Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
936
Ratings:
3,790
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
1,239
Gots:
916
For Trade:
110
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Reviews: 936 | Ratings: 3,790
Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New Glarus has these fruit beers processes down to a T. I actually prefer the Raspberry Tart over the Belgian Red. The raspberry are not as overbearing as the cherries leaving a more balanced, less sweet profile that keeps you coming back for more. If I had to choose only one, I would definitely pick Raspberry Tart over the other two.

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Photo of dogger6253
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blood red color, carbonation bubbles all over the place. There is an inch of head, rosy pink in color. Huge chunks of lacing stick behind. This looks like it's going to be good...

The aroma is of course raspberry, but also noticed bits strawberry and touch of sugar.

The taste is great, with huge raspberry flavor. It tastes very much like champagne. Also notable are the bits of apples, grapes, oak in the flavor.

Light bodied with insane carbonation, slight pucker from the tartness of this. It tastes great, but it's too carbonated and tangy for me to drink lots of.

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Luxuruous ruby color. Clear. Reminds me of cognac. One inch white fluffy head.
S: Raspberry jam. Not much else.
T: Raspberry jam. Has the same syrupy sweetness. Kind of biting acidity in the aftertaste, almost painful in the throat.
M: Has some body from residual sugars.
O: I was expecting for something better, honestly. This is too one-dimensional. The wonderful natural complexity of raspberries is just not here. This is a simple jammy fruit beer. Thank god it's at least the sweetness is restrained.

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Photo of Gfunk720
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extra in a recent trade, been wanting to try this one. Thanks fellow Thorpe!

A- Ambery reddish, lots of bubbly white foamy head.

S- Smells like sweet raspberry juice. Slight hints of wine/alcohol but not too noticeble.

T- Amazingly good. I normally don't like fruit beers, but this one is a huge hit. It's like a delicious alcoholic raspberry soda.

M- Pretty excellent. It's fizzy, but I can basically chug it. Not too over powering, but has a nice full flavor.

D- Had a whole bottle to myself. If I could get a keg of this stuff, I'd probably drink it as a replacement for juice. Nice low ABV beer.

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Photo of ryantupy
4.92/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice 750ml bottle with the top half dipped in wax. Served in a standard flute glass.

A - Cloudy bood red color reminiscent of champagne with a nice inch and a half fizzy head that quickly dissolves into a nice lace.

S - Raspberrys are naturally the first thing that overwhelm your senses. The beer is very sweet and has a nice tartness to it. There was a subtle floral hint to it.

T - Raspberries hit you at first and they hit you strong. However its not really sour at all. Its definatly a sweet beer with a nice tart finish to it. But it wakes up all of your taste buds especially in the back of your mouth.

M - Fizzy like champagne that starts sweet and finishes nice and tart. The alcohol is almost un-noticable until the very end.

Goes great with cheesecake in my opinion and definatly one of my favorite raspberry beers.

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Photo of Avryle
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to LittleBreeze & MrEd137 who cracked open a bottle over dessert.

A- Murky ruby-red color with a very minimal red-tan head that disappears almost immediately. Absolutely no lacing.

S- Ripe raspberries. Ripe raspberries. and Ripe raspberries.

T- Tart, over-ripe raspberries with a lambic bitterness in the finish. First sip starts off sweet and subsequent sips become increasingly tart.

M- Thin -> Med body with minimal carbonation.

D- This is by all means a dessert beer & one to split with a few folks. The raspberry & tart are so intense as to prevent quick consumption. This one lives up to the hype.

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Photo of Homerbag
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark red, almost bloody color with no head what so ever. It had a very strong odor of raspberries, go figure. The taste was powerful, very, very strong raspberry taste. The feel was kind of syurpy to me, but I don't drink many fruit beers. I would have this again, it is somewhat of a Kool-aid for grownups.

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Photo of ccnorthwest
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is overly sweet with almost the taste of raspberry extract. After swallowing you get almost a acidic burn from the sourness that is completely masked with so much sugar and raspberry syrup/extract taste. I dumped this beer out. To each his own.

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Photo of BDLbrewster
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep plum color with a bright snow white head. Huge amount of visible carbonation and some thin fading lacing. Smell exactly like raspberry jam, with some sweet wheaty notes. Amazing, raspberry domination! Tastes of raspberry jam mixed with lemon sour, with small hints of vinegar. Very "tart" and candy-like. Thin mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Satisfying, the 750 needs to be shared in my opinion.... This would make a great dessert!

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Photo of westweasel
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle, purchased at the Woodmans in Kenosha.

The color is a deep, ruby red, with a 1/2 in. pink head of foam that
dissapated quickly. The aroma is very strong, the wonderful smell
of tart rasberries.

The taste is delicious. The main flavor is strong tart rasberries, just like
the aroma. There is some sweetness too, and just a little bit of hops to
give a snap of bitterness at the end of the swallow. The mouthfeel is not
what I expected. With this scent, I was almost expecting a rasberry puree -
chunky with little rasberry seeds. This was not the case at all. The mouthfeel is
full but smooth.

This beer is very drinkable. The bottle suggests drinking from a champaign
flute. I recommed a shaker glass and drinking deeply. (This would probably
go really well with a chocolate dessert.)

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Photo of hellcatsjg
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep dark red with a ton of carbonation present. Looks like a cola with a reddish hue.

Smell: Big raspberry aroma here. Not much else, but a ton of raspberries.

Taste: Huge raspberry taste dominates here. The flavor is fresh and slightly tart, not at all artificial. Slight wheat flavor at the back of the sip add a bit of complexity.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, which takes away from the smoothness. Definitely a sipper. Nice fruit flavor along with a nice bit of warming as you go, which is surprising with the low ABV.

Drinkabiltiy: Very tasty and very accessible. The wife really enjoyed this one as well. Not the kind of thing you would drink several of, but a very tasty treat on a special occasion. Very tasty and sweet.

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Photo of mnstorm99
2.64/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml into a white wine glass.

Appearance is red, with a short white head and no lacing to be seen. Aroma is good, nice tart raspberry, not malty at all. Taste is tart raspberry and that really is it, too tart. Over carbonated, almost like a soda very thin . I may have had my first and last of this beer(?) although I am sure I will try it again as my wife really enjoyed it.

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Photo of ottovon
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

shared by whiterascal.

A: pours out a clear, ruby red, with a light brown head that has a reddish hue.

S: wow. huge fruit nose. raspberry jam and fresh raspberries are about the only thing I can smell. it has a tart cranberry smell as well. definitely has a sweet nose, with just a bit of earthy funk.

T: fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, cranberries. basically the nose comes through full throttle here. starts out with fresh tart raspberry, and then turns into a sweeter raspberry jam. Just a touch of earthiness and tartness, and a bit of oak in there as well. i get hints of vanilla as well.

M: Medium-thin with a good amount of carb. the beer is smooth, with just enough carb to tingle the tongue.

O: a great beer. just enough sweetness, and tartness. finishes a touch dry. the fruit in this beer is amazing.

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Photo of Verecund
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Having had this at a tasting some few months ago, I was glad to have received this as a bonus recently. Split with the LF, March 10, 2011.

Pours a nice, brightened ruby meets burgundy with a half finger head. Almost opaque, surprisingly. Leaves minimal lacing.

Sweetened raspberry puree. That's just about it. Not the wild raspberry that comes screaming from fresh Lou Pepe Framboise, but bright canned raspberry puree.

Raspberry tartness with some underlying red berry sweetness. Raspberries.

Medium-light body with medium carbonation. It feels like sparkling grape juice. The tartness and sweetness builds in the back of the throat, and there's not much to cleanse the palate.

Pretty darn good when split two to three ways. I must admit that the tart, sweet raspberry puree flavor overwhelms and I just can't give this one the same marks as some fruit lambics I've had (it's pretty one-note), but it holds its own for what it is.

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Photo of Schmaltzy
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle given in trade with GoldenJet, thanks for sharing this rare treat.

A- Pours a bright ruby color with 1 finger of light pink/off white head and little to no lacing.

S- RASPBERRIES... Just basically raspberry juice that gets your mouth watering, slight sugar smell, nice light oakiness.

T- RASPBERRIES... WOW, just awesome fresh raspberry taste sweet with a nice sour acidic finish. Really liking this beer...

M- Light body, loads of carbonation, light and refreshing, not too sweet and not overly sour very nice mouthfeel.

D- Just very easy to drink and would drink more if I had some... Do yourself a favor and get a bottle of this beer, you won't be dissapointed.

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Photo of Janderson91
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hawks10 for sending me this one in a trade! Not sure of the bottling date. Enjoyed on 07/21/11.

A - Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep dark ruby red, perfectly clear with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves no lacing.

S - Tart and sweet at the same time. Big raspberry aroma with some vanilla and some candy sugar in the background. Smells like raspberry jam, great stuff.

T - Very similar to the aroma. Very sweet raspberry and vanilla flavor through the middle. Then toward the end is a nice tartness and some woody flavors. Finish is very balanced and leaves a lingering raspberry compote flavor.

M - Mouthfeel is great. Very creamy. Might use just a hint more carbonation for a 5.

O - Overall, this is by far the best fruit/vegetable beer I've had. The perfect dessert beer. Go buy it or trade for it!

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Photo of camil1mj
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with my wife. Poured into my Bruery snifter.

A: Wonderfull raspberry red. Some bubbly reddish/white head.

S: Tons of fresh raspberries.

T: Just like the smell. Fresh, sweet raspberries. Exactly as expected.

M: Bubbly and refreshing. A lot like a sparkling champagne.

O: One of the best fruit beers out there. Hopefully one day NG will distribute outside of WI.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, really sweet, Great raspberry smell. It hits you just right. A whole bottle was a bit too sweet for me all at once,but if shared it's perfect. Loved the smell.

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Photo of dancinwillie
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, from the only bottle in which it can be purchased. Bought from Copps at Monona and Broadway, Madison, Wisconsin. Shared with my roomate, who's slowly getting into better beer!

A: Dark, dark red. A lovely appearance, a joy to behold! Not much of a head, but what head there is, is white, and drops to the brew quickly.

S: You guessed it... raspberry. Detectable from arms length. And very inviting.

T: Raspberry tart doesn't even begin to describe this beer. Well, maybe it does. Raspberry dominates the initial taste, while it finishes tart and dry. The taste swells in the middle, and by swells, I mean shoots towards heaven in an undescribable ascent. You feel this one on every inch of your tongue.

M: Thick and rich. This is a fine after dinner beer. Definately a sipper, despite it's low ABV. A full beer in every sense of the word.

D: Drinkability would ultimately be average, as you couldn't drink more than 2 pints, or roughly 1 bottle by yourself in a single session. While its a fantastic beer, it's inherently a single glass or two beer. Enjoy the fruits of New Glarus, as this is one of the best fruit beers available anywhere today!

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Photo of athensbeermaster
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is very cloudy with a burnt red color.
The nose has a dark musty yeasty aroma.
The taste of tart rasberry fades into a yeasty,slightly salty dry finish. The mouthfeel is milky borderline silky.This one cotes the tongue for a least five min. This would go great with some sweet cheese cake.Very,very tart!!
I really like the melted wax on the top of the btl. Warning this is not Lindemans in any way!

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle from brewery into one of their flutes.

A - Rather dark red color when help up to the light, with fleeting head.

S - Rapsberry is present, and lots of cream. Smells like yogurt, only on steroids. Tart and sweet.

T - Tastes like raspberries with sugar on them. Some lactic qualities were noted. Finishes quite clean. Textbook American fruit beer.

M - Not quite as crisp as I would have expected, but not watery by any means either.

D - I think more than a flute and a half of this would be too much for me, and I have a sweetooth. The 750ml size might be a little bit of overkill, but find four friends, and enjoy...

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Photo of myersk27
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

best fruit beer i've ever had. the raspberry flavor is powerful, but not overwhelming. Firm tartness. Light and crisp. Moderate/high carbonation and extremely light on the palate. The fruit flavor is the star of the show. Nice color as well, bright red.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Metro Detroit October 09 tasting. Ruby copper pour with a short lived white head. The aroma is sweet raspberries and brown sugar. More of the same in the flavor with a long, juicy, berry finish, a little chocolate, some tartness on the finish with lingering nutmeg and cinnamon. Awesome balance and complexity! Sticky, medium full body.

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- ruddy combination of ruby and pink. an inch of garnet head. not much lacing

S- OMGRASPBERRIES. but seriously, amazing smell, liquid raspberry but not in a cloying soda-ish way. lots of tart juice and lemon zest too.

T- sublime, fresh picked raspberries, a little acetic on the finish, great transition from sweet up front to tart.

M- prickly carbonation and very light

O- best fruit beer i've had, very unique and epitomizes how extreme beer can get. very lucky to come across this one on the shelves in NY!

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Photo of jcartamdg
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pinkish red hue with great carbonation but no head. The aroma is mind blowing. So much raspberries, that's really all I can smell its so powerful and amazing. Taste follows the nose, sweet but not too much, not an everyday beer but a great dessert or special treat beer!

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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