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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
After all these years, not at all what I was expecting. An alluring red-orange with a minimal head. Ethereal cherry bomb aroma, followed by a nice cherry flavor, that is relatively well-balanced. High amounts of unfermentables, with a soft sweetness that does not become too much. An excellent dessert libation, but not remotely beery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (622) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A- Pours a translucent reddish brown with a 1.5 finger frothy head after a vigorous pour that dissipates quickly. S- Smells is candy sweet, cherries, rich malty backbone. T- Taste is earthy, hints of cherry, a tad sour, maybe hints of toffee. M- Fairly thick and maybe a bit too carbonated for my taste. D- Well crafted but I can barely drink 1 glass. Way too fruit forward for me. I like fruit beers a little more subtle than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, rapportée du Wisconsin par Dany. Arômes très intenses de cerises sûres. Robe rouge et claire, légère mousse rosée. En bouche, les cerises sûres sont omniprésentes et naturelles. Heureusement la bière demeure relativement peu sucrée et possède un corps souple. Finale sûre et légèrement acide. Intéressant, mais les cerises dominent et écrasent totalement les autres saveurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 20, 2009
&50 2008 vintage (1 year old). Great fruitty cherry profile on the nose. A bit of a muddy red pour (even when yeast was settled). Sweet with just a slight bit of tartness -- a bit bitter due to the hops. A bit out of balanced with the bittersweatness. The hops are n attempt to rebound the sweetness. Just a bit too sweet. MEdium body with perfect carbonation. Overall: too sweet to take down a whole 750, glad I shared this one. I can;t imagine drinking more than 6 ounces of this as a dessert beer. If you want to know a summary of this beer: your kid couldn’t tell the difference between this and his/her juice box.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a dark mahogany with a small head. Immediate aroma reminded me of Cherry cough syrup. After a bit the tanginess disappeared and it smells more like grandma’s cherry pie. Tastes very much like sour cherry pie flavor with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Fad: Rødlig uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Tyggegummi duft slår dig imøde, masser af kirsebær. I en anden sammenhæng ville dette være en fantastisk sommerøl. Let syre giver en god smage, men bestemt ikke hvad jeg havde regnet med. Ved nærmere eftertanke får den lige et nøk op.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2324) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
On tap! Pours mahogany ruby red with no head. Aroma is candy like cherry, wild honey, gummi bears, vanilla, a weak tartness and some wilder notes way behind. A bit one sided, but pretty good. Taste is candy sweetness, red gummi bears, woody dryness, vanilla, concentrated cherry juice, light tartness and some spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Surprised I didn’t like this better, considering I love cherries and have no aversion to fruit beers. Too sweet and not enough tart, perhaps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1302) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. The pour is straight red. The aroma is all sweetness. The taste is is sweet cherry, but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Sweet maraschino cherries. Cloudy red/brown with a decent white head. Lots of sweet cherry, but has something odd later that cuts the cloying sweetness a little. Sweet and nice but a dessert beer for sure.

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