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RATINGS: 1523   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
I've been wanting to try this stuff for a year; and thanks to a buddy who brought it over the border I finally got to try this. Poured a cloudy amber with an almost red-orange hue. Very small head which dissappated repidly and no lacing. Aroma was totally cherries. Definitely doesn't taste like beer. More like a champaign. The flavor was similar to what you might expect from a belgian white with lots of cherries tossed in. Reminded me of a tart cherry pie with good carbonation. Not for an everyday beer, but for dessert on special occasions this would be a good choice.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Bottle, nice white bubbly head, average lacing, great smell of cherry candy, taste is nice and sweet with a hint of tart at the end. i agree that this is the best fruit beer that ive had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
truebluehes (201) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottle. Full-bodied well balanced beer. Cherry (obvious) aroma. Very easy to drink. Great citric cherry sour flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
This stuff is an excellent example of how to make a fruit beer. This stuff is incredible! All sorts of sweet, tart, cherries are in the aroma...even a little bready or doughy smell in there too, prolly due to the belgian yeast or barleys. Its comparable to a cherry pie in taste and in smell. The taste also has characteristics of wine like sweetness and a little syrupy element to it also, although its not overdone. Overall this is an excellent beer...its just too bad no one besides people in Wisconsin have access to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2002
Nice woody, cherry aroma. Lovely red color. Small, thick, creamy head adds to mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and sour cherry flavor, nicely thirst quenching. Enjoyable but too much cherry and not enough beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2007
25 ounce bottle. Opaque red with a low pinkish tan head. Aroma of dark cherries, malt, mildly of hops, and cherry wood. The flavor was similar and strong, very strong. Sweet and tart with dark cherries, hops, yeast, and malt. The malt (and maybe yeast) nicely mellow or smooth out the flavors. Texture is smooth and crisp. The finish is sweet with some tartness and bitterness. Overall there is significant sweetness and tartness in this fruit beer; but after all, it IS a fruit beer. Belgian Red was unique and enjoyable to drink. If the alcohol content was slightly higher, I would have rated a little higher as well (solely a personal preference).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
thanks justincredible for the bottle. i gotta admit...the aroma is extremely reminiscent of Hawaiian Punch. the fruitiness plus the certain smell that comes off the sparkle and fizz. that said, i loved hawaiian punch as a kid. the flavor however is a whole other story. these are growing to become some of my favorite beers to drink. a tartness that grabs the palate...the sweetness of the cherries balancing the tartness...a sharp carbonation unlike most beers...or at least that wouldnt work in most beers. extremely enjoyable. not something you are going to pair with food (unless maybe dessert) but a beer you can have either on a summer day or as dessert or palate cleanser between all the big beers.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Deep ruby red pour, thick tan head that diminishes into a very nice sticky lace. Monster cherry flavor with lots of sweetness. Sweet/sour finish. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Kind of a cute beer. I really enjoyed it, a lot. Beer poured from a bottle into a becher glass. Beer is red and clear. White head but really thin, carbonation moderate and of small bubbles. Lacing is really high. Looks good. Aroma is sweet and tart, smells like cherries. This is an easy drinking beer. Its sweet and has a good fruit flavor to it. Carbonation sours the beer a little but it just serves to bring out the fruit flavor more. Drinkability high mouthfeel good. Resampled February 8, 2010: Beer is poured into a snifter glass. Beer is dark red and hazy. Froms a thin white head that leaves lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma is much stronger than I remember, very cherry, almost like cherry candy jolly ranchers. Lots of carbonation on the tongue, great sour / tartness. I seriously love this beer. Its less like beer and more like cherry soda. Serving type: bottle


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