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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,348 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,348
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 976
Gots: 412 | FT: 39
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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cherry red color with an off white head. Aroma is full of fresh ripe cherries. Exactly. Amazing to just breathe this beer in. The flavor is big on the tart, delicious cherries. Doughy malts back the full on sweet cherries leaving you feeling like you just ingested the best cherry tart in liquid form. This is exceptional fruit beer. Medium bodied brew with soft to dry cherries. Overall, an American classic, made with care in small batches as long as the local cherry crops allow. Almost impossible to find outside of Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:13:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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LizBB

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-07-2012 03:27:28 | More by LizBB
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ScottO

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-08-2013 04:33:32 | More by ScottO
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analienacorn

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-15-2013 04:59:12 | More by analienacorn
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Jhiser

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-11-2011 05:00:45 | More by Jhiser
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Buttermilk

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-08-2014 05:10:35 | More by Buttermilk
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-10-2012 00:51:52 | More by Chisfinest84
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Canesfan22

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-30-2012 16:28:02 | More by Canesfan22
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terraism

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-22-2014 01:22:09 | More by terraism
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brakspear

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my 100th review I had to select the best specialty beer brewed in Wisconsin -- it was certainly tough to let the bottle sit in my beer cave awaiting my entry into the mugclub!

The presentation alerts you that this beer is something different: a 25 oz champange bottle sealed with crimson bottling wax....the beer is best served in a brandy snifter or champange flute according to Master Brewer Dan Carey.

The beer pours a deep ruby red with a frothy pink head, that does not linger long, but does not need to with the lingering carbonation hidden in the depths of this ale.

The aroma is an explosive blend of sour Montmorency cherry and spicy oak earthy notes. Tremendous balance in the aroma that prevents the cherry from becoming overwhelming.

The taste is also an amazing blend of cherry tartness and slight malty sweetness, balanced with an earthy oak dryness. This is not an ale to be gulped, but savored throughout the night.

This is a nearly perfect example of what craft brewing can produce, given the skills of an expert brewer, the use of exceptional local ingredients, and a daring to try something unique. New Glarus deserves all the awards they have received for this tremendous ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2003 12:30:11 | More by brakspear
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-24-2012 16:11:07 | More by Calculat0r
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-30-2012 06:05:45 | More by Microbrewtaster
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Jefe73

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-29-2012 13:19:28 | More by Jefe73
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-31-2012 03:58:47 | More by chocosushi
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Bmueller88

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-28-2014 01:28:52 | More by Bmueller88
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IMFletcher

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-02-2014 02:20:44 | More by IMFletcher
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wardough

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brought this back from a recent trip from WI. What a great gem!
A: Pours a light burgundy. A good 1/2 inch head that dissipates into a tight lacing.
S: Wonderful cherries.
T: Wow, you forget that you're drinking an ale. It's sweet, but not overly sweet. This would be a great desert beverage.
M: Medium-high carbonation makes this go down smooth, almost like champagne.
D: Highly drinkable.
All in all, you must get this beer. Great job, Mr. Carey.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 21:25:38 | More by wardough
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Marti403

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-07-2012 00:59:04 | More by Marti403
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MammothBrew

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2011 04:49:13 | More by MammothBrew
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VIPbeer

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-02-2012 14:46:32 | More by VIPbeer
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-26-2014 20:40:43 | More by firedwarftj
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imyourhero21

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-07-2014 04:37:26 | More by imyourhero21
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haknort

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-19-2013 03:35:04 | More by haknort
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-19-2013 00:57:09 | More by RelentlessLefty
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IpeeA

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 20:45:13 | More by IpeeA
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,348 ratings.