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RATINGS: 1409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 I think I got some overripe cherries in mine, because it tasted, well, like an overripe sweet cherry. Lindeman's Kriek was waaay better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eslight (2) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2005 does not count
Pours a dark cherry with an off-cherry colored cherry head laced with cherries. The cherry smell is of cherries with distinct cherry overtones highlighted by cherry undertones. I detect a cherry mouthfeel amongst the cherries that gives way to a cherry finish with just a hint of added cherries. The cherry, cherried cherries give this cherry beer an overall cherry flavor that I, for one, would have to describe as . . . "cherry". Seriously, though - no subtlety here, if you’re in the mood for cherry cider, this is the beer for you.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2009
@ LCRBM 2009. A hazy orange/amber colored beer, with a beige little pink head. The aroma is very fruity. A lot of cherries cold morellen (Dutch). Very sweet with hints of sour. The taste is sweet, a lot of cherries, it’s stickey. In the back notes of sour. The aftertaste is very sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2002
A beautiful red that shimmers; Head was thin to non-existent; What would you expect in the nose- Cherries. The tartness is too overwhelming. As much as I try and try to like these types of beers, I just can not f-ing get it. Fruit can be a nice addition to a beer, but perhaps, IMHO, shouldn’t be the foundation of a beer. Stouts with flavoring can be good, but what the heck was this before they added all the cherries? Puckered my lips almost in the fashion of a Carillon. The wife loved it though, so she got to finish off the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Having any respect for this at all comes from much tasting of the other New Glarus products and comments from those I respect here. I understand that this has or does change (?). Based solely upon the tastes I had (many over three days, both at GABF and at Falling Rock) all were sticky sweet, as if a jar of jam had been used. Completely unbalanced, over the top candy sweet and I couldn't see beyond that. So long as I see that people here haven't given up on this one I will attempt to find again at another point for rethinking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Cloyingly sweet aroma with notes of cherries and marzipan. Very sweet flavour of cherries and marzipan with light acidic notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle. Muddy orange red colour with a small pinkish head. Sweet cherry marzipan aroma and a very sweet cherry, marzipan taste. Medium to full body with a long sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Nose is dominated by cherry puree, mint, slight tartiness, mostly smells like xmas. Poured brownish red with a pink head. Tastes like a pound of cherries. Just doesnt taste like a beer, too much cherry, too sweet, very juicy. I applaud them going out and makinmg a VERY natural flavored fruit beer. This one just isnt for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Deep red tinted pour with a light tan head. Sweet cherry soda aroma. Very sweet cherry pie flavor. Way too much for me too enjoy. The sweetness is cloying and almost candy like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Bottle shared. Pours clear red brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of sweet cherries. Flavour is over moderate sweet. Light medium bodied with high carbonation. Really don’t understand the big ratings in this, it’s like one of those sweetened Belgian Krieks that we all typically turn out noses up at.


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