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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,689 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,689
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,025
Gots: 480 | FT: 43
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bluckbeyes, Sep 04, 2012
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pbueddi, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Bode, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wisconson Belgian Red pours a hazy ruby color with a small, frothy head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving behind several spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and loaded with cherry. Reminds me of a cherry coughdrop.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft, rich and chewy on the palate. Mild carbonation. The flavor is like a cherry pie. Sweet with loads of cherry and a touch of toasted malt. Towards the end a touch of spice and sour notes poke through. Once gone the cherry flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a fantastic beer. I was lucky enough to get a bottle from a friend of a friend who was going to Wisconsin. Very flavorful and easy to drink. It's a dessert in a glass!

WanderingFool, Sep 03, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a a rusty brown/ maroon with tan-red head that fades quickly without lacing. The nose is very bright with notes of cherries, plumb, cane sugar, and slush puppie. The taste is similar to the aroma--a huge cherry sweetness that sugar-coats the palate followed by a very slight tartness to keep things interesting. Honestly this beer tastes and feels like a cherry soda...not nearly as attenuated as I'd hoped. However, it's been such a long time since I've had a beer like this that it's still enjoyable... I don't foresee myself getting this beer again, but it's still a great beer to suck down on a hot summer evening!

ThePorterSorter, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a deep garnet / ruby color with a brief flash head and no lacing. Body is on the lighter side of medium thickness, silky smooth, and carbonation is on the higher side of medium strength.

Straight away, the cherry pie aroma fills the room upon cracking open the bottle, upon warming up a faint vanilla-oak essence joins up with the aroma. So...much...cherry deliciousness! If there could be any criticism to be had, it would be that it is difficult to find beer characteristics in the nose at higher than a faint garnishing level.

Maintains all of the juicy cherry pie sweet-tartness in the flavor as well, in fact I would dare say that oak wood shows up even more around the edges in the flavor than on the nose. Just an amazing dessert beer, especially when considering how it never gets medicinal or cloying at all despite how beefy all of the fruit aspects are.

WastingFreetime, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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sgttibbs, Aug 30, 2012
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yankhawk, Aug 25, 2012
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derkfromwi, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Gambrinus1184, Aug 21, 2012
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ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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Packman4IL, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

DaveHack, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

dorkinajeep, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of iadler
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

A- Pours a deep red with a one finger head that dissipates into a thin cap that leaves a few lines of lacing.

S- Tart and sweet cherry pie filling, bready malt and cherry juice. Smells like cherry pie in a bottle.

T- Follows the aroma closely with plenty of cherry pie filling, peppery spice, freshly squeezed cherry juice and a hint of caramel.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a tart and dry finish.

O- I've throughly enjoyed both the Raspberry Tart and now Belgian Red from New Glarus. Fruit beers are not typically a style I enjoy, however, NG has succeeded in making a fruit ale with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness.

iadler, Aug 16, 2012
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,689 ratings.