STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good head red color hint of cherries I think this is a good beer kind of sweet with a slight tart flavor.
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red with medium lacing. Heavy sweet cherry with a hint of tartness. Medium bodied Medium finish. Very sweet but good for what it is.
Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep ruby red in color with a slight brown tinge. Huge bubbly white head that fades quickly. Aroma is of cherry juice, crushed cherries, and sour cherries. Flavor is pretty much pure cherries at well but with a nice subtle sourness. Amazing beer if you like cherries, excellent mouth-feel .
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a beautiful dark ruby red color with small, fizzy head that fades and collects at the edges. Great lacing on the glass. Aroma is a big cherry bomb, like smelling a fresh jar of maraschino cherries or maybe cherry pie filling. Makes my mouth water. Taste is amazing. Perfect balance of cherry sweetness, tart cherry, and acidity. It’s crazy how much cherry flavor is packed in without an overpowering or cloying sweetness. This is my first New Glarus beer I’ve tried and it won’t be my last. Thanks Kevin!
Lukaduke (1677) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich muddled ruby color with a finger or two of off white foam. Aromas are sweet cherry pie, touch of malt. On the palate this beer is sweet. Great cherry flavor with hints of toasted malts in the finish but its hard to get over the sweetness. Its not bad in fact I enjoyed the first 6-8oz’s tremendously as the cherry varietal is delicious but after that I just wanted to pour it over some ice cream like a framboise
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. Thank you juiceisloose. Ruby pour. Aroma is cherries and oak. Taste follows suit. Body is a little fizzy, but not too thin. Haven’t had a better fruit beer to date.
o_Merlin_o (149) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer. Wonderful cherry and apricot aroma, topped off with a creamy off-white head. Absolutely delightful acidic taste all over the tongue, especially on the sides. Pleasant aftertaste. I say ’near perfect’ because of its high carbonation. Expect lots of burps when drinking this awesome brew.
CardsPackHawks (84) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best fruit beer available! A must buy when in Wisconsin. Really wish New Glarus would sell outside of the state. Door County cherries and beer, a perfect match.
drdisque (491) - 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 can’t tell where the tartness from the cherries ends and the acidity from the yeast and brewing begins. Really enjoyable.
Lemke10 (663) - Waukesha, 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 Woodman’s 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. It’s smooth, refreshing, delicious, and slightly tart. One of New Glarus’ signature brews that is regarded as one of the best fruit beers one the market. Definitely something you have to try.