Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,888 |  Reviews: 959
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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pkalix
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WiscoHooligan
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aletrailky81
4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark, ruby red body, semi-transparent, with a lightly pink-tinted head, short and quick to fade, and minor lacing of tight bubble.

S - Full of raspberry notes, a lactic aspect, and a vegetal hit of cut grass.

T - This is a pleasure, with rich raspberry flesh being paramount, a bit of apple juice, and a close of bright acidity that trails slowly into a juicy end.

M - Brisk open, tart with some prickliness in the back.

O - One of the best raspberry beers I have ever had. The flavor, which could so easily have tilted into syrup as so many I've had do, is fresh and surprisingly clean. Superb.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a deep red topped by a dense and fluffy two finger head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of sweet and juicy raspberries and that's pretty much it. It smells great
T: Taste is tons of juicy fresh raspberries with just a hint of tartness and some slight notes of oak. Swallow is more juicy raspberries and lingering tartness with a little more oak.
M: This beer has a medium amount of body with a slightly silky mouthfeel. The carbonation is effervescent and very nice while the beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall this beer is absolutely killer. It has some great fruit forward flavors while the base beer does some minimal work in the background. Easily a benchmark for the style.

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Photo of Dogrsqr
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppie82
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle - 2017.

Wonderful aroma on this clear red beer with a good bit of foam upon aggressive pour. I didn't get so much tartness on this as I expected, and it's extremely sweet for me. Raspberry is definitely there and the mouthfeel is good for only a 4% abv beer. But, it is overly sweet for me. I'm glad I tried this but it's not exactly for me. However, if you like sweeter fruit beers, this will definitely deliver (especially if you like raspberries).

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice to see this in 12oz bottles. Excited to get my hands on a few by way of a trade. Everything I've had from New Glarus has been outstanding - they have the fruit-beer style down cold.

Pours a muddled, ruddy reddish garnet hue with a thin head. Looks like freshly ground raspberries and strawberries.

Aroma is sweet, tart and slightly acidic - fresh berries and jam assault the senses and tickle the palate.

Tastes like a raspberry tart without the crust - deliciously sweet and tart. Before it gets cloying l, however, the tartness reigns it in. Feels thick and robust on the tongue - berries and jam come with a noticeable heft. Nice lingering tartness and acidic bite.

Strawberry Rhubarb is their gold standard but this isn't too far behind. I was surprised how dark and sweet the beer looked and tasted. I was expecting something more effervescent and lighter on the palate but it's outstanding nonetheless.

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Photo of eagle109
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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