Raspberry Tart

Wisconsin
United States
Raspberry Tart
Judges Ratings 
2 Reviews
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
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.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
12
Served at: 
45°F
Hops: 
Hallertau
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
28 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

The persistent, rocky, dusty pink head throws off a huge tart raspberry & strawberry fruity aroma with just a touch of raisin and fig. The brilliantly clear, bright red body with garnet highlights is dominated by a blend of freshly-harvested sweet strawberries, sour tart raspberries laced together with a thin thread of dark cherry. Though the fruity sweetness and tart sourness balance each other through the flavor, the finish is overly sweet and lingering. The fruity sweetness combined with a light body and light carbonation make this an excellent dessert beer, especially when paired with a rich cheesecake or big scoop of vanilla ice cream, though it is a bit too sweet.

BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Since first opening the doors and firing the kettles at New Glarus back in 1993, Deborah and Dan Carey have been producing some of the most noteworthy beers on the market. Outside of the brewery’s backyard, the beers have developed a “buy them if you can find them” cachet and inspire dedicated followers to travel great distances to obtain these highly distinctive brews. Raspberry Tart is no exception, pouring a deep, brilliantly clear garnet and throwing a small, pink-chiffon head that rapidly dissipates. The aroma of this beer is stunning, and it’s all about the luscious Oregon raspberries. Lee appreciated the bright, juicy raspberry aromas with just a hint of biscuit-like malt underneath, while Tom picked up a slight lemon-drop note among the raspberry and malt and was impressed by the finessed balance between sweet and sour. The aroma augured big raspberry in the flavor, and this beer delivered. Nick found the raspberry “a bit candy-ish” and deemed this a big, bold sipping beer best suited as a digestif. Tim was taken by the deep, complex fruit flavor but thought the beer would benefit from a touch more bitterness to tame the almost overpowering gumdrop-like sweetness. Raspberry Tart is a perfect dessert beer to be sipped and savored while lazing at one’s leisure beside a summer campfire.

Popular Reviews

sfrankiewicz's picture

My Score: 
100
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
20/ 20