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RATINGS: 1534   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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4.5
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Amazing. Thank you juiceisloose. Ruby pour. Aroma is cherries and oak. Taste follows suit. Body is a little fizzy, but not too thin. Haven’t had a better fruit beer to date.

4.1
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
A very nice cherry sparkling ale. Sweet and tart. Great natural cherry flavor.

4.4
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Just a fruit explosion. I do not like and seldom drink fruit beers. But the quality of this beer just blows me away. My first taste was at GABF 1997, and this beer stood far above every beer at the fest. You would swear you were drinking straight sour cherry juice fermented as beer. A beautiful beer that will no longer be available in Chicago beginning February 2003. Grab it now while you can!

4.6
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2007
750 ml bottle. .. Cloudy Red with light head. .. Fruity- big time cherries, sour - horsey /barnyard /brettanomyces aromas. .. Cherry pie flavors, tart and sour throughout. Amazing stuff. .. light body, medium carbonation. .. Incredible flavor combinations - Sour/fruity and quite wonderful.

4.3
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 From bottle on trip to Wisconsin. Best fruit beer I’ve personally tried. Not complex-- just a well balanced cherry flavor. Not too sweet, cloying, or citrusy. Just smooth and simple cherry flavor. Highly recommended from a guy who doesn’t normally like fruit beers.

4.4
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2014
poured into wine glass. aroma: remember the cherry-dipped ice cream cones at DQ? that’s 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
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
hiddenvariable (211) - 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 it’s a bit sticky, but i like it anyway. i don’t think i like this as much as others, and it didn’t seem as complicated as i would like, but it definitely tastes amazing.

4.7
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.

4.6
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.


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