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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Jelly-donut aroma, which works a bit moreso with cherries than the raspberry tart. Copper colored, not bright red. Sour and sweet notes play against each other, but at times make it a bit reminiscent of a sour cherry candy, which is a bit offputting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Pours a reddish coppery brown. Nose is all cherries. Taste is sour and sweet cherries, with almost a pulpy meaty flavor under the taste of the cherries. Cherries make this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Poured with an amber hue and a thick white head. Aroma was full of cherries, particularly tart, with a bit of alcohol like aroma. The aroma reminded me of cough syrup. Flavor began with sweet cherries but grew in tartness through out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
LCRBM 2009. The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is red-brown, modest turbid, small head. Chewing-gum aroma. Starts very sweet and fruity like melon. Finish modest sourish-bitter, still very fruity. Very sweet aftertaste. Unusual, but good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Re-rate 5/10/12: Draught sample at Sour & Bitter. A lot of sweet cherries, slightly candy-ish, and just very light tartness. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Dark murky red-brown. Aroma of sweet cherries, sugar and some marzipan notes. Sweet cherries flavor with oak, some malt, caramel, other dark fruits notes and some candies. Medium to full body. Silky. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macegan75 (816) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2008 bottle which we drank at the UJs bottle share. (thanks Tom). Pours cloudy brown with little head and lacing. Nose strong with cherry, first sip is stong with brown malt but cherry Luden Cough Drop flavor is strong.. Sour Cherries and tartness permeate nicely. Finish is still sweet with cherries and slightly oaky flavor but not over powering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
It goes really good with homemade apple pie that my girlfriend made AND NONE OF YOU CAN HAVE ANY - I like this better than Founders’ Cerise - its less sweet, more carbonated, and slightly more funky - nice subtle touch of hoppiness. smell is a little funky too. Cherry flavor is delicious - slight sour sweet. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours crimson-purple with a very small off white head. Sweet cherry aroma with hints of vanilla and soft oak. Very fruity flavor, a pleasant sweet cherry that finishes with a subtle bitterness. Dry texture with soft carbonation. The phrase ’too much of a good thing’ comes to mind as I found this a little too sweet for my palate. Still very good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Big cherry aroma. Flavor is maraschino cherries, just a little tart to keep it from being overly sweet. A little oak and a little malt, but really a very simple flavor profile. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Sealed with red wax, bottle. Poured deep red with a nice lacing white head, smelled of all cherries. Taste is all cherries as well with a thick mouthfeel, overall a very heavy beer but balanced fairly well. One of the better fruit beers for sure!

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