Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +12.6%
Pours a slightly cloudy amber/red with a rapidly vanishing foamy pinkish/white head. Not much lacing - steady carbonation rising up the glass while drinking. Smells pretty much just like a cherry Jolly Rancher. My mouth immediately starts to salivate. The flavor of this 'beer' is perfect. Liquified cherry Jolly Rancher. New Glarius really hits a home run with the balance between the cherry sweetness and sour cherry tartness. No aftertaste, and finishes real dry. Leaves you puckering for the next drink. I can't imagine this being improved at all. This is a very refreshing and crisp drink. A nice body that was much thicker than I expected.
This is the perfect fruit beer. Ranked #1 in the world for a reason.
01-30-2012 08:08:57 | More by stealth
4.78/5 rDev +9.1%
A - a clear crisp looking red, nice carbonation, no head at all
S - my face was in awe after smelling what must be 1-1/2 tons of cherries.. it smelled like a jolly rancher candy
T - just like the smell, it was delicious like candy, and just like jolly ranchers it leaves a tarty taste behind
M - nice and fizzy like a champagne, the tartness makes your cheeks quench making this a little harder to drink which is good because i got to savor every last drop of it
O - i wish i had a constant supply of this. it's honestly my favorite fruit beer i have ever tasted. the only thing close to this was smuttynose's hanami ale which was discontinued so i am very glad i got a chance to feel that taste in my mouth again (but better)
01-28-2012 11:34:53 | More by facundoCNB
4.6/5 rDev +5%
A: Slightly cloudy blood red pour. Large soda-like red-tinged head. Retention is decent. Small amount of lacing.
S: Tart, overripe cherries. Then sweet cherries. Then cherry soda. Interesting.
T: Whoa. Up front it's like carbonated super sweet cherry syrup. Then it turns tart and very drying. Crisp. Very little aftertaste. The combination of sweet and tart flavors is I dare say, perfect for the style. I've never had a cherry fruit beer that even comes close. How can I not give it a 5?
M: Smooth, clean, crisp. Just right. Not watery or thin at all which I was worried about given the low ABV.
O: This is a hard one to rank. It's barely beer, BUT it's SO GOOD. For the style it is one of the very best - perhaps even THE best.
01-14-2012 04:45:31 | More by Dope
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.