Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
BA SCORE
4.37/5
3,844 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:
#294
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
3,844
pDev:
10.3%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
1,246
Gots:
940
Trade:
109
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

March 2015- Had on tap at NG while on Beer safari in Wisconsin. Beer was even richer...bursting with raspberries and spot on tartness. can not believe this is an everyday beer here. Just world class.
Originally had bottle in 2013. Outstanding.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a deep burgundy red. A bubbly off-white with hints of pink foam recedes slowly leaving some web-like lacing. If it weren't for the ring of foam around the rim this would look more like wine than beer.

S - aroma is a bit of a one tick pony at first but it opens up very well. Sweet and tangy fruit notes battle for attention. Fresh Raspberry and cherry juice, raspberry puree, red apple skins and a touch of earthy funk.

T - sweet fruit flavors right from the start. Like raspberry puree and notes of juicy fruit punch. Tart fruit character is strong in the center with sour raspberries, hints of cherries and apples. Touch of earthiness on the backend.

M - light bodied. Slick and smooth. Juicy. High prickly carbonation.

O - not your run of the mill fruit beer. This ale is unique, expresive and would be a damn fine pairing partner.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to maximum12 for the New Glarus brews - superb traitor, right there. Raspberry Tart pours a murky velvet and crimson-laden shade of red with a slowly receding, lightly brown and mostly fuchsia tinted head that grows quite large, leaving a couple spots of sporadic lacing along the glass. Pretty elegant, like a wine with a head.

Fresh raspberry juice is the best way to describe the aroma... gushing with ripe, juicy, lightly tart and sweet raspberry purée. No initial chalky or medicinal or "artificial" aromas which is typically the deal-breaker with fruited beers like this. Some mild, grassy zest is faintly resting in the background, but other than that, this beer is ALL raspberries, ALL day.

The taste is a direct correlation of the aroma - fresh pressed raspberries where the juice has been drained and strained out and poured directly into the pint glass in front of me. They've got a sweet, almost residual sugary character to them, making this beer a good choice for an "after dinner" brew. Though the name would imply that the beer is tart, it's far from sour. A very light, tart spritz that hits and fades around mid-palate is about all the tartness this beer contains.

If this isn't easy-drinking than I don't know what is. It's easy to forget you're actually drinking a beer with this one, as it literally tastes like carbonated raspberry juice. Thin, silky body with a heavy amount of carbonation to provide a lively and popping mouth feel. The wet, raspberry residue filled finish keeps you coming back for more.

Definitely one of the better fruit beers I've had. I don't think I liked this as much as New Glarus's Apple Ale or Serendipity, but it was still damn good. I prefer this one to Founder's Rübæus just by a little bit. It's a touch more succulent, juicy, and "fresh", though both beers are nice takes on the raspberry-centric ale. I'd be dropping 10$ for a bomber of this all the time if it were available in my area.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,844 ratings
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