RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 19/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2003
I can't help it, I love this beer. A friend of mine brought home a three gallon keg of this beautiful beer! I was like drinking liquid cherry pie. Why oh why do they limit distribution to WI when they're are so many of us who want to enjoy this beer! WI must grow the best cherries. The oakiness comes through with every sip. Beautiful reddish-brown head and lace in the glass which stays from start to finish. This is a beer definitely worth persuing, especially since rumor has it that Kasteel is no longer going to be making their red any more. Truly an amazing beer.

Scipio (1185) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Pours a cloudy dark red or purple with a medium, fizzy beige head that quickly fades. The aroma is overwhelmingly cherry with some minor oak. Very appealing. The taste is just a touch sweet and is slightly tart. Some light floral elements and oak complement the extremely heavy cherry flavor. Hints of both spices and wheat are found as well. A sharp cherry aftertaste lingers with you for a moment. Light in body, and slick in texture that has just a bit of fizziness to it. Even though I wish that this one packed a little more of a punch, the fact remains that its absolutely delicious.

randy1969 (70) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Pours a bright red with pink head. The aroma sweet cherry. The texture is creamy soft, with lively carbonation. Good sweet sour balance

edgallow (4377) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2017
750 ml bottle pours reddish with a off pink head. Aroma of cherries and oak. Taste is cherries, oak and some yeast.

kannon5 (7) - - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
Perfect combination of sweetness and tartness, major crowdpleaser. Mmmmmmmmmm ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle shared. Clear slighly amberish ruby red with a light beige head. Huge fruit notes, cherry, cherry syrup, cherry pits, tons of sugar and what seems like artificial sweetner. While the fruit character is very nicely present in the beer, overall it feels quite artificial because of the excessive sweetness. A bit like a cheap sweetened kriek.

sjohnny (665) - - JUN 28, 2017
Sweet and sour. Strong hit of cherries. A hint of bread. Murky orange brown with an off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing and a thin ring around the surface. Sweet but with a hint of sour and a lightly tart finish. Smooth like hard candy. Lots of cherry. A hint of earth and a hint of sweet citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kambei70 (1110) - - JUN 22, 2017
Pours a brown tinted ruby red with a small off white head and good lacing. Strong cherry licorice aroma and cherry skin. Taste has fresh bing cherry and some sweetness with a mild tartness. Some cherry skin. Flavor is big and tasty. Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very good fresh cherry with more perceived sweetness than actual sweetness. The tartness helps to balance it nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2017
bomber pours bright red with pinkish head big cherry nose with a woody presence taste was very sweet carbonation was moderate

malrubius (2987) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle from Krista in Wisconsin. Talk Garnet reddish-brown with lasting ring and a little lace. Ripe cherry and Woody Aroma with hints of floral and caramel. Very sweet ripe cherry with some toasted caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Woody finished with a touch of tart dryness and lingering Sweet Cherry and brown sugar slightly sticky with fine internal carbonation. Very good but too sweet for my taste. Would probably go well with Rich chocolate cake.

gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle; pours dark red with a reddish brown head; aroma of homemade cherry pie; taste is sweet and very much like cherry pie; finish is dry, with some lingering cherry; the cherry aroma and flavor is dominant but balanced and not overpowering or artificial; best fruit beer I have had to date

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