Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #2
Ranked #349
4.41 | pDev: 10.2%
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
Notes: 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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damndirtyape from Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle (no date, but I was told it was from 2021) served in a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Clear purple-red-amber color. Thin off-white/pink ring of foam with an occasional island of lacing.

Smell: Raspberry, with a tiny bit of sour tang to it.

Taste: Nice tart rapspberry tempered with some sweetness, and a lingering fruity bitter/tart finish. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: Slick, a bit sticky, good carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: This really is a great raspberry beer. I'd easily say this is a raspberry lambic, and a very well balanced one. Easily drinkable and I could pair this with a variety of desserts. I'm a bit surprised it's listed as a "Fruit and Field" beer given the character and the way the brewers make it. Well done and I definitely would want another.

Aug 14, 2021
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BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All the sweetness and tartness you could possibly ask for in a fruited beer. New Glarus usually nails it, but their line up of fruit beers are totally our of this world good.

Jun 29, 2021
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 12oz. bottle poured into my stemmed New Glarus glass. This beer, pours a dark red wine look with an inch and a half of raspberry colored foam that slowly settled back to a thin pink cap. When held up to the light, heavy amounts of carbonation can be observed.
The aroma is sweet raspberry jam.
Tart is the perfect description! There is tart raspberries with a sweet bubbly and tart again finish. The carbonation plays a big part in the taste and mouth feel.
This is not what I expect or crave from a beer. The taste is pleasant though.

Jun 12, 2021
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kemoarps from Washington

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the midwestern milieu migrated my direction thanks to @FBarber in NBS BIF #13.

Rusty, plum juice red colour. Small wet head that quickly disappears leaving nothing but a few stray bubbles.

Nose has some sweet and tart of the raspberries that honestly kind of reminds me of marinara sauce. Ultimately beyond that there's deep aged berry aroma, like a raspberry wine.

Oooh man. Honestly, that's fucking delicious. It is raspberry juice. It is what it is. But I love raspberries. Late season berries, deep red, cool, just a touch of bramble tart. Jammy and delicious.

Moderate body I suppose, with a dry finish in contrast to the jammy berry carrying tool, and spicy/sharp/compressed carbonation.

I'll be honest. I love raspberry. And that strongly colours my review here. But that's an important component of it. New Glarus is really good at what they do. This beer is yet another NG brew that is blatantly competently composed, and in this case (as opposed to some of the other NG brews I've been fortunate enough to try), that happens to also align with a fruit expression that is right up my alley. This is easily my favourite of the New Glarus fruit beers I've tried, and now I'm sad I only have the one bottle.

Thanks Frank for sending it my direction! Cheers!

Apr 22, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a new glarus stemmed glass

Fizzy off white foam two finger cap over a reddish brown cola liquid , settles to a thin layer

Aroma is tart raspberry jam

Taste is full flavored raspberries, sweet tart,

Medium sudsing , raspberry taste lingers, sweet tart

Good beer

Apr 11, 2021
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Grounder from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours beautiful red color with quickly dissipating pinkish head. The smell is sweet and fruity that I hesitate to identify as a raspberry. The taste is a perfect combination of fruity sweetness and tartness. Again, I hesitate to unequivocally define it as a raspberry. The body is medium-light, but never feels thin. Overall - great from the first to the last sip.

Apr 09, 2021
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TedHead from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a head that dissipates very quickly. It smells very intensely of fresh raspberries, you can smell it as you pour it it's so strong. The taste is truly incredible. It's like drinking fresh raspberry juice that's slightly tart enough to keep it from being too sweet. It's finely carbonated and perfectly coats your mouth with a very pleasant layer of bubbles. Overall it's the best fruit beer I've ever had and one of the best beers I've ever had. I hope new glarus keeps this one around for a long time. Truly awesome beer.

Nov 01, 2020
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great balance of sweet & acidic, bursting with jammy raspberries and finishing with a refreshing pucker. First ever New Glarus beer, and it’s got me excited to try more.

Sep 30, 2020
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no dates. Served in a Rastal Harmony glass. 

Appearance: The creamy, tightly packed, bone white, one finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a thin foam ring and lot of thick lacing that covers the entire glass.

Smell: It's a strong, fruity aroma of fresh raspberries and sugary raspberry jam.

Taste: It's a tart, mouthwatering, fruity flavor of pure, fresh raspberries that's just wonderful. A hint of bready pie crust show up in the aftertaste and that's pretty much it. Simple, but pretty much perfectly executed.

Mouthfeel: It's quite light but it has substance. Despite the heavy, fruity tartness it never gets cloying. Carbonation is medium low.

Overall: New Glarus can basically do no wrong. This beer is an ode to the humble raspberry. Anyone who loves the fruit, sour beers or just good beer in general should give this a try at least once. Truly world class stuff.

May 07, 2020
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque purple hue with off white fizzy head; good cap retention; heavy ring; soapy lacing. Strong raspberry nose. Tart raspberries, apples, pears; sweet fruit finish. Light body; zippy carbonation; dry oak barrel feel. Delicious fruit sour; long tart berries linger; one of my favorites.

Mar 22, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date (presumably 2019 bottling)

Pours a deep brownish-purple body with little clarity and topped with a creamy finger or so of rosé-hued head; decent retention results in a spotty cap, lasting frothy collar, and a thin spatter of webby lacing caked lightly around the glass.

Aromaa starts with raspberries from the vine with an herbal, vinous touch transitioning into into fresh-pressed raspberry juice coursing throughout the whole of the bouquet; hints of green apple skin present around the edges, with prune in the distant backdrop.

Taste offers a dose of freeze-dried raspberry sorbet quickly taking on my intense jammy notes of preserves and the sweetness of bready pie filling; lactic sweetness and vanilla add further depth to the dark berry tones over the mid-palate into the finish; the fresh, natural intensity of the raspberry is truly impressive here, and is advanced in its one-dimensionality.

Mouthfeel brings a densely textured medium body supported with a building, upper-level carbonation; wisps of acidity settle over a fairly dry mid-palate and become thicker, smoother, and jammier toward the finish; a mild lactic tartness persists from the backdrop.

An uncanny natural depth and intensity brings a fruit beer swinging far above its weight class, with a marriage of tart and sweet elements becoming particularly appealing as a level to the dense overlay of dominant raspberry. This brew fully embraces the drinkable and expressive characteristics of its style, with resoundingly positive effects.

Mar 05, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHopps.
Looks like red/pink juice with fluffy carbonation with pink foam.
Taste and smell predominantly sweet raspberries. Nice sweet and tart flavors. No alcohol presence. Mouthfeel of fruit punch. Maybe a little thicker. Fairly high carbonation.
Very similar to Lindeman’s raspberry lambic.

Feb 12, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

OMFG! How is it that I have not reviewed and/or rated this one until New New Half of the Other Glarus Beer Sunday (Week 781)?!? I have hauled MANY of the old 750-ml bottles back to PA from my many visits to the Midwest, but I guess that they all got generously shared. 8=( Until now! 8=)

From the 12-fl. oz. Bottle: "Drink Indigenous"; " "'Some people paint, some sing, others write ... I brew.' - Daniel Carey"; "A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again."; "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 extra-vaganza of flavor. Life's too short to wait for dessert. Enjoy!"; "Thanks for Supporting the Arts! [undersigned] Daniel & Deborah Carey".

Dan & Deb may have recommended a champagne flute, but I had to make do with the tallest, narrowest glass that I owned that was NOT a pilsner glass. I Pop!ped the cap & started a very slow, gentle, C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. It foamed much like champagne, forming a rolling, fizzy, rocky finger of pinkish head with very low retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was a gorgeous Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity & garnet highlights. Nose was like my paternal grandmother's kitchen at the end of every Summer as the last of the berries were plucked off of her raspberry bush & readied for preserves! I used to live for that & I was already a home CANning master well before I took HomeEc (Foods) in high school. This was not jelly, not jam, but full-on preserves! Yum. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but no great shakes, either. The taste was equally raspberry preserves with a pleasant tartness to cut the potential sweetness. This was the sort of thing that I like to savor on a hot, humid Summer's day from a cold ice bath in the cooler. Finish was tart & semi-dry, lingering with the taste of raspberries. Suddenly, I miss my Grummy! 8=( YMMV.

Feb 09, 2020
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very similar drinking experience to Belgian Red. I prefer (slightly) the amazing cherry flavors in BR. But this is another incredible fruit beer from NG. Beautiful levels of tartness and fruit sweetness. Wonderful raspberry personality, with apple notes and floral elements in the background. Unbelievably drinkable. Amazingly flavorful but still delicate and light.

Nov 28, 2019
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Raspberry Tart, 4% ABV. Pours deep red, with a half-finger beige head that left no lacing. Nose is sweet raspberry. Taste is sweet raspberry, with a slight tartness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Nov 27, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage; drank 11/26/14 @ the Palace.

Semi-opaque purple/red hue.

Tan head; no lace.

Raspberry jam nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet raspberry flavor; this tastes like fresh raspberry jam!

A mildly tart finish, but overall this is a touch too sweet (despite the name). A brunch delight!

Aug 15, 2019
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 PINT 9 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a wine glass

This beer pours brown with ruby highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is raspberry jam with hints of raspberry vinaigrette and even hints of wine.

The taste is loaded with raspberry flavor. It kind of reminds me of Rubaeus up front. There is some tartness in the middle along with ever so slight hints of vinegar. Sweetness lingers along with a bit of tartness in the finish.

Medium bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel

This is a tasty dessert beer. The tartness cuts the sweetness to make it tolerable throughout the 750ml.

Aug 10, 2019
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Junior from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - a murky plum/amber color with a thin rosey-white head.

A - raspberry and raspberry

T - Raspberry and apple juice-like with a subtle tart finish.

F - Slick and moderately carbonated, a bit syrupy.

O - Flavors are well balanced. Definitely something different and very enjoyable.

Jun 16, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger pink head atop a turbid dark-purple body.

S - strong raspberry, brown sugar.

T - super-sweet raspberry puree. Vanilla, brown sugar, tart raspberry jam. No bitterness. Moderate-high sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with average carb.

O - a delight.

May 25, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, ruddy, plum cider color with a thin off-white head that’s quick to settle into a little crown.

Huge raspberry juice in the nose. You can smell the little hairs on them and everything.

Just as packed full of juice in the taste. There may be a little apple and cherry in there, too, but the raspberry dominates: sweet without being sickly sweet. Fresh, juicy goodness.

The mouthfeel is superb. Slick and full with a nice sofa-like carbonation cutting through.

You have to be in the mood for fruit juice, but when you are, nobody does it better than New Glarus.

Apr 05, 2019
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark ruby red with two fingers of pink foam.
Smell hit me as soon as I popped the cap. Huge raspberry, as if I just smashed a bushel of fresh ones and stuck my nose in the basket raspberry. Tart, sweet raspberry.
Taste follows pretty closely. Initially it's a blast of sweet raspberry, mid to late palette the tart kicks in, long lingering raspberry aftertaste. Quite jammy! 
Medium to full body, a bit syrupy at times. Good carb level.
Overall a wonderful if you like raspberry(I do).

Apr 01, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely cloudy rosewood brown color, with half a finger of off-white head. This beer is seriously turbid. Hold it up to the light, and you see swirling plumes if cloudiness. Once the head recedes, it reveals a sparkling surface.

Nose: Pungent macerated raspberries. That's exactly what it smells like - a bucket of smashed overripe raspberries, and maybe a hint of Brett, vanilla, oak, butter, and brown sugar. Unbelievably sweet smelling. Fairly simple nose, but an insanely pleasant one.

Palate: Woah! This one will stop you in your tracks for a moment. It smelled unbelievably sweet, because it IS unbelievably sweet. I was expecting a dry pucker.... Nononononno no. This is the filling inside of a raspberry tart. Okay, let's get back to it. The beer greets the palate with a freight train of sweetness. Cane sugar, soda sweetness. Once the palate adjusts, the next things that emerge are deep musty funk, and overripe raspberries. The flavors are intertwined. You get the real, natural, organic raspberry pulp note, and then these musty notes that are almost certainly attributed to brett. There's a whisper of tartness at this point, which slightly increases as the sweetness begins to subside a little, but it's a lightly acidic fruity tart, not a sharp vinegar acetic tart. The tartness, must, and raspberry jam notes persist into the finish, with the funk and tart lifting off, leaving you with a lingering mouthfull of raspberry jam, and some vanilla.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer has a richness about it - a decadence, but,I honestly think that's just from the weight of the sugar in here. The effervescence is very mild, and has a hard time pushing its way through the weight of the beer. I don't detect any alcohol in here, but I can feel its effects, so I'm sure it's over 5. It really drinks like slightly fermented juice. Both in body anf flavor.

Overall: Man, I was not prepared for this one. I was expecting a pucker, and a dryness, and this one smacked me in the face, and then proceeded to make sweet sweet, hot, sticky, passionate love with my palate, and then wanted a cuddle afterwards. Thus beer is sweet. No less sweet than your average fruit juice. I mean sweeeeet. In this particular case, I think it works, because it's all fruit. This is raspberry jam, made with wild raspberries that sat on the bush too long. If you enjoy sweet, and you enjoy raspberry, then this will blow your mind. It's truly a natural raspberry. NOT raspberry flavoring. This is a bowl if sweet ripe raspberries, seeds and all. This is as natural of a taste as you can get. Fermented raspberry juice. THAT'S WHAT IT IS!
Edit: If you enjoy fermented raspberry juice, then this will blow your mind.

Mar 22, 2019
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe my favorite New Glarus sour. Raspberry flavor is everywhere with just the right amount of tart. It’s a beautiful color as well. I will always buy this when I see it.

Mar 11, 2019
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Seattlebierman from Washington

4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can imagine this beer giving a wicked hangover if you chose to make a night of them. However, they nailed the flavor. Tastes exactly like raspberries and it’s tart. Imagine that. If you were to order just a pint to treat yourself it’s 5/5. Wonderful dessert beer.

Dec 15, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark ruby red with a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of a pint of freshly picked raspberries. Amazing! I'm tasting exceptionally tart, fresh raspberries. The mouth is very dry and crisp.

Oct 26, 2018
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