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RATINGS: 1528   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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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2007
750ml bottle Pours like Champagne into flute. Murky red liquid topped by a quickly disappearing thick rose head. No lacing. Cherry aroma (duh) not too overpowering. Glad to see this. So often the aroma in fruit beers is too much. Taste was fruity with yeasty finish. Moves between sweet and sour while on the tongue. Cherry Pie in a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy brown, with a moderate head. Nose is cinnamon with cherries. Flavor is like an entire cherry pie, crust included, with a bit of cinammon sprinkled on top.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Incredible aroma of cherry, gorgeous red-amber color, unbelievable taste of fresh cherries - quite sweet, didnt linger as long as expected on the palate. Overall an awesome fruit beer, highly recommend some chocolate while drinking it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I’ve been looking forward to trying this beer for a very long time, and it didn’t disappoint. Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aroma and flavor is all sour cherry. Extremely well balanced, with a touch of sweetness that plays off the sour nicely. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Hint of cherry with a smooth taste that ends with a tart kick to it, liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Draft at several bars in Madison, WI. Not a fruit beer fan, but really loved this stuff. Lots of cherry flavor, a little tartness to balance the sweet,, malty character in the background. Way in the background. Very nice, balanced taste and certainly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries, cherries ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Finally broke down and bought a bottle to share with some friends. Even my wife, who doesn't like cherries enjoyed this brew. The cherry flavor and aroma are not overdone and the carbonation is excellent. The bottle was open for half an hur and every pour was like the bottle was just opened. The background is a belgian beer and the foreground is a freshly opened cherry 7up. One of a kind brew that we will purchase on rare occasions.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Poured into 2 large wine glasses to share with a friend. Fantastic aroma that overpowers the local vicinity. Ruby red coloring with some nice lacing and a strawberry-cream head. The best way to describe this "beer" is an alcoholic cherry cream soda with a slightly bitter aftertaste. This would be an excellent dessert beer and I thought it was balanced nicely. It was somewhat over-the-top, but it could have turned out terribly if attempted by other brewers. This beer redefines what "beer" can be.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2010
What can i say that hasnt already been said? The aroma and ruby red color give you a strong hint of what is about to happen but not strong enough! So many cherries from start to finish you wont even believe it. Its almost too much... almost. i barely notice the hops and barley and when i think of it i dont necessarily place it in the context of just beer, it is an amazing and unique beverage all around. Great carbonation, the body is just the tiniest bit too thick for me but im nitpicking to even mention that. The oak and vinuous qualities come through a bit more with age but i prefer the fresh cherry bomb. One of my top 10 beverages everyone has to try.


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