Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
4.48/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one of my favorites and could easily be considered a gateway craft beer for some. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the red was a murky maroon color with a very modest off-white head. From the top of the glass, one can detect a waxy cherry aroma that alomst brings to mind penny candies. I wonder if the wax top of the bottle affects the aroma. The initial taste brings a tall shot of tart and sour cherry, the best qualities of a cherry. The taste really grabs the attention of the sides of the tongue, making them tingle with delight. A backbone of a biscuity bread allows the cherry to shine, while still having a subtle quality. This Beligan certainly has some thickness to it, almost like a beer milkshake. Mildly fizzy, the carbonation and the thickness allow the taste to linger for several pleasant minutes. A sour cherry aftertaste continues the fun, not straying much from the initial taste. However, I find the aftertaste slightly more sour.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 22:35:30 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4.7/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Gifted to me from my mom on a recent trip to Wisconsin. My first of the glorious fruit beers from New Glarus Brewing Co., and my first review of a New Glarus beer. Expectations are excellent based on this beer's high ratings.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - Pours a bright juicy cherry red colored body. Just over a finger of pinkish tinted foam for a head. Leaves some thin lacing behind. Looks beautiful.
S - The smell is beautiful & natural. Tart, juicy, ripe, natural cherries dominant the aroma.
T - This thing is truly some next level type shit right here. Cherries, cherries, cherries. Sticky, lightly sugary, perfectly tart. So juicy and delicious.
M - The feel is smooth, fluid, and juicy. Perfectly sweet & tart. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation.
Overall, this has got to be the most delicious and most authentic fruit beer I've had to date. I'd say it is even much more cherry forward than the Drie Fonteinein Intense Red Oud Kriek. Absolutely delicious & highly recommended.
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red ---4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 21:50:59 | More by mfnmbvp
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.