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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,309 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 902
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 965
Gots: 401 | FT: 37
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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shadow1961

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New Glarus' Wisconsin Belgian Red pours a stiff slightly pink head over a cloudy, deep red
brew. The nose is cherries, oak, and yeast. The flavor is dominated by tart cherry, of course,
with oak notes a mellow malt finish. The mouthfeel is full and round, but also crisp and tart.
When that tart sensation passes, there's an almost velvety, creamy feel in it's wake. While
not itself a Lambic, this brew makes a much better suggestion of what a Lambic might be like
than some brews I've had calling themselves Lambics. Again, another beer you can get out
for your snooty wine loving friends. A very nice, complex brew, well worth a beer run over the
Bong Bridge. Wisconsinites are lucky, lucky lucky...

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 07:39:44 | More by shadow1961
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 17:21:57 | More by chcfan
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-01-2012 04:25:50 | More by Beezee
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-28-2011 00:19:00 | More by Callmecoon
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-25-2013 15:56:48 | More by lonewolfcry
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MadScientist

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-24-2012 01:09:24 | More by MadScientist
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2013 23:56:04 | More by MordorMongo
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ant880

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-17-2013 13:10:01 | More by ant880
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-23-2013 16:09:27 | More by jriggins6
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-11-2013 17:13:34 | More by pearljam118
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2014 10:37:51 | More by ahbithwabm
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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-01-2012 22:44:31 | More by cfh64
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-27-2012 20:46:32 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours muddy brown in color with hints of red and orange. Very murky and opaque. Mmm, smells like a freshly baked cherry pie. Damn, I can almost smell the crust too. Sweet cherry jam and lemon/green apple tartness aromas in there too. Taste is like a sweet cherry-apple cider with a tart finish. Effervescent-tingling on the tongue, carbonated like a sparkling wine. High points for uniqueness and although I couldn't drink many of these back to back for the fruitiness, this beer is quite the experience and and an incredible fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 21:59:49 | More by hoppymeal
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml poured into a kriek glass.

Pours a murky brownish-pink with a small brownish/red head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is black cherry soda.

Taste is of cherries, not too sweet and very little tartness. Some farmhouse/hay taste.

Mouthfeel is med-light and somewhat flat.

Overall, very nice taste and quite drinkable. I wouldn't call this a typical kriek, but it is good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 05:39:35 | More by atigerlife
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2013 23:48:40 | More by psmith161
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2014 04:23:51 | More by MNBeer1017
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle with red waxed neck, poured into a champagne flute. Pours out orange, with a reddish tinge to it, and sits a light reddish-orange in the glass with a small white head on top. Nice color display in the flute, light yellow-orange all the way up to a crimson red near the top.

Smells like a combination of marichino and tart cherries. All cherries, all the way. Light spiciness on the nose too. I think the Raspberry tart has a much better nose than this, but that is just my opinion.

Taste is tart, semi-sour and goes super sweet at the end. Delicious 100%. Blends of marichino-like sweetness and the classic Door County tartness of cherries gives this a unique taste and makes for one great fruit beer (even though Door County cherries are the only cherries used, it still tastes like a blend to me). A bit of wheat flavor comes out inbetween and finishes sweet, refreshing and not the least bit dry or bitter.

Smooth, rich and bold in the mouth, I'd call it a medium-light body. Goes down easy, probably too easy. Try and drink one alone and you'll feel sorry, and lonely. A top of the line fruit beer who definately deserves its reputation. Pair it with a nice chocolate dessert or another rich sweet, but I'd say having it with cherry pie would be going overboard.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 02:52:30 | More by Skidz
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throwback

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-29-2013 14:03:14 | More by throwback
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Belgian Red

From 3/18/14 tasting notes... Enjoyed on tap at Champps Americana Brookfield, WI. This was served in a 12 oz stemmed tulip. Served chilled...

A) Ruby red brew with a small pinkish head that quickly dissipates. Good clarity...

S) Wonderful aroma of cherries, that manages to be both sweet and tart. Nothing artificial about this scent at all. It's fresh and inviting.

T) Near the nose... The cherries are more sweet than tart, but it's not overly sweet. Although admittedly, I used to find this beer uncomfortably sweet, and I'd never tackle a bottle on my own. I've had it many times over the years, and it's really grown on me. Now I enjoy the balance and complexities of this brew. There is an earthy quality and you can pick up the oak as well. I prefer this chilled, but there's nothing wrong with taking your time, and letting it warm a bit. Obviously, the 4% ABV is a non-factor.

M) Medium bodied with lively carbonation that keeps this one going down nicely.

O) A fantastic beer... New Glarus brews amazing fruit beers. Just amazing. The fact that I can go get some solar salt at Walmart, and grab a bottle of this for $8.99 almost makes tolerating Wisconsin's shitty winters worth the trouble. Almost...

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2014 01:29:19 | More by RoamingGnome
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2013 14:17:26 | More by Ri0
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Booner818

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-14-2014 06:53:14 | More by Booner818
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-23-2014 01:05:01 | More by JCam9981
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2014 17:17:21 | More by WVUbrew
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle poured into Efes tulip. Thanks Cheesemoose! Leathery brown in color, small head, low retention. Clear, sticky lacing. Aroma dominated by cherry (of course). I suppose that it would be easy to screw this flavor up but its done perfectly. Not medicinal, not cough syrup. Splendid. Taste is fascinating, unique and certainly delicious. Cherry sweetness and tartness is front stage and center and just awesome. Amazing and unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 05:29:09 | More by KickbacksSteve
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,309 ratings.