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RATINGS: 1505   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to Stfun! I was very excited to try this and had pretty high hopes. Pours a reddish light brown with tan head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma slaps you in the face with cherries, tart and dried, and you really need to dig to find some toasted malt and some spices. Flavor is almost overwhelming of cherries, sweetness, and sourness. I tasted this next to Founders Cerise and honestly had difficulty differentiating between the two. This is definitely not my type of beer. It tasted like I was drinking some cherry wine and not a beer. I wanted beer with some nice strong hints of cherry. It didn’t deliver.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Pours blood red with a nice white head. Huge cherry/sweet nose that hits you before your glass is front of you. Taste is wildly cherry and sweet-think a wonderful cough syrup you can’t get enough of. Supremely drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (600) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bomber sized bottle. Nice burgundy dark pour. Really nice ripe cherry aroma. Taste is amazing, slightly tart, great finish. Best fruit beers in the world, thanks New Glarus!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
Large shared bottle. Given that this is a fruit beer, it really couldn’t taste any better. The feel too is about perfect. Aroma: cherry dominated. Appealing but a bit too much cherry candy in the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Appearance: Dark ruby red with small off-white head; Taste: Strong/tart cherry with a wine/tannin finish. Mouth/Feel: Med/Light Body, Clean. Nice brew that when in WI I always have to pick up a bottle or two. Overall: 3.9 out of 5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (333) - - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle in a trade. Pours a plum red with a faint pink head. Aromas of cherries, cherry pie, and oak, almost a faint cinnamon. Flavors of tart cherries, hard cherry candy, cherry tart pastry, oaky tannin finish. Sharp, highly carbonated, acidic mouthfeel. Very sweet and tart. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandbourbon (7) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Got in a trade: thanks RRC87! My first winter shipment so I had to have a cold one right out of the box. Split with my wife. A. Pours a hazy deep red with brown and burnt orange highlights. A small off-white head rises up ever so slightly and leaves night trails of residual lacing down the glass. S. Tart cherry with vanilla, a touch of oak, and a bit of medicinal character. T. Tart cherries with some oaky wood character. These give way to a bit more sweetness with some vanilla and a touch of lemon juice. Ends fairly dry with just a touch of residual tartness. M. On the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation that helps pick up the residual flavors on swallow. D. Incredibly drinkable - I wasn’t a big fan of the raspberry tart so I got these for my wife not expecting to like them too much. It looks like I’ll be trading for some more of these in the near future.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Wausau, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a dark red hue with a thick head. A decent lacing is left afterwards. Smells of cherries, malt, and wheat. The taste is not too strong but somewhat bitter. The cherry is not too overpowering and the malt and wheat provide a nice backdrop. This is probably one of the finest beers I have tried to date. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours ugly and cloudy murky red with light off-white head. Aroma is packed with cherries, candy, dry, dusty and light earthy. Really fruity candy and light hay. Got a lot of marzipan. Taste is fruit bomb, candy, cherries, vanilla, marzipan, sweet and light acidic. Winegum! Light dusty background. Creamy body, light dry finish. Ful body for style and ABV. I dig this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14110) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Klimaet. Hazy deep red with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, marzipan, almond stones, fruity and a a little tart. Flavour is malt, cherries, marzipan, almond stones, sweet, tart, little sour, little citric and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1324) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bill Young. Pours hazy muddy red with a small offwhite head. Aromas of sweet candy cherries, tart candy sours, marzipan, vinegary tartness. Taste about the same. Sour cherries, candy, malty, tart cherry pits.


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