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RATINGS: 1518   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 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 (6405) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Thanks Mr Facto for sending this one down to the Noog. A dark red apperance. The smell is very cherry, sorry didnt mean to rhyme. The flavor is sweet up front but turns quite sour after a few sips. A sour cherry flavor dominates with some tart apples detected in the background. Not as sour as many of the fruit lambics, and not as sweet as many fruit beers. The balance seems to be perfect. Extremely good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Sample courtesy of Eyedrinkale. Hazy ruby color with a small pink head. Sweet cherry pie aroma. Flavor was sweet and tart cherries. Not heavy and cloying like some fruit beers. Very delicious and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2004
Red-brown coloured. Aroma of cherries and marzipan. Very sweet and concentrated, but natural cherry flavour. Highly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Aroma: cherry pie and cherry cough syrup--sugary sweetness, cherry pie filling and cherry pits and cinnamon
Appearance: dark cherry red, pink-cream head, lacing
Flavor: cherries, cherry pits and skins, very fruity, sugary-sweet like cherry pie filling
some raisin aftertaste, butter/cream, very smooth and bubbly, slight tartness
Overall: very, very good for a fruit beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Bam! The aroma is sooo right. Often aroma is appealing from complexity - not here. This aroma is appealing because it is so fresh and true in character. The appearance is as expected, completed by a carrot top. Flavor is equally tart and fruit sweet (not sugar sweet). No notes of oak detected. Finish was surprisingly warm, with decent hopping. Of course, this is a beer worth seeking.

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