Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdvatab:
4.47/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Received as a generous gift from Crass3000. (Thank You!)
Poured from 750ml bottle into red wine glass.
Aroma: Pow! Sweet fragrant, cherry explodes from the glass. Also picking up a nice, soft vanilla note.
Appearance: Deep ruby-amber, hazy body with a pinkish-tan two-finger head, which leaves behind decent Belgian lace.
Flavor: Deliciously sweet cherry, again softened by a vanilla-like flavor (don't think vanilla was actually added). A fantastic mix of sweet and tart components. Never cloying, but also, not over-the-top sour like a kriek would be.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high, fine carbonation both tickles the palate, and also lends to a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Appropriate level of tartness still makes the mouth water!
Overall: VERY DRINKABLE!!! Shared with my wife, who not only loved this one, but agreed that it was hard not to pound it like a soda! We also received a bottle of Raspberry Tart from the generous trader mentioned above, but Belgian Red edged Tart out by a hair. Highly recommended--especially for anyone who "doesn't like beer". To adapt a cheesy line from a commercial, "my wife doesn't usually drink beer, but when she does, she drinks Belgian Red"! (sorry, couldn't resist...)
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 17:32:14 | More by mdvatab
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4.3/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tasting glass. A dark, ruby color with a finger of creamy looking white head. Smell is pure cherry. A malt sweetness is lurking in the background, but it's hard to detect anything behind the huge cherry presence. The taste is only cherry juice. I'm not sure this can be called beer. I could drink this in the morning with my toast. Like with the other New Glarus beers of this ilk, I'm finding the 4 or so ounces I consumed to be a good amount. The sweetness and one noted-ness was just getting to me by the end. Still an absolute killer offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 14:20:54 | More by Davepoolesque
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,364 ratings.