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 and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#450
Reviews:
1,033
Ratings:
3,683
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
Wants:
1,178
Gots:
835
Trade:
85
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Photo of Vyvyan
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a wax-topped bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. 2016 edition.

L: Clear mahogany red pour with thin fizzy off-white head. Falls fast... modest lacing.

S: Cherry pie... sweet/tart and fruity.

T/F: Follows the nose. Baking cherries... tart and sweet without being too sweet or 'sour'. Gets the salivary glands going. Complex... red wine and plum but mostly cherry juice/pie/candy. Light bodied... leaves the tongue sticky. The finish is more cooking cherry.

O: The best fruit beer I've ever had. Just delicious... the perfect mix of sweet/tart cherry. Now to find more of it....

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Photo of wafers
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigerinatrance
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsippel
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of illtexzona
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lrend13
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barrettshoults
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While this is a phenomenal beer, the sweetness can only be tolerated in small doses. Luckily, it's available in 12 oz bottles now!

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Photo of Weston64
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle st share. Murky pour, muddy violet color, thin ring of head. Aroma recalls a freshly opened jar of jam. Taste is wonderfully sweet and smooth, superb feel too. Sweet, hint of tartness. Juicy. Excellent.

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Photo of Jrjr0891
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,683 ratings