Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

3,830 Ratings
Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart

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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a clear dark ruby color with a short-lived fizzy pink single finger head, no lacing.

The aroma and flavor are both just chock full of jammy delicious freshly-crushed raspberry goodness with a smaller amounts of oak tannins complete with vanilla, caramel drizzle, and softened warm brown sugar tones. The Hallertau floral tones seem to be acting as raspberry amplifiers. Smooth, almost creamy (it must be the pectins) texture and gentle carbonation. Sweet and tart in equal amounts, but with absolutely minimal acidity.

Very much a dessert beer, and one of the best out of all of the dessert beers I've ever had. It also has the typical New Glarus signature style of making something exceptional by using an insanely dialed-in balance between relatively few (or minimalistic) flavor and aroma components.

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3.05/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Notes from the 2012 BC Trailer Tasting Camping Tour with Rutager.

A: Cloudy red liquid with cream coloured head.

S: Raspberries, yeast and sour funk.

T: Raspberries up front, but underneath there was a sour funk taste that I could only describe as fish guts.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: The funk ruined this beer for me, I thought the bottle may have been ruined; but Rutager didn't pick up on the fishy taste I was getting in the finish. Oh well.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review No. 500

Raspberry Tart, green glass 750ml with red waxed cap. Split into wine glasses with my equally giddy bride. Can't wait to try this one; Aaron, you are the man...

A: Dull red with hints of gold, chill haze. Pours with a robust head but that fizzles loudly away leaving behind some lacing.

S: Raspberries and sweet malt, brown sugar, bready, sweet, moderate tartness, light oak earthiness, graham cracker, dessert.

T: Raspberry tart, dessert, creamy, light oak, berries. Very pleasant fruit notes, sweetness and tartness.

MF: Pleasant carbonation, elegant lighter body with a tartness in the middle of the mouthfeely and a lightly dry viscous finish.

O: Simply awesome stuff. At 4% abv, with these flavors, I would drink this beer all the time if I had access to it.

Got to give laymansbeerfan a HUGE THANKS for hooking me up with so many of these wants. This one was a real treat and worthy of my 500th review.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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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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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a gorgeous dark ruby red with a thin film of bubbles on the top.

Smell- It smells a little raspberry snow cone to me which is the only thing that kept it from getting a five overall. Still pleasant but not quite what I hoped for.

Taste- My worries on the nose faded right away when I tasted it. Sweet pure raspberry at first that finishes tart and dry. Delicious!

Mouthfeel- Thin and almost champagne like.

Overall- Not sure why I've never had this before being from Wisconsin but it will become a regular in the rotation

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3.15/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy red tinged brown. Not much head to speak of. Some bubbles of carbonation abound.

Strong raspberry aroma although smells more artificial than fresh. Not really much beyond this.

Again strong artificial raspberry character. Slightly tart and finishes a little oaky and dry. Not really many flavors outside of raspberry.

Medium mouthfeel. A bit sticky with very tingly carbonation.

Doesn't really do it for me. I enjoyed Belgian Red a bit more, but feel these are both overrated a bit. Not horrible, but sort of like drinking fruit juice and not terribly complex.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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