Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,577
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,171
Gots:
819
For Trade:
90
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,577 |  Reviews: 1,006
Photo of dvmin98
2.98/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Being a huge fan of New Glarus and pretty much everything I've had from them, I was pretty excited to finally try this one. I love cherries, so this has been a want for a bit.

The appearance and smell were awesome. Nice reddish hue and big cherry smell. Good carbonation. Not a huge head. Looking good so far.

Then....I tasted it and I felt like I was a kid again when Mom was trying to shove that synthetic flavored 'cherry' swill down my throat when I had a boo boo. I took another sip, then another, then another...then stopped. Wife tried it and like it...wife gets bottle of Belgian Red.

Really disappointed, esp after how much I love Raspberry Tart and Serendipity. This was not good, at least to me. Wife thought otherwise.

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Photo of dlorton0844
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of dcisco44
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ead73
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of jobart76
3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of broodog
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of StoutFest
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of mrkdwrds
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of littlebeer
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Weebay
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of RayUF07
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of jbuddle
3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Spica66
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as a gift from wellestone. Thank you, Chad. Shared with gwuilliums on Friday night. Poured chilled from 750ml bottle into tulip glasses.

A: Burgundy/red color. Decent head formation and retention. Carbonation persists. Some lacing.

S: Holy Mother of All that is Cherry! This does not smell like beer. It smells like a jar of tart cherries straight from Traverse City. Wow. I can not believe what I am smelling, then I read the bottle. "Over a pound of cherries in every bottle." Yep, now I get it. The one thing that I will say is that the smell is of of clean/fresh cherries. No cough syrup qualities at all.

T: Tastes like cherries topped with cherries and further topped by cherry topping. Really, just clean, concentrated tart cherry juice. I am not sure that this has any beer qualities at all.

M: This has a very nice medium body and excellent carbonation. But man, it is hard to get your head to stop thinking about the uber cherry taste in your mouth long enough to get the feel!

O: This beer is not for me, so, in keeping with my previous methods, when reviewing a beer that I would never drink again, I am rating this beer as straight 3's.

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of TomO23
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of AndyCowles75
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 3,577 ratings.
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