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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

2,689 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,689
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,026
Gots: 480 | 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 CoalCellar
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my goblet....

A: Pours a murky red w/golden hues and a tiny red-tinged head, head dissipates quickly.

S: Rich, delicious, tart cherries, and some wheaty funk....

T: This beer tastes exactly like cherry pie. Rich, luscious cherry flavor w/nice tartness up front, finishes with a sweet candy flavor.

M: Average body

D: Outstanding. If this stuff was more readily available for me I could drink it all night long. This stuff is liquid desert. An absolute treat for beer geeks with a sweet tooth.

CoalCellar, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of DonDeDieulicious
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DonDeDieulicious, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of mooselvlt
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750...mine poured into a pint glass, my lady's poured into a Mason jar! (Thats all she had for glassware at her place)

A - Beautiful ruby color with a nice finger+ worth of redish white foam on top. Nice retention and lacing on it.

S - Not surprisingly, cherries and some grainy backbone. Smells absolutely delicious.

T - Wow, amazingly good with the cherry the huge star of course. Not real tart either. And the grains add just the right backing to this. Just outstanding.

M - I'd call it light-medium bodied, decent carbonation. Ultra-smooth and drinkable.

O - My girl LOVED this one. She was reluctant to even try it but boy did she rave. Me, I loved it as well. I am NOT a fruit beer guy but this one is just exceptional. I could drink this all summer long

mooselvlt, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of RodneyX
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle pours a deep red with a pink head. The smell of the cherries is really potent and nice. The taste is like cherries with a bit of candy in it. Alcohol is undectectable. I don't really like "fruit" beers but this is a nice take on it that you can have for dessert or share with women.

RodneyX, May 31, 2011
Photo of Cam9191
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Cam9191, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

ericchalifour, Aug 03, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

CBucks12, Aug 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

BeerBeak81, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of SeasonalBrew
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on my way through Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Bottle was shared with the girlfriend to celebrate the 4th.. poured into my tulip.

A: Strong, aggressive pour yields a deep ruby red with a creamy white/red-tinted head. Maybe my pour was a bit too strong because man did that head build fast! I ended up with a bit of an overflowing head over the narrowing top of my tulip glass. The head lasts a few minutes and leaves some small spotty lacing.

S: Wow! Very, very dominating scent of cherries! Usually a strong fruit aroma would steer me away, but man this just amazes me. I can't stop smelling it. I would like a bit more complexity, but the cherry scent is still very intriguing.

T: I expected this to almost be one note considering how much the cherries dominated the scent.. and in a sense it was, but in an enjoyable way. The cherry flavor started off very sweet, but actually finished on a sour note with a slight tartness and maybe some slight Belgian characteristics.

M: Very light and very well carbonated. Little bubbles form across your tongue and make this drink like a champagne.

D: Low in abv and enticing flavor make this a very enjoyable beer and a good choice for a celebratory beer with friends.

SeasonalBrew, Jul 05, 2010
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

windelbo, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

pghawkins, Sep 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Bgonzo, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

time4abeer, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kevflaherty, Dec 17, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%

jhawkvol, Oct 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -54.3%

thedindaniel, Nov 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jumboj11, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jacobalindsey, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ratty918, Jun 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Litrecola, Sep 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

dinovis, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Smitch, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

boondogglefob, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

UnderJoath, Jan 07, 2013
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,689 ratings.