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RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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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3.8
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2005
Hazy and ruddy red with little head. Tart cherry aroma with some cinnamon and tea. Very sweet and acidic with low carbonation but what feels like a carbonic acid finish on the back of the throat. Has an herbal tea quality to it and reminds me a bit like of something from Celestial Seasonings. Very clean and refreshing.

3.8
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours a pale ruby color with tint more like an ale than a fruit. Beautiful peach head that unfortunately dissipates within 45 seconds -- however, I won’t slight it for this because with this type of beer it would be expected that fruity acidity will cut down the head; in any case there’s plenty of spotty lacing with each sip. Aroma is commendable: about 40% sweet cherry but also about 30% hops and 30% grain. Taste is very complex, with tart cherry at the base but also presenting other elements including Hungarian paprika, apple cider with a cinnamon stick, Lipton tea and a touch of hops. Finish shows a mellowness and has a raisin tinge totally unlike the perhaps too bold tartness in the mouth. I can see how this would finish around the top in its class.

3.8
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
Cloudy, vibrant red colour. Very distinctive marzipan aroma. It took me while to decide whether I liked that (as I can’t stand marzipan). In the end I decided that I did - just. Fizzy cherryade character with some sour edges. Definite sweet tinges. Good mouthfeel. Quite nice. Bottled at the London Joet gathering.

3.8
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Wow- what a beer (or maybe syrup). pours an intensely brown color with a thick pinkish tinged head! The aroma is incredible, just like a bowl of cherries (literally). However, the flavor is just a little to much for me. I find the cherry a litlte to overpowering and there is no way i could drink more than a small glass of this in one sitting!

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 750 ml bottle with wax sealer-thanks to the transport from Rutgers 6 months ago to Wisconsin and his girlfriend for sharing. Aroma is cherry, taste follows, OK carbonation, good body, a bit of hops, good finish. A bit like a good cherry pie meets a nice beer. Nice taste. 3.4. 110806--thanks Bigmmartin. 3.8

3.8
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2006
750ml - thanks Secret Santa (JPDIPSO) - Aroma is strong cherry with a touch of yeast and malt. Pours a cloudy dark pink with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is full of cherry and not much else. Palate is tart fading to sweet which is interesting and refreshing. There is no question this is a tasty brew, a bit one dimensional IMHO.

3.8
CMUBEERMAN (457) - - APR 17, 2006
This stuff is pretty damn good...so I kept the whole bottle to my self...this was possibly a mistake. Pours an amazing hazy orange red and has a little champagne like head. Aroma is tart cherries, sweet and acidic. Flavor is wine like with heavy cherry flavor and a bit of wood and earth...maybe some yeast in there. Problem is...half way through the bottle and the sweetness overcomes all else...then it becomes cherry soda. So I wouldn’t recommend drinking the whole thing. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing. This was a good beer...but had it been great, I would have enjoyed the whole bottle.

3.8
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Really good brew almost esoteric with its wierd type of pop cap type champagne bomber and great label. spicey wheaty and nice candy flavor excellent brew

3.8
rayg1 (594) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Shared with ross, thanks alot. This stuff poured out a a bright red with little carbonation. Aroma is heavy on cherries and smells wonderful. Taste is again wonderful cherries with a nice tartness. I told ross this stuff tasted like cherry juice. I liked it alot and would def taste again.

3.8
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2007
a deep red color with a crisp, snowy white head. it does not look nor smell like beer, cherry dominates in every facet but is surprisingly delicious. a really well crafted beer.


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