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New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

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RATINGS: 1471   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Ruby garnet color. Clear and white head. Nice carbonation. Wonderful cherry aroma and sour tart flavor with cherries and wine like favors. Great balance as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (437) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby red when pinkish head. Aroma is strong cherry nose. Taste is a nice mix of subtle sweetness and medium tartness. Nice long subtle tart finish. Great fresh cherry flavor. Definitely the best cherry beer I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1142) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
750-ml bottle imported by a friend from the brewery. surprised the label didn’t give the abv. label called it a marriage of wine and beer, i thought it was halfway between beer and fruit (cherry) juice. gorgeous clear ruby color, red even through the green bottle. medium body, creamy. at most lightly tart. should have high oxygen radical absorption capacity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Big thanks, again, to my friend John. A native Wisconsinite who now calls Louisville home, and a true friend. Aroma: Pure cherry juice; low to moderate sweetness; very light tartness (surprising for a beer made with tart Montmorency cherries!); subtle hints of mint and chocolate. Appearance: As advertised, a ruby red pour with slight haze; carbonation is pretty soft and supports a small, bubbly ring of head. Flavor: Matches the nose; still very much a somewhat sweet, juicy cherry experience. You do notice a little more oak at play than in the nose. Towards the finish, there is a very subtle hint of hops that have a slight drying effect, but not enough to quench the sweetness entirely. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Really good stuff, but I did enjoy Serendipity quite a bit more. Personally, I wish some of the tart character of the Montmorency came through. Still, I feel fortunate to have tried this, as I have wanted to do so for five or so years.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haggadah (2) - Richmond, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Easily one of the best fruit beers in the world. Friends consider this a cider. But who cares what it’s called? It’s delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
750 ml thanks to Willrunforbeer, much thanks for this! Maybe a year bottle. Aroma is cherry pie filling, and freshly smashed cherries. Nothing artificial about this yet it is borderline fruit juice. Finish has a very mild tartness. Had I sampled this blind without knowing it was beer, I never would have said this was fermented in any shape. New Glarus is pretty much the king of fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1422) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
750mL bottle from a trade. Pours deep red purple with a pinkish white head. Aroma is fantastic! Like a dark cherry juice. Flavor is a bit of caramel under straight up dark cherries. Almost like drinking a tart cherry pie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours deep ruby red with a thin white head. Aromas of tart cherries. Taste is tart up front smooth and slightly sweet and all cherry. Very nice and refreshing on a hot day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (251) - - JUN 19, 2015
750ml bottle. Appearance: Deep ruby red, clear, with a pinkish khaki frothy head. Aroma: Black cherry dominates, light maltiness Taste: Tart black cherries, giving way to chocolate and toasted malt sweetness. Bitterness only enough to balance. Has a vinous quality. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some silliness. Carbonation is high. Finish: A mix on lingering chocolate and cherry. Overall: Top notch fruit beer with a wonderful balance of cherry and chocolate components. Acidity and high carbonation would make this angriest dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5371) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to Leighton. Murky amber / golden coloured pour with a loosw white head. Aroma is sweet cherry cough syrup, marsipan, cherry sweet. Palate is super sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Flavour is very sweet, cheerry, decent fruit, cherry bakewell. Too sweet for my taste.


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