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
Ratings:
3,805
Reviews:
939
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
1,238
Gots:
922
For Trade:
110
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,805 |  Reviews: 939
Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Immense thanks to northyorksammy for sending on one of my favorites from Wisconsin. Poured from a 750mL wax capped bottle into my Lindemans flute.

Initially clear, carnelian/fire-engine red with a very pale pink soft head. Good retention, delicate walls of lace ride down a pane of thin legs. Grows darker and deeper with a larger pinker head with each subsequent pour.

Incredible burst of raspberry coulis in the nose. The pure essence of the ripest fruit. Decidedly not a "sour" as there are no signs of wild yeast despite the spontaneous fermentation.

Sweet rich raspberry throughout, joined by faintly tart not-quite-bready base of wheat and German hops. Finishes a touch sweet, but otherwise is a flawless encapsulation of the berries.

Light bodied, crisp yet creamy, with pleasing carbonation.

Natural, pure, and superbly crafted. There is little else to say. One of the most enjoyable fruit beers in the world.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of nh2032
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rkarimi
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TastyIsBeer
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of IntriqKen
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark burgandy topped with a half finger of rose colored bubbles that melts to a rose ring of lacing.
Aroma is raspberry...plain and simple...tons of fresh raspberries.
Taste is a balance between sweet and tart fresh raspberries. Mouth ifull of tiny, tingly carbonation and left very dry and puckering on the aftertaste.
I would have called this a alcopop if it weren't so very fresh tasting.
Perfect to accompany a Sunday Brunch.

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Photo of PG2G
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Skellbop
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice balance of tartness and raspberry notes both on the nose and in the flavor profile. Nice mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall an excellent beer!

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a clear reddish color, topped with a thin white head.

S- Just loads of vibrant raspberry aroma, which has both a fresh, raspberry juice character as well as dryer raspberry skins. Smells delicious.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of fresh, tasty raspberries, there's also some nice tartness to it, as well as some sugary sweetness towards the back which I would have liked a bit less of.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, dry feel, sort of sticky.

O- A solid fruit beer, the raspberry aroma and flavor and the tartness are really nice, but it loses a few points with me just on sweetness.

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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of swanfungus
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I almost feel like this one needs to be laid down for a few months, the fruitiness was so powerful. It was incredibly delicious, though...so I'll probably end up drinking it sooner rather than later.

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Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of WesM63
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark amber-ish color with a purple-red hue with nice 2finger white head. Minor lacing decent retention.

S: Really just a mild smell of sweet raspberries with a bit of tart.

T: Raspberries! Just tart, moderately sweet raspberries.

M: Thin with plenty of carbonation. Has that fizzy almost changeable like feel.

O: Delicious. This is, the fruit beer. If you've had other's and enjoyed them, do yourself a favor, go to Wisconsin (or trade with someone) and buy a few of these. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

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Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking, dark red beer with a tan/pink head. The aroma and the taste are very sweet. This beer definitely has much more sweetness from the raspberries than tartness. The flavor has a fair bit of complexity to it, but to me it tastes just as much like juice as it does beer.

I was really looking forward to this one, but I was expecting it to be a sour. It is not really sour at all. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes the sweet, fruit lambics.

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Photo of ALC82
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JKV96
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of granger10
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite an odd one. Pours a hazy pinkish reddish color with only a smaller pink head that reduces quite quickly. Aroma is all raspberry. Really freshly picked raspberry. It's very aromatic too. Taste begins with a bit of raspberry skin tartness but soon the juices flow out. Really sweet, fruit gusher like, juice. The tartness is there but is overmatched by the juicy sweetness this raspberry drink offers. More carbonation, alcohol, anything please. Only the slighest hints of wheat and hops make there way in and really that's only when the beer warmed up on my second glass. A sticky acidic twinge finishes off this beer. Unusual, fruity, high quality in certain aspects but not so high quality in others.

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Photo of BUNZILLA
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.21/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely carbonated, overly fruity, and lower than desired alcohol content. Overall this was underwhelming

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Muddled dark red/pruple in color. Thin fizzy reddish head that fades into nothing and leaves little lacing.

S - Raspberries...wow. Very strong aroma of a balance between sweetness and tartness.

T - Tastes like a carbonated raspberry juice drink. Just the right amount of tartness and sweetness to provide excellent balance. Not beer tasting at all.

M/D - Full bodied and incredibly fruity. SMothers the mouth.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 3,805 ratings.
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