drdisque (377) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a shared wine bottle/bomber. Pours red, looks like effervescent red wine. Noticeable but not overbearing cherry flavor. Slightly sweet but mostly tart - you canít tell where the tartness from the cherries ends and the acidity from the yeast and brewing begins. Really enjoyable.
Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got a 750mL bottle from Woodmanís in early Fall 2012 for $8.79 when I heard about the shortage of Belgian Red until early 2013.
It pours a dark maroon color with a slightly pink, bubbly head. The scent is rich with fermented cherries giving it a very sweet aroma. The taste is rich, sweet, and fruity with an overall great cherry flavor. Itís smooth, refreshing, delicious, and slightly tart. One of New Glarusí signature brews that is regarded as one of the best fruit beers one the market. Definitely something you have to try.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at several bars in Madison, WI. Not a fruit beer fan, but really loved this stuff. Lots of cherry flavor, a little tartness to balance the sweet,, malty character in the background. Way in the background. Very nice, balanced taste and certainly drinkable.
bytemesis (1413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy red amber with a medium beige head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by cherry, almost like canned cherry pie filling. Flavor is strong cherry, quite sweet, with sweet tart sourness. Pretty impressive beer, actually.
gregwilsonstl (664) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dominating cherry. Red. Tastes like a cherry soda. Fizzy. I cant tastes wheat, hops, nor barley.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is almost not beer. Iíd say more of a sparkling wine with cherry pie. Still, it tastes damn good, so I canít complain all that much. The pour is bubbling and frothy, with a bright white head and pretty íKool-Aidí esque, red translucent body. Aroma is of cherry-apple juice and apple pie, with a minor acidic yeasty quality. The drinkability is outstanding and, as stated, hard to describe as beer, but still an enjoyable bubbling, juicy, and lightly tart feel. The fruity cherry pie, spiced apple cider, and pear fruit are big and juicy up front. Notes become more mellow with an added breadiness through the finish. This was a treat.
jhp40219 (145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark red with a reddish tan head. Aroma is absolutey mouth watering cherries, malt, and hints of milk chocolate. Taste is fresh cherries, sweet tart candy, milk chocolate and malt. Perfectly balanced palate. Thick, creamy, low carbonation, and a sweet candy like finish. I never thought Iíd find a better beer than New Glarusí Cherry Stout. I was wrong! This is the absolute top of the line! There is no better as far as I am concerned!
dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red pour with dark pink head. Smells of sweet fruit. Very sweet taste with a balanced finish. Good for something different.
pete4999 (840) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, as pictured. I bought this somewhere in Wisconsin. Poured a clear bright red. Smelled and tasted extremely sweet, very cherry-ey. Awesome beer, just enough tartness in the taste to balance it. Doesnít taste remotely like any beer Iíve ever had, save for their Raspberry one.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into my Founders snifter.
A: Pours a great ruby with pinkish hues around the edges when held up to the light. A nice light pink head forms with a vigorous pour, about 1.5 finger but recedes quickly. No real lace to speak of but a nice ring follows the brew down the glass.
S: Candied cherries up front with a slight tartness. Has a slight medicinal smell but in a good way. Has some hops to it that peak in around the cherrys and nice barley to smooth it out.
T: Hello cherries, so nice to finally meet you! The cherries are extremely sweet and candied in nature, almost like a cherry lollipop. The taste transforms into slight bitterness at the end, but itís very mild.
M: Medium bodied with a great carbonation. Coats the palate with a thinly veiled sweet cherry. A little sticky.
O: I normally do not like fruit beers or sweet tasting beers, but this guy really struck a chord with me. I wouldnít be able to drink it on a regular basis, but it was nice to have after a good dinner. Iím interested to see how the raspberry tart Iíve got in the fridge compares.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-20-2011