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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,595 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,595
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,014
Gots: 463 | FT: 44
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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Photo of kingcrowing
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml red waxed bottle poured into a wine glass. Huge thanks to Thorpe429 for sending this!

Pours a dark ruddy reddish color, quite hazy with a nice small white head. Nose is somehow very well done, it is fruity and sweet, there's a bit of tartness, but somehow, they've kept it from being overly sweet and cough-syrupy.

Taste is also amazingly well done. The fruity is there, nice light cherry flavor and tartness, but it's not too sweet, the tartness is there but it's not so much that I can't drink a whole bottle. Nice thick and chew mouthfeel, much more than most lightly carbonated, over sweetened fruit beers.

As much as I've gone on about how not sweet this is, it still is sweet enough that I wouldn't want more than a bottle, that being said this is phenomenal!

kingcrowing, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of SFLpunk
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL green glass bottle. Didn't see what type of closure it had, but it was red wax. Thanks to Destiny for opening this! No date - Why don't people put dates on their beers?!

Quick review: Pours a bright candy-apple red color, fairly clear with some faint crackly head. Nose is like a Luden's Cherry cough-drop - and I don't mean that as a slight. Bright juicy "cherry" aroma. Palate is crisp and clean with some crackly bubbles and that same "cherry" flavor. It's not dark cherries, nor black cherries, but seriously juicy RED cherry. Clean, somewhat tart finish.

I could drink this all day. I love me some cherry beer!

SFLpunk, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of GeezLynn
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark, slightly brown shade of red with a light white head.

S: Deep cherry aroma with light vanilla and banana. Strength of cherries is very impressive, yet still authentic.

T: As expected, flavor is a primarily cherries. Lightly sweet, with a nice tartness, tannin, and a faint cracker malt that tempers the intensity of the fruit just enough. Finish is on the short, clean side.

M: Light-medium body, with a moderate level of sharp carbonation. Crisp feel.

Very drinkable for such an intense beer. Easily my favorite of the New Glarus fruit beers and one of the better examples of the style out there.

GeezLynn, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a gorgeous deep ruby red, crystal clear, with a frothy one-finger head that's tinged tan and pink. Head dissipates rather quickly, leaving very little lacing.

S: Smells strongly of sweet and tart cherries, with some oakiness in the background. Very nice.

T: Delicious cherries up front, backed up well by a bit of malt sweetness, with all the little edges of the flavor filled in by subtle touches. This is an incredibly well balanced beer, which is impressive given that it's pretty darn sweet. The flavor is so smooth, strong yet subtle. Wow.

M: Medium-bodied and a bit syrupy, though the hefty carbonation makes it feel lighter. An absolutely perfect match for the flavor.

D: Incredibly drinkable. I don't get a ton of "beer" in this, but everything about it is so good, I'm okay with that. It is a bit froo-froo, but I will definitely enjoy one now and then.

EDIT: after having this a few times, the thing that takes it a notch below Raspberry Tart is the odd cough syrup sharp medicinal aftertaste that occasionally comes in. I don't always get it, but when I do, it takes me aback. Eliminate that, and this would be in the tip top tier.

zeledonia, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle tasted blind as part of Blind BIF #4 thanks to Khazadum

Blind Beer #1 (2nd opened) from Khazadum.

750 mL (hand?) waxed bottle poured into a pint glass per the instructions.

Pours an absolutely beautiful ruby amber with an uneven frothy light khaki head.

The nose blasts me with cherry and biscuit and I'm immediately reminded of Selinsgrove Kriek. This packs a huge punch as I'm inundated with some apple as well as caramel. It smells like a cherry apple pie.

The first sip reminds me of candied apples as a child. It also has that very distinct candied cherry flavor like the old dairy queen red dipped soft serve. There's an abundance of sweetness, but i'm not overpowered as there is a beautiful tart finish to balance this. I wouldn't call it a sour by any means, but I could see there being some sort of wild yeast just starting to cut its teeth into this beer.

Mouthfeel is unlike most beers. Its quite full and the flavors jump around as the carbonation dances across my tongue. There's some thick syrup lingering around the mouth which really helps the flavor stick around.

Overall, this beer is going down waaay too easily. The flavor is intense, yet not overwhelming. Despite the sweetness, it's still well-balanced and I could drink many many more of these bottles.

I'm guessing it's gotta be something like New Glarus Belgian Red. If not, this is still the top 2 best fruit beers I've ever had.

The reveal: New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

Rating as a fruit beer: 4/5.0/5.0/4.0/4.5

ChrisPro, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of Brunite
3.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared this bottle with family at Mom's b-day.

Appearance: Deep violet-red. Not much head.

Smell: 100% tart cherries.

Taste: Cherry is all. Tart & sweet. Just a tad on the sweeter side....perhaps too much for me. Just shy of being cloying.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and tart.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer but preferred the Raspberry Tart. This one was just a bit too sweet for me. I'd never be able to finish a bottle by myself. I could with the Raspberry.

Brunite, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Luk13
2.08/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp. Beautiful ruby pour with a bit of frothy pinkish foam. What can I say about this beer, let's see, at first the aroma was super intriguing, tons of real cherries. Very intense and inviting. Shortly after the initial whiff though, it starts to smell like cough medicine (still okay but not quite my favorite smell) and then it actually starts to literally smell sweet. Okay, taste now. The first few sips are like the first few whiffs of smell. Great real cherry taste, sweet and definitely not sour.
5 minutes in and I'm sick and tired of the syrupy flavor. Palate is flat and super sticky. I wanted to like this beer so bad, but in the end three of us ended up drinking a quarter of the bottle. I do believe it will make great ice cream sauce.

Luk13, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.78/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to UMNBeerhunter for this as an extra!

A: Pours deep, deep cherry red. Says over a pound of cherries in every bottle - it shows. Thick quilt of pink-tan fine foam comes and goes with tips of the drink. Excellent clarity.

S: Tart cherries with slight yeasty scent. Very mildly syrup smell.

T: Yep, cherries. Like a liquid jolly rancher. Very, very nice.

M: Thick, syrupy, light to moderate carb. This beer sticks to my mouth. Man this would be perfect with a dollop of Cherry Garcia in it.

D: Absolutely a digestif for a warm afternoon. Slowly sip while reading a book. Very nice.

harrymel, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of nhindian
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split with russwbeck and poured into a Sam Adam's Infinium flute. Bottle provided by UMNbeehunter, thanks Joe!

A - Pours a deep ruby color, crystal clear with multiple, steady carbonation streams. Only about a finger's worth of head with poor retention. Almost no lacing with this beer; when it's gone it's gone! However, not really expecting that with this kind of beer. All-in-all, a pretty nice looking appearance.

S - Smell is of tart, black cherries. The depth of the cherry aroma is almost absurd, you can get every aspect here from the stem and skin, to the juicy, slightly sour inside, to the gritty, earth pits. Given that this beer is a one-track to cherry heaven, it's nice to see the main attraction come with such layer and complexity. Balanced nicely by malts and sweetness.

T - Make no mistake, this beer is very cherry forward, but after the initial cherry rush, there is a nice balance to be had. Sweet and sour up-front as the tart cherries make themselves at home in the corner of your cheeks. Again, every part of the cherry is represented here; skins, pits, stems, the whole thing. The malts really do a great job of contrasting with the slight sourness. Finish is long and tart.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Leaves a nice, thick coating in the mouth with a long finish.

D - Drinkability is high. New Glarus isn't far off by describing this as the marriage between beer and wine (and maybe fruit juice). Incredibly easy to drink without having the cherries dominate. Would be a nice beer to have on special occasions but probably not something I'd seek out for everyday drinking.

nhindian, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of CruisaC
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to ericfb18 for this bottle in a recent trade

750ml bottle with red wax cap
Pours deep ruby copper color into my New Belgium glass. Forms about half an inch of foam that quickly dissipates. I'm lsurprised by how much lacing is left on the sides of the glass as I drink.

Smells of cherries--no shocker there, but there's a lot of different "cherry" smells and tastes possible. This strikes me as true; cherries soaked in a sweet alcohol, brandy possibly. The cherries are the star of the show for sure.

The taste is also heavy on the cherries--a mix of sour and tart with some maraschino thrown in the mix for sweetness. Make no mistake, this beer is sweet, but it is not overpoweringly so. It would probably pair best with a dessert, or heck even be a dessert.

Silky smooth mouthfeel with some tart carbonation towards then end; just about how this beer should feel

This is such an easy beer to drink. It's not easy for me to obtain and I couldn't see myself drinking it every night, and that's coming from someone who likes things on the sweet side of things. A delicious beer overall though and a great example of the style

CruisaC, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of bwiechmann
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(From Notes)
Picked up a growler from Casanova's in Hudson, Wisconsin to share with relatives while opening Christmas presents last December.

Poured from the growler into a flute glass. Pours a deep, murky red with billowing pinkish head that leaves attractive lacing. Beautiful.

Smell is all cherries- wonderful tart cherries with a dusting of sweetness.

Taste is a melding of beer and wine as the bottle claims. Light and fruity while still complex. Loads of fruit but you can still tell it's a beer.

Mouthfeel is enticing. Massaging the tongue with tiny dancing bubbles.

Drinkability is insane. I'm so glad I picked up a growler as a bomber may have not been enough.

The best non-sour fruit beer I have had to date- absolutely phenomenal- seek this stuff out.

bwiechmann, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of paulozanello
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark red, almost brown, opaque color. The tan heady is amazingly creamy with awesome retention and lacing. Lots of tiny bubble rise up from the bottom of my snifter at all times.

Aroma is phenomenal and very strong. Cherries and more cherries! Sweet and tart. After trying hard I get a slight caramel note hiding behind the cherries there.

Taste begins very tart and fruity with lots of fruit/cherry character. After the initial tartness I get some caramel, tootsie roll and dark malts in the middle. It finishes again with ripe cherries and very sweet/sour.

Mouthfeel is out of this world. This is officially the most refreshing beer I've ever had. Tart, citrus, fruit and sweet with very high carbonation that coats your mouth. Aftertaste is a flavor explosion and leaves your mouth watering for what it seems like an eternity.

Body is light and drinkability is extremely high.

Hands down the best fruit beer that I've came across so far, living up to the hype. I really can't see anything wrong with it. It is one of my favorite styles too so I'm scoring this one very high.

paulozanello, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed ruby tinted brown color, nice cap of offwhite head and good lacing. Scent is an amazingly bold rush of tart and lightly sweet cherry with a grahmn crackery malt background... thats about it and thats all it needs to be. Taste again brings the cherry... tart, lightly sour and lightly sweet... and the faint hint of grahmn crackery malt provides some balance. Medium bodied, good mid to high carbonation level, no heavy lingering after tastes. Another fantastic beer from New Glarus, im partial to raspberry so ill give that one a nod overall, but they are both the best fruit beers available.

rfgetz, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of julian
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had this before, but recently acquired another bottle in trade for review purposes and so the gf could try.

A: Beautiful shimmering crimson color with golden brown rum-like highlights when held up to the light. Nice clarity! Lots of fluffy off-white head, decent retention with a little oily lacing. This looks tasty!

S: Holy cherry tootsie roll aroma batman! This has an intense sweet cherry aroma wrapped in caramel and dipped in vanilla. Stings the nostrils, but in a good way :) This kickstarts the taste buds and makes your mouth water.

T: Tastes even better than it smells, if that's possible. This is a beautifully delicious concoction of concentrated cherry flavors, mixed with an amazing melody of caramel, oaky vanilla and marshmallow. Nice body thanks to the wheat addition, and well balanced by some hops. The bitterness is barely noticeable but clearly this would be a lot sweeter and possibly cloying without what seems to be a perfect balance of bittering making this beer absolutely a delight to drink.

M: Nicely carbonated, great balance and flavor, finishes on the sweet side but leaves an awesome taste anyway.

D: I could drink this all night. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this beer. Amazing.

julian, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a really nice looking red with a two finger light pink head. Tons of bubbles everywhere. Looks awesome

S- cherries, cherries, and more cherries. Comes off more sweet than tart...really nice.

T- sweet cherries, and it is absolutely beautiful. Tastes like Kool-Aid, but not nearly as cloyingly sweet. This is AWESOME

M- it actually has a tad bit of body too it, but not too much. It's not watery at all. Pleasantly surprised

D- I thought the Raspberry Tart was good. This is better. Amazing beer, I will begin to demand it to seal the deal when making deals with guys from the midwest

bigfnjoe, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice, clear deep red pour with a very small, but bubbly, off white head.

S: Cherries, some cherries, and wait is that? Yes I think it is. Cherries.

T: The cherries aren't lip puckering sweet, but dominant.

MF: Nice bite of carbonation. Tangy, but light with a slight creaminess.

D: A very nice sipping beer. Not an overpowering taste, but one you want to keep tasting. Gotta find more krieks!

russwbeck, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of richkrull
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice deep reddish brown, not much head but very bubbly. Smells heavy of cherries, very good smell. Taste is just as heavy with the cherries. Nice light, tastes more like juice than beer but it's definitely a nice taste. Very flavorful and a nice change of pace, but I probably can't drink more than a glass at a time.

richkrull, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of PurpleCloud
3.78/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Scarlet red with a foamy, dissipating, pink head.

S: Heavy on cherries, as it should be, but also a distinct barley/grain nose.

T: Tart cherry taste at first with medium carbonation. Extremely faint barley taste, finishes with delicious cherry flavor. Tastes a lot like cherry juice. Quite sweet.

M: Good carbonation, not dry at all either.

D: Too sweet to have more than about two.

Overall: As a native Wisconsinite, New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red is in nearly every grocery store. I've had it before, but this is my first time rating it. The appearance is really great, deep scarlet, almost blood red. The taste is extremely heavy on cherry, but not unpleasant. There are hints, although faint, of barley, and the smell is quite nice as well. Give it a shot for its uniqueness!

PurpleCloud, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

222nd review on BA
bottle to flute (wife) snifter (me)
Red waxed cap

So, I posted a long time ago my wife is a Reisling fan and in almost 6 years has taken 3 sips of beer so after much debate, I traded for a bottle this JUST for her. Well I had to split it with her and this just wasn't meant to be. Still doesnt like beer even after this one.

App- A crimson red with almost no head at all (Flute). A blood red with a nice one finger head to it (snifter)

Smell- Cherries and wheat. It's a cherry beer. Smells awesome. Little bit of tart to it as well.

Taste- Well she didn't like it but thats okay. I didn't think she would but hell I spend $ on my beer why not try to get her into it. For me, the cherries dominate this beer and I expected that and was glad they do. I didn't want a beer that claims as high as they do to be a watery cherry mess.

Mouth- A light/medium body with a nice high carb level to it. Tart cherry wheat aftertaste.

Drink- For something so different this was a great tasting beer to enjoy on a nice 70 degree So. Cal day while cleaning the house. Looking forward to that Raspberry tart I traded for as well now.

FosterJM, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm really excited for this one. Probably should have drunken it earlier, but was saving it. Had a terrible day today, so figured it was a good time to crack it. THanks a bunch to kkipple for this beauty.

The bottle pops off with a loud ppppfffftttt... but no head rush. It pours with a reddish light fizzy head that barely covers the spread of the beer, with many big bubbles that pop their way down to almost nothing. THe beer itself consists of a rosy almost neon bright red, a whitened cranberry color, with a decent clarity.

The nose smells just like a candi cherry lollipop! Wow! It has some light tart sour cherry aroma, a bit of Bolotin cherry, and very slight Maraschino cherry, a light sour dry tart funk way in the background. I'm starting to feel dizzy and sugar high just from the aroma, but a bit of cherry cough syrup aroma also wafting out helps cure my sickness. A slight anise and peppermint are barley detectable, but there. A slight bit of vanilla and oak balance it a bit, but I can't really get any malts out of it.

Taste starts pretty much as I was expecting, bringing a sweet slap in the face, or kick to the glands at least. Tons more cherry of course, bringing more Bolotin cherry, but less Maraschino this time. Again more candy cherry lollipop, but a tart flavored one. A slight spicy acidic bite gives it some edge, a little lactic acid taste, followed by a creamy smooth malt, with a hint of vanilla and oak. A bit of a cherry cough syrup warms the mouth, and leaves it almost anesthetized, but also tingles and soothes the throat. A bit of a sticky sweet taste turns to a slightly dry and tingly acidic finish, with more lactic acid, and a really long cherry candy taste, and surprisingly not really flemmy. A slight bit more creamy oak feel very late on the finish, like a couple minutes later as the tartness and sweet candy cherry die down.

The mouth is medium bodied, good carbonation, with a bit of a tingly acidic bite. The carbonation helps air out the mouth between the tart, sweet, and acidic hits.

Drink is surprisingly well for all the craziness of this beer. Lots of bite from the tingly feel and acidic bits, but the carbonation and sweetness balance that, and the tart plus sweet candy flavors really give your mouth a rollercoaster ride it keeps wanting to board. It's like that kid who gets beat up on teh rollercoaster, but as soon as the ride ends he wants back on. I can barely put the glass down to type a sentence before I need to take the next sip. Sessionable.

jlindros, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of Vonerichs
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color is a dingy reddish brown. It's much more of a red with splash of the brown. The head is tight and tall with a pinkish hue.

Tons of cherries in the smell and I pick up a little vanilla. It's extremely aromatic.

The taste is saturated with cherries and hits with a sticky sweetness with tart following through. There's a light vinegar touch.

The mouthfeel is amazing in that it is extremely sweet yet remains crisp without being syrupy. Sparkling carbonation.

This is a fun beer to drink and truely unique. One of the best fruit beers I've had without question.

Vonerichs, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of SiepJones
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to DrewHamm on this one.

A: Pours a Brownish/Pink body(Ruby) with an inch of off white pinkish head. Leaves a pretty nice lacing on the sides of the glass as I spin it around.

S: Smells like glass of cherry Kool Aid. I hope it's not too sweet.

T: Full cherry flavor, as if I were eating a cherry which had a slightly tart finish.

M: The body is full and juicy, with a hint of tartness to the finish.

D: Extremely drinkable. I have no desire to share the rest of the bottle I opened with anyone. Yes I will have this beer again.

SiepJones, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Khazadum
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Moderate head development, tan dehydrated oatmeal froth, and mild retention. Large bubbles from the very carbonated burgundy body disrupt the creamy presence it had at first pour. Lacing is a bit fine, low sticky nature prevents it from forming anything significant in terms of artwork.

S- Sharp sweet cherry on the opening. Crisp maraschino flavors with only the minor of tart balance. Bit of vanilla from the oak on the second wave gives it. Faint bit of wheat malt gives it that earthy presence as the final waft.

T- First hits are of course that sweet cherry body, bit of minor tart that I was hit harder. Sweetness of the oak flow in the middle and dominate the finish with the hints of vanilla and earthy wood body. One other notable element would be a mild bitterness in the middle that is easily drowned out.

M- Crisp carbonation in the beginning create a harsh oral sensation that benefits the overall presentation from becoming over attenuated. Nice clean finish with the woody nature not lasting too long. Mild body, watery at times.

D- Overall this beer is very tasty. It never becomes cloying, it never burns out in presenting flavors, and it is something I'd drink again. Probably one of the better fruit beers out there.

Khazadum, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Pours a very dark ruby red color with a thin fizzy pink head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left.

Slightly tart and earthy aroma with a huge blast of cherry. It smells slghtly syrupy but the nose is dominated by the fresh cherries without much else to talk about.

Soft carbonation up rent with a huge sweet cherry flavor that dominates and lingers throughout into a slightly tart sweet finish. There is a subtle oak presence and some earthy wooden notes possibly from the cherry pits. This beer is very sweet but somehow manages not to be over the top with just a touch of balance that smooths things out. Very faint syrupy texture but not cloying.

I'm usually not the biggest fan of dessert beers but this is delicious and extremely quaffable. Much better than he Raspberry Tart.

corby112, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep red color, lots of bubbles and a nice pink head that dissipates quickly.

S: Lots of fresh tart cherries, reminds me of a Ludens coughdrop.

T: Tons of cherry flavor, very sweet. A slight malt bready taste, but dominated by the cherries.

M/D: Light to medium bodied with a nice carbonation feel. Very clean and crisp. It is very sweet, but extremely drinkable. One of the best fruit beers I have had. Wish I could get my hands on some more of this.

mdaschaf, Jan 19, 2011
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,595 ratings.