Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

3,566 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

A-Clearish ruby red not much carbonation, nice lacing.

S-Sweet sweet cherries, slight oak.

T-Wonderful cherries, slight tartness, rather sweet but in a good way.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-Like other New Glarus fruit beers, it is much more sweet than sour, but the sweetness is not artificial at all.

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4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome waxed 750 from laymansbeerfan, thanks! Into wine glasses with the wife...

A: Dark tawny red, unfiltered it would seem, with a significant off-white head and some decent lacing.

S: Fresh cherries immediately, more sweet than tart, lending to suggestions of pie filling and Maraschinos. Underlying sweetness, could be the cherries but could also be the bready malt base lending hints of brown sugar. Vinous fruitiness on the nose as well.

T: More of the same, sweet cherries followed by a flash of tartness. Sweeter bready malt base is there, tasting like the underlying graham cracker crust on a cherry pie.

MF: Very creamy for 4% abv fruit beer. Proper carbonation to cleanse the palate from the sweetness.

O: Pretty nice. Sweet cherry character isn't cloying but dominates the nose and palate until the tartness shows up on the finish. A very well executed cherry beer, yet more tartness would have been awesome.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Pours dark pink to red with pink, lasting creamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of ripe cherries.

The ripe cherries come across so fresh that I can sense biting it to avoid the pit (which I can almost taste). A touch of caramel is in the back. Sweet with a tart balance.

It has a creamy texture. Effervescent carbonation fits it almost perfectly. The aftertaste lingers in a pleasant way.

This is an exceptional brew. Again, the brewery created a fruit beer with no artificial taste. It has enough malt in the back to let you know it's a beer. Not too sweet, not too tart. A great dessert brew!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 3,566 ratings.
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