Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#296
Reviews:
1,031
Ratings:
3,667
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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1,175
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Ratings: 3,667 |  Reviews: 1,031
Photo of Thirstygoat
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zenboy99
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my all time favorites. Perfect cherry flavor

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25 oz bottle poured into snifter.

Pours a deep, dark cranberry color with a pinkish off-white head of 1 finger.

Aroma is mouth-watering, full of cherries and cherry preserves, cherry sucker, and cherry sours.

Flavor is explosive and intense! So many facets of cherry here. It's like a cherry filled cherry. Cherry pucker, cherry sours, cherry sucker, with plenty of sour elements of funk as well.

Feel is puckering and tart, squeezes your mouth of every last salival drop. Nice finish.

Overall, a cherry-lover's beer. The hateful reviews are the stuffed shirts of the beer community. Fabulous sour, tons of cherry flavor, unbelievable saturation of pure cherries and an almost incomprehensible feat. New Glarus is simply unmatched in their fruit ales. End of story.

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. Like drinking cherry juice. It can get a little cloying towards the end, but oh my god is it tasty. It's that thing about too much of a good thing, but once you taste this beer it's hard to stop drinking it.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful deep cherry red gold color with white cap and lacing.

An aroma that immediately reminds me of tart wild cherries followed by a sweeter cherry scent as if two species had been blended.

Taste is cherry in abundance, I can't say that eating ripe cherries would taste any more cherry. The combination is complex with sweet cherry leading and tart puckery cherry finishing. There is an over riding sweetness throughout that may not be to everyone's taste.

Texture is medium-full with enough carbonation to give a sprightly lift to things.

If you like cherry or know someone who does this may be a good choice.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pstam87
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavidR_9
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serious red cherry on the nose. Caramel, vanilla, oak, slight tartness and really balanced sweetness.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge fan of fruit beers but boy this is pretty good. Acquired in a trade over the winter and drinking on the first ninety degree day poolside, perfect drink for that occasion!

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Photo of kitch
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 1 pint 9 fl. oz. bottle with no bottled on or best before date (but I think 2017 designed labels). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A cloudy deep purple red with a big two finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Tart, cherry, artificial candied cherry with hints of oak and almond.

Taste: Tart, lightly sweet, lightly sour, cherry, oak and almonds.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wonderful as the tart and sour balanced out the sweetness leaving behind cherry and almond fruity goodness.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful ruby red with a two finger off white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is huge sweet and tart cherries.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Sweet and tart cherries and light toasted malts.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is really good. Tons of sweet and tart cherries in the aroma and flavor. New Glarus are the kings of fruit beers.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloyingly sweet finish, amazing dark red color, low carbonation after the initial pour.

Good as a dessert beer, almost like a “sour gumdrop” type of taste. You’ve been warned.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 5/1/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy, ruby red appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small off-white head; decent lace.

Cherry & candied sugar notes in the nose; slight Luden's cough drop vibes here.

Sticky medium mouthfeel.

Mildly tart cherry & candied sugar flavors; mild honeyed grain finish.

Sweet as hell but enjoyable; 6oz is probably enough, though.

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Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,667 ratings