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RATINGS: 1522   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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2014
poured into wine glass. aroma: remember the cherry-dipped ice cream cones at DQ? thats how this smells, except the cherry is more pronounced. oak/wood comes through, too. appearance: murky reddish brown. lovely carb bubbles. poor head retention, but ivory and creamy when there. taste: sweet vanilla and cherry; slightly bitter oak, gives way to soft cherry tart on the end. palate: fizzy, refreshing. long, smooth finish...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Pours red/brown with very thin head. Aroma is malt and CHERRY! Flavor is the same. Sweet cherry flavor throughout. Finishes sweet and sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
bottle. pours a cloudy brownish red, with a medium rose head that disappears as quickly as it grew. great strong smell of cherries, with tiny notes of grapes and bready malts. flavor is obviously more cherries, which dominate everything, but not in a bad way. some good woody notes in there, and more hints of a bready malt. excellent tart finish with a great sourness and a full body. could be more carbonated, and its a bit sticky, but i like it anyway. i dont think i like this as much as others, and it didnt seem as complicated as i would like, but it definitely tastes amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Very cherrylike, sour and sweet. Very very enjoyable! Some people at the tasting suggested that it was chemical, but I think you really taste the fresh fruits in this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basaywhat (210) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light brown reddish color with an off white pinkish head. Aroma is apple cider, cherries, mild tartness. Better tartness in the flavor than a lot of the other New Glarus fruit beers, balancing out the sweetness. Sweet cherry apple tartness in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 6, 2010
Traveled up to Milwaukee to purchase this beer (and others from NewGlarus). 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown, with a red hued head. Out of this world aroma. One of cherries and spice. Flavor is full blown cherry but very fresh and real tasting. Incredibly drinkable and nicely carbonated. Every cherry lover must have this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2002
I figured that Id really like this stuff, since I love Door County cherries, I get some every summer. This stuff is the color of fresh cherry juice, amply carbonated, with a pinkish, champagne-y head. Pure, unadulterated cherry essence, both in smell and taste. Theres a delicate cinnamon flavor behind all that fruit, mixed in with hints of graham cracker. The quality of the ingredients and the brewing skill here is evident. This is how all fruit beers should be done. Id like like a little more of the base malt to poke through, cause the wave of cherry sweetness can get a little overwhelming, especially at the end of the bottle. This would be great with black forest chocolate cake.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Adrian910ss shared this bottle on a rainy night while camping. I was miserable and then I tasted this beer. It pours a cloudy, deep brown colou with a reddish tint and a frothy cream coloured head. It smelled like hawaiian punch and I was hoping it wouldnt taste like sugary juice. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised but I guess I shouldnt have been. After all...its New Glarus!!! The Red has an aroma of maraschino cherries, some malt, a bit of oak, and not much else. It tasted like sweet, tart and slightly sour cherries and a smooth boozy taste. New Glarus does it again, but then again, I am partial to fruit beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kodos (205) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
WOW! This is excellent stuff! Big cherry/almond nose, nice head that diminishes quickly, flavor is serious sweet cherry, then the aftertaste hits with a chocolate/cherry bittersweetness. A little too much carbonation, but the best fruit beer ive had!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours an orangish-red with little head and evident carbonation. Aroma is rich and full, dominated by the sweet tartness of cherries and perhaps just the slightest hints of malt and yeast -- utterly unique among beers. Body is medium and smooth with an initial tart-but-sweet flavor of cherries that fills the mouth and tongue. This initial flavor gives way to a lingering finish where sweet and very complimentary flavors of spice and cider join the cherry for a truly amazing flavor. Simply one of the best.


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