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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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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4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +4.8%
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 -27.9%
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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4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this two bottle on back to back nights and with the score for the fresh bottle.

This is a bottle that a friend picked up last month.

A: A light ruby red with an off-white tinted a slight red. The persistent rocky head settles to a cap but never goes away and leaves lacing on the glass.

S: Just about the most amazing thing I've ever smelled. The very strong raspberry aroma dominates with a moderate malt. The berry aroma doesn't stop and there are other lighter fruit notes of strawberries and rhubarb at moderate levels. There is a very faint vanilla aroma in the background.

T: Enormous amounts of fresh raspberry flavor like a fresh sorbet. There is a moderately-light sweetness but the balance is tart with a moderate tartness and a very light sourness.

M: Moderately-light bodied with a a moderately-high level of carbonation.

O: This is fruit beer that makes people who don't enjoy fruit beers beg their friends to pick up a couple bottles next time their in Wisconsin. A world class raspberry Lambic for adults and can't think of anything else I'd want changed in the beer.

This is a bottle I bought while visiting Madison in November 2011.

A: A bright and clear red darker than a like a rose champagne.
The head is off-white almost very light tan with just a slight hit of pink having a good retention. It does settle after a couple minutes to a ring of foam with a large raft and a quick swirl revives it. 4.0/5

S: A big hit of freshly muddled raspberry at first, but with age the raspberry aroma comes down enough to smell something else unlike when it was fresh. There is some moderately light malt and dark fruit aromas coming along with a little something else like a very light sourness. Still no hops nor diacetyl. 4.0/5

T: Tons of fresh raspberries with a with moderate tartness and a light sourness balanced by a light sweetness. No noticeable hops bitterness nor flavor. 4.5/5

M: Soft and fluffy with a medium light body and a fine moderately-high carbonation level. There is some slickness on the palate. 4.0

O: The berry flavors and aroma have become muted with age definitely more pronounced in the younger bottle. Still an amazing raspberry ale with what seems more like an Oud Bruin than a Lambic base style. 4.5/5

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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into tulip. Special thanks to biglobo8971 for this.

A- Dark red pour with a little brown in the mix, half finger tight bubble off white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Raspberries and strawberries right up front, with some rhubarb and cinnamon in the back. There is a touch of dough in there making it smell like a fresh baked pie.

T- Tart raspberries, sweet strawberries and cherries with a touch of rhubarb. There is a slight spice in the finish. Makes your cheeks tingle.

M- Light side of medium body, a touch syrupy, carbonation is low.

O- This is very good, should probably have split it but I'm selfish like that lol. The syrupy feeling makes it feel a little heavier than it is but you get past it really quickly.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, review is from notes.

Pours a nice raspberry red color, slightly off white head atop the beer, recedes quickly, fairly bubbly complexion to the beer, no lacing to speak of. The nose is incredible, raspberry, raspberry and more raspberry. Could be a pie filling, it's also jammy, pungent, tart, sweet, effervescent, but more importantly, ever so inviting. The flavors are nice, overpowering raspberry, the flavor is natural, but the sweetness and tartness skews it down towards something from a can or a raspberry syrup, just a hint of malt on the back end rounds out what could be an exceptionally delicious pie. I think that the raspberries are just a bit too dominent and overboard that it comes off a bit harsher and not quite as refined as it could. The mouthfeel is good, crisp yet juicy, just enough bubbles.

Verdict: Damn delicious stuff. One of the best fruit beers around, it almost drinks like fruit juice, but on a hot day, or really on any day you are looking for something different, this is spot on.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,866 ratings