asheft (3111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
Almost clear, light ruby with a strawberry, flimy head. Aroma=very fresh raspberries!!! and some malt. Flavour=very fresh raspberries!!! and some crisp malt. Light body and a bit sweet, but pleasantly mouth puckeringly tart. You feel this one in your ears! Sammy (12858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
better and different than their cherry. I appreciate raspberries, raspberry tea. This was very natural in every way, colour, odour, freshness, and a meal in itself. Mondial 2005. Sweet to start, with tartness in middle, and finshes with refreshing sweeter aftertaste. TaktikMTL (8007) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’une bouteille verte de 750 ml) au Mondial de la Bière 2005 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Forte odeur de framboises fraîchement écrasées. Apparence: Couleur rouge moyennement foncée. Mince col crémeux de couleur rose. Presque aucune bulle. Fine dentelle. Saveur: Fort goût de framboises. On a l’impression de goûter un concentré plusqu’un jus. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture de coulis très liquide. Arrière goût de framboises mais qui laisse un sensation de craie dans la bouche. (Rating #164) Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2005. Comme une choulette. Acide-sucré bien balancé. Arômes et saveurs de fruits très plaisant. DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Bottle at Mondial 2005. Aroma is more of acidic sour raspberries that is mildly pungent. Very lambic-like in aroma. Nice transparent ruby color with a touch of orange color and a small pinkish head. Very sweet to start, almost sugar cane-like. Turns sour and slightly more acidic in the middle. Sweet finish. A nice beer that is almost cloying to start, but finishes very nicely. (7/5/8/4/15)~~~~~~RE=RATE~~~~~~~~~Aroma has tons of sweet, good raspberry notes. So aromatic. Really nice for what it is. Body is an erythematous transparent color with a pinkish head present. The head is fairly strong and medium. Starts with a sweet, somewhat tart raspberry flavor. Lingering acidity late. Nice tartness. Not too sweet or cloying. Enjoyable, one-dimensional, straight-forward. Good stuff.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
750 mL bottle. Poured a translucent reddish plum-purple with a slight pinkish head that didn’t hang around too long. The aroma from the bottle was raspberry jam...plain and simple, and very nice....after is warmed slightly one could detect some light caramel malt and woody aromas. Initial raspberry sweet flavor gives way to the expected sour tart flavor...but not overly so. For me this was full bodied with a smooth texture and moderately carbonated. Splendid example of the fruit style. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Another excellent fruit beer from New Glarus. This one doesn’t present the complexity of their Belgian Red (cherry), but instead is more straight to the point of raspberry flavor. So what we have here is a short head which is expected due to the acidity of the fruit, and a strong, deep red raspberry color. Flavor is pretty much a mix of 4/5 raspberry and 1/5 malt, and hops kick in rather surprisingly on the finish. The friends I shared this with are non-BeerRatians and thought Raspberry Tart would just be an overpriced wine cooler; instead they were impressed with the balance of this brew! Give it a try if you can find it. joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Awesome red color. Aroma is unmistakeably rasberry. Hits me as soon as the bottle is popped. Taste is rasberries, rasberry seeds, fresh rasberries, not very tart, just a bit sweet, more fresh rasberries, GO RASBERRY >< jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
Some like the cherry (red) better, but I actually like the Rasberry Tart just a small bit more. I rate them the same, but if they are both sitting in front of me, I’ll drink this one faster. This is a fantastic beer with all the flavor you would expect without the disagreeable (to me anyhow) aftertaste most Belgians have. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2005
750 mL bottle served in champagne flute. Pour was deep reddish purple when held to light.. with a 1/4" raspberry head. Sweet raspberry aroma. Mouthfeel was very lively due to rather high carbonation. Taste was like a basket of fresh tart raspberries. The label does not lie in the least bit. Only other flavor noted was a faint oakiness. Very good flavor, but this was not really my style.