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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (969) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattChiasson (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
5oz draft sample from brewery tasting room. Deep ruby red, filtered clear with a pinkish head. Intense aromas of ripe cherries, sour cherry candy, dark fruits like plum, against a moderate malt backbone (and no evident hop characteristics). Palate was both sweet and sour, characteristic of the style. Good carbonation. Bit sweet for my taste, but I can see why so many love it. Would make for an excellent dessert pairing, or as a dessert on its own.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (517) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Pours pinkish-red with light pink head and substantial lacing. Fresh cherry aroma. Tart cherry upfront with black cherry skins in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Sweet cherries, saw dust, cherry syrup. Clear, dark, red, small, creamy, reddish head. Medium sweet. More intense cherries, initially sweet, then turning slightly sour and bitter, some citrus fruits, lemon, creamy texture, soft to medium carbonation. Nice Fruit Beer, very nice cherries. Keg at the brewery, New Glarus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1667) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Ruby red red pour with an off white head. Aroma is cherry candy, oak, and some wheat. Taste is Ludens cough drops, damp wood, and a hint of vinegar. Sweet with a little tartness. Light body.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voyageurmike (283) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Ruby red beer, from a bomber bought at a Wisconsin convenience store while passing through the state. Sour fruit aroma and an intensely sweet cherry taste. Exquisite tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at the brewery, 7-19-18. Pours deep ruby, white head. Aroma is cherries, dark cherries. Taste was tart, tangy, very sweet, cherry syrup. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a deep rich mahogany-like purple. Almost a plum color. The cherry aroma emanates. It tastes like cherries, but with enough tartness to balance some of the sweetness. It is very sweet though. A very good dessert beer, but not sure I’d like this if it opened my night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1524) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Dark, red moscato red. Sugary head with nice lace. Aroma is a nice vivid cherry, as it warms and swirling it, you get a breadyness that is like cherry pie. Has some mineral to it. Taste up front is sweet cherry, foamy body with cherry dominating taste. Finishes with a tapering light tartness to clean up its medium sweetness. Real nice. The Belgian in this is really clean, didn’t get much other character and couldn’t detect hallertau hops much but maybe they just enhance it. The oak is what maybe enhancing the cherry taste with a vanilla or possibly a coconut character with it. Also a hint of woodiness in aroma and mellow dry woodiness in taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (467) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Very cherry. Baked in car for 2 months. Almost drinks lime a wine. Maybe in the car too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
One of the great classics of the American craft beer revolution, gift from Ster who brought it all the way from Wisconsin for me, which I am very grateful for; shared with her and other people at Belgium Chimipalooza. Thick, creamy, off-pinkish head over a hazy, deep cherry-red beer with beautiful ruby glow. Aroma of sweet cherry candy and cherry jam, candied lemon, caramel, lime zest, vanilla, grape peel, ripe blackberry, stewed apple, fruit pie. Sweet, initially almost candyish but still not cloying cherry flavour, very rich like a cherry pie and cherry jam, residual sugars, soft bready wheat base, thin but effective lemony sourish ’sting’ peeping up in the middle and lasting till the end, balancing the cherry pie sweetness; spritzy body, sweet and sourish finish, full and not too sticky. Totally different from what I had expected, even reminded me a bit of Lindemans Kriek at a certain moment, but altogether very different from the sweetened cherry lambics at the same time, more bready, more ’moelleux’ and - most importantly - much more genuinely fruit-like. Very interesting and unique, too bad this isn’t more easily available outside of Wisconsin.


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