Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Glarus Raspberry Tart Review

Name: New Glarus Raspberry Tart
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 4%

I've been going through an awful lot of New Glarus' fruit beers as of late and for good reason: They are all highly regarded and quite tasty. Tonight I'm looking at one of their other highly regarded fruit beers: Raspberry Tart. As the name suggests, it's brewed with raspberries; Much akin to Belgian Red which is brewed with cherries.

Raspberry Tart pours a fairly clear ruby red color with a fizzy red head and some mild carbonation. As expected, the lacing is pretty much non-existent. It looks like poured a bottle of Belgian Red into my glass.

The aroma is a mix of sweet raspberries, cranberries and some light maltiness. At least I can make out more of a "beery" scent here as opposed to Belgian Red which was pretty much all cherries (Which is by no means a bad thing.)

As for the taste, it's pretty much a sweet raspberry taste with some cranberries and light malty notes. Overall the flavor is pretty identical to the nose. The aftertaste does have a nice fruity

The palate feels pretty light but comes with some moderate carbonation. It's almost like drinking a bottle of sparkling red Moscato.

Much like Belgian Red, it isn't a complex-tasting beer by any stretch of the imagination. It is, however, a robust tasting beer which more than makes up the sum of it's parts. Some won't like the overall fruit-sweetness that Raspberry Tart has to offer but it is a must have for any dedicated fruit beer fanatic.

New Glarus Raspberry Tart - 9/10

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