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RATINGS: 1503   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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4.3
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
Red cherry coloured ale with a nice rose head. Wild cherry aroma, like cheesecake, with cinnamon notes. Sweet cherry pie or cherry covered cheesecake, cinnamon, lactic acid notes. Deep cherryish body, rich, smooth, with nice acidity. A wonderful cherry pie. Tasted at Institut’s gambrinale, Outaouais, Oct. 28 2005. Bought from Restant du Mondial.

4
crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
750ml capped and waxed green bottle. A "World Champion" according to the label. Pours into my oversized wineglass with a borwn/red hue. A small bubbly white head rises a centimeter high with a vigorous pour. Smell is of cherries, nothing much more than that. It does smell delicious though. Has a solid tart Wisconsin cherry flavor that mixes with a tad bit of malt giving a cherry pie feel. I really like the taste of the cherries, there not the crappy sweet variety but there is an ample amount of sugar backing. It seems like there might be a few spices thrown in as well. Nice mouthfeel with good carbonation that coats the tongue. Drinkability is that of fruit juice. Its a great fruit beer if a bit sweet.

4.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 Bright red, cloudy with small off-white head. Aroma is cherry, sweet with a hint of sourness. Taste is sweet up top, and sour cherry mid-tongue. Medium/full body. Somehow it avoids the cherry soda experience and gives you something wonderful.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (14063) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle obtained via trade with moejuck. Pours hazy, muddy amber and burnt orange with a small and quickly dissipating fizzy white head. Aroma is sour lemon and cherry, cherry skin, earthy yeast, straw malt, other fruit (apple, apricot, pineapple) and butter. Initially very sweet cherry syrup and then the tartness rescues you from it taking your mouth to the other extreme and waking all saliva glands at once with a puckering lemon zing. Sweet malt and trace yeast, cherry skins and buttered bread. Medium bodied and dry palate. Not a Top 50 in my ever so humble opinion.

3.4
mR_fr0g (14036) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to Leighton. Murky amber / golden coloured pour with a loosw white head. Aroma is sweet cherry cough syrup, marsipan, cherry sweet. Palate is super sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Flavour is very sweet, cheerry, decent fruit, cherry bakewell. Too sweet for my taste.

3.1
Christian (13932) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Deep amber with a small off-white head. Strong sweet cherry aroma with marzipan, malt, caramel, and a hint of sugar. Very sweet cherry flavour with a faint tart note. Perfumed marzipan/cherry a bit cloying.

3.3
bierkoning (13821) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 75 cl bottle. Maraschino cherries aroma with mint. Sweet, sugary, almost syrupy cherry flavor. Marzipan. Sweet indeed, but somewhat vinous and liquor-like. Some lemony sourness. A bit too sweet, but actually quite nice.

4.3
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2001
red-brown colour, complex aroma (cherry, cinnamon and almond), acidity, sparkling, full-bodied, sour with slightly too much carbonation, long aftertaste (chocolate and cherry)

4.1
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin beige head. Nose is all fruit. Big cherry notes with a touch of caramel. Flavor is incredible. Sweet and sour cherry with a lovely tang…utterly gorgeous. I’m glad I have a bottle of this still sitting in the cellar thanks to daknole, because I am going to relish drinking this again.

4.3
hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured a dark ruby red color with small head. Aromas of tart cherry pie filling. Tastes of the same. Tart and sweet tasting as well. Nice balance. As far as fruit beers go, this one has to be one of the best out there.


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