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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pHunbalanced (7) - USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
What can I say? This beer is in it’s own class. It has the fruit of a lambic laid over the rich maltiness and yeastiness of a classic belgian style ale. I even detect a bit of bitter hops to balance the cherry sweet & sour notes. This is probably the best beer brewed in Wisconsin and rivals finest from Belgium, the UK or Michigan. If I could reimagine it to my own perfection it would have a tad more alcohol kick near the finish, but that’s quibbling with perfection.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevie77 (7) - Belgium, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
Smells like cherry pie filling. Deep red color with a pinkish head. Tastes very sweet, cherry, tart, It’s what I’d imagine you would get if you mixed half & half Belgian blonde ale plus a berry wine cooler with a large glob of pie filling. Not really my thing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kballweg20 (7) - - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
Wonderful copper/cherry color. Nice sour ale base with a hint of cherry to balance it all out. Great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davvey (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006 does not count
Poured a little cloudy, but upon investigation this is normal. Monster cherry flavor explosion. Quite tart but managable. This is a very unique and well done fruit beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
lilmoxie (6) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
This beer pushes the envelope for fruit beers right to the edge. Pours cloudy red with red-ish head. The aroma is nice but not as potent as the first taste which is a stunner. Tart cherries right up front and center. Mellows a bit and finishes strong. Had this for breakfast one morning after a baseball weekend in Milwaukee. Nice way to start the day(even though a bit decadent).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
speterson (6) - Knoxville, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2007 does not count
I once worked at a bar that had this on tap. You really can"t appreciate the color until you have poured it into a 2 liter boot. Great aroma and taste.

4.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
supremecrusher (6) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2008 does not count
Amazing flavor of cherries is blasting out. Tastes like fresh cherry pie. I may have had a skunky bottle, but the nose was slightly smelling of wet cardboard. Overall i enjoyed it immensely and hope the second bottle i have smells better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgenenbacher (6) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 popped an ’07 tonight and it was fantastic! Liquid Sweet-tarts! light nose, excellent color and the taste fell right in line. Total package!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bjbergen (6) - DeForest, USA - DEC 9, 2010 does not count
Even non-beer drinkers LOVE this beer. It is the best $8 Christmas or birthday present you can buy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sascienne (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Bottled. Poured a foggy ruby with a fairly good lace from a pinkish off white head. Smelled of fruit - beyond the cherries it is hard to make out any other scent. Tastes very sweet. Obviously made from cherries with a hint of tart apple during the after taste. I can understand why this is a great award winning beer - however the sweetness is not for me. But I have yet to find a New Glarus that I haven’t enjoyed and its always a pleasure to drink their brews.


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