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:
3,569
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,167
Gots:
817
For Trade:
91
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Ratings: 3,569 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of Captain_Murphy
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

incredible

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
3.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise.
A: Pours a nice light ruby red with 2 inch frothy tan head with good retention. Faint lacing on the glass.
S: Cherries...mostly sweet with some sour/tart too. Smells juicy...delicious.
T: Cherries...at first tart and sour (a bit mouth-puckering as I wasn't expecting this from the aroma). Then the sweet kicks in and from there it is a nice balance. Perfect. With warming, hints of oak tannins.
M: Light body. Sweet, tart, and sour all rolled into one.
D: Another amazing fruit beer from New Glarus! I really enjoyed the different cherry notes--sweet, tart, and sour. Perfect balance. The subtle note from the oak aging is a nice touch.

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Photo of VABA
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rusty (dare I say dirty?) red with a reddish-white, effusive head with some chunky islands that stay behind. Label says this will be "ruby red" but no such luck for me, unless I have mistaken idea of what a ruby looks like. Aroma is cherries, no doubt about it, but in a jammy, preserved way, not as fresh fruit. Taste, thankfully, gets away from that sugary jamminess with a real nice tartness that cuts through everything. Mouthfeel smooth with a carbonation that melts on the tongue. Unlike the tartless Raspberry Tart, this is one I would revisit.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep red topped by a dense two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a small pool with minimal lacing
S: Smells of bright juicy and delicious cherries. It's one note but it smells fantastic
T: Taste is tart with tons of sweet and sour cherry flavors. Swallow is more sweet and sour cherry with some lingering tartness on the finish along with even more cherry flavor.
M: This beer has a medium amount of body with a slightly silky mouthfeel. The carbonation on this beer is just slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a fantastic representative for the style. I'd go so far as to call it the gold standard. It has great flavor even if it is lacking in complexity. The authenticity of the cherry flavor is perfect.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BG24
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.98/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carmike813
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clay23
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of henry_lansing
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer for so many reasons, I think the presentation in the bottle with the wax drip is fantastic. I feel the label gives it a classic old feel. I love the taste, you can really taste the Door County Cherries.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveD082791
3.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vandy21
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akkrocka
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 3,569 ratings.
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