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RATINGS: 1526   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
This is for sure my most favorite fruit beer ever (aside from my own cheery wheat homebrew of coarse). I knew I liked this from having some over the winter but I tasted it again at the great taste of the midwest and I really, really like it! I need to get a bottle now in fact!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Thankyou SuIIY. Enjoyed with JoshuaB as well. And dont listen to him, hes just a hater. Everything he rates he downrates just because he hates fruit and hype. Everyone feel free to call him a hater. This beer is perfection in a bottle.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 31, 2006
A world class fruit beer, New Glarus Belgian Red, is one of the most impressive fruit beers on the market today. This beer is just packed with big aromas and flavors, and if you love cherries like I do, it is impossible not to like this beer. New Glarus Belgian Red pours to a beautiful, ruby red color, with a slight pink head that fades, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer, just bursts with aromas of sweet and tart cherry. The palate is wonderful, with lush flavors of tart cherry, sweet cherry, and just enough malt back bone to support the cherry flavor. Belgian Red finishes with more tart cherry flavors up front, then ends with a very refreshing and delicious, sweet/tart cherry flavor that lingers. The ultimate desert beer, this is cherry pie in a glass.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours a light ruby red with a little white head that disapates quickly. Wonderful cherry and rubarb pie aroma. Same wonderful taste with some oak influence and green apple too. Mouthfeel is medium silky sweet feel. This is a great beer. Yah, my first 5!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 I just cant fight it any longer. Had this again last night thanks to Gillard, and this time instead of being the best beer Ive had after only ~30 beers, its still the best beer Ive had after ~600 beers. I feel more comfortable now giving this beer an even higher score with that experience in mind. Cherry pie filling, vanilla bean, cherry soda, the nose has it all. What sets this beer apart is the flavor has a tartness to it and just enough acidity to offset the sweetness. Palate is viscous while being spritz, and perfect for the style, supremely drinkable. Ive had this on 4 separate occasions now from 4 different bottles and its been this good each time. Its the best smelling and best tasting beverage I have ever consumed, and I dont see any possible way it could be any better. So I have to give it a perfect score.

Original rating 03/04/2007
Huge thanks to jonboy32818 for sharing this at the O Town Throwdown. Wonderfully cherry red pour, small white head. Aroma is full on cherry, tartness, yeast, malt. Very sticky, clinging moutfeel. Feels very nice rolling around on the tongue. Flavor is cherry, cherry, cherry. Some nice sour notes to keep everything together. Smelling this beer you have a fear that it could be too sweet, but it never approaches that, keeping everything wonderfully blended. I could honestly drink this every day if I could get it here in Florida. The single best tasting beer I have ever had. A defining experience.

Original Rating: 10 / 4 / 10 / 4 / 19 = 4.7

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badgerfan (1) - temecula, California, USA - MAR 8, 2007 does not count
simply one of the best beers i have evr had in my life. the flavor of the beer was perfect. The New Glarus Brewing company has new made a beer that i dont like.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 .........Perfect. Better than ANY lambic Ive ever tasted. Gem like color strong boquet and a HUGE taste. A beer that makes you feel lucky you live in Wisconsin.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Ive enjoyed this fruit nectar on many occasions in the last few years, but only recently did I purchase a bottle with the intent to rate it. New Glarus Belgian Red is the greatest evidence that beer can be civilized and classy. Beer lovers rave about it, casual beer drinkers rave about it, and beer haters rave about it. Pours a beautiful light red with a nice pinkish head of foam, small CO2 bubbles race up the sides of the pint glass. This beer is best served in a champagne flute or perhaps a tulip, fwiw. The cherry nose is similar to NGs Cherry Stout: sweet yet tart cherries. This is not cloyingly saccharine in the least. The flavor is much of the same cherry balance. Very refreshing during any point of a meal. Words cant do this fine concoction justice. It really is a beer that has to be tasted to understand. But once you see the light, theres no turning back.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
pored in a flute and had with an awesome rotation six pack of ipas.(avery ipa, victory hop devil, gl commodore, gd titan, 3 fs ak, and two hearted). pours a cloudy caramel color with a one finger light tan fluffy bubbly head with light red highlights. aroma is nice sweet cherries with a little tart, some yeast, and a little oaky vanilla very nice. has a medium to full body with descent lacing and good carbonation. flavor is wow very sweet cherries with just enough tart mixed in and a touch of yeast and oaky vanilla. WOW AWSOME! almost has a cider type flavor to it and at the same time a champagne, sparkling cider type mouth feel. very awesome stuff i would recommend this to anyone whether they drink beer or not. good job new glarus!! i noticed that the aroma does get better and is perfect as it warms, so i went from a 9 to a 10 to make this my first perfectly rated beer!!! pours a little more dark ruby red color at the last half of the bottle.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle: Courtesy of nflmvp...big thanks. Beautiful ruby color with a small, quick diminishing white head. Spritzy, cherry aroma...big shocker, some light malts and spice. Wow, this is just like a cherry cobbler. Heavily carbonated, massive cherry flavor along with some cinnamon, nutmeg and bread dough. Very light and extremely drinkable. Try as I may not to be swayed by the 100 overall on many of these brews, this one deserves it. Perfect.


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