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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,589 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,589
Reviews: 910
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 461 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

laxer8811, Jun 01, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -48.6%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

kevin7912, May 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

chocosushi, May 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Zaphog, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

IrishColonial, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

nh2032, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

thebigredone, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

cmannes, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

sbricker, May 26, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle to tulip glass:

Pours a bright pinkish red with a soft pink, sticky head that fades to a thin cap. Nice lacing and hazy beading.

Very pungent on the nose. So much fruit it's ridiculous. Rich cherry, floral bits, white sugar, some honey... massive aromas.

Sweet. Tart. Sour. All cherries. I could never finish a whole bottle. Way too much flavor. Definitely an experience. Like no other beer that I can think of.

Drinkability is relatively low but it's part of the experience. It's a sweet, aggressive sipper.

I can see why people go nuts over this stuff but it's a bit much for me.

yamar68, May 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Calculat0r, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

DCon, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

scubahood, May 23, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary snifter on 5/3/12

Thanks to smurfbeer for the chance to try this long time want.

Though a dirty rose color while being poured, the beer takes a darker turn toward rust and light plum. Held to the light, however, it has a nearly crimson sheen; it's quite bright. The head didn't pass more than half an inch an wisps out in no time. Some collar retention.

The aroma is a deep and sugary cherry: cherry pie, cherry concentrate, cherry preserves. Overtones of vanilla as it begins to warm. Faint cracker grains. I like the smell enough, but I'm afraid this is going to be a sugar bomb.

Huh. Not quite as sugary as I was expecting, but pretty close. The cherries are undeniable; sugary and heavily outfitted. Though it adds some to the sweetness, I'm glad there is a somewhat decently proportioned cracker and pie crust malt offset to flesh out the overall flavor. A bit tart, but it could stand for more stimulation in that respect.

The feel is a bizarre cross between a medium-light body and a sticky sugar bent. The beer feels far heavier than it actually is. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall impression - It's like hearty cherry soda. It's like a good, shitty port... without all that pesky alcohol.

Ryan011235, May 22, 2012
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CarolinaKev, May 19, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into a couple pint glasses. Ruby red body with a pink two finger head. Lots of carbonation

S-Lots of candied sugar and sweet cherries and what I am going to call magic dust.

T-Sweet cherry juice dominates with a little yeast presence in the background. Just delicious.

M-A little tart with puckering carbonation.

O-Probably the best fruit beer out there. Worth seeking out and is perfect for warm weather.

beerhan, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

markasparov, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

muskiesman, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

beenitty, May 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

zvanwink, May 10, 2012
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.