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RATINGS: 1509   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CardsPackHawks (172) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4262) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (593) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle - Pours like cherry juice. Nose is full-on cherries. Taste is cherries, sweet but balance and really enjoyable. I will pound this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2228) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Rating #2200. 750 ml wax-dipped bottle thanks to Homer’s FBW contest. Aroma is cherries bordering on overripe, flesh and almondy pits. Pours a muddy rust color with a collapsing beige head that falls into a big-bubbly ring; a little lace left behind. Taste is fairly tart, sweet, finishing lightly dry. Tastes like cherry pie filling, with spices (cinnamon) and all, although I don’t think those ingredients are actually in the beer. Really tasty, but I liked the Raspberry Tart a lot more, even though this is rated higher on the site. This one is a little too sweet maybe. Still a phenomenal fruit beer, however.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BadAprilia1000 (398) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a Dark Ruby red with a nice cherry head. Aroma is of cherry, malt, hay, lemon, blue cheese. Tastes of cherries, cranberries, raspberries, with a slight tart note. I know Im missing notes in here. Great Beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Deep red pour with a single finger head. Aroma is full of sour cherries, almost pie like too. Medium bodied. Sour cherries, almost spicy like cinnamon. Sweet and tart all at the same time. The fruit is just so vibrant, it makes me wonder how they make this happen. Reminds me of eating sour cherries. Fruit character is through the roof. A little lace present. World class beer here.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Pours blood red with a nice white head. Huge cherry/sweet nose that hits you before your glass is front of you. Taste is wildly cherry and sweet-think a wonderful cough syrup you can’t get enough of. Supremely drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bomber sized bottle. Nice burgundy dark pour. Really nice ripe cherry aroma. Taste is amazing, slightly tart, great finish. Best fruit beers in the world, thanks New Glarus!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (4003) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
Large shared bottle. Given that this is a fruit beer, it really couldn’t taste any better. The feel too is about perfect. Aroma: cherry dominated. Appealing but a bit too much cherry candy in the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Appearance: Dark ruby red with small off-white head; Taste: Strong/tart cherry with a wine/tannin finish. Mouth/Feel: Med/Light Body, Clean. Nice brew that when in WI I always have to pick up a bottle or two. Overall: 3.9 out of 5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (344) - - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle in a trade. Pours a plum red with a faint pink head. Aromas of cherries, cherry pie, and oak, almost a faint cinnamon. Flavors of tart cherries, hard cherry candy, cherry tart pastry, oaky tannin finish. Sharp, highly carbonated, acidic mouthfeel. Very sweet and tart. Great beer.


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