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:
#290
Reviews:
1,028
Ratings:
3,657
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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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

Photo of MacMalt
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received this from @swenny916. Poured into cylindrical glass. It pours a pretty clear ruby color with orange hues at the top and bottom of the glass. The thin, ecru-colored head dissipated quickly. It features a fragrant aroma of fresh cherry with some subtle yeast and spice. It has a strong malt backbone but the taste is overwhelmingly cherry and it's cloyingly sweet. with a subtle cracker taste at the finish. The mouth feel is viscous and syrupy with moderate carbonation, and with an ABV of only 4% it's almost like drinking soda. Overall, this is a fascinating beer. The cherry taste is amazing! Although I'm generally not a fan of sweet fruit beers, this is worth trying. I'm glad I did.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As forewarning I accidentally cellared this for about a year.

The beer pours a dark red, almost opaque, color with lots of carbonation but very light off-white head. Some lacing is present. The nose is a clean, crisp sour cherry aroma. The taste is a rich, honest cherry taste with a sweet malty back to finish the taste. The cherry taste is like the platonic ideal of cough-syrup. The mouth feel is a rich, round and full bodied. It boarders on syrupy but doesn't cross over that bridge.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Splendid! Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Pours a dark but crystal-clear red. The head is large, red, and leaves a lot of lacing. Looks delicious.

S: Scents are of beautiful, fresh cherries and some bready yeast. Rather simple, but it works very well.

T: Follows the nose in terms of the cherries, but also adds other types of fruit, making this a fairly complex beer. Lots of delicious dark fruit, including cherries and raspberries. Also green apple and oaky vanilla. Very syrupy for such a light beer. Wonderful!

F: Great, but maybe too syrupy for some people.

O: Great stuff.

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

Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,657 ratings