Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.37 w/ 3,842 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:
#298
Reviews:
945
Ratings:
3,842
Liked:
3,625
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
10.3%
Alströms:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
1,246
Gots:
936
Trade:
111
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pour yielded 1 finger of cotton candy pink head. A thin layer of foam remained in the glass and nice lacing. Cloudy red / brown in color

Smell - Tart raspberry Jam.

Taste - Tart raspberries invoking a slight pucker. A hint of malt and oak as well. The taste is pretty 1 dimensional but it is still very good.

Mouth feel - Medium carbonation and a sticky mouth-feel. Dry finish.

Overall - This is a well executed fruit beer but I prefer NG's strawberry rhubarb to this as the raspberry tart doesn't go down as easy.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

I had this one years back, when I visited the New Glarus Brewery. Unfortunately, back then I wasn't that big into craft beer (or beer itself), so I didn't know what I was drinking. Even so, I knew that this was good stuff. Recently I've been much more diligent in drinking everything that NG puts out, so I was anxious to give this one a shot again, as it was my intro to New Glarus. I wasn't disappointed.

I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet. If you liked Serendipity or Strawberry Rhubarb, you'll love this. As the name describes, this is a very raspberry taste, with lots of sweetness and a deliciously tart finish. Has just enough carbonation to give it an effervescent feel; just awesome.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured a dense, thick, tight knit white foam on top a bright mahogany colored body.

The aromas are so fragrant with strong floral overtones, honeysuckle, airy flower, Apple cider and , of course, raspberry.

Every time I drink a New Glarus fruit beer I exclaim, "wow" and this is certainly no exception. The raspberry is dominant with a natural authentic flavor, a natural sweetness and then it's supported by a clean malt backbone.

This is very sprite and very easy. The feel is alive but very light.

Wow!

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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to c64person for sending this to me over the summer. Opened during NYE and split with many. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

This has to be the most gorgeous raspberry beer I've seen to date! Highly concentrated in its color, emitting a vibrant ruby red, with some orange at the rim, as well as a fluffy bone white head that sticks around for a while, and leaves behind some sticky lacing at the finish. Looks beautiful - instantly one of my favorite looking fruit infused beers.

For anyone who's already experienced with NG's fruit offerings, this one provides exactly what I look for in the aroma - a blast of fresh, jammy fruit, with tons of sweetness and spice to round it up. Freshly pressed raspberries, cherries, and sweet currants, with notes of caramel (from the oak, no doubt), cinnamon, and other light baking spices. In the words of some of the fellow tasters, this smelled exactly like a red fruit pie of sorts, but I think it's a little bit more complexity than that - the oak softens up what could have been overly sweet, and while there's no funk that you'd find in, say, your high quality Lambic, this is the real deal in what a standard fruit beer should smell like. Unbelievably delightful stuff.

Woohoo! This is a cascade of pressed fruit and breadiness, all that goes down in a enormously jubilant, playful, and delicious manner. I usually don't get excited about beers like this in my reviews, but personally, I'm an enormous fan of raspberries - sweetened, soured, or just ripe. This displays notes of all *three*, and then more. At first, the raspberry flavor comes in a mildly sweetened manner, showcasing some tart texture (that you would find in jam) as well as some bittered elements from both the beer base and perhaps the seeds from the fruit itself. It finishes brightly, bringing out other red fruit (currants and cranberries come to mind... maybe even pomegranates), as well as a caramel-laden, baking spice finish from the oak. Soft, juicy, and carbonated in a fantastic manner. At the low ABV, this is very inviting and easy to drink. Gets a little sweet the more you drink it, but it's manageable.

What separates this from the average Lindemans offering? The use of real fruit! It barely tastes "candied" like the former, and it is simply true joy in terms of maintaining a refreshing and flavorful atmosphere. I'd like a case of this please. If anyone is going to make non-funky, non-soured fruit beers the right way, it will always be New Glarus. This is a prime example of what they do best.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 3,842 ratings
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