Breweries "Visited"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Beer 300: New Glarus Raspberry Tart

Day 300 seems like a great day to break out something from the rare beers collection.  The New Glarus Brewing Company's Raspberry Tart fits that bill since it isn't available outside of Wisconsin, where it is brewed.  Huge kudos are owed to our friend Nathan who was kind enough to gift us one of his last remaining bottles. 

We are doubly fortunate because he also shared a New Glarus Belgian Red last year.  Both the Red and the Raspberry Tart are outstanding sour beers.  Unfortunately for me, they are next to impossible to get and the cherry crop in that region was devastated this year and that will have a deleterious impact on Belgian Red production.  Oh noez!!!

The Raspberry Tart pours a hazy merlot color with a thin slightly off white head.  As one would expect, it smells strongly of raspberries.  The taste is very tart raspberry that give you that fantastic pinchy action on the sides of your tongue.  There are faint hints of pie spice. The fruity sweetness is balanced perfectly by the amount of tart.  If I had to pick one beer to drink for the rest of my life, this would be among the finalists.

New Glarus Rapsberry Tart is an excellent beer.  Cheers!

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