pHunbalanced (7) - USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
stevie77 (7) - Belgium, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kballweg20 (7) - - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful copper/cherry color. Nice sour ale base with a hint of cherry to balance it all out. Great beer
davvey (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lilmoxie (6) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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).
speterson (6) - Knoxville, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
supremecrusher (6) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tgenenbacher (6) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
bjbergen (6) - DeForest, USA - DEC 9, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Even non-beer drinkers LOVE this beer. It is the best $8 Christmas or birthday present you can buy!
sascienne (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.