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Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a ruby color with a slight brown tinge to it. A half finger tan head forms pretty quickly and leaves some solid lace behind.

S: Tons of ripe, juicy cherry notes, red cherry juice, a faint bit of spice, oak and some powdery malt.

T: Very similar to the smell. The juicy cherry flavor just explodes in your mouth with each sip. Red apple, just a touch of oak spice. There's an absolute ton of cherry sweetness in here, but luckily the carbonation is on point and keeps this from getting syrupy. A definite must try if you like fruit beers. Amazing stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Poured with a nice red color. Head was small on my pour and did not last long.
Aroma is of cherries and more cherries. It is delicious! It is very sweet and fresh in a way. Very nice.
Taste is just like the aroma for the most part. It is more complex however. Definitely sweet cherry throughout. There are other notes playing minor parts. Some dark fruit comes trough and a little bit of woodiness. Mouth feel is very carbonated. Sour taste is also a minor player.
Overall, a great beer for after a meal. Very unique and a wonderful change of pace.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

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

This is by far the best brew New Glarus has on offer. Simply a fabulous fruit beer from all angles.

A: This beer pours a rich red translucent color with a pink finger of head. The beer sparkles with bubbles and foam, very appetizing appearance.

S: Sour cherries! The fruit smell will make the mouth water.

T: In my opinion this is a dessert beer. The first taste is sweet fruitiness but as it moves further back turns a sour cherry; the sourness intensifies with the aftertaste. This is such a strong flavor and it becomes richer.

M: Feels like a fresh crisp ale. The effervescence of this beer is on the high end of the scale, but this feels right with the sweetness of the beer; the feel makes it feel like your drinking fresh squeezed sour cherries. Nice touch.

O: This is a very unique and exciting beer. I absolutely believe every beer connoisseur should try this offering. In fact, this is a beer that people who hate beer will enjoy (for instance, my wife). If it pleases the boss, that says a lot. Well done New Glarus!

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium reddish Amber with 2 inch quickly dissipating head leaves minimal lacing. Smell is tart with cherry notes. Taste is total tart cherry juice with a nice bubbly feel. Great fruit beer!

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,611 ratings
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