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RATINGS: 1534   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - 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 wouldnt 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (593) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Pours a deep raspberry red color with a white head. Aroma is of sweet raspberries. Flavor is of sweet raspberries with a dry tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2007 Have been waiting years to try this and I was not disappointed. Sweet sour and just a hint of hops in the finish. May have bought 6 more bottles. Page 330 of Michael Jackosns Great Beer Guide and 192 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
Brown-red, coppery colored, strongly cloudy appearance. Little light brown head. Sour aroma with dominating rasberries and sweetness, even some toffee and cherries there. Near full bodied. Flavor is richer with strong sweetness, raspberries and some other berries. Aftertaste is sour with also this raspberry touch. Too sweet, under my high expectations, still nice different beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
A wonderful beverage, but I struggle a little to rate this, because it really doesnt have a lot of beer-like qualities. It takes a pretty vigorous pour to get much of a head. The aroma is a hedonistic cherry immersion, and the flavor is more of the same -- tart, fresh, delicious. Malt and hops are undetectable, as is the alcohol. Actually, even a little bit of an alcohol burn would push it to a higher level for me. Recommended, definitely, but I do have to rate it in the context of a beer. (And while were at it -- Leinenkugels Berry Weiss gets beaten up in reviews on this site for its lack of beerlike qualities. While its certainly not in the class of New Glarus Belgian Red for other reasons, I feel this is an example of the anti-big brewer bias that sometimes rears its head here.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Thanks to oakbluff for this gem! New Glarus Belgian Red 750 ml bottle Moderate pour in a shaker. Unknown brewing, enjoyed 07/07 Poured a dark red, with some brown tinges, with a moderate off-white and "off-ruddy" fizzy mostly diminishing head. Smelt of strong tart cherries, baked cherry pie, candi cherries, spiced cherry jam and fermented cherries by the windowsill. Taste was upfront strong sweet and sour cherry juice followed by a stronger sweetness on the follow through to a nice mellow moderate sweet and sour finish. All cherries. Palate was cherry. Overall, holy fucking cherries! Im happy I shared this with semi knowledgeable beer friends, because it was great, but also theres no way I could have drank a whole bottle. Its just too much cherries. One glass is a great treat though. Cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottled, extremely hazy maroon color with reddish edges. Tan head with a bit of pink fades quickly to leave some slight film on the surface. Immediate aroma of cherries and bready malt, wow this beer is fruity! Faint hops are there, but the cherries are dominating every part of this brew. Sweet fermented malt and wheat tones start at every sip, then followed by slightly tart cherry notes, while the carbonation keeps the flavors going. Definitely a vinous wine with the sweet fruit flavors taking over. I got a slight cough-medicine finish on the palate, but this beer pulled through past my expectations. Oak wood tones are hinted at the finish with the wheat as well. Nicely done.


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