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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,743 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,743
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,031
Gots: 500 | FT: 48
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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

A- Burgundy with a little haze as it is able to be seen through. Off white head dissipates until it becomes small and patchy with a ring around the glass.

S- Sweet and slightly tart cherries push through this beer. Malt accompanies with a little bit of a musty character.

T- The cherries hit you right away coming at you first a little sweet but quickly becoming tart. Thick malty taste is beneath as the cherries continue throughout. The finish seems to have a cherry skin flavor to it with a lingering tart flavor in the back of the mouth.

M- Medium-body, sweet throughout.

O- More than just any fruit beer. Very rich in character and full in taste. Would be great after dinner or for the holidays.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of stealth
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy amber/red with a rapidly vanishing foamy pinkish/white head. Not much lacing - steady carbonation rising up the glass while drinking. Smells pretty much just like a cherry Jolly Rancher. My mouth immediately starts to salivate. The flavor of this 'beer' is perfect. Liquified cherry Jolly Rancher. New Glarius really hits a home run with the balance between the cherry sweetness and sour cherry tartness. No aftertaste, and finishes real dry. Leaves you puckering for the next drink. I can't imagine this being improved at all. This is a very refreshing and crisp drink. A nice body that was much thicker than I expected.

This is the perfect fruit beer. Ranked #1 in the world for a reason.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a clear crisp looking red, nice carbonation, no head at all

S - my face was in awe after smelling what must be 1-1/2 tons of cherries.. it smelled like a jolly rancher candy

T - just like the smell, it was delicious like candy, and just like jolly ranchers it leaves a tarty taste behind

M - nice and fizzy like a champagne, the tartness makes your cheeks quench making this a little harder to drink which is good because i got to savor every last drop of it

O - i wish i had a constant supply of this. it's honestly my favorite fruit beer i have ever tasted. the only thing close to this was smuttynose's hanami ale which was discontinued so i am very glad i got a chance to feel that taste in my mouth again (but better)

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

A: Slightly cloudy blood red pour. Large soda-like red-tinged head. Retention is decent. Small amount of lacing.

S: Tart, overripe cherries. Then sweet cherries. Then cherry soda. Interesting.

T: Whoa. Up front it's like carbonated super sweet cherry syrup. Then it turns tart and very drying. Crisp. Very little aftertaste. The combination of sweet and tart flavors is I dare say, perfect for the style. I've never had a cherry fruit beer that even comes close. How can I not give it a 5?

M: Smooth, clean, crisp. Just right. Not watery or thin at all which I was worried about given the low ABV.

O: This is a hard one to rank. It's barely beer, BUT it's SO GOOD. For the style it is one of the very best - perhaps even THE best.

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,743 ratings.