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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Photo of Phelps
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle received in a trade from the very generous CooperEllis, right into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: the beer glistens in my glass, only slightly chill-hazed, reflecting beautiful hues of purplish crimson akin to cranberry juice. An ethereal group of grayish bubbles fizz up seconds after the pour but vanish just as quickly.

Smells: the nose is raspberry puree all the way, like a giant jar of fresh preserves of the berry. Maybe also some cranberries and grapes. A bit of balsamic vinegar shows itself more as the beer warms. Very sweet, lightly tart. There's not much else to it, but what else do you need?

Tastes: like liquified raspberries. A flavor like sparkling cran-ras cocktail leads until sugary, syrupy flavors wash in mid-palate. A mild tartness then arrives, gripping the sides of the tongue through the finish. When enjoyed colder, it exhibits a cola-like flavor that I dig.

Feels: syrupy. Subtly carbonated, medium-bodied.

Drinks: one-dimensionally. As displays of a particular fruit go in beer, it doesn't get much better than this one. However, I wish more of the beer was allowed to shine through. As it is, it's lacking in complexity and is just a tad sweet and for my tastes.

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Photo of whitenads
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of hopkrid
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I almost feel like this one needs to be laid down for a few months, the fruitiness was so powerful. It was incredibly delicious, though...so I'll probably end up drinking it sooner rather than later.

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Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FreshZ
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Stillyman11
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of grittybrews
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby with a finger of loose white head. Aroma is mostly tart raspberry with hints of tartness and sugar.

Light bodied mouthfeel; crisp and dry with ample carbonation. Taste dominated by tart raspberry, sweet cherry, and hints of vinegar. For such a low ABV beer this boasts some huge flavors -- really exceptional.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to trxxpaxxs for this awesome hookup! thanks again tom!

750ml green waxed and capped bottle at fridge temp. split with my girlfriend poured into a snifter. no date.

pours out a cloudy red/ brown color with about a 1/4inch of off white head that faded almost instantly. very nice slightly pinkish ruby red color when held up to the light. no lace, no retention.

the aroma is pretty much straight farm fresh raspberries. sweet smelling.

again, just straight up, fresh raspberries. nothing artificial, nothing overdone. sweet and sugary. slightly tart, no real sourness. just a hint of a rustic, tannic almost vegetal flavor, maybe oak?

solid light body, ample slightly sparkly carbonation.

super drinkable, goes down like juice. i find myself gulping it down way to quick. overall, this is a solid beer that i would come back to in a heartbeat. i maybe expected the slightest bit of funk, but there really is none. but thats ok because the raspberry flavors are pure and superb. however, i think i would take a blushing monk over this.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bennetj17
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blood red, cloudy, dark, with a hint of violet. No head, barely any carbonation. Smell is a strong, sweet raspberry flavor, fresh and inviting. Tastes like semi-sweet raspberries at first, the tartness is not what I expected, but the finish does carry a nice tang. Slightly acidic, it becomes more drinkable as you go along. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, carbnonation is low. It is very comparable to a lightly carbonated fruit juice on the palate. Drinkablity is nice. The alcohol is low, and it keeps improving over time giving it staying power...

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

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