seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
having heard so many good things about this brew, i was eager to try it, and did with two of my belgian friends, and the three of us reached the same conclusion- yuck. sickly-sweet and revolting cherry candy flavor overwhelms this very undrinkable "belgian" beer. gloriously glowing red in color, sweet nose, but so stomach-turning sweet neither of us could stand it until we cut it with equal amounts of an american lager; no kidding! not proud, but hell, it improved it greatly. those of you who rave about this cherry candy crap need to try a real belgian kriek: we switched to a drie fontienen kriek and never looked back!
Jhyland13 (28) - - JAN 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Strong sweet cherry aroma. Pours a dark cherry red. Taste is very sweet and a bitter tart after taste. A small hint of malt. For its kind it is a fantastic beer but the sweet strength is a little overpowering for me. Still worth a taste especially if you favor fruity beers.
docswife (27) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a great beer to drink as my first official RB beer. It pours a cloudy ruby red with a small off white head. The heavenly aroma of sweet-tart cherries and a touch of vanilla draw me into the glass. The flavor is very well balanced. Mildly sweet with just the right amount of tartness and a smooth finish. No artificial cherry taste here. Overall a fantastic beer.
npcraig (24) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fruity beer so it has a nice aroma and appearance. I do enjoy this but my stomach wouldn’t have it when I drank it. The carbonation with the fruit had a strange impact on me, but it had a great taste, and I will try it again.
NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of fresh picked cherries, Red body with a pink head, Taste its cherries, cherries and cherries, tartness is present but not overwhelming.
One of the best a ever taste. Cheers to New Glarus
mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up in New Glarus during Labor Day. Pours hazy amber-red with a thin slightly pinkish off white head. Significant cherry aroma with a hint of sherry. Intense taste of cherries and good carbonation but goes down smooth. Tart finish that intensifies if the beer warms up a bit. Lambic-like characteristics makes the Begian Red a good drinking beer on a warm day unless you are unfortunate enough to hate cherries.
jgioviano (23) - kildeer, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this stuff is great. a bit on the thick side with just the right amount of carbonation. the flavor of sour cherry is prominent, but not overpowering at all. lives up to the hype. highly recommended
ccoburn (22) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red with little to no head. Aroma is what you would imagine, cherries. The flavor profiles the cherries very well. There is tartness and bitterness from the tannins of the cherry skins. Glad I was able to get two bottles. The next one will be for a special occasion.
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is hard to think of this as a beer, and so i rated upon the experience itself. It is very sweet and fruity, very easy to drink, not something you should get if you are looking for a hoppy or even any beer flavor, but if you are looking for an experience, this is the ticket.
michidan07 (22) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I don’t even like cherries. So much like liquid candy, so easy. This is a dangerous brew, and one more reason I’m glad I don’t live in Wisconsin. Nose is ripe fruit, cherries (surprise!), and something like sour gummy bears. It’s acidic and thick in the mouth, like a soda. Flavor is tart, fruity, and wonderful. This is what fruity sodas aspire to be.