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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,694 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,694
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,025
Gots: 481 | FT: 44
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle picked up at the store today to celebrate being done with Step 2 CS. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/4/2014. Surprisingly I have never reviewed this beer despite having it many times over the years.

App- A dark ruby body with a thick, effervescent brown-pink head, fair retention, nice thick bubbly collar. Some lacing.

Smell- Tart cherry pie. Base is sweet candied sugars and perhaps subtle biscuit malts, all of which are dominated by tart cherries. Lots and lots of cherries.

Flavour- Similar to the nose- but the base biscuity malts are more apparent, providing the crust to the tart cherries to complete the pie combination. As it warms up, the cherry flavours become slicker and sweeter- making this more of a cherry-flavoured Jolly Rancher! No acidity or vinegar to be found.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thick bodied, on the verge of syrupy. Slick and resinous; tart fruit aftertaste that sticks around. However, incredibly easy to drink. No surprise that it's 4% ABV. Will probably dust off the bottle on my own.

Overall- Very sweet and cherry-forward, no acidity. Most certainly the best in the fruit beer style, and one of Wisconsin's best beers that isn't an one-off (looking at you, VSB). Clearly New Glarus has the market cornered on this category.

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,694 ratings.