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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,741 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,030
Gots: 499 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sky high anticipation for this one. Have already had Raspberry Tart and loved it. Raspberry Tart is the #2 beer in its style. This is #1. No pressure, New Glarus, you just have to be out of this world to meet expectations. No pressure.\

Belgian Red tumbles out of the glass a cross between gold, orange and red. The head that appears is incongruous because without the head, it doesn't really look like a beer.

Wisconsin Belgian Red presented me with the weirdest "smells lousy, tastes great" conumdrum ever. Could be me, could be my many bad experiences with vile, vaguely Cherry flavored 70s vintage asthma and cold elixirs, but on first whiff, my brain registers "Robitussin", and I start to get queasy. Once I persuade myself to taste, it's really good. Not nearly as tart as I expected, but still really good. Cherry Jolly Ranchers come to mind.The aftertaste, though, brings the asthma elixir taste back into play though, and that knocks the taste score down.
Modestly carbonated,yet another New Glarus beer that doesn't taste like beer.

Overall verdict, this was a mixed bag for me due to the aroma and the flashbacks it caused. Still a good beer, but I definitely think Raspberry Tart's the better choice.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from Vanilla101 in a trade, poured from bottle into a goblet glass
A: Pours a cherry red, with a decent head.
S: Cherries, some cherries, a few more cherries, (almost a little syrupy) with a lot of carbonation. Smells like it’s been aged for a while (in a barrel) as opposed to a new, right into the bottle beer.
T: Cherries, very tangy and sour with a lot of carbonation.
M: Cherries, tons of them that settle on the palate but no syrup flavor (very natural). Tastes more like juice than beer. Very sour and lots of carbonation that fills the nose.
O: Good, more like a Lambic or Wild ale than a fruit beer, very sour and just lots of cherries. Not all that complex, gave me somewhat of a stomach ache due to the sourness and the carbonation. Not something to drink a lot of but pretty good.( B+) – (A-) range

Edit: Tried this again with a year on it, no longer as much carbonation but a lot of sour fruit going on. Very delicious, the way it aged made it smooth out but didn't get rid of the fruit, IMO holds up to some of the best cherry krieks. (A)

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,741 ratings.