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RATINGS: 1455   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Finally broke down and bought a bottle to share with some friends. Even my wife, who doesn't like cherries enjoyed this brew. The cherry flavor and aroma are not overdone and the carbonation is excellent. The bottle was open for half an hur and every pour was like the bottle was just opened. The background is a belgian beer and the foreground is a freshly opened cherry 7up. One of a kind brew that we will purchase on rare occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Nice red color.Very tall head.cherry aroma sweet,sweet smell.Highly carbonated.the flavor is a nice cherry with a sour sweetness to it.If it weren't for the carbonation to break up some of this sour sweet i think this brew might be kind of hard to drink.as it is it very drinkable or in this case i'd say more of a sipper then a gulper.Very nice brew and i believe this is my first Flem/sour so it well worth the exsperience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Red copper color. Huge white head. Sweet cherry snow cone aroma. Very, very sweet. There is so much cherry flavor in here. Great if you like that, bad if you don't. I like it - tasted most like a framboise. Great corbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Huge, beautiful cherry aroma. Terribly appealing. Big light head over dramatic red body. Big sweet cherry juice flavor perfectly tempered with sourness. Very acidic. Rivals all the great fruit beers I've had in Belgium (exc. Rodenbach), but I simply do not have great affection for the style. I'd rather have a good Pils. An interesting pick for #500.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2003
A very good sipping beer, sour, tart and plenty of cherries, although they taste a little more like maraschino's than fresh cherries. Maybe, like wine and lambics, this would go well with some sort of mild cheese. It's full-flavored and well-balanced. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5235) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2003
I have to agree on the "girly beer" comment, but this is the most unique beer experience I've had in a while. I suppose the closest beer to compare it to would be quelque chose, but this beer is a bit more "extreme." It smells and tastes like they made those sour cherry gummy candies into a beer. This beer has a lot of fizz, which works with the sour aspects of the beer to get the salivary glands working, which in turn causes you to pick up the intense, sweet cherry flavor that is hiding behind the sourness. All of the elements of the beer encourage slow sipping, so I think it should have a higher alcohol content, but that's my only complaint. If you are looking for something new and different, this is the place to go.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Yep, liked it. Extremely fresh. Soft texture, with a wonderfully lightly tart, soft, natural cherry sourness. Never candyish, always natural (except the aroma kinda smelled like lollypops or soemthing). Mix the cherrys in with some light oak and mayne some nuttyness. If i had one complaint it would be that its not assertive enough (more sour, more stink), but hey, the balance couldn’t really be any better right? Glad to share this with Ecz and Motelpogo. Re-rate: Lots o marzipan in the aroma, and i take away the thing about the lollypops in the aroma, this is just a wonderful beer, perfectly balanced between sweet and tart. Yummy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
ok this is a bit of a girly beer but what a girly beer. it's got all the friendly, sweet, vanilla, almonds and juicy cherries from a classy non-confected kriek ilke cantillon or girardin, just minus the odeur de homeless people, gut-assaulting sourness and all the rest of it. it's not especially complex - it's a very simple, amazingly vivid, fresh, nectary, smooth and aromatic cherry flavour. The aroma is pure marzipan. I could feel this stuff going all the way down to my bierbauch and leaving a coating of almond oil the whole way. woah. sloppy kisses to duff for letting me and mpog share it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 I think I got some overripe cherries in mine, because it tasted, well, like an overripe sweet cherry. Lindeman's Kriek was waaay better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2003 Red-brown color with a nice head. Lots of carbonation (like champaign). The aroma is pure delight, cherries step to the forefront. The cherry tartness slaps you across the face but then mellows out to sweet-sour balance. This beer is not sugary sweet and bland like some cherry beers. Among the very best in it genre into the world, many Belgium breweries wish their Krieks were this good. Re-rate: A very fresh bottle I got on trip to Milwaukee - the oak undertones seem to be more noticeable this time. Again, simply a great beer.

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