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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,458 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,000
Gots: 434 | FT: 40
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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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2013 14:17:26 | More by Ri0
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kjrod20

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-12-2014 03:25:11 | More by kjrod20
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.5%

12-14-2011 05:05:40 | More by PhineasGage
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 01:45:25 | More by mjw1200
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 23:37:52 | More by KC9LDB
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

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...

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2012 04:12:38 | More by slimntubbs
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-29-2013 20:00:06 | More by bschinelli
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-14-2012 07:01:00 | More by Travisnin
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-07-2014 22:28:13 | More by rjp217
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RayUF07

Florida

3/5  rDev -31.5%

04-07-2014 01:39:35 | More by RayUF07
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sendsilk

Florida

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

I have had this beer a couple of times and received one recently from Barrythebear, thank you!

A- Looks great, a very inviting burnt red. Not much in the way of carbonation at all and no lacing/film on the glass.

S- Nice pleasant cherries and a slight tartness. Really smells good but not overpowering.

T- Ahh, this is where it comes together. What you think is going to be indercarbonated turns out perfect. Wonderful sweet cherries with just a TOUCH of tart. Fantastic!

M- Very good for the style.

O- If I could get this beer regularly I would drink it all the time. Probably the best fruit beer that I have ever had with it being tied with Blushing Monk IMO.

11-30-2011 23:26:16 | More by sendsilk
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jbuddle

New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-22-2013 21:38:19 | More by jbuddle
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -22.1%

Appearance: a deep brownish garnet color. bright red garnet colors when held to the light. not quite opaque. a finger of a reddish tan head that leaves a strong lacing on the sides.

Smell: sweet cherry juice, some wheatiness. some caramel malts. very sweet and not overly complex

Taste: opens up with cherries. comes off as sweetened cherry juice. wheat and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: fairly light and sweet. fairly sticky too

Overall: very sweet. too much so. taste a bit too much like a kids cherry juice. not as impressive as raspberry tart.

04-20-2014 02:29:39 | More by SportsandJorts
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-01-2014 19:41:58 | More by Hallertau
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-03-2012 03:52:09 | More by leschkie
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-08-2013 00:37:19 | More by ThreeFishes
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-16-2014 01:07:25 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

wow. what an impressive, well-made beer. purplish, dark, dark red with a pink head that holds for a bit. nose is cherry pie, cherry, cherry, and dark cherry with a malt backbone that comes off to me like fresh-baked pie crust with cinnamon. everything awesome about WI cherries is hiding in here, and the essence seems to be near perfectly captured. some nutty, pitty notes, and a bit of earth/dirt for good measure. incredibly clean with not a trace of artificial. taste is clean, sweet cherry pie, but tartness comes in and balances everything out. so much so that it doesn't even seem tart... or sweet. brilliant in that aspect. this is a fruit bomb, and one of the only times i think i have used that term positively. medium almost medium-full body. sweetness is almost sticky, but delivers itself cleanly. great beer from New Glarus here. a modern classic!

07-21-2011 12:48:43 | More by timtim
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vacax

California

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

750 mL bottle shared with jerz.

A: Quick white head rises and falls like champagne bubbles. Great cherrywood color coming from the cherries.

S: Cherry cider. Cherry juice. Fresh cherries. Cherries.

T: All about the cherries. Tantalizingly tart with and a mild to moderate sour finish plays all over the tongue. Bushels of cherry flavor and an acidic presence and tartness that prevents it from being "too sweet."

M: Medium bodied with champagne-like bubbles to lighten it up.

D: New Glarus's fruit beers are a testament to why we should all move to Wisconsin, or at least befriend someone from this great state. Already famous for its cheese, I think beer is a good pairing. I would buy this beer often and drink it on many occasions were I able to. Drank half of a bottle, savoring it all. The only thing slowing me down drinking this was making sure to savor every drop. Strong acidity is the only drawback, but no problem here as this is a perfect beer to share with friends and family.

11-27-2008 07:36:24 | More by vacax
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-28-2011 02:34:40 | More by Grebdioz
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-10-2012 03:16:47 | More by jaminjohnson
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-21-2011 18:16:03 | More by mmcnaughton
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.