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 (7508) - 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. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2005
750 mL bottle, goblet. Deep plum, slightly hazy hue. Pink, frothy, medium head. TONS of delicious raspberries. Musty, woody, caramel aromas. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic (tart) flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic finish. Medium full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. The bottom line is: I *heart* NG fruit beers.
agl108 (1225) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
Thanks to lamas (via StewardofGondor) for the bottle. 1 pint 9 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby with a pink head that dissipates quickly. A moderate amount of lace. Nice raspberry aroma. Flavor is of sweet raspberries, but not sweet enough to deter me from drinking more than one. Finishes tart and is complemented by a perfect level of fiz from the carbonation. An extraordinary beer from New Glarus. I wish Wisconsin were closer to home. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2005
Ruby and some purple with an airy pink head. Very unique. Aroma is a very tart raspberry fruityness along with some smooth sweet aromas. Very nice and fairly tart raspberry, followed by a syrupy sweetness. It’s a very plesant flavor and feel. Not like many fruit beers. There is substance and body and character in this beer. Makes for a very nice experience. sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 This beer is great for dessert! Big raspberry nose. Deep red and slightly cloudy. Blows up in your mouth, sweet but balanced with its tartness. Finish of lush raspberries lasts for minutes. jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2005
Sweet natural raspberry aroma.
Dark red, low foamy head.
Very nice balance between a
big berry flavor and with a proper lactic counterpoint. Prickling, dry mouthfeel.
Swet exit - very nice good desert
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2005
Drinking this great beer on easter, after a wonderful day with family! I love the tartness of this beer, I don’t like stark sweetness. Nice ruby color, smelled the berries before I got the cap entirely off! Great brew. Thanks nick!