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:
3,805
Reviews:
939
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
1,238
Gots:
922
For Trade:
110
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,805 |  Reviews: 939
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4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of lucasj82
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jrsaffert
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phatz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: The 750 is capped wax sealed. The label seems to be coming off on it's own though, maybe due to moisture.

Appearance: Pours a dark red color with a fizzy pink head.

Smell: Wow. Big in the nose. Sweet and fruit juicy but loaded with a raspberry tart punch.

Taste: This is the most raspberry of raspberry beers. It is like eating the liquefied berries but better. Sweet yet tart. Acidic but not cloyingly so. Beautiful. It has that sour feel I love. The aftertaste levees sweet residual flavors lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Tart, crisp, acidic. Syrupy thick but the carbonation is quite fizzy.

Drinkability: I love it. Quite possibly the best fruit beer I have had the pleasure to enjoy.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Tilley4
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Lordsloth for the chance to try this unbelievable brew!!

Pours out a murky reddish plum color with a very small head into a champagne flute. The wife commented that it looked like melted raspberry sorbet.

Lovely aroma of pureed raspberries that also has a bit of a vinous quality. Searching for something else as it warms but I continue to get fresh sweet raspberries..

This brew is loaded with raspberries!!! It's very rich and has one of the most luxurious mouthfeels of any brew that I've ever had. This is just excellently crafted... It's very, very sweet but also extremely tart at the same time, just what I was expecting plus some. I keep getting waves upon waves of fresh raspberries with each sip... Just incredible...

Well, on a night when I just had the best IPA that I've ever tried (Alesmith IPA), I've now had the best fruit beer that I've ever had. And this ain't even close. My wife is begging me to acquire some more of this one and there's no doubt that I will. Kudos to New Glarus for an incredible brew that definitely lives up to the hype...

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Deep ruby red with sparkling champagne likes bubbles and a thin tan, pinkish head that disappears immediately.

S - Tart with fresh, juicy raspberries. The raspberries taste fresh right off the vine. Just a light touch of oak is found hidden in the raspberries.

T - Big juicy raspberry taste starting with sweet raspberries and changing to a lingering tartness.

M - Light and bubbly (champagne like mouthfeel) with a slight tart finish that lingers. The sweetness and tart provide an excellent balance.

D - One of the best fruit beers I have had. Very drinkable.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Immense thanks to northyorksammy for sending on one of my favorites from Wisconsin. Poured from a 750mL wax capped bottle into my Lindemans flute.

Initially clear, carnelian/fire-engine red with a very pale pink soft head. Good retention, delicate walls of lace ride down a pane of thin legs. Grows darker and deeper with a larger pinker head with each subsequent pour.

Incredible burst of raspberry coulis in the nose. The pure essence of the ripest fruit. Decidedly not a "sour" as there are no signs of wild yeast despite the spontaneous fermentation.

Sweet rich raspberry throughout, joined by faintly tart not-quite-bready base of wheat and German hops. Finishes a touch sweet, but otherwise is a flawless encapsulation of the berries.

Light bodied, crisp yet creamy, with pleasing carbonation.

Natural, pure, and superbly crafted. There is little else to say. One of the most enjoyable fruit beers in the world.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Photo of TastyIsBeer
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of IntriqKen
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark burgandy topped with a half finger of rose colored bubbles that melts to a rose ring of lacing.
Aroma is raspberry...plain and simple...tons of fresh raspberries.
Taste is a balance between sweet and tart fresh raspberries. Mouth ifull of tiny, tingly carbonation and left very dry and puckering on the aftertaste.
I would have called this a alcopop if it weren't so very fresh tasting.
Perfect to accompany a Sunday Brunch.

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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 WillCarrera
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a clear reddish color, topped with a thin white head.

S- Just loads of vibrant raspberry aroma, which has both a fresh, raspberry juice character as well as dryer raspberry skins. Smells delicious.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of fresh, tasty raspberries, there's also some nice tartness to it, as well as some sugary sweetness towards the back which I would have liked a bit less of.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, dry feel, sort of sticky.

O- A solid fruit beer, the raspberry aroma and flavor and the tartness are really nice, but it loses a few points with me just on sweetness.

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Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 3,805 ratings.
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