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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1465) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Appreciate this far more than the cherry. Sweet and tart with LOADS of fruit. So glad to find the tartness rather than simply the sweet. Much prefer more sour and acidic beers like La Folie, but think that were I to find one that was a blend of the two I might achieve nirvana.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - OCT 2, 2005
750ml bottle.
Not a visually attractive beer. Lots of sediment makes this relatively light-colored beer completely opaque; looks like red Kool-Aid made with mud water. Lots of natural carbonation forms a dark pink, tightly packed, very persistent head. Aroma is predominatly sour tart berries and little else. The label isnt joking about the "tart" bit -- this stuff is unrepentently so. But not unpleasantly so; thankfully, theres enough sweetness to keep it from being overbearing. So many fruit beers end up with a contrived "beer with fruit thrown in" character. New Glarus Raspberry suffers no such deficiency. The fruit aspect is extremely well-integrated like this was always meant to be a fruit beer from beginning to end. The relatively low 3.9 rating I gave is in part because of a low "appearance" rating and does not do justice to how truly well-crafted and enjoyable this beer is.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2005
I finally broke down and opened this and drank it myself. Well, it pours to what looks like some earthy red shade of molten womens lipstick. Im not too keen on the appearance... Anyway, the aroma is the most aromatic fresh raspberry and wheat you can imagine. I also managed to drink the entire 750 by myself, so its not cloying by any means. The flavor is tart fresh red raspberries, light lemon zest, wheat bread. Kinda smoothie in flavor. Definitely not extract. The palate is tart but not exceedingly so. I can still taste it lingering, even after eating a McDonalds DBL cheeseburger more than 30 minutes after sampling the beer. This is VERY well made. Way to go NG!

1.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2005
One of the best smelling beers ever. Like overripe raspberries in syrup. Pours a magnificent thick red colored jam of a brew. But thats where the fun ends! I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I got a bad bottle of this. Probably was sitting on the shelf too long. It tasted like a mouth full of aluminum foil, and burned my throat like hell. It tasted truely awful. I cant imagine its supposed to taste this horrible, and reiterate that Im sure it was an old bottle. But for $7 a bottle the brewer should take precautions that their product doesnt sit on store shelves too long. Until I get to try a fresh bottle (are you reading this New Glarus Brewing Company??) my rating stands: Looks and smells great! Tastes horrible!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Another round of thanks to beerhandy! What a treat. I prefrred this to the Belgian Red. Didnt seems as sweet and had a nice bit of tart to it. Couldnt drink very much of it but it was beautiful on looks and smelled wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
WOW! I love this beer. it pours an incredibly deep and rich maroon color with a think and lasting pink tinged head. The aroma is so wonderful... like a fresh raspberry pie (or insert your favorite raspberry desert here). The flavor matches the aroma, except you get a nice hint of tartness in the flavor which only serves to add to the taste. its a lot to drink and there is no way i could have finished a bottle myself, but grab a friend and open one up... well worth it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours deep red with pink lingering head. Strong raspberry aroma. Strong raspberry flavored sweet-tart flavor. Solid aroma and flavor. Lasting raspberry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red raspberry with a small head. Aroma is all raspberry with some sourness. Full on tart raspberry flavor. This was a great raspberry based fruit beer, enjoyed this more than Lindemans.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2085) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Very dark purple color. Dark cream head with creamy lacing. Huge sweet raspberry aroma. Massive raspberry flavor. Sticky mouthfeel. Amazingly delicious and decadent.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep red color fruit beer with a nice bubbly pink head with minimal retention. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries is just incredible and I could spend days just sniffing in my glass. Taste consisted of sweet fresh raspberry (not the chemical syrupy raspberry that are commonly used in fruit beers), slight tartness and a light acidic finish. Its a shame that I cannot obtain this beer more regularly over here.


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