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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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97
world-class

2,367 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,367
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 986
Gots: 417 | 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:
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petacutlasaurus

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Grabbed this one as part of a big haul from Connecticut Avenue Wine and Liquor - big thanks to Al over there for coordinating an air-conditioned New Glarus truck-haul from Wisconsin to D.C.

After a few of New Glarus's 12oz beers, I finally cracked this bomber pretty much brimming with excitement. I had been hearing about New Glarus's fantastic fruit beers and sours for ages, so it was great to test that hyped-up mettle.

Poured a cloudy, deep red with some pink-white sudsy bubbling on the surface. Aroma was of sweet cherries, practically candied, all qualified by this overarching sourness and a little bit of bite. On tasting, that sourness turns out to be more of a tartness, with just a bit of the wild notes I was expecting. Still, that bite comes through just as it's needed to unhinge the balance that's otherwise too sweet. The mild carbonation and the medium body give this beer the reach across the mouth it needs to deliver all that tartness.

Having had this beer after New Glarus's Cran-Bic, I feel like this is just the inversion of sweet/sour I wanted. For me, Cran-bic was maybe .75 sweet to .25 sour. Switch those two values around, and exchange the cranberry for cherry, and you get this stellar Wisconsin Belgian Red. After having loads of Belgian Kriek's, this is an awesome response from Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 17:42:27 | More by petacutlasaurus
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Slyjoker87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours out in a reddish orange color and is slightly opaque . The head almost immediately dissipates.

S- Smells pleasantly of sweet cherry, almost like you would expect smelling maraschino cherries.

T- The second it hits the tongue there is an overwhelming sweet, cherry flavor. However, it is followed up by a noticeable tartness but doesn't become overbearing or too demanding.

M- It has a fizz that works well with the level of sweet flavor, almost like a pop. It doesn't overdo it, though, and goes down fairly easily.

O- This is a fantastic fruit beer, but as others have noticed, it isn't something that you'd want to drink a lot of or super regularly. It is more like a desert than a beer. Nevertheless, it is full of flavor and a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 21:16:48 | More by Slyjoker87
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jcartamdg

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red color with a finger head that disapates quickly. Aroma is pungent cherries, slight medicinal notes, slight oak Taste follows the nose, lots of cherries a bit of a medicinal taste but not off putting. Crisp, tart and refreshing. Different in the beat possible way, tasting back to back with the raspberry tart and I must say I prefer the tart.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 04:11:25 | More by jcartamdg
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark murky brown/red with minimal pinkish head

smell: cherry, sour, more cherries

taste: reminded me of a certain cough drop, cherries,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice cherry beer. the ladies at the beer dinner preferred this one over the Raspberry Tart.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 16:38:13 | More by THECPJ
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SDDanC

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh my god. Poured from bottle into goblet. Poured a cherry red with a touch of amber, almost no head. Nose is alll sweet cherry candy and vanilla, some roses mixed in there. The tongue matches well to the nose. Sweet cherries, vanilla, no sour its all sweet. I cannot stress enough how sweet this is. Mouthfeel is good, could use a bit more carbonation, but it might take away from the sweetness. Overall, awesome beer, I want more.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:08:32 | More by SDDanC
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle split between two snifters.

A - Pours a deep burgundy, red-amber with a tan-pink head.

S - Cherry chapstick. I feel like I am in the 4th grade again.

T - Cherry goodness? I really can't explain it.

D - Good carbonation, a touch oily in the mouth.

O - Strong cherry, but not overly sweet. Surprised how much I liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 03:27:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750ml bottle with the wife. Poured into a Piraat tulip.

A thin layer of buttercream colored foam formed from the semi-aggressive pour. The body is a murky brownish-maroon. The bubbles vanished quickly leaving behind very, very little lace.

Man...there is no denying what the main ingredient is here...cherries all day long! Think Smith Bros. meet your grandpap's pipe tobacco.

The cherry sweetness starts the taste off. A fizzy center turns tart before a sour aftertaste creeps under your tongue. Once again,
I am getting a tobacco flavor lingering in the background.

Medium bodied...fizzy with bunches of carbonation.

This is a wonderful offering. Complex flavors, body and fantastic nose. I really, really wish this was available closer to home!!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 01:20:33 | More by mgbickel
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Cavery

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml shared by Klym, cheers to the trader that hooked him up with a ridiculous sub-24 hour trade notice.

Poured into New Glarus Tulip (amazing throw-in!)

A: Carbonated red jello with some continents of film on an ocean of red. Amazing light reds amidst darker tones; and a noticeable near translucency in certain angles. Darker reds give the lighter tones a deep red rose cloak. This is a beer full of optical illusions.

S: This smells exactly like a cherry icee. I feel like i've gone to see some summer mega-flick, and someone poured a slurpee into my glass. Sweet and very candy-like. Late notes of almond vanilla make for an unexpected guest. It's there I swear, give it a whiff then take 3-4 breaths in and out your nose away from the glass. See? Magic!

T: Light and sweet pickled cherry spritzers that rides a peaking tartness to give the smallest notes of alcohol a cloak of invisibility. Carbonated cherry skins that stick on the tongue for a relentless bludgeoning of tingly cherry otter pops. Bright flavors that do a good job of avoiding syrupy concentrations. Great flavor with perhaps even more reservation of sweetness than Raspberry Tart. An excellent balance of all cherry flavors. A slightly drying almond flake in the end that hits just before the vinegar pinch in the throat. This is alive with tartness.

M: Medium-full cotton ball softness in the mouth that disappears like dissolving grains of sugar. The carbonation is mellow, but just welcome enough to prevent any overly syrupy feelings. My mouth never feels coated in grenadine or simple syrups. This also helps the flavors escape the monotone flavors of cherry skins, and transforms the berry into a fruit of more subtle substance. A sugary plum-like character arrives with a familiar cherry finish. The mouth-feel allows this all to happen.

O: This beer is extremely good, and honestly for me is preferable to Raspberry Tart. I think both are great beers, but after having them side by side tonight I think this one is a bit more of a revelation. I think I've seen other beers go similar places to Raspberry Tart in the use of raspberries (perhaps just not as well); however, this is a first for cherries. I didn't know they could be so light and candy-like. I was really impressed how this stayed away from syrupy qualities; which is where I see this being divergent from Raspberry Tart. I wouldn't say grenadine flavors aren't in here, but most certainly the mouthfeel avoids stereotypical coating syrups. It's juicy, it's concentrated, but it's not syrup. I don't even like cherries that much to eat as a form of food, but I'll be damned if I don't drink them again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 06:44:39 | More by Cavery
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cakennedy

California

3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I adore fruit beers, so my opinion may be biased. However, i liked this very cherry beer because it was not too sweet, as other fruit beers can be. However, it almost had that cough syrup thing going on, but it is not quite at that cherry level, it was just delicious. Very smelly of cherries, not too dark in color, just very red. Not too fizzy when poured either.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 19:31:45 | More by cakennedy
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Socalbeerlover

California

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I thought my first review should be the best fruit beer I have had to date.
A. Ruby red with tiny bubbles well carbonated.
S. Like McDonalds Cherry pie. I want to smell this beer as much as drink it.
T.Like Sara Lee Cherry Pie in a Glass def taste the "over a pound of Door Cherries per bottle".
M.Carbonated ,like champagne, sweet.
O.Fantastic,light ,fruity, cherries really come thru,crisp a great early morning riser due to the low alc% gladly pay 20$ to get a bottle shipped now and then.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 14:46:47 | More by Socalbeerlover
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SkitzIrish3

Illinois

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

Last purchase before leaving my annual vacation spot...

Pours a burgundy with fizzing carbonation that slowly removes the head until a light lacing around the edge remains.

Smells of, well, lots of cherries. Very sweet, a bit tart; smells like dessert!

Wow, very sweet cherries took me for a bit of a surprise, even after I smelled the sweet aromas. Tart in the back and finish is crisp and tries to balance the taste, but it is still really sweet. Low ABV and complex taste makes this a good starting beer.

I'm glad I tried both of the New Glarus fruit beers (Raspberry Tart). They seem to have a good brew crew over there capable of creating something different while still making it approachable. Both of these beers will be on my list again next year.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 18:06:04 | More by SkitzIrish3
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to Casey for this extra. My first bottle of Belgian Red.

A- A very interesting combination of ruby reddish brown. There are bubbles everywhere, and a fizzy white head.

S-Cherry jolly ranchers. It smells sweet. Those are pretty much the only things I can pick out.

T- Pretty much like the nose. The sweetness hits my tongue instantly, and then notes of Cherry Jolly Ranchers are pretty much what I get. The cherries actually do taste pretty real, which is a nice touch.

M- Pretty fizzy which is fitting, but a little thick any cloying. The sweetness is just a bit too much. Good flavor though for such a low ABV beer.

O- This is a very tasty beer, but not something I could drink regularly. It is very sweet, almost overly sweet. Very remenicent of Raspberry Tart, but with cherries. Am vacationing with my Dad, he said it tasted like cough syrup =)

-GFunk

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 01:52:38 | More by Gfunk720
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green bottle with a thin layer of red wax over the cap. No date stamp or code.

Served cool into a goblet, Wisconsin Belgian Red is a stunning beer to behold. The color is a striking ruby red with great clarity. The head is a pale pink and settles quickly.

The aroma blows me away. It is the essence of cherry, pure and simple. If you love cherries, the smell alone is worth the price. Mostly sweet but slightly tart, the beer smells as though it was bottled today. In reality it has been cellaring for about 6 months.

Fortunately, the flavor doesn't disappoint. It's as radically cherry as any beer has the right to be. Sweet up front, fresh sweet cherries dominate. The wheat ale base is really just a simple stage on which the cherries can shine.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated. I expected it to be a little more effervescent but I enjoy that it isn't. Alcohol is nonexistant.

Overall the best fruit beer I've ever had, hands down. It makes all others look weak by comparison.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 00:24:45 | More by GilGarp
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timtim

District of Columbia

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

wow. what an impressive, well-made beer. purplish, dark, dark red with a pink head that holds for a bit. nose is cherry pie, cherry, cherry, and dark cherry with a malt backbone that comes off to me like fresh-baked pie crust with cinnamon. everything awesome about WI cherries is hiding in here, and the essence seems to be near perfectly captured. some nutty, pitty notes, and a bit of earth/dirt for good measure. incredibly clean with not a trace of artificial. taste is clean, sweet cherry pie, but tartness comes in and balances everything out. so much so that it doesn't even seem tart... or sweet. brilliant in that aspect. this is a fruit bomb, and one of the only times i think i have used that term positively. medium almost medium-full body. sweetness is almost sticky, but delivers itself cleanly. great beer from New Glarus here. a modern classic!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 12:48:43 | More by timtim
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Pours a nearly opaque, glowing deep ruby with a bubbly, fizzy pink head. Tremendous cloudlike, chunky lacing. Aroma of Luden’s cough drops, pure dark cherries, pie crust, brown sugar, and notes of subtle, buttery yeasty dough. Medium to slightly robust bodied with a mellow, creamy, sweetly tart mouthfeel. Spacious, slow, and tangy finish. Not my favorite style but would suit any fruit beer lovers extremely well in any case!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 00:02:49 | More by CuriousMonk
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

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

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into 2 Sam Adams pints.

A: Pours a clear copper color with one finger of pinkish brown head. Good retention and lace.

S: Great funky cherry smell, very inviting.

T: Cherry funk from start to finish. A little sweet, a little tart and tangy, very tasty.

M: Light mouthfeel, slightly oily/syrupy.

O: Even better than their Raspberry Tart, the cherry flavor really sings. When it comes to this style, New Glarus really knows what it's doing.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 03:28:47 | More by AmericanGothic
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ajsdad06

Ohio

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

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter.
I am not usually a fan of fruit beers, however.... this is something special.

Pours slightly cloudy reddish in color with a thin pinkish head.

The aroma quickly transports you into a cherry orchard on a perfect summer morning.

Flavor is cherry of all varieties; sweet, sour, etc., but also includes the other characteristics found in good Belgian ales.

This was a very balanced beer. My Christmas present came early when I discovered a family member who travels to Wisconsin on a regular basis. We now have a standing order.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 23:49:52 | More by ajsdad06
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robbrandes

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25oz bottle acquired via trade.

full disclosure - fruit beers are NOT my thing; tried many times, just can't get all the way there. having said that, i was suitably impressed with wisconsin red. nice red-purplish color, big fluffy head. the cherries in the nose are out of control! smells like fresh-baked cobbler, not a hint of artificial here.

taste - initially feels overly sweet, but the tart/crispness overpowers any lingering sweetness. clean finish, carbonation is a bit overdone for my tastes.

very glad i got to try something out of the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 06:04:44 | More by robbrandes
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25oz wax dipped bottle poured into Pilsner glass.

A. 2+ fingers of very fine bubbled head. Decent retention. Not a lot of lacing. Color is a ruby red brown.

S. Smell is somewhat vegetal. Has a subdued sourness too it. Has cherry smell that comes out as it warms. Cherry smell is of actual cherries and not syrupy or artificial smelling like some fruit beers. I think that is one reason that the smell is a bit restrained.

T. Taste is pretty much all a showcase to the cherries. Really lovely cherry flavor. All natural and not artifical or syrupy flavor. Nice marriage of sweet and sour. Really delicous. When you drink this you can understand why the bottle says a marriage of beer and wine.

M. Medium/light bodied. Well carbonated. Actually quite a bit of mouthfeel for a 4% beer. Finishes with just a little sweetness.

O. Probably one of the best fruit beers I have had yet. Just a real natural fresh taste that most breweries are unable to pull off. This beer is all about the fruit, and I can't imagine a better showcase than Belgian Red. New Glarus is a top notch brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:02:01 | More by siradmiralnelson
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Out of the bottle the beer pours a little off red/orange, but hits with a great clear ruby body. Head forms a nice off pink and creamy texture and some spotted leopard like lacing while drinking. Looks real nice. Finishes with champagne bubble bath suds of red.

Bouquet is unique and distinct but mostly a surprise. Candy store cherry wrapper candy notes and spicy. A very big burst of cinnamon red hots sensations. Strong but not overpowering and completely tolerable. Incredibly impressive.

Taste follows the nose but brings some nice sensations. Very mild tartness with cherry candy store fruit. Finish with cinnamon red hot candy chews without the burning acid.

Texture is almost creamy from the head play with body, but it's still quite light in feel. Mouthwash like teeth coating effect as well.

Overall this is pretty easy drinking, an immense flavor profile, unique, and so refreshing. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 01:32:27 | More by smakawhat
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psychorydas

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been an avid cfraft beer drinker for years...this is my first review on a beer...Im a chef and think my info can help others...please give me feedback, positive and negative. I hope to get beer lovers like me to join me n the tastings!!

Ok so here we go...Recently my best friend went to Wisconson for a wedding and on the way there i gave him about $120.00 to spend on whatever beer he could get me that doesnt ship to the hershey, pa area. New Glarus happened to be the main brewery he got me. I tried a bunch of their others beers, unplugged series, regular brews, etc. So I happened to try this beer yesterday and wow!!!

I have had many fruit beers from top brewers and this one did NOT disappoint..The pour was ambered with that red the already had cherry flavoring in it, not to mention when you pop the cap you get a robust sour, tangy cherry smell.
The taste of the belgian ale is a tart cherry burst waiting for you to sip and then sip again!!

Mouthfeel smashes your mouth with cherry flavor, but not to filling at only 4.0% what really do you expect.

Overall by far the best cherry beer i have had..Easily top 5-10 fruit beers I've had. If you can get your hands on it please give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 06:24:44 | More by psychorydas
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DabblinWiscCraft

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep cranberry color--clear, bright, and effervescence in the light. Has a 1/2 inch head that falls almost immediately and disappears, leaving no cling on the sides of the champagne flute. The bouquet is cherries all the way, with just very subtle grape coming across. Very pleasing nose. The cherries announce themselves loud and clear at first taste--both sweet and tart. Much more subdued wheat cracker, hop zest, muddling spice notes, and blood orange are also present. The flavors really burst throughout the beer's life on the palate, with quite a bit of carbonation helping out. Aside from the carbonation, the feel is medium bodied and surprisingly light despite the "heaviness" of the flavor. Crisp and clean-finishing.

This is a really outstanding fruit beer from every angle. It walks a fine line between beer and wine, and it walks it very well. New Glarus has a real command of brewing fruit beers, and this is one of the shining examples of that expertise. Pairs great with a lot of foods, especially rich cheeses. Not to be missed.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 06:38:04 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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mulder1010

Australia

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Alexander and Masterski for the bottles. Much appreciated

A-- Poured a lighter shade of black cherry. thought it was a brown ale at first. Very clear and very little head, what head was there was white at at best film only.

S-- Cherry soda. Plain and simple. Great nose. Cherries and brown sugar. Ripe and fresh. Very tart nose with this. Has my mouth watering already.

T-- Black cherry, cherry jam, candied cherry. More cherry than you can throw a stick at. Highly carbonated and closer to soda than beer.

M-- Literally like drinking cherry pie. Get brown sugar, bread, cherries (duh) and a lot of tartness in the finish. Oak is there but reserved and soft. helps contrast the cherries and adds dimension to this. A whole lot of acid with this. high carbonation and light feel. Very nice.

O-- Reminds me of the Thorogoods Apple beers but with the ABV toned down, drinkability higher, and obviously being cherry. Closer to sparkling apple cider in the fruitiness of this and the drinkability of it. Stunning beer for summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 03:42:21 | More by mulder1010
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scottfrie

California

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. I apologize for not writing down who sent me this but I do that you for the trade.

A: Pours a dark woody-cranberry with a thin dark white head that fizzed away rather quickly into a faint collar leaving no lace.
S: As expected, the smell is consumed by rich dark cherries, sweet cherry syrup, and musty cherry pits and skins. There is a touch of musty oak as well. Very delicious and inviting.
T: Follows the nose with a big fresh cherry flavor. There is nothing synthetic tasting about this beer. The cherry taste is sweet, lightly tart, and most importantly, tastes like I’m eating an actual cherry. Just like the nose, the oak barrel and cherry skins translate into a nice woody, musty flavor that adds depth and counteracts the sweetness from the cherries. I also pick up a note or two of brown sugar and dried prunes.
M: Feels like soda in my mouth with very fizzy carbonation, medium body and drying finish. Pretty bubbly.
O: One of the more complex and well-rounded fruit beers I’ve consumed. I enjoyed putting away this whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 22:55:13 | More by scottfrie
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clarkm04

Nebraska

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a great ruby. A nice light pink/whitish head forms, but recedes quickly. A little lacing but not as much as I would aspect.

S- Very strong on the cherries. That's the overwhelming profile is slightly tart cherries. I get a slight malt flavor but this beer is designed to showcase the cherries and it does a great job.

T- I love the taste of this beer. No matter how many times I drink it, I always want more. The cherries shine through but in a balanced why so the sweetness is tempered and it's just a perfect complex cherry taste. Every time I drink it, I get new notes out of it. Very fresh with a nice tartness. Absolutely my favorite dessert beer.

M- Medium bodied with a good carbonation. Very delicate on the palate with a little stickiness but very full bodied.

O- Very outstanding! Easily one of my favorite beers. The beer is so unique and so well done that I sometimes am stunned that a cherry beer could be this delicate, fresh, and such a fun drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 15:49:46 | More by clarkm04
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,367 ratings.