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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,453 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,453
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,000
Gots: 432 | FT: 40
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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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

I got this in a trade with a great trader and all around amazing guy BeerFMAndy. Thanks Andy! It's been a while since I've tried this and I'm glad to score another bottle. It's like pulling teeth to get NG stuff outside of Wisconsin!

I split this with a bunch of my beer nerds at a recent tasting and poured into flute glasses:

A: Pours bubbly, champagne-like, with a cherry-vanilla appearance and great head retention. This is a beer?

S: Ground up sour "Sweet Tarts", combined with melted cherry popsicle. Awesome!

T: Sour cherry upfront with vanilla as more of an afterthought. The Door County cherries taste unlike any cherries I've ever tried. The tartness doesn't linger, but merely hits you with a brief punch before coating your mouth with candy!

M: Once again, sour coating and the carbonation is divine! I couldn't drink this in very large amounts, but I'm guessing the brewers don't want you to do that anyway.

D: I can't think of any other beer in their arsenal that encapsulates NG's attention to detail and exemplifies their desire for high quality. I constantly remind myself that the beer contains no wild yeast....just plain old awesome old-fashioned brewing. Gotta love it for that!

10-06-2010 00:29:16 | More by Chaney
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-21-2011 18:16:03 | More by mmcnaughton
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Georgia

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Illinois

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NORM4

Pennsylvania

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Indiana

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

Nice ruby red / auburn color. Nice, medium-sized head with excellent retention. Very pretty.

Aroma is sweet and strongly cherry. Taste is similarly very sweet with lots of cherry flavor, a little malt backbone towards the end and a slightly dry finish that hints of hops. Very tasty and interesting.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with good carbonation.

Too sweet for regular drinking, but very nice as a dessert and could be good with certain foods, maybe roasted chicken.

10-31-2007 01:44:33 | More by AaronHomoya
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bryoung


4.25/5  rDev -3%

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BillHilly

Washington

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gory4d

New York

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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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Texas

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Washington

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csmiley

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

A - Color is red with deep hints of brown. Or is it brown with deep hints of red? Head is almost white (maybe a light pink hue) and tops out at around half inch. Not much retention to speak of. Nice rings of lace remain behind in the glass.

S - Ripe cherries hit the nose first. Hints of malt come through at the tail end. Smells a little like caramel malt. More cherry aromas finish it up. Did I mention the ripe juicy cherries?

T - Loads of cherry flavors attack the palate immediately. It is very close to a maraschino cherry flavor. Hints of malt are barely noticed at the end - caramel and brown sugar. There is no doubt about what this beer is trying to be.

M - Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation that helps to make this brew smooth and slightly creamy. Finish is tart and only sticks around for a few minutes.

D - Drinkability is good. This is a one-dimensional brew but the Wisconsin Belgian Red really does the cherry profile very well. The cherry flavors come through as fresh and in no way artificial. The alcohol stays completely out of the way which also helps this category out. Very nice brew from New Glarus that is easily recommended.

02-25-2009 00:16:19 | More by csmiley
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,453 ratings.