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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,454
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,000
Gots: 433 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-18-2012 22:56:31 | More by swgwilt
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

Finally got my hand on this while on a family trip to Milwaukee. 22 ounce bottle sealed in red wax, $9.99. My expectations were very high and at first, I thought they were met. However, after the third sip or so, I realized how overrated it was. Worth trying for sure, but there's great fruit beers that are much easier to find.

06-27-2012 22:40:06 | More by Backer2004
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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured into a wine glass. Brilliantly clear, bright scarlet colored with a medium sized creamy pink hued head. Average head retention and little lacing, but very beautiful looking beer, especially when help up to light.

Aroma is very sweet, loaded with cherries and some softer floral notes. The taste is similar, but stronger: very sweet but in a light and tart way, with a bare hint of hops at the end. Lip smacking good. Medium bodied with good carbonation, but not enough to scrub the sweetness off the palate, or it could be the temperature of the beer, which has gotten warmer. Overall a very good and unique beer.

03-19-2011 00:00:30 | More by tewaris
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 23:35:08 | More by beersdmf17
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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%

This beer is always a treat. Thanks to Thirdeye11 for this one.

A- Bright cherry red

S- Like sweet cherry candy with graham cracker malt. Not too complex, just brilliance.

T&M- Soft and delicate. Sweet and slightly tart cherry at the same time.

D- Refreshing and delicious. The kind of beer my mom(or anyone who doesn't like beer) would and should drink.

11-12-2009 03:01:46 | More by brownbeer
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New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-24-2012 01:09:24 | More by MadScientist
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-20-2011 14:42:20 | More by denimdemon
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

A- Moderate head development, tan dehydrated oatmeal froth, and mild retention. Large bubbles from the very carbonated burgundy body disrupt the creamy presence it had at first pour. Lacing is a bit fine, low sticky nature prevents it from forming anything significant in terms of artwork.

S- Sharp sweet cherry on the opening. Crisp maraschino flavors with only the minor of tart balance. Bit of vanilla from the oak on the second wave gives it. Faint bit of wheat malt gives it that earthy presence as the final waft.

T- First hits are of course that sweet cherry body, bit of minor tart that I was hit harder. Sweetness of the oak flow in the middle and dominate the finish with the hints of vanilla and earthy wood body. One other notable element would be a mild bitterness in the middle that is easily drowned out.

M- Crisp carbonation in the beginning create a harsh oral sensation that benefits the overall presentation from becoming over attenuated. Nice clean finish with the woody nature not lasting too long. Mild body, watery at times.

D- Overall this beer is very tasty. It never becomes cloying, it never burns out in presenting flavors, and it is something I'd drink again. Probably one of the better fruit beers out there.

01-22-2011 00:38:03 | More by Khazadum
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-17-2014 04:25:30 | More by OgreSanchez
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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a fairly clear reddish brown that's appears to be carbonated like a cola. A small white head clings to the side of the glass. Smells of world class cherries a not much else. First sip is tart full of cherries with a tad of oak and vanilla note present but lacking in malt. Very lightly carbonated. Super sweet - closer to wine than beer.

04-18-2009 21:04:47 | More by ATLbeerDog
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2013 14:17:26 | More by Ri0
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New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-12-2014 03:25:11 | More by kjrod20
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

12-14-2011 05:05:40 | More by PhineasGage
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 01:45:25 | More by mjw1200
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 23:37:52 | More by KC9LDB
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2012 04:12:38 | More by slimntubbs
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-29-2013 20:00:06 | More by bschinelli
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

New Glarus Belgian Red

From 3/18/14 tasting notes... Enjoyed on tap at Champps Americana Brookfield, WI. This was served in a 12 oz stemmed tulip. Served chilled...

A) Ruby red brew with a small pinkish head that quickly dissipates. Good clarity...

S) Wonderful aroma of cherries, that manages to be both sweet and tart. Nothing artificial about this scent at all. It's fresh and inviting.

T) Near the nose... The cherries are more sweet than tart, but it's not overly sweet. Although admittedly, I used to find this beer uncomfortably sweet, and I'd never tackle a bottle on my own. I've had it many times over the years, and it's really grown on me. Now I enjoy the balance and complexities of this brew. There is an earthy quality and you can pick up the oak as well. I prefer this chilled, but there's nothing wrong with taking your time, and letting it warm a bit. Obviously, the 4% ABV is a non-factor.

M) Medium bodied with lively carbonation that keeps this one going down nicely.

O) A fantastic beer... New Glarus brews amazing fruit beers. Just amazing. The fact that I can go get some solar salt at Walmart, and grab a bottle of this for $8.99 almost makes tolerating Wisconsin's shitty winters worth the trouble. Almost...

05-16-2014 01:29:19 | More by RoamingGnome
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2014 17:17:21 | More by WVUbrew
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-14-2012 07:01:00 | More by Travisnin
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

04-07-2014 01:39:35 | More by RayUF07
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

I have had this beer a couple of times and received one recently from Barrythebear, thank you!

A- Looks great, a very inviting burnt red. Not much in the way of carbonation at all and no lacing/film on the glass.

S- Nice pleasant cherries and a slight tartness. Really smells good but not overpowering.

T- Ahh, this is where it comes together. What you think is going to be indercarbonated turns out perfect. Wonderful sweet cherries with just a TOUCH of tart. Fantastic!

M- Very good for the style.

O- If I could get this beer regularly I would drink it all the time. Probably the best fruit beer that I have ever had with it being tied with Blushing Monk IMO.

11-30-2011 23:26:16 | More by sendsilk
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New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-22-2013 21:38:19 | More by jbuddle
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-03-2012 03:52:09 | More by leschkie
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-08-2013 00:37:19 | More by ThreeFishes
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
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