Raspberry Tart | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Raspberry TartRaspberry Tart
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,832
Reviews:
941
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
1,243
Gots:
931
For Trade:
113
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,832 |  Reviews: 941
Photo of Fusebuddy
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like tart raspberry jam. I heard it was sweet, and it was - so I'm glad I shared it with friends. Nice, refreshing low-abv beer, excellent as a dessert! 750ml is a bit much, but if you share the bottle it isn't a problem. Recommended!

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Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CNoj012
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a murky deep ruby red color almost garnet, reminiscent of Juicy Juice (I have two kids under 2). The head is two fingers, dense and off white. Retention is moderate and there are silky swatches of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is straight up raspberries. Sweet fresh raspberries.

Taste is very similar. So much fresh raspberries. It starts off with sweet raspberries, but transitions wonderfully to a tart, dry finish.

Feel is light, juicy and crisp. Carbonation similar to champagne makes the finish just a touch prickly.

Overall an excellent beer. The fresh berries really make this beer. Best fruit beer I've ever had!

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

OK, this beer is beautiful. Bright red, smells and tastes exactly like what you would hope for. Sweet and tart rasberries through and through. It TASTES like it LOOKS! Long story short, I'd put this right there up against the classic framboise's such as Lindeman's. It's a little less carbonated than the classic Belgians, but I think, again I say think, prefer it this way. Cheers!

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Photo of frekky
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014.

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Photo of Lorianneb
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of farrago
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Minuscule head, about half a finger, reddish tan in hue, openly knit and swiftly gone, close to no lacing. Cloudy liquid, ruby red color, browns some before a touch orange at the surface, hyperactive bubbles, large and eager to break the surface. The nose is all honeyed pie crust and molasses and raspberry compote, slight vinegary bite to it, some orange zest, not complex but that was not expected, just pure “truth in advertising” appeal. Full-bodied and feels heavy at times. The carbonation is adequate, not weak but perhaps would need to be extra strong to push through to when you swallow. Cinnamon, nutmeg and honey, more lemon here than orange. The raspberry is sweet and sour, closer to strawberry than blackberry in nature. Graham cracker pie crust and hint of cola, dries towards the finish and again with a vinous bite. Shows restraint while also meeting every promise it makes. Not much more to say as the flavors are few and concentrated. And they sure are good.

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

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

Poured into a flute

Appearance: dark ruby with a slight tint of brown. Wonderfully bright. The head is the lightest pink-tan. Surprisingly, the head is not champagne-like sparkling, but very fine and creamy.

Aroma: blindfolded you'd think this beer was a raspberry jelly - seltzer cocktail. The malt is faint; light and sweet. No funk.

Flavor: excellent; jam-like sweetness. So jelly-like, I almost expect seeds. Mildly tart. The tartness is far more reserved than many of the more common sours of today that will eat through your teeth enamel. Very pleasant. The sweetness is on par with Lindeman's Framboise.

Mouthfeel: shockingly thick, syrupy almost, but an enjoyable surprise. This beer is a stark contrast to more common Saison dryness of many fruit sours.

Overall: I had high hopes for this beer, yet I was still impressed - surprised too. Great raspberry flavor and body. I'm counting this as a daily serving of my fruits/vegetables. Liquid desert. This beer is much sweeter, thicker and fruit-forward than I expected. It is sweet rather than dry, and creamy rather than spritzy. This beer is a tad too sweet. If the sweetness were dialed back, this beer would be even better.

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

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

Photo of jhall830
4.92/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of christimm
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of basaywhat
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle. Pours an extremely cloudy dark red almost mahogany. Nose is so sweet and fruity. Tastes like raspberry jam. Super sweet, tart as hell, a touch bitter. Really good.

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

Photo of Ohiovania
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 3,832 ratings.
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