberry at first that finishes tart and dry. Delicious!

Mouthfeel- Thin and almost champagne like.

Overall- Not sure why I've never had this before being from Wisconsin but it will become a regular in the rotation

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 01:24:43 | More by Jfriz25
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dwvarner77

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a deep, deep ruby red, would even say crimson, with a slight, sporadic, rose-colored head.
aroma is a wonderfully strong crushed raspberry, no questions asked. what a wonderful smell!
flavor is intermittently sweet and tart, a beautiful union of the characteristics. the raspberry starts sweet, then gives a little sour flavor. the sweet and sour play back and forth for a minute like a spirited game of pepper, then it finishes kindly on a sour note at the back of the tongue. pure pleasure.
the mouthfeel is nice, maybe leaving a little to be desired in so far as a sensation of the carbonation on the tongue, but with a flavor like this, it's tough to argue.
most highly drinkable, sweet satisfaction. will be going back to this one anytime i possibly can.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 04:43:25 | More by dwvarner77
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SkitzIrish3

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first fruit beer and shared with family members who aren't big beer lovers.

General consensus: pretty dang good.

Pours a glowing dark red with lacing of head around the edge of the glass. Smells like wine (and obviously raspberries).

The tartness is evident from the onset and balanced quickly with the sweetness, ending in a sour finish. This beer has a very powerful yet balanced flavor, not allowing any one aspect become too dominant. Mouthfeel reminds me of a cider.

Really good beer, worth the price as long as the purchase doesn't become a habit. I think I'll try the Wisconsin Belgian Red soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 15:25:19 | More by SkitzIrish3
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a champagne flute glass.

A - Outstanding reddish purple hue with a finger of bright white head. This is beer?!

S - A complete blast of raspberries. Smells like raspberry puree.

T - Once again, just fresh raspberry juice oozing into your mouth. Slight tartness, but ultimately gives way to the underlying sweetness. Delectable.

M - Sticky sweetness with plentiful carbonation that makes this feel more like a champagne than a beer.

O - This beer wow'd me and was my first introduction to a real fruit beer. Quite one dimensional, but that doesn't detract at all from its masterfully crafted beauty.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 21:16:46 | More by DemoniChris
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logmacschlog15

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to flute.

Appearance: Pours about two fingers of creamy white head with hues of light red that fades after a few minutes leaving behind some very nice looking lace. Medium ruby red with a few lively streams of bubbles. Creates very vibrant tinges of red when held up to the light. Very elegant looking beer.

Smell: An instant burst of fresh, juicy raspberry floods the nose followed by very subtle and sweet caramel undertones.

Taste: A very tart but juicy raspberry burst that is washed away by a beautiful puckering Brett sourness and subtle earthy hop bitterness. Again, like in the nose, there is a slightly deeper caramel sweetness behind the tart raspberry, but the fruit definitely dominates.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied wheat creaminess hits the tongue but is instantly washed away by waves of carbonation.

Overall: This is a really awesome framboise that, as the bottle proclaims, offers tons of tart raspberry flavor. Also, there is a nice complexity that plays between the tart raspberry and the very subtle caramel undertones. Overall, very drinkable and delicious!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 18:36:04 | More by logmacschlog15
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DeaconBluez

Alabama

3.13/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a deep rapsberry color. it almost looks a a raspberry smoothie. it is very thick looking. head disapates rather quickly. leaves some lacing.

smell is of very tart raspberries.

taste is of chocolate and coffee...wait no...i am just kidding. it is very tart and very rapsberry-ish

i don't think i need to go on much further.i think you get the idea here. RAPSBERRIES!!! this is not a beer for people that don't like fruit type beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 22:19:40 | More by DeaconBluez
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larsenju

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Rich maroon body with a short head that drops quickly.

S-Juicy and slightly tart raspberries, maybe just a little malt hiding back there.

T-Loads of raspberries, a little acidic tart, and just a touch of biscuity malt.

M-Slick and sugary with a little fizzy carbonation.

D-Just lots and lots of raspberry. I hadn't had this beer in a while and I had forgotten how big the fruit gets. Very interesting and tasty beer, its a nice break from the usual.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 01:22:51 | More by larsenju
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DeeMented

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the waxed 750 mL bottle into a champagne flute.

The beer poured a deep, sparkling red, that looked ruby clear in the light. There was a thick, creamy, pink head that faded rather quickly and left a little lacing.

It smelled, of course, like raspberries. Fresh, sweet, ripe, juicy raspberries. The aroma actually started to make my mouth water.

The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, like a good champagne. Very light.

The taste started with sweet raspberries, and finished with tart raspberries. Not sweet to the point of feeling artificial, and not tart to the point of puckering, just a good burst of flavor that lingered well after the finish. It's a delicate balance that's pulled off exceptionally well.

This is a beer that I find to be really good, but I tend to buy it more as a novelty than an everyday brew. I pick these up all the time as gifts, or to share, but very rarely get one for myself, although I really enjoy it every time I have it.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 00:36:36 | More by DeeMented
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obireidkenobi

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really enjoyable fruit beer. The flavor is fresh raspberry, not syrup or sugar. Fresh. There is some tart flavor, which balances very well with sweet.

This beer is crisp, and clean. So easy drinking the bottle was gone leaving me smelling the glass after. Perfect for dessert, or just a beer to finish this day with.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 20:48:30 | More by obireidkenobi
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krustster

Michigan

4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Incredible deep, ruby red color, almost brown, so maybe that means it's closer to garnet? Two finger pinkish head that stayed for a long long time, lots of lacing, I keep holding it up to the light and looking in amazement at that incredible red color. Lots of fine, champagne-like bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is like pure fresh raspberries and hearty pie crust. The fruit smell is so incredible. It really smells like a delicious pastry with raspberry jam on it. And the aroma is so strong, you can smell it standing feet away from the open bottle.

Taste,,, yuueeaahhh god man. Just look at me man. Sweet, yet tart (but not quite sour) fresh raspberries, just enough bready yeast to make it taste like a cobbler or pie. It seriously tastes like some pastry or crust/crumbs along side the fresh, natural fruit. There has to be something like 5,000 lbs of raspberry in each bottle, it's that strong. The first time I tried this, I thought "okay it's going to be fruity but probably sour" and "okay it'll be REALLY fruity" but the sheer, well, fruitiness of it pretty much shot my face off. I would never have believed it possible to make a beer that tastes this much like a fruit. And in such a balanced, yet powerful way! The crust/cobbler sweetness balances the perfect level of tartness in a way that, again, doesn't even seem like it should be possible.

Mouth feel, nearly perfect. Creamy texture, light to medium body, with fine champagne bubbles, somewhat thin and fruity but still thick enough to coat your mouth with the unbelievable taste. It's dry, but not too dry.

Overall: remarkable,,,

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 05:19:27 | More by krustster
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Hamburgers

California

4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in Teku glass. Pours dark, brownish red. Big fizzy off-white head. Strong aroma of raspberries. Actually like a raspberry Pixie stick. Very inviting. Flavor is tart raspberries, apple juice, grapes and slight vinegar notes. Light with moderate carbonation. Super sweet. Not very complex but a great fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 10:35:52 | More by Hamburgers
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Mrs. Marvin has a new favorite brew. We picked up two bombers of Raspberry Tart in Madison and were quite impressed. The brew pours a ruby-brown with a decided fruity note and a bit of a head. You can tell this is more than raspberry juice - there's a good beverage in the glass, not just fruit (and it's not syrupy).

This won't be for everyone but is definitely worth a try - it's a great representative of this style. Oddly, the second bomber seemed tarter than the first.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 03:02:46 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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Slyjoker87

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Falls into the glass as a dark red liquid with foamy, off-white, head. The head dissolves fairly quickly. This is a color you rarely see when pouring out a beer.

S - Fruity, raspberry and tart come across fairly strongly. There is something that lingers on the nose afterwards, but it is unidentifiable.

T - On the top is a pure raspberry flavor that has staying power. After it settles down, the sour notes arrive like a kick in the mouth - but it's welcome. You'd think that it is too sweet, but the tartness is like a sour herding dog keeping the raspberry sheep all in order.

M - Not overly fizzy and easy to drink. It rolls over your tongue without fuss.

O - This is a fantastic fruit beer that is sadly only available within Wisconsin. If you take the time to look, there are very few breweries that are able to master the fruit beer - New Glarus is one of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:01:26 | More by Slyjoker87
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calir1

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to zizzybalubba for this beer in an in person trade here in the miserable city of Elizabeth City. A day after having the belgian red, this was quite a bit easier to drink. The smell was tame, but the flavor was awesome. It was sweet, but not overly and a very well done fruit beer. I breezed through the whole bottle and loved drinking it. I had hoped to drink this beer for a celebration I was waiting for, but the news never came and the beer stared at me everyday, so I drank it. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 00:42:40 | More by calir1
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grannun

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a champagne flute

A - Beautiful deep red color, yet still transparent

S - Raspberry, raspberry, and more raspberry. With a name like that, what else can you expect.

T - As expected raspberry, but in a different way than any other raspberry beer i have ever tasted. The taste is like nothing else, completely unique. The closest I can compare would be raspberry champagne, but with a lot less alcohol, and IMO, better than a lot of low end champagne.

M - Nice carbonation, clean, crisp, very refreshing, but also very thick.

O - Excellent beer, very interesting, very unique, would drink again

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 22:33:41 | More by grannun
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brewdogmrb

New York

4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Basically a perfect beer experience -- exceptional in almost every way from appearance to drinkability. I'll break this one down just for fun:

A: Dark red and cloudy. Poured into a champagne flute like the bottle recommends. Looks a beautiful dark blood red and when you hold it up to the light it passes some intense red light. Beautiful.

S: Pure raspberries. On every level, in every way. The purest fruit smell I've ever smelled in a beer. Amazing.

T: See smell, basically. I'll add refreshing to the list.

M/D: Who couldn't love enjoying a huge amount of this beer? I saw on their site that you can get a 1/4 barrel of this. I might move to wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 12:57:42 | More by brewdogmrb
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e11a627

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a blood-orange/red with a pretty light pink head.

S: Sweet aromas, almost like candy. Obvious raspberries and sugary.

T: The taste gives me kind of a snowcone-vibe but it is so delish. The raspberries taste fresh and pure - they taste real and not artificially flavored.

M: Smooth but has the right amount of carbonation. Very dessert-ish.

D: This beer goes down so easily. Wow. I could drink a lot of these. Would be best as a dessert/after dinner beer or substituting it for champagne at a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 16:14:54 | More by e11a627
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sugit

California

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A muddy looking red with a nice two-finger withish head that disappears to nada quickly. No lacing.

S: Raspberries. Not sure what it is, but smelled a bit like raspberry cough syrup to me.

T: Juicy raspberries and more raspberries. Maybe some other fruit as well that I can't pin point. A bit of tartness is a nice touch, def due to it being real fruit. Not very complex, but it's not meant to be.

M: Med mouthfeel, sticky, great carbonation level. Very smooth.

D: Very easy drinking. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink glass after glass. Would make a great start or end to the night.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 03:32:12 | More by sugit
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travloh

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First time I had this I had to share the bottle with like 6 other people and we drank it out of paper cups. This time I'm doin' it right.

Ohh, the smell of sweet raspberries. Very strong and sweet, yet the tartness comes through to the nose as well.

Pours a brilliant, beautiful red color. Not amber, not brownish red, RED. Its beautiful. The head is a good 2 fingers and the color of a strawberry shake.

Taste is absolutely sublime. If you are a fruit lover, as I am, this will blow your doors off. Tart and sweet, tangy, sugary without being syrupy. Oh man this stuff is good. This is beer? Raspberries!!! Oh how good they are. They actually took these tasty little things and made BEER out of them? Genius.

If you have relatives or friends who are wary of the crazy craft brews that you drink, give them one of these to try.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 03:32:13 | More by travloh
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ATGHomebrewer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep, transparent red. lacing holds well.

S: incredible fruit aroma

T: this beer somehow crams intense berry taste (good balance of sour and sweet) into the beer, without tasting like sugar syrup.

M: crisp, light. nice.

D: drinkability is held back by the accumulated sweetness sip after sip.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2010 02:49:04 | More by ATGHomebrewer
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,267 ratings.