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RATINGS: 1455   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10180) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2001
red-brown colour, complex aroma (cherry, cinnamon and almond), acidity, sparkling, full-bodied, sour with slightly too much carbonation, long aftertaste (chocolate and cherry)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Jesus what a beer. Nice ruby pour, not much of a head. Aroma of cherries and more cherries. Flavor is pure tart cherry fruit roll ups. Damn this one is so delicious. YES!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ughsmash. Poured into a flute. Cherry red with a medium and fast dissipating head. Aroma is strong candied cherry with a background of yeast. As others have said, this is like drinking a cherry pie. Flavor is intense. Definitely a sipping beer. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 Ok, I enjoyed another bottle tonight with the wife. We both agree that the aroma is of cherries, butter and brown sugar... quite simply, homemade cherry pie. The flavor is of cherry pie as well; slightly salty crust and all. I had to increase my score. This is just excellent beer. To drink it is like eating homemade cherry pie without the messy cleanup. Best fruit beer I’ve ever tried.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottled at Bull and Bush Xmas tasting in Denver, Colorado. Very red appearance with an unbelievably strong cherry aroma. Mildly sour cherry flavor thats quite but not overally sweet. Quite carbonated and very delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured a dark ruby red color with small head. Aromas of tart cherry pie filling. Tastes of the same. Tart and sweet tasting as well. Nice balance. As far as fruit beers go, this one has to be one of the best out there.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Sour cherry ale. Facinating pinkish red colour with pink head. Spicy aftertaste similar to good soda. Warms to the mouth. Sweetness only in mid-sip.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 750mL red waxed courtesy of Travlr. Pours a bright, translucent deep pink to red with a small, pink, creme head. Aroma is cherry Sucrets, cough medicine, thankfully moving to cooked maraschino cherries and clafoutis. Taste is sweet, black cherries, cherry pie, rich and viscous with a major spiced note of cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate is rich, creamy, dessert like, not oily or watery. It’s not the show stopper that NG Raspberry Tart and NG Apple Ale are, but it is evident that if you like true cherry beer and aren’t in the mood for kriek, this is the ultimate non-sour cherry fruit beer. Just impossible for anyone to compete with New Glarus in the fruit beer category.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007 Sweet cherry aroma. Red coloured smooth and creamy on the palate with a fruity cherry flavour. Crisp and dry slightly spicy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Sample courtesy of a travelling fellow beer lover. This brew pours a lustrous brownish, purplish red with a medium thick and fizzy beige head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet cherries blended with other tart fruit, sweet spice, and wheat. Medium-bodied with a complex fruit character of fresh cherries and strawberries along with spices and malts. Light wheat and yeast undertones at times. The finish is richly fruity and tart and leaves a lingering cherry aftertaste. Quite simply the best Fruit beer I have had.


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