Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company

Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #2
Ranked #322
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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Photo of AmeriCanadian
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.

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Photo of bbtkd
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
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!

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Photo of buschbeer
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.

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Photo of Junior
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.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
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.

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Photo of thebeers
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.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
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).

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
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.

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Photo of 5toutman75
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.

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Photo of Seattlebierman
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I noticed. Thanks to my friend Mary Kae for getting this for me! Served in a MadTree teku, the beer pours a mostly clear dark reddish color with about an inch off-white head with a tinge of pink. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like fresh raspberries, both tart and sweet. Taste is similar to the aroma, with sweet and tart raspberry and raspberry jam flavors. There's also some caramel, dark bread, woody and brown sugar flavors noticeable too. Have to say I think it's a little more sweet than tart, but still very, very fruity! Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good fruit beer, definitely worth trying if you like raspberries!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark red with large off white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries.

T - The taste is filled with huge amount of sweet and tart raspberries, tart cherries and some light toasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with nice crisp finish.

O - This is a tremendous fruit beer. The raspberry is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Liquid raspberry jam.

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Photo of Squire
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful deep red raspberry color with pinkish cap and lacing.

Scent of ripe raspberries that manages to smell both tart and sweet.

Taste just like it smells. I don't know if the word tart refers to the fruit or is a reference to pastry but the term works either way. I think, on the whole, dry tartness wins out over fruit sweetness but these rather simple flavors are well matched and mingled.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall I think it's a very good example of a fruit flavored ale.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very much on the sweet side, huge raspberry and berry notes on the nose and palate. Very light tartness, slightest drying sensation on finish. Amazing beer

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Photo of kitch
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 1 pint 9 fl. oz. bottle with no bottled on or best before date (but I think 2017 designed labels). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A cloudy deep dark grape red colour with a nice big three finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sticky lacing.

Aroma: Tart, jammy, raspberry, mixed berry jello.

Taste: Sweet, tart, raspberry jam, raspberry jello with a touch of oak.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Great aromas, but tastes probably too sweet for me. The raspberry jammy and jello flavours were nice, but because of the over sweetness, this turned into just a sipper for me.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red (effectively opaque) with a pale, off-white head that recedes slowly. No lacing present. Nose is a sweet raspberry smell that overpowers all other aromas. On tasting, the sweetness is balanced out by the sourness of the raspberries. Mouthfeel is not as syrupy as expected and is more refreshing than a desert beer might be expected to be. Overall, a wonderful beer, balanced in sweetness and honest and refreshing in flavor.

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

Enjoyable. Especially after that terrible stout by NG. Here goes:

A: Very dark yet very clear. Pours a massive reddish-pink head with great lacing. Color is a deep red with a pink hue - exactly like a raspberry. Great.

S: Somewhat mild. Can still detect finer dark fruit, but these scents are too muted. What does reach the olfactory receptors is a tasty raspberry, however.

T: Raspberries, pomegranate, and plum. Aftertaste of cherries. The beer does everything right from a taste perspective. One of the finer, more complex lambics.

F: Perfect.

O: Great beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/23/2018. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, red grape, peach, pear, red apple, melon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light pepper/vanilla, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, red grape, peach, pear, red apple, melon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light pepper/vanilla, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate yeast/oak spiciness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, red grape, peach, pear, red apple, melon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light pepper, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance; and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, fairly crisp, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an awesome fruit beer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, oak, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly tart/spicy/drying finish. Great balance of fruit, yeast, oak, and malts. Lacking the enormous jammy fruit character of all of the other New Glarus fruit beers, but still really enjoyable.

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Photo of beergoot
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Raspberry red body; head starts thick and fizzy, fades to a thin wisp. Prominent notes of ripe raspberry in the aroma. Raspberry, cranberry and cherry flavors abound. Heavy, juicy body; tart and acidic.

New Glarus promises raspberries with this beer, and that's what you get. This type of beer is more of a gimmick to me, but the brewery certainly hit its mark, especially if this sort of beer is your thing.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle is '70816W2120710'.
Slightly murky, reddish amber colored body. Pinkish white colored two finger head settles to thick cap. A few scattered spots of lacing.
Raspberry and wheat/fruity aromas.
Raspberry taste is true to the berry and is not artificial or juice extract influenced. Sweet with a true base tartness. Includes a little oak barrel and bready malt.
Mouth feel is medium and somewhat syrupy, to support the berry.
About a true to the raspberry fermented beverage as could be. So flavorful, and great feedback through the mouth.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer. Somewhat ruby in color but a little darker with a pink head with golden tint.
Nose has a very fresh feeling. Very nice raspberries that don't seem artificial.
Taste immediately gives you the tartness and turns quickly into the raspberries. Really well balanced between the two. Not being too tart to override the raspberry.
The feeling is well carbonated with a little dryness.
Overall, very good beer. Thanks New Glarus!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours reddish brown with a pink, near finger's width head. Sub-par retention results in mostly barren surface with a thin ring around the edge of glass. A few broken lines and some spotting make up the lace.

Smell - Raspberry, lemony tartness and hints of toasted malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Tart raspberry with a light, lemony undertone and kissed by fruity, sugary sweetness. Hints of toasted bread. Light oak woodiness emerges in the finish. Aftertaste finds a dominant sourness still lingering, while hints of the oak and toast fade in and out.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with a plentiful amount of bitey, effervescent carbonation. Crisp, easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Very lovely sour. Lots of tartness with none of the 'gastric acid' flavor that some are burdened with. Definitely one I'll have to pick up again if I'm ever back in the distribution area.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (happy to see 12oz instead of the traditional 750mL!)
Reddish-brown pour with a creamy pinkish-tan head. Sweet raspberries fill the nose, reminiscent of my grandma's homemade raspberry jam. Again, very sweet in taste as well with plenty of sugared raspberries that have retained some tartness, faint oaky vanilla, and earthy hops. Medium body, higher carbonation, finishes dry and tart. Overall, I've waited years to finally try this. I think it met expectations even though it is quite sweet. Either way, it was a great sweet treat to finally try!

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