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RATINGS: 1535   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
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share. Pours a muddy brown with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet, funky, oaky and jammed with cherry. The flavor has cherry skin, clove, nutmeg, oak, and a lingering sweetness. Lively carbonation.

3.8
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Aroma: a flood of sweet and sour cherry dominates the nose, with hints of toasty malt barely peeking through. Appearance: pours brilliant red, mostly clear, unstable head dissipates quickly to a thin layer, some lacing. Flavor: again very much dominated by cherries. While the beer is cold, both sweet and sour cherry notes are present, and the sweetness is somewhat under control. Some malt character and faint oak. As it warms up, it really becomes quite sweet and the finish goes towards syrupy. Palate: medium-full body with high carbonation, becomes rather thick as the beer warms. Very enjoyable brew if you’re ready to be attacked by cherries, maybe a bit too sweet in the finish, but overall well done.

3.8
UMNBeerhunter (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2011 does not count
Pour: Small head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing but does have the added sound of bubbles popping vigorously in the evening. Smell: Like cherries almost like a halls but alluring, not so much like medicine, but like a cherry soda. Tastes: Very tart, lots of cherry, and sweet. Tart sticks to your lips and gentle bitterness left on the back of tongue. Body: Little carbonation but balances well with the tart. The sweetness is a little more then I care for but is refreshingly different then most that try to capture the sweet side. Fruit is not my favorite style but NG does this nicely in an unthreatening way. I wouldn’t have another by myself but would share one with some wine loving friends.

3.8
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(bottle 8/22/11). Cloudy red color. Medium off white head. Moderate sweet cherry aroma. Flavor of the same, with light bready malt and light tartness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.8
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
Tap @ sour bitter, pours ruby red, pretty! Aroma: candy store, heavy cherry, cherry cola, cherry pits, vanilla, heavy sweetness, gummy bears, caramel, slight funk, Taste: taste follows through, nice acidity, dry, but quite sweet, very refreshing, some metallic notes, minerals,

3.8
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Poured from 750ml bottle to tulip glass: Pours a bright pinkish red with a soft pink, sticky head that fades to a thin cap. Nice lacing and hazy beading. Very pungent on the nose. So much fruit it’s ridiculous. Rich cherry, floral bits, white sugar, some honey... massive aromas. Sweet. Tart. Sour. All cherries. I could never finish a whole bottle. Way too much flavor. Definitely an experience. Like no other beer that I can think of. Drinkability is relatively low but it’s part of the experience. It’s a sweet, aggressive sipper. I can see why people go nuts over this stuff but it’s a bit much for me.

3.8
BeerGolem (828) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours medium brown with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma: intense sweet cherries, raisin bread. Taste: Cherries, raisin bread and tropical fruits. Really sweet (little lack of balance here), with slight acidity at the end. Syrupy texture. Slight carbonation. Full bodied. Refreshing, but too much sweetness gives it a low drinkability. Good beer overall tough.

3.8
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a ruby red with a slightly orange head. Sweet cherry aroma. Taste is sweet, almost medicinal cherry, combined against undertones malt. Dry, very slightly tart finish. Not really my style, but a great fruit beer

3.8
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750ml right after the Rasp Tart. Pours almost the same copper/red color with a nice looking head. Huge ripe cherry aroma wafts from the glass. Sugar, tart funk, and some wheat notes come to mind. Flavor is easy drinking with ripe cherry, caramel, and some funk. Nice and easy drinking. Reminds me of Cerise but 50times better

3.8
conway (2210) - - MAR 14, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Very tasty. Tart and sweet simultaneously. Maybe even a little vinous. Only complaint is that it's a little tough to get through a big portion as the sweet/tart thing wears on your palate. Fantastic in reasonable doses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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