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RATINGS: 1508   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 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
Aroma:cherry all the way... Appearance:Hazy redish,light head.... Flavor:Cherry. The best cherry beer i have drink....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Muddy copper pour with no head. The aroma is overly sweet, mostly cherry juice and pressed cherry with lots of sugar. The body is lively, sweet, but not too puckering. Slightly sticky texture. The freshness is top notch, but unless you REALLY like cherries, this will get old fast. I appreciate what they’ve done, but the cherries absolutely dominate the brew and leave room for little else. It would be nice to have some balance here as this comes off as a one trick pony in the end. Can’t fruit beers have some complexity?? I want to taste the effects of the oak aging damnit! I would much rather have a 12 oz bottle of this, as the 1 pint, 9 fl. oz. bottle is nearly impossible to finish alone...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Not sure on the vintage, but thanks to Su11y for this one. Thanks Mike. I must say, this one looks the part. Pours a super murky dank brown red, with lots of speckling and yummy sedimenty unfiltered goodness. NG filters most of their beers, so I was pleasantly surprised. Aroma is cherries (of course), along with a dash of brown sugar and some yeast. No hops detected on this one. Taste is where this one is lacking. I do not find enough complexity to warrant a top 50 beer, or even top 100 in my opinion. What you do get, is an initial blast of tart citric cherries. I do admit, the cherry flavor, although potent, is very natural in every way. Initially sour, but a nice malt profile backs it up to provide a backbone with some sweetness and girth. Yet the cherries are too overpowering on this one. Even the sensibly nice malts are over muscled by a strong cherry presence. Not sure what to recommend to make this one better, but there are better Krieks out there. Maybe I am jaded to the top 50, but my last few samplings have left things to be desired. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 25, 2006
Big Bottle, Thanks to drewbeer for this one. This is a great desert beer. Very sweet and tangy with flavors of cherries and pineapples, reminded me a lot of a big stick frozen loli pop. A bit of oak and sourness in the finish, but mainly sweet and sour cherries. The color is a unique and murky orange to light brown very pretty but with a tiny orange tan head. A bit to much to be taken by itself... maybe with some cheese or some fruity chicken dish. If you do have it alone, serve in a small champange flute. Way to sweet for me, not having it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2006
All cherries, all the time. There is some maltiness here, but I had to work overtime to find it. Cloudy dark amber pour with little head. Aroma is full of tart cherries with subtle malt notes. The flavor is virtually the same as cherry juice — sweet with a tart finish. More tartness would have been welcome. Medium body, sticky with lively carbonation. Tasty fruit brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Hazy murky red color, small off-white head. Intensive fresh cherry aroma. Lactose and sweet cherry in the flavor. Sweet, sugary, good be more sour. Some peppery notes in the aftertaste. I was expecting more and therefore I am wondering how this is in Top50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a hazy red with a light pink head. The nose was of cherries and that’s about it. No yeast, no malt, no beer. Just cherry. The taste started with... you guessed it, Cherry! Sweet at the start, dry and tart at the finish. Despite it’s murkiness it really has a delicate feel on the tongue. Almost like sparkling wine. It does have a definite malt presence, but doesn’t have the sticky cloyingness that an American wheat beers have. It’s drinkablity depends on your tollerance for cherries. For me a 750 ml bottle treats me just fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Easy enough to make a sweet fruit beer enjoyable, and this certainly was enjoyable. Nose of sweet cherries and tart fruit; people with me kept saying cranberry juice. Lovely hazy reddish color with a small head. Taste of sweet cherries, lightly malted, could use more offsetting bitterness, and a sourness that might also have come from the cherries or some lambic activity. Average mouth feel, not cloying or syrupy as I had feared. Maybe a bonus point for being low alcohol. Easy to get a high rating with a sweet fruity beer, but this one was nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 11, 2008
Cherries all the way. a fruit beer with great flavors. malty too. belgian inspired and a good job they did

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2008
Red pour with a thin pink head. Strong cherry aroma. Flavor is sweet cherry, caramel, apple, and some wood. Some butter. Finishes very sweet, medium carbonation. Great for a 4oz after dinner pour, but it gets to be too much if you even split a bottle with another person.

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