Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

3,805 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.

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Photo of Holland
3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to pmoney for this bottle!

A: cloudy light garnet to brown color with a one finger head with very little retention, though it looks well carbonated.

S: raspberry, sweetness, some sourness

T: delicious raspberry with sweetness and some tartness. Not super complex, though. A bit too sweet.

M: undercarbonated by a small amount on the front end, but going down I could feel the soft release of the bubbles. Feel would be better with more carbonation to lighten up the body.

O: quite a good beer, but maybe it's not my style. Overall it's very good, and I would pick it up at the store for certain people and certain events if it were the right price. Very good, but a little too much like fruit juice for me.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to AM & CM for sharing this with me
Bottle from somewhere in WI

New Glarus' Raspberry Tart is another excellent fruit beer from this brewery, though I found the Belgian Red to have more robust flavors, I appreciated the more obvious tartness that it has, but thought the dropping-off of the flavors in the back half of the palate was a bit disappointing. Still, an enjoyable fruit-centered ale, which I will be happy to share with others, if obtained, in the future.

Pours a pleasant red to pink foam, composed of medium-sized bubbles, a few centimeters in height. Head dissipates rapidly and leaves little to no lacing. Body is a ruby-brown color, transparent, with plenty of active carbonation running up from the bottom. Looks fine, but nothing exceptional.

Aroma is of raspberries that have been put through a food processor and allowed to sit for a few hours, offering slightly faded sweet fruit esters and a bit of tartness, too.

Taste is primarily of sweetened raspberry juice with a little tartness, all of it losing a bit of emphasis on the latter half of the tasting; perhaps the tongue is less sensitive to these flavors on the back half of the palate. Sweetness from malt and raspberry sugars together, though if I didn't know this was fermented, I wouldn't have suggested it was. Essentially, like a very good, not over-the-top-sweet raspberry soda. Flavor profile isn't quite as robust as Belgian Red, but still good.

Beer is medium-light to light bodied with ample carbonation. Still, the carbonation is not pointed enough to be agitating on the palate, instead it helps move this beer on the palate and prevents it from stagnating. Finish is semi-dry, with plenty of stickiness from residual sugars.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to to different traders for this one:

kodymupa & elkhunter36 Thanks gentlemen.

I really liked this one. Poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

Color is lighter than i expected, pink with a hint of white wine.

Smell is hmmm well like it's name tart raspberry.

Taste begins with a mild raspberry flavor coupled with a gentle slap of sour/tart. Fresh! The more I drink the more I pick up its acidity. Still, quite pleasing.

Mouthfell is light, crisp with a warmth slowly growing with the acidity.

Overall a very nice, crisp drink. I can't wait to crack another bottle in the heat of summer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of tobelerone
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky reddish brown beer with a small, quickly dissipating head and minimal lacing. Aroma bursts with fresh tart raspberries and also features some sweet malt to a lesser extent.

This is a simple and straightforward raspberry brew; lots of fresh fruit with the accompanying sweet and tart flavors; not quite sour and certainly not puckering; just fruity, with decent malt presence underneath. No bitterness at all. Feels barely like a beer but not like a fruit soda, fortunately. Less sugary and not at all artificial like a Lindeman’s Framboise. Hints of oak add to the complexity somewhat.

Moderately thin bodied with medium carbonation. The lack of spritziness helps to keep this away from soda territory. Very drinkable; would go equally well with a piece of chocolate truffle cake or a BBQ dinner as a clean refresher.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Grabbed this one when I was up in Madison in early May. 4-5 oz. poured into a FFF Teku on June 8th, 2012.

A - A bit of a soft, clear brown coloring with awesome ruby red tones. Great head swirling on top, fair lacing. Very little head with big edge bubbles.

S Yup, delectable raspberries exactly as anticipated. Slight malt and other citrus underneath but otherwise, the fruit carries almost the entire length of the nose here.

T - Effervescent front end, with moderate sweetness that transitions into the most natural raspberry seed and pulp-like taste. A bit tart but great balancing sweetness. Perfect fruit integration.

M - Moderate carbonation, light body, semi-sweet finish with a fruity, raspberry skin aftertaste.

D - You wanna know how good this is? My girlfriend, who literally despises beer, not only stole my glass from me but poured the final 4 oz. of the bottle for herself. This is absolutely a reference fruit beer and is about as easy drinking and refreshing as you can get.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cradke for the bottle. Split with the girlfriend. From notes.

A- Pours ruby red with a thin white head that leaves minimal lacing.

S- Fresh raspberry purée with plenty of sweet and tart notes. Almost jam like with hints of red grape.

T- Again sweetness upfront with raspberry pure wit a touch of sugar then with some tartness at the end. Simple but very delicious.

M- Medium carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel that finishes tart and slightly dry.

O- Really impressed with this beer. Not overly sweet and really highlights the sweetness and tartness of raspberries. This would go perfect with some raspberry cheesecake.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

#BOTG 57!

Waxed bottle, 750ml. I have been looking forward to trying this one for awhile. The wax comes off easy, and after popping the cap, a really nice waft of fresh raspberries (very natural, no syrupy/chemical/artificial flavors detected) hits my nose. Pours from bottle into my JK Farmhouse glass. Wrong glass for this, but I have nothing else. This is a crystal clear raspberry red color, very little head, but tight carbonation bubbles come up from the bottom of the glass. Smells great, looks great. Taste- What I love about this is that the sweetness and the fruit flavor all is very natural. It has some nice sugary sweetness, but it seems more like real fruit sweetness than some sort of artificial flavoring. As expected, there is a nice puckering tartness to this on the end, and a dry finish with tight carbonation. Really nice beer, will seek this out again.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle into flute glass

A - Clear garnet in color with a half finger of off-white head that dissipates into a thin lace.

S - Mashed up raspberries. It is one of the most inviting aromas I've ever experienced. Not much else to it, though.

T - Tastes of raspberries, sweet and tart. Just a perfect, pure display of real raspberry flavors, made a bit tart/sour by the fermentation process. Truly a special treat and something that would be perfect with dessert.

M - Medium to light body, a bit cloying and finishing dry. Nice carbonation, the bubbles tickle the tongue slightly.

O - Overall this beer cannot be missed. A delicious fruit beer unlike any other I have had. A great way to show non-beer drinkers what some of the lesser know beer styles have to offer, and a beer I will endeavor to have on hand every time I have guests so I can share with them this wonderful drink.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Consumed on a nice, hot, and sunny Memorial day.

Poured a nice deep red color with a white/red tinged 3 finger head.

Wow, amazing smell. Not much to describe here because the smell is entirely overpowered by raspberries - fresh, delicious, sweet, and tart raspberries.

Taste is amazing. Definetely reminds me a bit of a lighter red wine, though the taste, much like the smell, is almost entirely raspberry. Great tartness on the end. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is perfect and refreshing.

Overall - wow. Amazing beer. I have never had a fruit beer that tasted so fresh and "real." This is an amazing beer, one that I hope to come across again. Absolutely loved it.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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