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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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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!

3.5
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
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

4.7
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.

4.5
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 i’ve had.

3.5
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.

4.3
hopbag (201) - - JUN 24, 2014
Like a tart cherry soda at first but with a nice rich profile underneath. Big cherry nose, maybe a little cough syrup. High carbonation is appropriate. Cherry skin in the finish. Bright red color. Belgian yeast character isn’t evident. Pleasant throughout and a nice holiday or dessert beer.

4
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
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
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.


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