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RATINGS: 1478   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Poured a huge white head in a tulip glass and a cloudy red appearance. The aroma is incredible. A big bouquet of cherries. Initial sips were a pleasant sweet and sour, not overdone either way. Well carbonated. A nice offering from New Glarus.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 the bottle itself is awesome with the bottle dipped in red wax covering the cap and neck. Very cool. Then the color is very gem-like when put up to the light, glowing with reddish, pinky/orange thats slightly opaque with a very unique pinkish/orangy head of light bubbly froth, with some large bubbles, and poured out to be about two inches high and settled down to a small bubbly froth with some curtain-like lacing of tiny-tight bubbles. Smells of nice fruity tart cherries and a bit sour, like a lemonade. Taste is a heavenly nice sweetly sour and tart cherry thats easily smooth and a bit like a fruit juice or wine cooler but much nicer flavor. It's medium body and generously carbonated with a huge sweet feel in the front, then just lays down smooth and slightly drying to the finish leaving a great sour tart bite in the back of my mouth. Take a cherry lambic and lighten it up a bit and here ya go, a very interestingly, very drinkable treat of yumminess.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Deep, deep red with a nice pinkish and persistenct head. Intitial sourness takes you by surprise every time you drink it. Sourness sort of converts into a nice metallic (for lack of a better word)tone. Really unique stuff that is a good special occasion pop.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.4
   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.

4.1
   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5393) - 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.

4.3
   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.


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