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RATINGS: 1501   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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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.

4.3
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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bhiner41 (194) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Just an amazing beer if you like cherry. You can smell the cherries long before you take your first drink. It does have a cough syrup smell but the texture is smooth and the lambic base taste does present itself after you take a drink. Pours red with very small head.

3.8
walrussell (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
It goes really good with homemade apple pie that my girlfriend made AND NONE OF YOU CAN HAVE ANY - I like this better than Founders’ Cerise - its less sweet, more carbonated, and slightly more funky - nice subtle touch of hoppiness. smell is a little funky too. Cherry flavor is delicious - slight sour sweet. Great beer.

4.4
pacond (190) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Loads of cherries and is slightly tart. This beer is totally classic and awesome. I remember it fondly.

4.2
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle: Large head with a dull cloudy bronw red color. Complex flavors of cherry, prunes and slightly sour backbone balance this one of a kind beer out nicely.

4.6
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2005
If you like cherry, this is the beer for you. The bottle I had had a slightly different label than what is pictured here. A great, easy to drink fruit beer. Beautiful color.

3.7
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pours a dark red color, with a beige head. Aroma is straight cherries, flavor is straight cherries. Medium mouthfeel. I must say i’m glad i shared this with my family for christmas desert, because i couldn’t handle a whole bottle myself, just too sweet, but i must say, then 8 or so ounces i had was very good. Very nice for dessert.


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