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RATINGS: 1455   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2003
i cleaned my room the other day for the first time in 6 months and found my notes from tasting this a while back with duff and eczematic (the machine). plenty of marzipan, some oak and vanilla. faint tomato juice in the finish balances perfectly. even better than my own schitt kriek

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
smells like cherry sour balls, amber with a pink head, super sweet cherriness, sour and awesome, a nice compliment to thanksgiving

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 Poured a copper, amber color with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of sweet fresh cherries. Taste is sour cherries, alittle yeast, but the cherries are extremely fresh! Hey, I may need another one of these

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Aroma of sweet cherries and yeast. Red with lots of bubbles but no head. Flavor is of cherry, malt, and yeast. Finish is dry. Outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
myerstrmn (1) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
First tried this at GABF. Went back at least a dozen times to make sure it was as good as I thought. Yup! Amazing Belgian Kriek

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
This elixir pours into the glass with a cloudy amber brown body topped by a meidum thick head with a good amount of lacing. WOW! What an aroma! The cherry in the nose in just incredible. I love this beer just from the aroma. WOW, Again! The flavor is amazing. Cherry, malt and a slight sourness, that mixes so well! Medium bodied and smooth yet dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Never had anything like this before. I was given a free glass by the bartender of a local resteurant who knows that I am keen on unique brews. Its sells for $17 a bottle at this place (champagne sized bottle). It does not really taste like a beer or barley wine, or like a wine either. I think its a one-of-a-kind type of brew. The aroma was like a cherry liqour, red-brown color, good carbonation. The taste of cherries was prominant, but without the usual sweetness that one would associate with cherries. Its tough to describe in beer terms because its not really a beer. The 1-year aging is probably a major contributor to the taste. If I had something to celebrate, Id buy it - but $17 a bottle is a bit pricey. It would be nice if they could increase the alchohol content... I dont think there is another "beer" on the planet that costs as much but only brags 5% ABV (I know, alchohol content is not supposed to be a major deal with the ratings - lol).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Aroma is very appealing, being mainly the aroma of cherries with a touch of barn yard smell. Appearance is cloudy reddish light brown wiht big off white head. Flavor begins like a cherry soda, but then the flavors expand and broaden. The finish is sour and a bit dry. Finish is very lingering. Delicious ale that I will be delighted to drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5004) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Fort Wayne event. This twelveth brew of the evening came from BigBadBear63. We drank this one to try and give our palates a break from the other big brews that had been battering our senses. This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized slightly purplish hazy colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing. There was a grainy sediment to it that was visibly suspended within it. It had a strong cherry aroma and a bubbly sour cherry mouthfeel. The flavor was once again fruity. Another very nice brew, a bit sour, but then I think it was supposed to be that way hehe. Sure this isn't a fruit beer?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Re-rate based on several bottles since my original tasting back in the early days! Repeated sips have really demonstrated how phenomenal this beer is, one of the best available malt beverages on the market. The sour cherry, oak, and sharp carbonation combine for an experience unrivaled in this style. Buy yourself a case.

Rating #300
My favorite beer at the Fort Wayne tasting. Poured cloudy orange-red-brown, with an off-white head. Three distinct aromas: cherry, cherry, and cherry. Flavor was dominated, as expected, by these very cherries, although the fruitiness was nicely balanced by cinnamon and woodiness. The palate was remarkable- this is the smoothest fruit beer (OK- I see this is a Flemish Sour...) I’ve tried, and the carbonation perfectly complemented the slightly sour, spicy flavor. Remarkable. Original rating: 8-4-8-4-17 (4.1)


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