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RATINGS: 1519   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Very tasty fruit beer, and well executed. I know this is against everything this site represents, but making a faux-porter with this and Guinness mixed 50 / 50 is to DIE for! Chocolate-covered Cherry!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2005
New Glarus is certainly easy to pick out of a lineup of fruit beers. Robust is the best way to describe it. The aroma is like opening a can of cherry pie filling. Beautiful color. Head quickly dissapated. The tart cherry hits you from the start and continues through the finish. Heavy mouthfeel, syrupy without overbearing sweet. Would be perfect in a smaller bottle as an after dinner drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a nice deep amber red/ but more of a ruby red than the standard amber ale. Some head with slight lace. Aroma is pure cherry, very sweet and powerful. Sweet and tart cherry pie like flavor with good lively carbonation. Good mouthfeel and body. Perhaps a little too sweet for me but very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11645) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured a dark ruby red color with small head. Aromas of tart cherry pie filling. Tastes of the same. Tart and sweet tasting as well. Nice balance. As far as fruit beers go, this one has to be one of the best out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Poured a deep ruby red with about 1 finger head that dissipated after about a minute. The Door County cherries really shine through on the nose. Beer is well-carbonated and almost champagne-like in the mouthfeel. Cherries and some subtle oak comprise most of the flavor. Aftertaste has more of those wonderful wonderful cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
Cloudy, vibrant red colour. Very distinctive marzipan aroma. It took me while to decide whether I liked that (as I can’t stand marzipan). In the end I decided that I did - just. Fizzy cherryade character with some sour edges. Definite sweet tinges. Good mouthfeel. Quite nice. Bottled at the London Joet gathering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours a pale ruby color with tint more like an ale than a fruit. Beautiful peach head that unfortunately dissipates within 45 seconds -- however, I won’t slight it for this because with this type of beer it would be expected that fruity acidity will cut down the head; in any case there’s plenty of spotty lacing with each sip. Aroma is commendable: about 40% sweet cherry but also about 30% hops and 30% grain. Taste is very complex, with tart cherry at the base but also presenting other elements including Hungarian paprika, apple cider with a cinnamon stick, Lipton tea and a touch of hops. Finish shows a mellowness and has a raisin tinge totally unlike the perhaps too bold tartness in the mouth. I can see how this would finish around the top in its class.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2005
Lightly ruby tinged amber, decent head. Aroma was an amazing blast of pure cherry. Flavor is also cherry, mixed with a touch of almond. But you are still aware that you have a beer in your hands, despite the preponderance of fruit. This review really doesn’t even come close to describing how good this beer is. Huge thanks to CaptainCougar for this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2005
Hazy and ruddy red with little head. Tart cherry aroma with some cinnamon and tea. Very sweet and acidic with low carbonation but what feels like a carbonic acid finish on the back of the throat. Has an herbal tea quality to it and reminds me a bit like of something from Celestial Seasonings. Very clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2005
this beer is unique for sure. good ammount of carbonation. cherries are prominent in taste and smell. cinamon is present in the taste as well. very sweet. not sure if it is just the right ammount of sweetness, or just a bit too much. highly recomended. too bad it is only available in wisconsin though, but luckily isnt hard to get once inside the state.

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