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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,516
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,015
Gots: 442 | FT: 41
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%

Zenk, Apr 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

bentonquest, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Poured from the bottle into a Tired Hands stem/wine glass, a mostly clear, cherry red color tinted brown, with a 1-2 finger puff of pinkish-white head that receded to a wispy layer and left decorative lacing throughout the session. Aroma of cherries--naturally--and distant biscuity malts. Tasted pretty much spot on like cherry pie, black cherries, and doughy malts, good balance of tart and sweet, with the sweetness taking a slight edge and the breadiness of the malt keeping everything under control. Medium body, slightly chewy, moderate carbonation, very good overall.

Rifugium, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

hadem, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Zuidman, Apr 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Namarsha82, Mar 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

ribs, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

msgraceffa, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ZackH, Mar 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

galapas, Mar 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

redliner8, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

TheBierBoutique, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

martyl1000, Mar 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

blackened1339, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

theminutemen, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

tfidler, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

sgoro, Mar 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

theholdsteady, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

FalconA, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

tripledbrew, Mar 13, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

Gorgeous crimson red, pinkish pastel foam. Slightly murky and unfiltered, a little bit of spotty lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell is nice initially, pie cherry dominates, but then it starts smelling like a musty dishrag. Flinty minerals and attic must.

Sweet and vaguely tart, it's like a Chinotto spritzer but with pie cherry, definitely Door county in origin. Straight up cherry pie, crust and all, sweet cherry hard candy, with a soda spritzer level of carbonation. At the riverside brewery, this used to be aged in large oak foeders, not sure if that's still the case as it doesn't have much oak character at all. Mainly an apertif with cheese, or paired with a dense chocolate dessert. Not something to put down solo really, more of a crossover for wine cooler drinkers.

emerge077, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

Simple and delicious cherry ale; barely beer-like. Rich cherry color with a pinkish head. Retention is good as is lacing. Put your nose in it and you get a face full of fresh, tart and sweet cherries. Flavor follows suit; there’s not much complexity here, just a load of fresh, very natural tasting cherries that are well balanced between sweet and tart. Not a puckering beer by any means but a true fruit beer in the best sense. No robitussin here either, thankfully. Very little hop presence. Needless to say the ladies loved it.

Body is medium-thin, soda-like, with strong but not fizzy carbonation. The finish is dry, leaving you headed back for another sip. Basically a low-alcohol fresh cherry soda. Delicious but not profound.

Thanks Hellomisterp!

tobelerone, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jkane101, Mar 10, 2012
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,516 ratings.