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RATINGS: 1498   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours a pale ruby color with tint more like an ale than a fruit. Beautiful peach head that unfortunately dissipates within 45 seconds -- however, I won’t slight it for this because with this type of beer it would be expected that fruity acidity will cut down the head; in any case there’s plenty of spotty lacing with each sip. Aroma is commendable: about 40% sweet cherry but also about 30% hops and 30% grain. Taste is very complex, with tart cherry at the base but also presenting other elements including Hungarian paprika, apple cider with a cinnamon stick, Lipton tea and a touch of hops. Finish shows a mellowness and has a raisin tinge totally unlike the perhaps too bold tartness in the mouth. I can see how this would finish around the top in its class.

4.7
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2005
Lightly ruby tinged amber, decent head. Aroma was an amazing blast of pure cherry. Flavor is also cherry, mixed with a touch of almond. But you are still aware that you have a beer in your hands, despite the preponderance of fruit. This review really doesn’t even come close to describing how good this beer is. Huge thanks to CaptainCougar for this one!

3.8
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2005
Hazy and ruddy red with little head. Tart cherry aroma with some cinnamon and tea. Very sweet and acidic with low carbonation but what feels like a carbonic acid finish on the back of the throat. Has an herbal tea quality to it and reminds me a bit like of something from Celestial Seasonings. Very clean and refreshing.

4
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2005
this beer is unique for sure. good ammount of carbonation. cherries are prominent in taste and smell. cinamon is present in the taste as well. very sweet. not sure if it is just the right ammount of sweetness, or just a bit too much. highly recomended. too bad it is only available in wisconsin though, but luckily isnt hard to get once inside the state.

4
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
much thanks to hezron for sending me this brew.i am very excited to try it.i poured a generous amount into my flute glass to recieve a color that looked alot like an amber ale mixed with a cherry lambic.not much head to speak of at all.the aroma honestly lit my eyes up.it was a lovely mix of cherries,wine,ludens cough drops,and something that i can only describe as the smell of a wine cellar.the taste was nice and complex as well.it was a mix of cherries,cinnamon,apples,carbonation,and maybe some hops???the mouthfeel had lots of bite and was medium in body.this is excellent and very different.

4.1
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 An interesting beer with a huge fruity nose of cherries, apples and cinnamon. The beer it self is a deep brown-red with an offwhite head. Cherries cherries and cherries, along with the occassional apple-cinnamon, are what this beer offers. I only wish it had more tartness to it. Somewhat one dimensional, unfortunately. But still good. On the Update, it is liquid Cherry pie and has grown on me a ton... Delicious.

4.2
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2005
I’ve had this many times and now I finally get a chance to rate it. It pours a murky reddish color with an off-white, slightly pink, rocky head. Aroma of earthy cherry with some, very little, phenolic touches. Flavor is sweet cherry with a funky sour-tart and dry finish. Full bodied with a dry texture, good carbination. Very good.

4
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
Cloudy brown with small white lace. Aroma is cherries, sour. Taste sweet/tart/sweettart cherries. Ill never turn down a bottle of this. thanks jim

4.5
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2005
Love this beer!!! Taste like I’m drinking cherry pie. Low carbonation, but thats fine with this. Nose is nice but could have a little more. In your mouth the HUGE cherry taste explodes in your mouth, a tad sweet then this tartness comes in a cleans it up with long lingering finish.

4
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Poured ruby red with no head, but a thin white resin. Heavily carbonated. Aroma is tart and cherries. Flavor is sweet black cherries with a bit of tartness. It is tough to put into words how well they got the cherry flavor done in this beer. Bubbly on the palate.


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