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RATINGS: 1421   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: APR 6, 2003 750 ml bottle, capped coated with red wax, pours a deep reddish brown in color that has a big head that doesn't last, sweet, fruity cherry aroma with a sweet and lightly sour taste of cherries, very carbonated on the tongue, finishes clean and fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
This is a unique experiment in North America, so far as I know. It is reputedly ’spontaneously fermented’--outside Belgium, I know of no others. This beer takes its flavor from the cherries the brewery uses, which are sweeter and darker than those used in Belgian krieks. The balance of this beer is between the sweetness of those cherries and the sour yeast note. It is perhaps more sweet and less sour than I would prefer, but if it’s spontaneously fermented, the sour note wouldn’t be adjustable. A remarkable accomplishment.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2002
This is a great beer. Cherries everywhere. Maybe not quite to traditional style as it could be, but it is a awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Very Cherry! As good as any other Belgian Red I have tried.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Red brown color with a high tan head. Definately cherry and almond aromas. Cherries again in the flavor along with a malt texture. Slight iron and acid in the finish. A classic in this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2002
A clear deep red. Full and rich cherry aroma. Thin head. Upfront you can taste the oaky/sour quality, this never leaves but is meshed with the wonderful malt and cherry flavors that are balanced incredibly. Complex as hell with some slight acidity to provide even more sweet-sour balance...damn, I wish I had another. A damn fine drink!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koenigj14 (3) - USA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
This stuff is great. Great mix of beer and wine. Hard to drink more than a six pack worth, to sweet on the stomach. Overall though very tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2002
I think they bottled cherry juice with sugar for this one. Wonderful taste, nice carbonation, but where are the hops? grain? yeast accents? I am a little disappointed in that I like fruit flavor as a sidenote that doesn’t dominate the entire profile of the beer. Great stuff to drink, but not beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Massive cherry pie nose, sweet on the lips, some medicinal notes lurking underneath, long rich, cheww pie crust middle gives way to a long cherry, tangy, somewhat woodie and hoppy finish. One of a kind. near perfect beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2002
Nice woody, cherry aroma. Lovely red color. Small, thick, creamy head adds to mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and sour cherry flavor, nicely thirst quenching. Enjoyable but too much cherry and not enough beer.


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