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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,349 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,349
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 980
Gots: 414 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001)
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Reviews by Josievan:
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Josievan

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful dark red hue.

Smell: Aroma of tart cherries.

Taste: Very authentic cherry taste. It's apparent this was brewed with real cherries. Slightly tart.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, yet somehow delicate, almost like the marriage of beer and a fine dessert wine, just as indicated on the bottle

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, but any beer so sweet and tart is best drunk in sips. Ideal for sharing a 750 ml bottle with a few friends after dinner.

Overall, this is a perfect example of what a fruit beer can and should be. New Glarus has many beers worth making the hour-long trip from my home to Wisconsin, and this is certainly one of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 22:38:09 | More by Josievan
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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,349 ratings.