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RATINGS: 1513   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Bottle courtesy of Styles with much thanks!!! This is just a superb beer. Pours a deep rubyish color. Head has pinkish hues. The head fades to a thin layer and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is purely cherry. Sweet and tart to the nose. Lighter bodied. Flavor is also fully of the cherries, a fruit I am not overly fond of. This plays so well in this beer though. Yes, I could drink this day in and out and be very happy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Bottle, nice white bubbly head, average lacing, great smell of cherry candy, taste is nice and sweet with a hint of tart at the end. i agree that this is the best fruit beer that i’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sbaryenbruch (2) - barneveld, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
Hands down the best fruit based beer you will ever experience. Absolutely bursting with tart Wisconsin cherries. A perfect ice cold summer desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Cherries. It’s all about cherries. Overwhelming cherries. Immediately after popping the cap off the bottle, I got a strong whiff of, well, cherries. Once poured into a glass, the beer showed a cloudy reddish-brown with a foamy head. First taste is full-on, sour-sweet cherries, like the best possible cherry pie your grandma could make. The contrast between sweet and sour is amazing. Very smooth palate with "just right" carbonation. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was a sparkling cherry wine, but with no detectable alcohol flavor. Goes down way too easily and leaves your tastebuds aching for more. Exceptional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Man, i just love this beer. Deep cherry fruit on the nose. Deep red color with a foamy white head. Flavor just screams I am a great cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Poured from a 750 into a small tumbler, 11/6/04. I’ve had this divine nectar a few times, and have finally decided to rate it. Beautiful beer, and well-deserving of its rating. The best New Glarus has to offer. Pours a murky orange-tinged cherry with huge frothy pink head. Aroma is fruity but not acidic and sharp; rather warm and malty, like cherries simmering in a cider form and cooled. The taste is sharp acid at first, but rounds into a buttery fruitiness that is more balanced than any other fruit beer I’ve ever had. The blissful finish lingers long. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2004
This brew is really a masterpiece. What an intense flavor, pours cherry red, transparent, with a tall white/pink head that leaves thick lacing on the glass the whole way down. Tons of sweet cherry in the aroma and flavor, slightly tart, but a great sweet flavor almost accented with mollasses. This brew really reminded me of the aroma of those Soho cherry sodas. Nice tartness that was balanced out by the malt sweetness. EPIC!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Thanks Eyedrinkale. Cherry color with a nice red head, Aroma is sweet. Flavor and aroma of sweet and tart cherries. Refreshing. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Wow. This starts out so unique as it pours a pinkish read and settles to a ruby color with tones of plum around the edges. The aroma is a wondeful full cherry complete with sweetness and sharp tartness. This medium bodied beer is quite effervescent and contains a blossom of cherry flavor. Nice, very, very nice. At times it is sharply tangy and slightly bitter and at others it is extreamly sweet. The last feeling left on the toung is a quick sour tartness. This is the best fruit beer I’ve ever tasted. My thanks to Jcapriotti

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is all cherries. Kind of has a cherry pucker smell. Pours a cloudy orangish-red with a small white with a little pink head that is gone somewhat quicly. Excellent lacing. Flavor is without a doubt cherry. It’s a bit more sour cherry in the finish. If you like cherries, you have to really like this beer. Only problem is that you need to have someone to share this with. A whole bottle to yourself kind of wears on you.

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