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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,064 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2064
Reviews: 887
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.98%


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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cokes

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle for the first time since a couple years ago. I had not been a fan back then (and I was just getting into beer), and I don't really dig fruit beers in general. Things done changed.

Pours a murky ruby-amber with a big, puffy, pink-tan head. It recedes fairly quickly, but never goes away.
Screaming tart cherry aroma. Underlying this is some oaky/woody notes and subtle cinnamon spicing.
Taste, as one would expect, is heavy on the cherries. Initally very sweet, then moves more toward the sour direction. Stays both sweet and tart throughout. Carmelized malt provide a backbone but not much else. Yeast adds a little more sourness and some doughy notes. Touches of cinnamon appear as it warms with some spicy wood accents.
At times, when the tartness and spicy notes hit the back of the throat just right, this can be eye-wateringly intense. A lot of flavor here.
Easily the best fruit beer I've had (along with it sister, Raspberry tart). This will now take the place of champagne. I am glad I revisited it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2002 15:51:02 | More by cokes
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champ103

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky reddish color. A small film of a head forms, but recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Big cherries and vanilla up front. Not very complex at all, but very nice.
T: Maybe a bit simplistic. Mainly cherries with some vanilla sweetness. Good, but one dimensional.
M/D: A light body that is crisp and smooth. I wish it was a bit dryer though. Easy to drink. I can finish a bottle in not time.

I really do like this. A very nice fruit beer, but does not compare to the Raspberry Tart. Very much worth a try however.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 04:55:47 | More by champ103
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blackie

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks like I gave this beer - one of my all-time favorites - a 4.0 back in 2005, what a joke...delete and re-review

a: st. louis flute glass, the beer is a deep cherry red garnet, almost bloodlike though transparent, and capped with a tight pink head that eventually goes absent

s: no better way to describe this than cherry pie filling, not that canned shit but pure and fresh pureed cherries baked in their own liquid, a variety of overripe cherries, the barley lurks as a supporting unit and adds only a complimentary grainy depth, a pleasure to take in

m: delicate carbonation and a full, luscious body that borders becoming slick or syrupy but doesn't quite reach that point

t: this one wows me every time, it's absolutely flawless and the taste is easily the best feature of the beer, stewed cherries and fresh cherry pie, cherry fruit leather, sweetness delicately balanced with a touch of vitamin c acidity on the back of the tongue, barley sits in the back but adds a sweet toasty depth - the crust to this pie

d: had this many times over the years, both bottled and on-tap, and it's always a treat, hard to conceive how this ever gets a rating below 4

750 from the last Wisco voyage

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 02:23:35 | More by blackie
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at my parents house in Chicago, they brought it back from Wisconsin. This has been on my must-try list based on a personal recommendation from beer god Boyd, and also it's currently number 30.

I won't detail the appearance, smell, and taste as they are detailed in full by previous reviews. The main thing about it is I hoped it was a Flanders red (sour ale). But it turned out to have a secret ingredient: cherries. It's a cherry lambic... huh.

It's good for it's style but not really my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 01:47:54 | More by TurdFurgison
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this bottle!

Appearance - Dark, dull, red with a pinkish, but only slightly pinkish, head. Less brilliant looking than the Raspberry Tart. Great retention, great lacing. Aside from a dismal color, it looks quite nice.

Smell - Fresh cherry aroma. Nothing artificial about it. It smells like a box of cherries.

Taste - Slightly tart cherries, but nothing more than the cherries themselves. A hint of sweetness at the end, but it doesn't build the way the Raspberry Tart did.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light. The sweetness is really under control with this one. I put this bottle away way too quickly.

Overall - A glass of cherries. If that's what you're looking for, great. It's still tough to rate these bizarre beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 20:25:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this in trade from dirtylou and then a day later from initiative thanks guys.
Pours a ruby amber red color with a thin off white head that left quickly. Smell is overwhelmingly cherries yum! Dried fruit/prune in the background. Taste is tart cherries has almost a sticky syrupy feel to it. Leaves a tart cherry aftertaste. My mouth literally was watering with every sip. Not exactly a kriek as its not nearly that sour, but a damn fine brew nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 00:05:52 | More by johnnnniee
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 Capped and waxed bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Bright hazy red body with an impressive but fleeting pink frothy head. Just what I expected.

S: Cherries, cherries, cherries. Sweet and tart cherries. Say no more.

T: Begins with a pure deluge of rich, sweet, long-lasting cherry flavor, then finishes with just enough sharp tartness to keep it from being cloying in the least. Absolutely amazing. I might take off a half-point for excessive sweetness if this were listed as a lambic, but for a fruit beer it's almost miraculously perfect.

M: Medium-bodied with some sweet stickiness and lively carbonation.

D: Incredibly drinkable for being such a dessert beer.

Notes: What is there to say about this classic beer? If you like cherries, you'll love it. If you hate cherries, you might still love it it - it's that good. I know that the "Belgian" in the name confuses some people and makes them expect something wild like Cantillon Kriek, but for what it is and what it's trying to be, Wisconsin Belgian Red is practically perfect.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 17:02:21 | More by woosterbill
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The ulltimate cherry pie beer. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, thick, light tan head and a little lace. Color is red amber. Aroma is malt, sour cherries, and spice. Flavor's exactly like nose. Body is perfect and carbonation is the ultimate and cuts through the flavors exactly right. Finish is fairly long and exquisite. Not a session for me, but a great beer for desert or on a picnic.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2010 22:04:04 | More by drpimento
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful blegian style cherry beer from Wisconsin! This one pours out a bright red colour with a nice, fizzy pink head. The aromas are fresh cherries, and I mean CHERRIES! Pits, pulp, flesh, skin, the whole she-bang. The taste is wonderfully cherry-ish and fruity. It is a tad bit sweet, and it could finish a bit more dry, but it is exceptional the way it is. A true ale or beer base is lacking and this is very much a fruity beer for people who like fruit beers. The mouthfeel is good...a little heavier than most fruit beers or new-style lambics. The drinkability is excellent but the sweetness gets to you after a while so I recommend splitting a 750 with your girlfriend, fiance, wife, etc...like I did.

Great stuff!

thanks to feloniousmonk for this one and the other beers he helped me to sample!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2003 23:07:47 | More by francisweizen
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FosterJM

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

222nd review on BA
bottle to flute (wife) snifter (me)
Red waxed cap

So, I posted a long time ago my wife is a Reisling fan and in almost 6 years has taken 3 sips of beer so after much debate, I traded for a bottle this JUST for her. Well I had to split it with her and this just wasn't meant to be. Still doesnt like beer even after this one.

App- A crimson red with almost no head at all (Flute). A blood red with a nice one finger head to it (snifter)

Smell- Cherries and wheat. It's a cherry beer. Smells awesome. Little bit of tart to it as well.

Taste- Well she didn't like it but thats okay. I didn't think she would but hell I spend $ on my beer why not try to get her into it. For me, the cherries dominate this beer and I expected that and was glad they do. I didn't want a beer that claims as high as they do to be a watery cherry mess.

Mouth- A light/medium body with a nice high carb level to it. Tart cherry wheat aftertaste.

Drink- For something so different this was a great tasting beer to enjoy on a nice 70 degree So. Cal day while cleaning the house. Looking forward to that Raspberry tart I traded for as well now.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 05:34:49 | More by FosterJM
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tpd975

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy shit did I love this beer. Got two of them in a trade and the best thing is that I have another.

A: Pours a nice reddish brown kind of color. Nice bubbles rising to the top. Can't wait to taste.

S: The definition of cherry. Ton of sweet cherry aroma. There is a malty biscutiy aroma in the background, but man this smells like I cracked open a jar of cherries.

T: 5* no doubt about it. Huge cherry flavor like I have tasted in no other brew. There is some cinnamon in there as well. God I love cherry pie but would trade the best one on earth for another bottle of this beer. There is some cinnamon in the background, and finishes with a bit of tartness.

M: Perfect. Medium to light bodied and refreshing. I shared this bottle with 3 others and to be honest I wish I had saved it all to myself.

D: The most drinkable beer ever. I would drink it until they scraped me off the floor. I may move to Wisconsin just to have a steady supply of this beer.

Overall: I have come across many beers that I love Westy 12 and KY Stout most notably. This one here is a whole different matter. It's pure sex in a bottle. I love this beer. The aroma, the flavor, the enjoyablity is off the scale. New Glarus, YOU RULE!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 00:40:40 | More by tpd975
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 9/16/08. Bottle courtesy of xmarcnolanx. Pours a dirty brown/red with a small tan head. Aroma of those cherry icepops that come in 100-per box and you squeeze out of plastic wrapping. Flavor is lots of cherry syrup, cinnamon, baked cherry pie, and tartness. Not as luscious as Raspberry Tart, but still tasty. Slightly artificial to me though.

Update 11/01/08: Had this again and noticed a lot more tart cherry candies this time. Nice tartness!
7/4/8/4/16 (3.9/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 17:37:00 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing. Served in a tulip. Poured a bright maroon with some light penetration. Pour revealed a quarter inch, wispy, thin off-white head that quickly dissipated into a soapy swirl. Nose was cherry Sucrets and cinnamon. Taste follows nose with some additional cinnamon heat. Mouthfeel fell between light and medium with very little carbonation. This is by far the easiest drinking fruit beer I've ever had. Extremely flavorful (without being sickeningly sweet) and low abv makes it a great dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 14:24:32 | More by Jwale73
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, yes: 200 review time! What better way to commemorate than with a top 50 brew (one I know I like at that!). Shared this with my girlfriend Sus over our Valentine's Day dinner. Was this fine concoction a suitable aphrodisiac? Why yes it was. Poured a muddy, ruby red with a small off-white head. The smell of rich, fresh sweet and sour cherry pie just pours off this beauty. Amazing! How did they get this to not smell like cough syrup (like SA cherry wheat)? Taste is...guess what? Yep cherries. Sweet at first with a pie crust maltiness. Sourness kicks in and finishes nice and tangy. Delicious. Nice bubbly mouthfeel (think cherry champagne), that I could drink more often than I can afford to!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2004 05:08:35 | More by alexgash
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - It definately looks like cherries. Red with a touch of brown, looked a tad cloudy in the low-lighted area I was in. Quick dissipation of a pinkish, small head that left no lacing.

S - It smells like cherries.

T - Very, very good. Never been a fan of fruit beers, but this is quite tasty. Nice tart taste with a little wheat on the end, but cherries are definately dominating. Doesn't taste fake at all, really tastes like cherries.

M - Thought the mouthfeel on this one was fantastic. Medium-light bodied with some decent carbonation and a very clean, dry finish.

D - Drank the whole 25 oz bottle. Wanted more. Easy to drink. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 17:57:13 | More by AgentZero
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GClarkage

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/18/07- Received as a gift from former BA member Irishsnake.

Presentation- 750ml bottle with a nice coating of red wax over the cap and neck of the bottle. Not sure what vintage it is, but I've had it in my possesion for at least 2 years. Assuming 2004 or 2005. Poured into my Alesmith tulip.

Appearance- Murky and sludgly looking dark blood red pour. Ultra light spritzy head upon pour, fades quickly. Leaves light spots of lace behind.

Smell- Sadly..not much of any. Was expecting a blast in the face of harvested cherries instead I just get a tiny whiff. If you dig in you get some fresh cherries and a bit of malt, but it really doesn't assert itself.

Taste- Very sweet and a touch of a sour note. Fresh orchard black and bing cherries flourish in the mouth. Cherries...that's it. Simple and straight forward. The only thing that would make it perfect taste is a lasting flavor after the swallow.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, thick, viscous, syrupy. Almost like cherry cough syrup. Aftertaste is not much. It's like fruit stripe gum...great flavor that lasts for a few chews and poof!! Gone like that.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but limited a tad because of the sweetness factor. Still blows most cherry beers away.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 01:40:47 | More by GClarkage
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A friend of mine brought this back from Wisconsin to drink while watching the GB game.
Pours a thick ruby color, hazey, some floaters. Off white/red head, minimal strength, some staying power.
Aroma hits at first as a cherry bomb-cough syrup, but it has a nice biscuit hint mixed in there. Semi sweet. Not as strong as the Lindeman's Kriek, a bit more complex.
Taste was cherry filled, sweet, sticky. Phenols make the cherries feel fake and syrupy. A thick feel to it with a small bite in the back to soften the syrup feel. A good brew, but not very drinkable to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 17:11:17 | More by Mebuzzard
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Brenden

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is a deep red that's so cloudy and thick I can only call it murky. A a cap of head, the color of which is a pink dark enough that it's nearly red, begins about a finger and a half in height. It retains its form well and leaves patchy lacing along the glass.
The smell belies what this beer will be: authentic and complex. No cough syrup, fake sweeteners, or anything of the like are detectable. Cherries hit the nose with a bang, and it's powerful stuff. Sweet without cloying serves to offset a bit tartness, along with a bit of a vanilla-like sweetness. It's a bit spicy and a touch woody/earthy as well. While not as complex as the flavor, this aroma is quite good.
While the smell is very nice, the flavor is as close to perfectas it gets. Hops are in the aroma but really come out in the flavor, and so perfectly that nothing about the cherry is detracted from. Deliciously woody with that same very gentle spiciness and woodiness offsetting the sweet and tart, this is one of those beers in which everything comes together just right.
This beer's body is medium with a creamy heft and plenty of depth. Just crisp enough with a steady carbonation, this beer goes creamy smooth and heavier without getting too filling. I'd take down the crispness an almost infinitesimal degree.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 11:59:24 | More by Brenden
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well. After visiting New Glarus a couple weeks ago & using 4 of my 6 tastings on Wisconsin Belgian Red, I figure I ought to review this. Probably sent at least a dozen of these out in trades/extras over the years.

Split up. Pours is a pure, filtered cherry red. No other way to describe it. Nose is ripe cherries, only better, mixed with a little sweet malt & fermented in the vats of angels. Or something liek that.

Wisconsin Belgian Red tastes just like it smells, but that simply doesn't do it justice. The cherry taste is pure & unadultered; unlike other breweries and/or ciders and/or Mike's stuff, there's absolutely zero medicinal taste. Nothing unreal. Nothing that tastes like it dropped out of a cough syrup or dye #40 or corn syrup. Just luscious cherry. Period. Full stop. OK, except better, Because this tastes bestester than real cherries. How'd they do that?

Smooth & easy. At 4%, this is the kind of fruity drink that you could do about anything with. Put it in a mixed drink. Slip it into a wine-drinkers glass. Give it to a BMC fanatic. Drink it all day, all night, & then again when you wake up.

Absolutely beautiful brew. It bears repeating: New Glarus could teach the world a lot about fruit beers. The only remaining question is: better than Raspberry Tart? That warrants a side-by-side. Good excuse to have another glass of each. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 03:00:58 | More by maximum12
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear ruby red with a good two finger light tan head that slumps to leave a nice creamy thick blanket and good side lacing.

S - Nice and sweet, like cooked cherries. Smells like sweet, lightly spiced cherry pie filling.

T - Oh yah, definitely cherry pie filling. Nice nutmeg/cinnamon flavours and even a little bit of crust/dough. This is cool. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation, not heavy or syrupy. Perhaps a slight bit too sweet, but this isnt cloy.

O - Overall this is a delicious fruit beer. Very very cherry without being cloy. I love this.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 05:16:31 | More by rudzud
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mynie

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kool-aid red. Nice to look at, great for a cherry beer. White head with light champagne fizz.

Smells like Wild Cherry. Not wild cherries, as in, cherries found in nature. I mean Wild Cherry as in a Wyler's fruit drink or a Jolly Rancher. This is such a cherry-ish cherry that it seems almost synthetic. Actually, it smells most like the cherry Icees. These smells are all wonderful, and while they're not beery, they're just too good for me to give the scent anything less than a 5.

Tastes nearly as sweet as it smells. More like a natural cherry taste upfront. Like cherry cider--you can taste the peels. Moves in to a lambic-y yeast and ends on a mix of dry malt and slightly sour cherries. Very tasty.

A grand and glorious fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 03:23:53 | More by mynie
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle split between two snifters.

A - Pours a deep burgundy, red-amber with a tan-pink head.

S - Cherry chapstick. I feel like I am in the 4th grade again.

T - Cherry goodness? I really can't explain it.

D - Good carbonation, a touch oily in the mouth.

O - Strong cherry, but not overly sweet. Surprised how much I liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 03:27:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml wax wrapped bottle. Thanks to BA Deuane for sharing!

A - Clear cherry red body with short, bubbly white head and fairly lively carbonation.

S - Big bowl of cherries! Extremely sweet and tart cherry nose with some syrupy sweetness.

T - No surprise here... lots and lots of cherry flavor. Fantastic balance of sweet and tart flavors. Very nice!

M - Nice prickly texture on the tongue from the lively carbonation. Finishes sweet with a tart sourness on the tastebuds.

D - One of the best fruit beers I've ever had. Perfect balance of fruity sweetness and tart sourness.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 19:56:57 | More by ffejherb
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time, as far as I can tell, that I've tried this style.... The color was very hard to describe....sort of a brownish/purple, or perhaps carmine/magenta....? I guess maybe it was the color of plums? Anyhow, it was opaque, with a fine, slightly purple-colored, thin head. Lacing was at a minimum, and there was an incessant stream of minute bubbles heading topside.
Nose was overwhelmingly cherry-ish and tart. Quite inviting, actually! The body checked-in at a bit above medium. As far as the feel on the tongue, despite a high carbonation level, it did not attack the palate yet went by with a foamy/creamy bubbliness. It reminded of how a good Hefe- feels going down.
There was a crisp, wheaty-like aspect to it, and a huge, tart (yet still semi-sweet) cherry flavor along with a winey character. The finish was a bit dry, and lip-smacking. Made me want to keep diving into the glass for more. I really enjoyed this, though perhaps drinkability is lower than normal since I would like this only as a rare diversion from my regular stable of biers. Thnx to jeffboo for allowing me to enjoy this beauty! Prosit!!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

573

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 16:50:26 | More by Bierman9
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a slightly hazed, ruby body with a small pinkish head. Minimal wispy lacing.

Aroma is freshly crushed, ripe cherries with a hint of caramel.

Light medium body with low medium carbonation. Clean and smooth.

Taste is freshly crushed cherries, tart and sweet. A hint of caramel and a kiss of yeastiness. Nothing cloying or artificial. Amazing how the essence of fresh ripe cherries is so seamlessly integrated into the body of this beer. A hint of oak creeps into the finish.

Not at all complex, just an exquisitely crafted fruit beer that has exceptional drinkability. Fans of cherries and/or fruit beers should seek this one out. Thanks to dancinwillie for the opportunity to savor this Wisconsin treasure.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 13:01:17 | More by merlin48
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,064 ratings.