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RATINGS: 1516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (3307) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange red with a small head. Aroma is sweet jammy strawberry. Taste is sweet and jammy with lots of strawberry. Lovely drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a clear shinny ruby/ red with a nice pink medium head. Aroma is strong raspberry with some lemony notes. Flavor is very balanced raspberry sweetness/ tartness with a nice and gentle sour aftertaste. Medium to light palate, really drinkable and tasty. Another winning fruit beer from NG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
750ml bottle. Aged 8 months by me. Deep, dark red with off-white head. Aroma is still a bit syrupy but head and shoulders above any non-lambic cherry beer I’ve had so far. Taste is really gorgeous. Has a sticky malt base, maybe a slightly sour brown ale, with juicy cherry goodness throughout. Sweet but never overly so. Why can’t all fruit beers be this good?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Red clear pour from 22oz bottle at home. Cherry cherry cherry. I don't like fruit beers but this is fantastic. Not too much - like a perfect fruit punch. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
fantastic slightly sour cherry taste. creamy medium body and soooo smooth Fantastic sour. Great cherry taste!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a teku glass. It smells like fresh, warm cherry pie. It pours a clear and rich, dark, deep red with brown hints, topped by a slightly off-white soapy head that reduces to a big but thin soapy bubble ring with a wispy surface and a light, messy lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium light sour and very light bitter. There’s quite a bit of soda carbonation to the thin, easy drinker. The medium light body is reminiscent of cherry soda (Cherry 7-up in particular) with a lemon lime touch. It’s crisp with a cherry pie, and slight spice, finish. There’s a sugary astringent cherry pie linger to the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a clear dark ruby color with small pink head and practically no lacing. Aroma is mostly cherries with a bit of honey. Taste is sweet at first with a tart finish. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel An excellent dessert beer, unless you don’t like cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Clear dark ruby with a thin pink head. Big cherry and earthy wheat nose. Lovely candy and cherry flavor with some sweet earthy cherry and wheat and Belgian Amber grain note. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. This will be updated later. Can’t find exact notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a very cloudy mixture of orange, red and brown, with maybe even a slight hint of pink. The aroma smells highly of cherries (maybe even a bit of a cherry cough drop scent). Wow, the flavor starts off sweet, but ends with a bitter/tartness that I can taste predominantly in the back off my mouth. Mixed in with the sweet and tart is also a hint of spiciness.

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