Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
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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:
#313
Reviews:
959
Ratings:
3,888
pDev:
10.3%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
1,255
Gots:
946
Trade:
103
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Ratings: 3,888 |  Reviews: 959
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bouncepass
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
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 LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +3%
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 -2.5%
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 wvsabbath
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Psualum94
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrunkenSuperman
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of colts9016
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is special to me I have been hauling this bottle all over with me as I have moved a few time over the last couple years. This beer is at least 2 years old. It took me a few years to acquire this bottle. This beer marks my 995th beer that I have tried or rated on BA. Poured into a pint glass at 37 degrees. A two finger head with poor retention. The color of the beer is medium brown color with reddish hues (duh). The clarity of the beer is opaque. I was not expecting much of a head on this beer, so everything checks out.

The beer smell like Raspberry jam had a love child with beer. The malt is caramel, with toasty malty notes. There is a light note of earth and floral.

The beer is predominantly Raspberry with a subtle honey sweetness with toasted malt, caramel, yeast, floral, earth, and citrus.

The body of the beer is medium, the carbonation is medium minus, the finish is medium.

This beer is just amazing, I love the balance in this beer. It is not overly jammy or overly malty. This has to be the best Fruit beer I have ever tried. Very well made. Love the slight citrus notes at the end to give the beer some character. I just will end the night with this beer.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,888 ratings