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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,350 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,350
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 981
Gots: 414 | FT: 38
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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avaldivia

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-14-2011 06:10:43 | More by avaldivia
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.5%

12-14-2011 05:05:40 | More by PhineasGage
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theCoder

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-12-2011 14:04:14 | More by theCoder
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huadog

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-12-2011 06:23:02 | More by huadog
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-12-2011 00:16:23 | More by jak
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle!

Appearance - Dark, dull, red with a pinkish, but only slightly pinkish, head. Less brilliant looking than the Raspberry Tart. Great retention, great lacing. Aside from a dismal color, it looks quite nice.

Smell - Fresh cherry aroma. Nothing artificial about it. It smells like a box of cherries.

Taste - Slightly tart cherries, but nothing more than the cherries themselves. A hint of sweetness at the end, but it doesn't build the way the Raspberry Tart did.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light. The sweetness is really under control with this one. I put this bottle away way too quickly.

Overall - A glass of cherries. If that's what you're looking for, great. It's still tough to rate these bizarre beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 20:25:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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BRoss242

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-11-2011 16:05:42 | More by BRoss242
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-11-2011 06:58:47 | More by pirmannt1
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thanks to crossovert for the hookup

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours a hazy reddish color with an off white head that has just a hint of pink. The head recedes quickly leaving behind no hint of lacing whatsoever.

The nose is all cherries all day long. Really just a breathtaking sour cherry aroma. What an amazing aroma; I could almost forget about drinking this beer and just sit a enjoy the aroma all evening. Outstanding. No malts, no hops, just cherries...

The flavor is big, just as big as the aroma. A big full flavored glass of cherries. Slightly tart, while still remaining sweet and enjoyable. Well carbonated, making the beer almost prickly on the tongue. Medium bodied, and easy to drink.

The website boasts "Over a pound of Door County cherries in every bottle", and I believe it. Just a terrific beer. Really teh best example of a fruit beer that I have ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 05:17:25 | More by CBlack85
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Jhiser

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-11-2011 05:00:45 | More by Jhiser
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birchholz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-11-2011 03:26:46 | More by birchholz
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2011 20:19:44 | More by meatyard
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nataku00

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip. Beer pours a reddish brown, hazy, with a finger of reddish white foamy head consisting of tight bubbles. Plenty of lacing as the head dissipated to a pale red film and a thin collar of small bubbles. Some fine champagne like carbonation visible at the edge of the glass, but can't really see through the beer.

Nose is intense sweet red cherries, with just a hint of tartness and mild tannins like aroma. Nuttiness similar to almonds as well, maybe from the cherry pits, floral honey, biscuit malts, and some light fruity esters round out a nice aroma.

Flavor follows the nose, intense cherry fruit flavor, not fake cherry syrup at all. Some light tartness as well, and the nutty almond like flavor. Sweet floral honey and biscuit malts joins the cherry flavor mid tongue. Finish is just more light fruity sweet cherries and a bit of tartness. Not cloyingly sweet at all, very enjoyable flavor.

Medium body, slightly syrupy with some light tingly carbonation. Would have like more carbonation, to be honest, as the beer gets a little sticky on the tongue. Bits of cherry flesh in the beer as well, which is fine by me. Very easy to drink as it is a low abv beer, but packed full of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 04:06:29 | More by nataku00
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agroeber

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best dessert beer I've come across. Massive amounts of sweet cherry up front turn to slightly sour notes on the back end. A sublimely pleasant experience - enough to please even the most hardened IPA drinker. It can be tough to work through a full bottle on your own, but don't share with more than 2-3 people, or you'll feel shorted on your share.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 18:56:14 | More by agroeber
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

12-07-2011 04:53:55 | More by StoutFest
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Cottzilla

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-07-2011 02:04:24 | More by Cottzilla
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Destral

Nevada

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-06-2011 22:54:32 | More by Destral
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-06-2011 18:19:00 | More by scootercrabb
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-05-2011 01:51:34 | More by PlinytheFarter
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SuperFriends

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-05-2011 00:18:51 | More by SuperFriends
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-04-2011 22:43:30 | More by kjkinsey
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mdvatab

Indiana

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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kenm2118

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-03-2011 07:01:11 | More by kenm2118
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33nickadams

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-03-2011 03:14:25 | More by 33nickadams
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gio540

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-02-2011 09:10:53 | More by gio540
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,350 ratings.