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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,521 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,521
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,014
Gots: 441 | FT: 42
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%

sisterthelonious, Nov 02, 2013
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Myst, Mar 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

tchaos, Nov 15, 2011
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DCon, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

hornsup, Nov 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

mikeincharleston, Mar 31, 2013
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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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

LizBB, Jul 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

ScottO, Mar 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

analienacorn, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jhiser, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Buttermilk, Mar 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Chisfinest84, May 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Canesfan22, Apr 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

terraism, Jul 22, 2014
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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.

brakspear, Jan 12, 2003
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Calculat0r, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Microbrewtaster, Apr 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

chocosushi, May 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Bmueller88, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

IMFletcher, May 02, 2014
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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.

wardough, Apr 20, 2008
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Marti403, Nov 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

vizzionman, Feb 28, 2014
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.