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:
1,241
Gots:
931
For Trade:
112
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,832 |  Reviews: 941
Photo of jbwimer
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of helios7
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool pink and purple appearance, lighter pink for the head which was right where it should be. Aroma was of good raspberry, not much tartness.

Taste, wait, why do they call this tart? Wasn't really tart or sour, you had to search for it. Didn't think the mild tart was at all balanced with the sweetness. Wheat base evident. All this didn't make for a bad beer by any means, just one very different than my expectations. I was hoping more Bottleworks XII raspberry flavor and sourness. This is just a straight fruit beer.

Nice stuff on a hot day. Crisp, clean in the mouthfeel. Really just plays the raspberry card. No real hop character to speak of.

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Photo of rouhlas3
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsoBrewco
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trade score! Poured into a tulip. Excited as this is the first New Glarus that I am having to opportunity to try.

A-Pours a ruby red. White head that dissipates fairly quickly. Great color. Awesome to look at

S- Raspberrys. Soured raspberry. Not like a framboise though. It is very fruity. Usually this type of smell would drive me away from a beer like this, but it has me rather intrigued.

T- The raspberry's are obviously at the forefront, but they aren't overly sweet. The first sip kind of pushed me away, but the second has me coming back, and then again, and again, and I can't stop!

M-A dry tartness, hence the name, but I honestly was surprised. I expected much more sweetness from the name, sourness from the smell. It isn't overly sweet and definitely not sour.

O-I think this is an excellent fruit beer. Not my first choice of style, but this is excellent. I am glad I have had the opportunity to try it. If this was available all the time to me I don't think I would drink it as much. And for the first time I am glad that I have a botte for myself. I will seek this out again and next time share it with friends. And yes I now want to find more New Glarus.

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Photo of Dspohn
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made the trek from Milwaukee to New Glarus to sample some of their beers. They didn't have this one on tap but I bought a bottle and drank it later that night. Served from a 750 mL bottle into a straight-sided little New Glarus tasting glass.

Poured a pretty vibrant pink with a good solid head, quite a beautiful and inviting look to it. I found the smell and taste to beer a one-dimensional raspberry attack of sweet and tart pure fruit. Though it was pretty straightforward, it was a very refreshing and enjoyable beer. I was hoping for a little of the funk they brought with the R&D gueze and was a little disappointed not to find any.

A pure raspberry assault. Tasty and better for my taste than the belgian red but a 750 mL bottle of the stuff became a little tiring after awhile. I love raspberries, theyre one of my favorite fruits, but this is probably a beer better suited to split between a few people.

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Photo of devilben02
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with family, everyone found this one surprising but pleasant. It poured a clear burgundy color, with a foamy, just-pink, champagne-like head. The aroma certainly showcases the fruit, with the sweet-tart raspberry juice up front, but there is also a mild, dry woodsiness that is likely contributed by the aged hops and oak barrels. The flavor is likewise a combination of the semi-sweet, natural-tasting fruit juice and an earthy, woodsy oak character. The light, fine carbonation is much like that of a sparkling wine, which dries the palate a bit, helping to cut through the fruity sweetness.

Overall, although its sweetness would become too much to enjoy in large quantities, this beer is light and fruity yet complex, making for an interesting, pleasant drinking experience.

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Photo of beachbum1975
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a super rare moment in my life... My WIFE and I are sharing and enjoying a beer. This NEVER happens, unless she forces me to drink one of her Busch Lights... This one's for you, babe!

Pour a gorgeous, clear raspberry with a 1 inch head with hangs around for some time. The head is a neat pinkish white.

Smells of freshy picked, sweet raspberries and light wheat.

Taste is the same. This is an amazingly fresh and tasty beer. Had to believe it's even beer! High carbonation on the mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied with medium to full berry flavor.

PS - Thanks go out to PaleAl for this trade at DLD!

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Photo of hunteraw
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paco1029384756
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark ruby color with a small head and lots of carbonation, very little lacing.

Scent of raspberries, sugars and some yeast. I like it, but there is something about it that doesn't quite sit right with me.

Taste is very tart with raspberries and sugars initially, some orange peel and spices come in after. Finishes somewhat dry with a subtle wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel is light, clean and biting, matches the beer well.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a champagne flute

A: Ruby pomegranite color with a tint of baked raspberry. Crystal clean. Nice tight light pink head.

S: Rose hip perfume, raspberry pie and grape skin

T: Tart raspberry flavor. Not as sweet as I was scared it would be. Various ranges of raspberry including the seed and skin of the fruit. Extremely balanced and drinkable. Aftertaste has hints of sour green apple.

M: Dry yet silky. Medium full bodied with lots of tannins

D: Another good beer from New Glarus. A very nice balance for a fruit beer.

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Photo of zhanson88
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, extremely clear ruby color. Very light carbonation. About 1" of white-tinged-with-pink head forms, which has very nice lacing and retention.

Smell: Smells of raspberry puree. That's about it. Maybe a hint of tartness as well. Pretty simple, but very pleasant. Nothing fake or artificial about it.

Taste: Much like the smell. Pure raspberry puree, with a small amount of tartness to offset the sweetness. As I said before, pretty simple, yet enjoyable.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with pretty low carbonation. Very nice and refreshing. Overall, I much preferred this to Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a sweet beer, but the light amount of tartness does well to help offset that.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pours ruby with a slight brown hue. Nice 1 finger tan head that has decent retention and good lacing.

S: lots of raspberry on the nose with a little white grape undertone not picking up much malt.

T: dessert in a glass. Deep raspberry sweetness with slight notes of wheat followed by a beautifully balanced tartness.

M: lots of carbonation, light and delicate. Feels like champagne, great for the summer.

O: very creative well balanced framboise. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Drel
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pgibbore
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of morimech
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours crimson color with a thin red head that quickly fades to a few bubbles sitting on top. Very little lacing is left on the glass.

Smells like concentrated raspberries. A bit juice like. Does not smell fermented at all.

Raspberry Tart. That is exactly what you get in the flavor. Big splash of raspberry sweetness with a mouth puckering finish. Lingering raspberry aftertaste. Tastes nothing of beer or any alcoholic beverage. Maybe a little alcohol flavor would improve this beer by cleansing the palate.

Very sweet without leaving a syrupy consistancy. Has a light body actually. Carbonation is abundant but not harsh.

If a person loves raspberries they will love this even if they don't like beer. No beer or alcoholic flavor at all. Probably best served as a dessert beverage. Too sweet for continous consumption.

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Photo of bnelson997
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mr-jj
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sent from Wisconsin by a friend. Poured into a champagne flute from a 750 ml. From notes of 3/20.

Color is hazy red, purple color with a pinkish white head that has good retention. Smell is most definitely raspberry, followed by more raspberry. If I concentrate, I can pick up some oak notes. Taste is initially tart, but quickly overwhelmed by the raspberry flavors and a lot of sweetness. Almost tastes like a raspberry soda, with really bright fruit flavor. Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation. Overall, it's a really good and enjoyable drink, just a bit on the sweet side for me.

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Photo of Scooter694
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbossman
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ruby red with a quickly dissipating head--to nothing; mild bubbling but mostly still; looks like cranberry juice

S: tart fruits: raspberries, apples, cranberries with faint cider and vinegar; quite vinous too--hard to tell this is beer

T: Sweet with a dry finish; loads of raspberries (and perhaps cranberry flavors too); slightly tart; this is a tasty dessert beer

F: Sticky with a medium body; really sticky all over the mouth

O: For a dessert beer this is awesome but the sweetness--though not cloying--does become slightly wearing

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Photo of macesq
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Brewfan
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cooperrip for sharing this bottle with me.
Poured into non-descript brandy snifter.
Poured a hazy, bloodied-raspberry purple. Minimal pinkish head with some slight lacing .
Aroma of fresh raspberry puree. Quite sweet on the nose. Reminded me of a Flintstone raspberry sherbet push-up from when I was a kid. Man I love those things.
Taste of fresh raspberry puree. Quite sweet on the tongue with some tartness for a decent balance.
Really, it's a medium carbonated raspberry puree in a bottle.
No hops, no malt. Just raspberries. Medium mouthfeel, and a bit cloying. Quite tasty, but I don't think I'd be able to drink an entire bottle myself.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity... Capped and sealed in red wax.

Poured into Rapscallion glass, formed 1" of Strawberry Quik pink head over the translucent raspberry red brew. Head lasts well, and lacing was good. Aroma is deeply of sour raspberries, as advertised. Taste starts with a mouthful of raspberries, some maltiness in the middle, then switches over to the tartness, which is somewhat subdued, we're not talking Cantillon sour here. Seems like it could just meld the flavors together a tad better, somehow. Mouthfeel is good, but the drinkability is quashed a bit by what seems to turn almost cloyingly sweet raspberry at the beginning of each mouthful. A nice brew, but maybe not quite so hype-worthy.

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Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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