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RATINGS: 1505   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. Thanks to Kevin42 for sending this over and for enabling me to share it with the other English raters. What a beauty! The aroma is big on cherries and marzipan. The whole experience is like liquid battenburg cake. The beer itself is a slightly cloudy red colour. The taste as mentioned is high on marzipan but there is also toffee and cherries. It is so tasty and so easy to drink. I really liked this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 The Kilburn Gathering. 5.1% abv version.
St Louis, Chapeau, Floris, and now New Glarus. I love these easy drinking beers with that wonderful balance of sweet and sour. This is, however, one of the better producers, and - as they are respected by other beer geeks - I don’t need to feel awkward about admitting I like them. Morello cherries, Christmas candle wax, marzipan, black cherry jam, Christmas spice - frankincense. O my! Beautiful taste and mouthfeel. Beautiful balance of sweet and sour. Mmmmm. Nice one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2005
01.31.05 750ml bottle, champagne flute at first, then tumbler. Reddish/copper/amber, clouded; big tan head with purple and pink hued highlights. Aroma is dominated by cherries: ripe, overripe, mascerated, dried, and delicious cherries. Coinciding biscuity notes make the whole package remind of cherry pie! Quite tart, great balance but tending towards sweet/tart, finishes even more tart and cleansingly astringent. Flavors burst with fresh fresh fruit, lightly acetic; lingering yeast and vinous hints. Amazing beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjohannsen (1) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005 does not count
Best fruit flavored beer in America and right up there with the best Lambics.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsyJason (12) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
Wow! Full cherry aroma with nice acidic sharpness. Pours a beautiful deep hazy red--exactly what you expect a cherry beer to look like. Very little head though which was dissapointing. Nicely carbonated though. Flavor is very fruity, very cherry but it is still beer--not soda pop. A classic American fruit beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Lots of cheery in the nose, very inviting. It was a very nice red colour with only a small ring of foam. The flavour was dominated by cherries, with a nice and not overpowering sourness. There was also some nice carbonation that danced across my tounge. A great fruit beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Smells of canned cherry pie filling. Ginger ale carbonation, sour cherry aftertaste, zero head. Tasty beer, and I’d try it again (one glass only).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 wow! what a great beer...i wasnt sure if there was a better fruit beer than their apple ale...boy was i wrong; wonderful cherry aroma (similar to a fruit roll-up)....great cherry red appearance; flavor was also full of cherries (sweet and sour), and was similar to a champagne.....this is a must try for anyone who wants to experience what a fruit beer SHOULD taste like

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Yet another fine beer given to me by the extraordinarily charitable Jeffc666. Hazy bright red with hints of orange. Head light tan with a faint hint of pink. nose very fresh and full of cherry, some faint earthiness and cocoa for a bit of depth. Flavor bursts with cherry goodness both tart and sweet, wonderfully fruity and tasty, tart and acidic. Bit toasty and nutty, like of like a pie crust. It’s just good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5130) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2005 2004 bottle thanks to Footbalm and Flemdawg. Tried side-by-side with a 2003 Cantillon Kriek. Needless to say, this one didnt quite come out on top, but for what it was, I was very pleased. Especially after drinking the vastly unbalanced and cloying Raspberry tart. Wonderful pour, murky, muddled dark red and burgundy with browns and tans swriling about. Cloudy, unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Aroma of tart, fresh cherries, moderate sweetness with some wheat and a light yeast influence. Flavor opens up with a burst of ripe cherries followed quickly by a touch of lightly tart yeast. Hops add a touch of balance, and while the cherries do not quite overwhelm with sweetness, there is no want of sugar, fruit and sweet malt here. What I could use more of, is the wonderful tart lambic flavor hiding in the background. On the finish, some hops are evident, earthy, lightly sharp, rusty and old, with a good dose of wheat and yeast, but it is not quite enough to stop the cherries. I like what New Glarus is doing; these beers are fresh and wonderfully crafted, but they need to tone down the fruit, at least in my opinion. Only traces of sourness or oak can be felt, while there is a touch of oily roast on the very end, the cherry tartness and meaty pulpiness of it really overshadows everything. A good beer and one that would age well. I do need to try some extensively aged samples of this (and the raspberry) before passing a final judgement, but for now it is too sweet and only adds yeast tartness/sourness as an afterthought.


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