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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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2,516 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,516
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 442 | FT: 41
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%

cheers405, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

jr0b12, Jun 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

This beer is brewed with whole Montmorency Cherries (Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle) Wisconsin Farmed Wheat and Belgian Roasted Barleys, lagered in oak tanks and balanced by Hallertau hops we aged in our brewery one full year.

Appearance: ruby red small foam and almost no lacing

Smell: Cherry aroma sweet and malty

Taste: This is what cherries aspire to be a part of! Wonderful cherry beer, differant then a Kriek but almost a cherry soda

Mouthfeel: smooth cherry coated after taste vey pleasant

Overall: this beer is world class, smooth and tasty.

I would love to see such a beer at 8% ABV, as a strong fruit ale

xmorgan, Jan 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

DanimalFL, Jun 20, 2013
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ckobes, Aug 03, 2012
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neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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July2Nov, Jun 27, 2012
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jackmax, Jun 20, 2014
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icefisherman, Nov 14, 2011
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DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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durlta, Jul 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

zvanwink, May 10, 2012
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Ejayz, Dec 02, 2011
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Makubex, Friday at 02:22 PM
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Matthew607, Jul 06, 2014
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sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
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Jspriest, Jan 12, 2012
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BillRoth, Jul 11, 2013
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teamizm, Dec 01, 2011
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livingtodie, Jan 29, 2012
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mklinger, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

it's my seven year BA anniversary today and i've been sitting on this bottle for almost a year, so i find it appropriate to toast this day with a special brew.

WBR pours out of the 25 ounce bottle a cherry red infused dark bronze colour, with a magnificent cream to tan head that seems to want to stay. plenty of lace to be had, also. the aroma is a deftly balanced mixture of delicious tart cherries and sweet maltiness, with an oaken note from the aging in oak vats. the taste is sublime! it's cherry centric, but with enough of a malt backbone to come across as beery and balanced. definitely tart, and a touch yeasty, too. there are wheat malt nuances and a grainy/grassy flavour from the hopping i suppose...and a slight bitterness that never asserts itself in any way. this is by far the best tasting fruit beer i've had the pleasure of quaffing. the mouthfeel is alive and spritzy, holding up all that fantastic cherry goodness, complimenting the full body and robust nature. drinkability is spectacular...WBR never comes off as cloying or artificial, just delicious and satisfying in a way i've never experienced before. FANTASTIC.

highly recommended. about as perfect a brew as one can think of. it's more than a fruit beer; it's the nectar of the beer gods.

budgood1, Dec 01, 2008
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Phoenix2443, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

FrankJCurtin, Dec 23, 2013
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,516 ratings.