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RATINGS: 1281   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
This is a near-perfect fruit beer and my current second favorite after New Glarus Belgian Red, a cherry beer. It has strong raspberry aroma and great red, cloudy appearance with a good pink head that rapidly dissipates. Is all natural and tastes very fresh as if the raspberries were picked the same day you drank it! The one year aged hops complement the beer well. It has appropriate sweetness and tartness in its consumption. It is nearly perfect being slightly more acidic than my tastes once in a while. Excellent fruit beer in all ways that represents raspberries really well. Was 2nd best fruit beer in the world in ratings recently.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kchampagne (164) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
I had to have a few of these to make sure I got the rating right, or maybe these are just way too tasty. Poured from the bottle a bright ruby red. Aroma is unmistakably raspberry. Taste is like fresh, sweet, mashed up berries. Absolutely delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Shared with the wife. Pours ruby with a light pink head. Aroma was raspberry, wine. Taste was tart, tangy, raspberry, raspberry juice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
One of New Glarus best known fruit beers, at B.U.M.B. in Antwerp. Lacing, off-white, moussy, stable head, warm and practically clear copper reddish colour with orangey hue. Aroma strongly reminiscent of (home made) raspberry jam, ripe fresh redcurrant, vanilla, Roosvicee or even rosehip tea, some caramel, almond. Sugary raspberry jam dominates the flavor, with a thin and shy redcurrant- or rhubarb-like acidity buried underneath, medium carbo, soft bready and caramelly core but the sweet raspberry flavor persists till deep into the finish, sugary and even a bit cloying, but the acidity still lurks from below and keeps it tolerable. The result of this, as with the other sweet New Glarus fruit beers, is a genuine, artisanal dessert-like sweetness, which I experience as being very different from many industrial sweet beers here in Western Europe (mainly Belgium). Some of these Belgian sweet fruit beers, including the Lindemans lambics which served as an example for New Glarus back in the nineties, attain a similar character of non-industrial yet still heavy sugariness leaving room for actual fruit (juice) flavors; New Glarus essentially translated this concept from lambic to the (then) new American sour ale style and can be seen as a kind of modern craft beer-era tribute to the old Lindemans or (at least previously) even Timmermans fruit beers. Whether you like very sweet fruit beers or not, there is no denying that New Glarus is one of the breweries worldwide that has raised this concept to its maximum in terms of honesty and quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4310) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of raspberry jam and mild tart. Taste has sweet raspberry jam, candy and no tart. This is really sweet stuff, drinkable, but not very complex or interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8394) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Deep red amber. Nose is pure sweet raspberry jam, sweet & sugar heavy down to the point of almost seeming a bit artificial. Their Belgian Red reminded me of Lindemans Kriek & this one reminds me of Lindemans Framboise but this one isnt as good, sparkling taste, extreme & very sweet raspberry jam, pure sugar, candy, almost artificial sweet, far too sweet for its own good, not sure if I could drink a lot of it. Fizzy raspberry jam & sugar body. Crazily sweet but good since I do like raspberry jam after all. I still think that it is funny that beer geeks look down on the sweet Lindemans beers but worship these candy New Glarus beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
Fresh bottle shared with friends. Pours beautiful dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma is huge berries, cherries, somewhat funky. Flavour is mild tartness and quite a bit of fruity sweetness. Lots of raspberries. Moderate body, a lot of flavour. Feels like a stronger beer with all that flavour. Very quaffable, fresh and fruity. Light carbonation. Really nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (18029) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
S suerlicher Antrunk, Marmelade, zunehmende Se. Viskos, intensiv, Himbeeren. Schwierig, mir insgesamt zu s - trotz Essigstich. 10/9/8/8/10/9

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (990) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle from Clint (starcross) -- cheers! Ive never had a beer like this. Forget the name, theres nothing tart or sour about this beer. Instead, it somehow manages to taste like an alcoholic bowl of fresh raspberries. Theres a ton of strong, authentic fruit flavor in the bottle, and the beer itself is an incredible reddish-purple color. I served it for dessert at Thanksgiving, and everyone from my twenty-something cousins up to my 85 year old grandmother loved it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Intense raspberries, dry grain malts, creamy, straw. Slightly hazy, reddish amber, small, off-white head. Medium sweet and sour. Overripe raspberries, sweet, yet dry fruit, raspberry syrup, light tart, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful Fruit Beer, intense and yet complex throughout. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1543) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours a cloudy burgundy. Cherry raspberry aroma kinda mild compared to the Belgian cherry I had yesterday. Mineral. Hints of leather and a bit of spice, kinda oddly some slight funky beef jerky/soy sauce. Some mild woodiness. Taste is a raspberry cherry with some mild dry mild wood with some vanilla. Certainly quenching and flavorful, good for summer. Not too tart. Fairly balanced with a tart finish.


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