Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -3%
Poured from a bottle into a New Glarus flute.
A: Pours a deep, cherry red color with a slight ring of head that fizzles away.
S: Ripe, tart, cherries and sweet malt. Reminiscent of Robitussin, but not in a gross way.
T: Taste follows the smell to a T... deep cherry flavor and sweet doughy malts.
M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.
O: An incredible fruit beer that delivers on it's promise... the cherries are definitely the focus of this beer, as opposed to a beer with a faint cherry character. Very nice.
06-23-2014 02:59:55 | More by Halfbrother83
4.25/5 rDev -3%
Steve's Liquor Madison
Cracked this open to share with dear ol' dad on Father's Day. Belgian Red pours a glimmering ruby with a touch of haze. A fizzy two finger champagne like head forms on the pour and fizzles down to a ring after a couple minutes. Small patchy lacing slides down the flute back into the body after each drink. A delicious looking dessert beer!
When I stick my nose in the glass it fills with all kinds of cherry. Cherry pie filling, tart cherries, Bing cherries, and maraschino cherries are all present and accounted for. Extremely mouthwatering, bold and to the point. An excellent rich aroma coming from an excellent beer.
Everything the nose suggested the flavor delivers. The immense cherry flavors start with a quick flash of tartness followed by the sweetened cherry pie filling and Bing cherries mid-palate. Finishes with another flash of the slightly tart cherries. All this cherry flavor really comes together to create something special.
Body is on the fuller side of medium with a bit of stick. Although the body is on the fuller side it moves through nicely and has a great smoothness.
This is a beer to be savored. The intense cherry flavors keep this from being guzzled but it is one easy beer to put away.
New Glarus's fruit beers stand a top a line up full of gems. The Belgian Red is all at once tart, tangy, and sweet with an incredible depth of flavor. You will have a hard time finding any other fruit beer that can come close to this one, flavor-wise.
08-19-2013 00:04:21 | More by joe1510
District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev -3%
I got this in a trade with a great trader and all around amazing guy BeerFMAndy. Thanks Andy! It's been a while since I've tried this and I'm glad to score another bottle. It's like pulling teeth to get NG stuff outside of Wisconsin!
I split this with a bunch of my beer nerds at a recent tasting and poured into flute glasses:
A: Pours bubbly, champagne-like, with a cherry-vanilla appearance and great head retention. This is a beer?
S: Ground up sour "Sweet Tarts", combined with melted cherry popsicle. Awesome!
T: Sour cherry upfront with vanilla as more of an afterthought. The Door County cherries taste unlike any cherries I've ever tried. The tartness doesn't linger, but merely hits you with a brief punch before coating your mouth with candy!
M: Once again, sour coating and the carbonation is divine! I couldn't drink this in very large amounts, but I'm guessing the brewers don't want you to do that anyway.
D: I can't think of any other beer in their arsenal that encapsulates NG's attention to detail and exemplifies their desire for high quality. I constantly remind myself that the beer contains no wild yeast....just plain old awesome old-fashioned brewing. Gotta love it for that!
10-06-2010 00:29:16 | More by Chaney
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,456 ratings.