Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
BA SCORE
4.37/5
Outstanding
3,892 Ratings
Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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.

Added by xlperro on 04-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#312
Reviews:
961
Ratings:
3,892
pDev:
10.3%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
1,255
Gots:
947
Trade:
103
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 3,892 |  Reviews: 961
Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire
4.15/5  rDev -5%
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.

 511 characters

Photo of NodakEric
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.59/5  rDev +5%
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

 155 characters

Photo of Wally2806
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Like I fell in the raspberry patch. Wonderful.

46 characters

Photo of J_Mueller
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kitch
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

 662 characters

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

 441 characters

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porters4life
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leantom
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

 581 characters

Photo of KensWorld
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of asherdasher114
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

 2,020 characters

Photo of GOBLIN
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

 409 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,892 ratings