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RATINGS: 1520   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 In the bottle. Very nice color, just screams cherry. Sweet and smooth, very drinkable. Could have finished the bottle by myself, but had to share it with four others, maybe the next bottle. Lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basaywhat (205) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light brown reddish color with an off white pinkish head. Aroma is apple cider, cherries, mild tartness. Better tartness in the flavor than a lot of the other New Glarus fruit beers, balancing out the sweetness. Sweet cherry apple tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ineedbeer (1920) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Poured from a bottle that has to be at least 5 years old; I kind of forgot about it int he cellar. Oops. Aroma is sweet cherry with some, musty, old newspaper notes of oxidation. Aroma reminds me a lot of cherry Ludens, but the age adds some oxidation. Some light malt notes. Pours a murky, dull red with some brown hues and a small, fairly thin, slightly tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where a small, thin film lingers for a bit. Faint lacing and no legs. Flavor is very sweet with a definite cherry throat lozenge character to it. Some much sweet cherry notes that come across as almost artificial. Some light malt notes with a bot of caramel and some honey. Light toasted bread notes. Some oxidation showing up as old newspapers and wet cardboard. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, the age didnt help this beer and only added an oxidation note. Im not sure anything could help this beer though as it tastes and smells like the cherry throat lozenges that toe the line between medicine and candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattChiasson (63) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
5oz draft sample from brewery tasting room. Deep ruby red, filtered clear with a pinkish head. Intense aromas of ripe cherries, sour cherry candy, dark fruits like plum, against a moderate malt backbone (and no evident hop characteristics). Palate was both sweet and sour, characteristic of the style. Good carbonation. Bit sweet for my taste, but I can see why so many love it. Would make for an excellent dessert pairing, or as a dessert on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Pours pinkish-red with light pink head and substantial lacing. Fresh cherry aroma. Tart cherry upfront with black cherry skins in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Sweet cherries, saw dust, cherry syrup. Clear, dark, red, small, creamy, reddish head. Medium sweet. More intense cherries, initially sweet, then turning slightly sour and bitter, some citrus fruits, lemon, creamy texture, soft to medium carbonation. Nice Fruit Beer, very nice cherries. Keg at the brewery, New Glarus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1714) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Ruby red red pour with an off white head. Aroma is cherry candy, oak, and some wheat. Taste is Ludens cough drops, damp wood, and a hint of vinegar. Sweet with a little tartness. Light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voyageurmike (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Ruby red beer, from a bomber bought at a Wisconsin convenience store while passing through the state. Sour fruit aroma and an intensely sweet cherry taste. Exquisite tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at the brewery, 7-19-18. Pours deep ruby, white head. Aroma is cherries, dark cherries. Taste was tart, tangy, very sweet, cherry syrup. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a deep rich mahogany-like purple. Almost a plum color. The cherry aroma emanates. It tastes like cherries, but with enough tartness to balance some of the sweetness. It is very sweet though. A very good dessert beer, but not sure Id like this if it opened my night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1541) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Dark, red moscato red. Sugary head with nice lace. Aroma is a nice vivid cherry, as it warms and swirling it, you get a breadyness that is like cherry pie. Has some mineral to it. Taste up front is sweet cherry, foamy body with cherry dominating taste. Finishes with a tapering light tartness to clean up its medium sweetness. Real nice. The Belgian in this is really clean, didnt get much other character and couldnt detect hallertau hops much but maybe they just enhance it. The oak is what maybe enhancing the cherry taste with a vanilla or possibly a coconut character with it. Also a hint of woodiness in aroma and mellow dry woodiness in taste.

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