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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoPackJo99 (16) - Oregon, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2001
Very good aroma, heavy with cherries. Golden-red color with a pinkish-red head. Taste isn’t as dominated with cherries as I would have thought. Very wheaty and carbonated. A very good Cherry Ale.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandbourbon (7) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Got in a trade: thanks RRC87! My first winter shipment so I had to have a cold one right out of the box. Split with my wife. A. Pours a hazy deep red with brown and burnt orange highlights. A small off-white head rises up ever so slightly and leaves night trails of residual lacing down the glass. S. Tart cherry with vanilla, a touch of oak, and a bit of medicinal character. T. Tart cherries with some oaky wood character. These give way to a bit more sweetness with some vanilla and a touch of lemon juice. Ends fairly dry with just a touch of residual tartness. M. On the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation that helps pick up the residual flavors on swallow. D. Incredibly drinkable - I wasn’t a big fan of the raspberry tart so I got these for my wife not expecting to like them too much. It looks like I’ll be trading for some more of these in the near future.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Wausau, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a dark red hue with a thick head. A decent lacing is left afterwards. Smells of cherries, malt, and wheat. The taste is not too strong but somewhat bitter. The cherry is not too overpowering and the malt and wheat provide a nice backdrop. This is probably one of the finest beers I have tried to date. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours ugly and cloudy murky red with light off-white head. Aroma is packed with cherries, candy, dry, dusty and light earthy. Really fruity candy and light hay. Got a lot of marzipan. Taste is fruit bomb, candy, cherries, vanilla, marzipan, sweet and light acidic. Winegum! Light dusty background. Creamy body, light dry finish. Ful body for style and ABV. I dig this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Klimaet. Hazy deep red with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, marzipan, almond stones, fruity and a a little tart. Flavour is malt, cherries, marzipan, almond stones, sweet, tart, little sour, little citric and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bill Young. Pours hazy muddy red with a small offwhite head. Aromas of sweet candy cherries, tart candy sours, marzipan, vinegary tartness. Taste about the same. Sour cherries, candy, malty, tart cherry pits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Klimaet. Nice head with good duration. Color is red. Aroma and taste are tich fruits, flowers, cherries, marzipan, malt and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle thanks to Klimaet! Pours a hazy, deep red. Big pink head. Aroma has tons of cherry, lots of earthy yeast, acid, slight vinegar, slight sulfur. Lemon, red apples. Taste is super fruity, acidic, citric, sweet, juicy, lots of cherry, candy. Nice and drinkable. Average carb and an oily, juicy body. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pretty amazing carbonated tart cherry juice with a floral aroma. Tangy sweet very nice balance. Candy cheery Apple. Amazing mouthfeel for abv. Nice pink head that fades. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarryPlopper (51) - - DEC 25, 2015
Red appearance with some lacing when poured in a mug. Cherry scent, but not much else. Very bubbly and bright/tart cherry taste. No bitter aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seymour (1800) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Shared from a bomber bottle at Mike C-Z’s 40th birthday party, into a stemmed snifter glass, thanks Timothy! Wow. Wow. Wow. This is one of those rare times when a beer is even more delicious than its extremely high reputation prepared me for. Bright reddish amber colour with sudsy pinkish foam, long-lasting with beautiful Belgian lace. Malty sweet, like beer candy, with red cherry tartness but in a smooth way, nothing aggressive or piercing as is often the case with black cherry beers. No noticeable hops, but enough to prevent a cloying sweetness. Hint of pepper and clove from the ale fermentation. Light body, strong carbonation, spritzy and Champagne-like, lingering sweet tart fruity aftertastes. Simple, as in not overly complex, but man oh man, it is exactly what you’d expect from the deScription, but absolutely mesmerizingly deliciously so. Wow.


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