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RATINGS: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Originally 5.1% - abv reduced to 4% sometime between 2009 and 2011.
Belgian Red is a tapestry of flavor. This beer is brewed with whole Montmorency Cherries, Wisconsin farmed wheat and Belgian roasted barleys, lagered in oak tanks and balanced by Hallertau hops we aged in our brewery one full year. Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle makes this beer uniquely “Wisconsin.” So unique, in fact, that we applied for a patent. Expect this beer to be ruby red, with a medium body that is highly carbonated and intense with cherry flavor and bouquet.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
From bottle : WOW. I have been waiting forever to drink this and finally got around to it. It was everything I had built it up in my mind to be. Great pour with carbonation and a reddish fluffy head. Aroma is fabulous and taste is a wonderful fruity blend of cherries and the like. There is nothing I do not like about this and wish it was easier to get my hands on.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Rating #2200. 750 ml wax-dipped bottle thanks to Homer’s FBW contest. Aroma is cherries bordering on overripe, flesh and almondy pits. Pours a muddy rust color with a collapsing beige head that falls into a big-bubbly ring; a little lace left behind. Taste is fairly tart, sweet, finishing lightly dry. Tastes like cherry pie filling, with spices (cinnamon) and all, although I don’t think those ingredients are actually in the beer. Really tasty, but I liked the Raspberry Tart a lot more, even though this is rated higher on the site. This one is a little too sweet maybe. Still a phenomenal fruit beer, however.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BadAprilia1000 (395) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a Dark Ruby red with a nice cherry head. Aroma is of cherry, malt, hay, lemon, blue cheese. Tastes of cherries, cranberries, raspberries, with a slight tart note. I know Im missing notes in here. Great Beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Deep red pour with a single finger head. Aroma is full of sour cherries, almost pie like too. Medium bodied. Sour cherries, almost spicy like cinnamon. Sweet and tart all at the same time. The fruit is just so vibrant, it makes me wonder how they make this happen. Reminds me of eating sour cherries. Fruit character is through the roof. A little lace present. World class beer here.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Pours blood red with a nice white head. Huge cherry/sweet nose that hits you before your glass is front of you. Taste is wildly cherry and sweet-think a wonderful cough syrup you can’t get enough of. Supremely drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (612) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bomber sized bottle. Nice burgundy dark pour. Really nice ripe cherry aroma. Taste is amazing, slightly tart, great finish. Best fruit beers in the world, thanks New Glarus!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (3881) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
Large shared bottle. Given that this is a fruit beer, it really couldn’t taste any better. The feel too is about perfect. Aroma: cherry dominated. Appealing but a bit too much cherry candy in the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Appearance: Dark ruby red with small off-white head; Taste: Strong/tart cherry with a wine/tannin finish. Mouth/Feel: Med/Light Body, Clean. Nice brew that when in WI I always have to pick up a bottle or two. Overall: 3.9 out of 5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (335) - - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle in a trade. Pours a plum red with a faint pink head. Aromas of cherries, cherry pie, and oak, almost a faint cinnamon. Flavors of tart cherries, hard cherry candy, cherry tart pastry, oaky tannin finish. Sharp, highly carbonated, acidic mouthfeel. Very sweet and tart. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandbourbon (7) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Got in a trade: thanks RRC87! My first winter shipment so I had to have a cold one right out of the box. Split with my wife. A. Pours a hazy deep red with brown and burnt orange highlights. A small off-white head rises up ever so slightly and leaves night trails of residual lacing down the glass. S. Tart cherry with vanilla, a touch of oak, and a bit of medicinal character. T. Tart cherries with some oaky wood character. These give way to a bit more sweetness with some vanilla and a touch of lemon juice. Ends fairly dry with just a touch of residual tartness. M. On the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation that helps pick up the residual flavors on swallow. D. Incredibly drinkable - I wasn’t a big fan of the raspberry tart so I got these for my wife not expecting to like them too much. It looks like I’ll be trading for some more of these in the near future.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Wausau, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a dark red hue with a thick head. A decent lacing is left afterwards. Smells of cherries, malt, and wheat. The taste is not too strong but somewhat bitter. The cherry is not too overpowering and the malt and wheat provide a nice backdrop. This is probably one of the finest beers I have tried to date. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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