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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: 1,001
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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zimm421

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured into a tulip glass. Appears a nice red color that is somewhat hazy, and has hints of orange as well as pink. Has a nice light pink head head. The head is more off-white than pink, but definitely has pink notes in it. Leaves good lacing, very bubbly.

Nose is very sweet. The cherry is all up front, with a nice light, sweet malt backing. Not much else in the nose, but very inviting. Taste is fairly sweet up front, but very quickly becomes tart and stings the tongue. The cherry comes through very nicely, and the sweet malts are only noticeable right at the beginning before the tartness sets in.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy but still with a bite on the tip of the tongue. Overall, a great beer. The fruitiness is something different, but the cherries come through in a great way. The tartness finishes off each sip perfectly. Couldn't be much better.

10-29-2011 18:36:15 | More by zimm421
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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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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-11-2013 17:13:34 | More by pearljam118
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-23-2013 16:09:27 | More by jriggins6
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Wayne17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-03-2014 00:58:07 | More by Wayne17
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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-24-2013 13:48:38 | More by Lunch
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.97/5  rDev +13.5%

This is easily on my top 5 beers tried and I have had around 32 of the top 100. This is my 3rd bottle that I have drank and I'm finally starting to review the beers I drink.

Poured into a lindemans flute glass. Pours a nice looking bright red color with almost no head.

Smells of straight sweet and tart cherries. Smells amazing.

Taste just punches you in the face with how much cherry flavor is in here. So good with the sweetness and tartness balanced well.

Mouthfeel is great with a nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability is very high with me though I have been told by friends that they could not drink alot if this because of the sweetness. But for me I could drink the whole 750ml bottle. I stocked up on this after my first taste. Awesome brew that everyone should seek out. Can see the ladies liken this one...

06-10-2008 06:54:50 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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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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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-07-2013 21:03:53 | More by Prospero
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-05-2013 01:41:53 | More by tsauce2
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-19-2014 01:51:01 | More by Kevincredible
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

08-25-2013 20:03:34 | More by krl2112
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shadow1961

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev 0%

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...

08-13-2007 07:39:44 | More by shadow1961
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-01-2014 16:17:35 | More by anticipation23
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 17:21:57 | More by chcfan
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Zonian1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-26-2014 00:21:26 | More by Zonian1
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-18-2011 04:27:45 | More by jjheinrichs
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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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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-24-2014 23:00:00 | More by nheinzie57
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

Just a remarkably delicious beer...

Thanks to Joe1510 for my first bottle (although not the one I'm reviewing now), and DontCallMeSurly for the bottle I'm drinking now.

Pours a distinctly reddish amber brown that's slightly hazy with a fizzy, thin finger of head that actually smooths out into a nice creamy layer. Attractive, organic lacing. Head lasts on the perimeter until the bitter end.

Aroma is a wallop of cherries... fresh baked cherries. Slightly sweet, but not quite candy.

The taste backs this up... a cherry-centric middle with a balancing tartness and maybe a suggestion of bitterness on the back-end. Warm malt sweetness underlies the cherry but stays in the back. Leaves a slight candy aftertone on the tongue.

Smooth, medium-bodied, with nice carbonation. Easy to enjoy without being syrupy thick or too spritzy and thin.

Amazingly drinkable except for the slightly heavy sweetness. But then... this isn't a lambic.

Great great great... and something I wish I could always have a bottle or two of stowed away. And of course... the lady loves it.

06-11-2008 06:53:56 | More by errantnight
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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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pwoody11

Delaware

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-18-2014 01:17:52 | More by pwoody11
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Twal

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2013 21:29:53 | More by Twal
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-27-2012 20:46:32 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.