Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

936 Reviews
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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Reviews: 936 | Ratings: 3,795
Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bsipes52 thanks for another great recommendation. Super fruit forward and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day! Looking forward to more from New Glarus

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Photo of Skellbop
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice balance of tartness and raspberry notes both on the nose and in the flavor profile. Nice mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall an excellent beer!

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Photo of mwilbur
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a deep ruby red with slight haze and essentially no head.
S: Loads of sweet raspberry with a hint of tart. Pretty much a one note wonder...but it is wonderful!
T: Follows aroma with sweet and mildly tart raspberry. Wow!
M: Light body. Sweet with a hint of tart.
D: Not complex, but it doesn't have to be. Best raspberry beer I've ever had. Lives up to the hype and then some.

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Photo of blindtiger24
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This has been resting for about 3 years. The berry flavor was closer to a strawberry rhubarb in terms of it's sticky sweetness. Carbonation was still active and it maintained a light, crisp feel without being over-sweet. Great desert beer or paired with some plain vanilla ice cream (over even poured over it)!

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Photo of fireazzi
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, really sweet, Great raspberry smell. It hits you just right. A whole bottle was a bit too sweet for me all at once,but if shared it's perfect. Loved the smell.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So glad I was able to try this - huge raspberry flavor, fresh and ripe and in no way artificial. Mouthfeel is fuller and much bigger than expected for a 4% ABV. Incredibly tart and refreshing - fantastic balance. World class beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Delicious fruit beer, one of the best yet. Had along with Serendipity send see why New Glarus is famous for these brews. Raspberry flavor was sweet but not sugary and just the right level of tartness in the finish. Nice slippery mouthfeel with a crisp end.

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Photo of Masonz223
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: Raspberry jelly tart raspberry fresh raspberries
Taste: raspberry bomb! Fresh sweet raspberry upfront tart raspberry that tingles your tastebuds in the middle finishes with more raspberry and a slight oak flavor comes through.
Mouthfeel: medium body a puried raspberry coats your mouth and leaves you wanting more!
Overall: I can't imagine it gets any better for a fruit beer absolutely spectacular!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A few years back, I bought a case of Raspberry Tart because I noticed two things. First, it was the first time a beer was liked, many enthusiastically, by over half the women who tried it. Second, it went great with the holidays; festive and carbonated like champagne, tart like cranberry dressing, and cuts through the butterfat prominent at feasts.

I cannot add much to the reviews of this world-class beer. It also is from one of my favorite brewers. New Glarus gets awards other than at tastings and competitions. Its President and co-owner, a woman, was national runner up for the 2012 Small Business Person, awarded by the SBA. She also served several years on the White House's advisory Small Business Council.

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Photo of mgwagman
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. Fromboise type beer tastes of strong raspberry and a tart pie. Slightly carbonated. Have to say that I really loved this beer. More like a sparkling wine. I have bought a bunch of fromboise type beers over the years and this is one of the finest I have ever had.

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Photo of bwood06
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

25 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Moderately heavy pour produces a 2 1/2 finger head that is a heavy froth in appearance with a bit of cream mixed in. The head is cream colored with a bit of pink and purple giving it a lightly colored raspberry slushy color. The head dissipates very slowly to a creamy half finger layer. The beer itself is a deep dark red that you can hardly see into. Moderate carbonation is visible if you look really closely. 4.5/5

S - The aroma is very heavy on red raspberries with hints of strawberry, blueberry, and black raspberries. Ever so slightly artificial berry/fruity aroma but not overly so. There is a slight earthiness to the aroma, possibly due to the fact that NG ferments the berries "in large oak vats" (taken from the bottle). 4.25/5

T - The flavor is an amazing combination of tart and sweet raspberries. It's almost like eating fresh red raspberries while drinking a raspberry flavored soda. A very slight note of wheat comes through but this mainly acts as a base for the raspberries to play off of. There is a bit of a dry hop presence on the very back end but these seem to be a noble hop variety so it really doesn't take away from the raspberry flavor, rather adding a light finish instead. Excellent flavors here and not artificial in the slightest. 4.5/5

M - Light bodied and very crisp. Somewhat syrupy at times during the sip but a dryness is maintained that lingers a bit upon swallowing. Light carbonation tickle up front which dissipates very quickly. 4.25/5

O - Excellent fruit beer with a combination of sweet and tart that is truly exceptional, and I'm not a fruit beer type of person. I bought this mainly for my wife but fell in love with it myself. A freshness is maintained that most fruited beer, IMHO, lose out on and end up getting an artificial flavor and aroma. This beer steers clear of that artificial flavor very nicely. 4.5/5

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared a bottle in pint glasses. This beer pours without much head, and it dissipates quickly. Fruity smell, and a great raspberry flavor. The body/feel of this beer is light and refreshing. A good dessert.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New Glarus has these fruit beers processes down to a T. I actually prefer the Raspberry Tart over the Belgian Red. The raspberry are not as overbearing as the cherries leaving a more balanced, less sweet profile that keeps you coming back for more. If I had to choose only one, I would definitely pick Raspberry Tart over the other two.

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Photo of bennyman12
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

Yes, raspberry bomb, but I could only drink about 10 ounces. I don't understand how some of the previous reviewer failed to note how sweet this is. Even split over two nights, I ended up pouring this out.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rusty reddish-brown with pink highlights. 2 fingers of foamy head are a pink tinged tan. Seems to fizz off but not overly fast. Moderate amount of spider web lacing.

Huge raspberry aroma, noticeable as soon as the cap is popped. Kinda sweet and tart at the same time. A bit of underlying citrus. Hint of oak. Mostly just raspberry though. Simple but intoxicating.

Raspberry dominates the tongue. Starts sweet as it passes the lips before going pleasingly tart on the swallow. Mild lemon, light biscuit-y malt, and vanilla. Very mild oak.

Mild mouth feel with a mix of sweet and tart. Medium carbonation. Raspberry dominates, dances, and lingers. A touch syrupy right in the middle before finishing with some dryness.

A really tremendous beer with incredible raspberry presence. Like drinking alcoholic raspberry jam.

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Photo of antott0523
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

New Glarus Raspberry Tart

Not sure how old this bottle is as I acquired it so generously in a trade with Jfreres.

A: The bottle is waxed with a maroon wax color. The beer pours a raspberry iced tea color. Sits in the glass crimson. It's translucent but dark enough that limited light passes through. After a vigorous pour, a big, airy, light pink head that settles. Foam and syrupy lace along the edge of my tulip. No visible carbonation.

S: Took a whiff from the bottle after popping the cap and immediately thought "jammy." A bouquet of natural raspberry preserves. Pour into the glass and swirl. Again, all natural sweet and tart raspberries. A touch musty.

T: Natural fresh raspberry. Sweet and slightly tart. Semi dry finish. More on the sweet side than tart, but really perfect balance between the two flavors. Paired this with home made crepes and raspberry jam. It was a nice complement to the sweet jam which made the beer seem more tart than anything else.

M: Low carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Slight puckering from the raspberry tartness.

D: At 4% with a nice balance between sweet and tart raspberry flavors it doesn't get more drinkable for a framboise than this. Key is natural flavors. Nothing complex about this beer, but hands down the most natural tasting and smelling fruit beer I've had.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle at a bottle share. ~5oz pour. Thank you Jen for sharing this with us.

Pours a deep maroon hazy body with a fizzy light pink head. Aromas are straight raspberries, raspberry jam, not much else but very inviting. On the tongue is tart, intense raspberry, super refreshing and crisp and oh-so-sip demanding. If I could drink this every day I would..

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Photo of KeithBonner7
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice light ruby red bubbly look with small 1/8" head that lingered and slight lacing.
Smelled like steaming raspberry jam on toast.
Taste was tart and sweet with a raspberry yummy finish.
The feel was desirable with a very creamy smooth texture made possible by the great bubbles

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Photo of Myotus
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured at 43°F from a 750ml bottle (no date) into a beer flute. Consumed on 19Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a half fingers worth of extremely light pink foam that halves itself after 25 seconds. Ruby in color with a slight cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and moderate in quantity. Lacing is moderate in quantity and mostly thin with a few small areas of thickness.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of sweet and tart raspberries are evident up front. The sweetness from the raspberries is much stronger than the tartness. Subtle aromas of oak, earthy yeast, and hints of spicy hops can also be detected.
TASTE: Extremely strong raspberry flavors enter initially. Unlike the aroma, the raspberry flavors are balanced between tart and sweet. Mild earthy yeast flavors enter about 2 seconds later along with subtle spicy hop and oak flavors as raspberry flavors somehow grow even stronger.
FEEL: Very full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth while also clinging to the back of the throat like syrup. Ends with a mouth-watering finish.
NOTE: What an elegant brew that I have come across. Hands down one of the best beers that I have ever had.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty ass pink beer. Smells of juicy raspberries and a little bit of oak. Mild tart effect on the mouth. Sweet, but not sugary. Wheat grist gives a good mouthfeel for it. Not sour really even though it is spontaneously fermented.

I drink this all morning when I get the chance. Crushed a bottle with the jury after my Burning Man not guilty on all counts verdict. Good times.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The pour was maroon or perhaps ruby in color. White bubbles crowned the glass.

Smell - The nose was potent with sweet fresh raspberries. There is nothing artificial about this one.

Taste - The raspberries are sweet and slightly tart. The thickness of the beer allows for serious staying power, more sweet than tart. There is a little spice is noted. The aftertaste allows the core of a raspberry to stay in your mouth.

Mouthfeel - The thickness is remarkable, which makes this a raspberry bomb.

Overall - I love Belgian Red more, but this is great.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice ruby red. The nose is full of fresh raspberries and a slightly sour funk. On the palate it's pure raspberries. Like their other fruit beers it's fairly sweet but it's balanced perfectly by the tartness from the raspberries. It's a simple fruit beer but the balance of sweet and tart raspberry is spot on.

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer pours a deep red with a thick pink head. Smell is tart raspberry and extremely strong. Was worried the taste would be overpowering like another New Glarus I had. But this is ridiculously smooth and drinkable. My wife liked it and I can think of a lot of situations where having this beer on hand would be a good idea.

Take their advice and drink it cold from a champagne glass.

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Photo of 2014LM2X1
4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this during a vacation in Milwaukee -- I was surprised how easy it is to find in Wisconsin.

It looks amazing with a nice ruby hue. Light comes through it clearly and gives it a "glowing jewel" kind of look. It smells amazing -- huge raspberry smell with a lot of Brett funk mixed in. It tastes amazing with sweet raspberry up front that gives way to a powerful but not overwhelming tart kick on the finish. The mouthfeel is great as well; it goes down smooth but has enough carbonation to make it feel lively and effervescent.

This is my favorite sour to date, well done New Glarus!

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Photo of Sam_Sorrells
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours with a tight creamy amber head, the aroma is lacto and raspberries, the flavor starts sweet turns tart and then slowly dries up at the end, the mouthfeel is very nice and not to thin and perhaps slightly oily. Overall one of the best examples.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
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