muddy67 (3) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
Color a cloudy dark red on first pour. Cleared up after settling for a few minutes. Tart and sweet, just like a cherry is supposed to be. Retains enough malt and wheaty character to miss being mistaken for champagne. Well carbonated and well balanced with hops. A perfect partner with dessert, especially chocolate. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
pours a pretty cloudy pink color, huge aroma of cherry, slightly tart, little bits of yeast floating around, very nice flavor, not overly sweet or cloying, tart at the end with a pretty dry finish, very crisp and refreshing. goes down amazingly easy. clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Thanks to kmpitz2 for sharing this bottle with us. What a beer. It pours a bright red color with a small ring of pink foam around the top. Leaves some lacing on the glass as well. Very strong aroma of cherries with just a tiny bit of sourness. Nice. The flavor was unreal. Lots of cherry flavor all over the place. Slight tart character, but very slight. Love the flavor of the cherries in this one. Spectacular flavor. Drinkability is wonderful as well. I MUST seek out more of this beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours red with a smallish white head. Smells of cherries and licorice with some farmlike hay qualities. Tastes of cherries, but not too tarte. Slightly sweet and sugary on the finish. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2005
A truly magical beer, poured dark red, with little head. Flavor was obviously cherry, but it had a nice spicy taste to it, my whole toungue danced with the first sip! Can’t wait to have again, my boss picked this up for me on a trip, Thanks lee!
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
Yummy! This beer is the very meaning of nectar of the gods! It is good every single year. I found a local place where it is on tap and order a pitcher at a time! If I really had to pick one beer to drink, I couldn’t go wrong with New Glarus Belgian Red. Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Very tasty fruit beer, and well executed. I know this is against everything this site represents, but making a faux-porter with this and Guinness mixed 50 / 50 is to DIE for! Chocolate-covered Cherry! Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2005
New Glarus is certainly easy to pick out of a lineup of fruit beers. Robust is the best way to describe it.
The aroma is like opening a can of cherry pie filling. Beautiful color. Head quickly dissapated. The tart cherry hits you from the start and continues through the finish. Heavy mouthfeel, syrupy without overbearing sweet. Would be perfect in a smaller bottle as an after dinner drink. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a nice deep amber red/ but more of a ruby red than the standard amber ale. Some head with slight lace. Aroma is pure cherry, very sweet and powerful. Sweet and tart cherry pie like flavor with good lively carbonation. Good mouthfeel and body. Perhaps a little too sweet for me but very nice. hopdog (12445) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured a dark ruby red color with small head. Aromas of tart cherry pie filling. Tastes of the same. Tart and sweet tasting as well. Nice balance. As far as fruit beers go, this one has to be one of the best out there.