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RATINGS: 1500   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
zug4abby (288) - 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
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 (596) - 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.

3.8
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
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 Jackosn’s Great Beer Guide and 192 of his 500 Classic Brew’s to go.

3.8
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
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
A wonderful beverage, but I struggle a little to rate this, because it really doesn’t 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 we’re at it -- Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss gets beaten up in reviews on this site for its lack of beerlike qualities. While it’s 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.)


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