Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
ABV: 4% (I think… the bottle and website don’t state this)
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Wisconsin Ale brewed with raspberries
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Treat yourself to a rare delight. 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 large oak vats. Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extra-vaganza of flavor. Life’s too short to wait for dessert. Enjoy!
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 1 pint 9 fl. oz. bottle with no bottled on or best before date (but I think 2017 designed labels). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy deep dark grape red colour with a nice big three finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Tart, jammy, raspberry, mixed berry jello.
Taste: Sweet, tart, raspberry jam, raspberry jello with a touch of oak.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Great aromas, but tastes probably too sweet for me. The raspberry jammy and jello flavours were nice, but because of the over sweetness, this turned into just a sipper for me.