Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
97
world-class
3,581 Ratings
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:
3,581
Reviews:
1,006
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,172
Gots:
821
For Trade:
92
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,581 |  Reviews: 1,006
Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of DaPan
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of resistdefy
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of bizzy54
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of NoetheMatt
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mbockstruck30
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of HappySunny
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a semi-dark, ruby red color. Mostly hazy in body, with a medium, 1.5 finger head when poured into a New Glarus flute glass. Retention is decent, sticking around a little before fading into a thin film on the top of the beer. Lacing is pretty good throughout.

S- Big, sweet cheery notes hit the nose right off the bat and persist throughout. The scent is mostly sweet, but the cherries do carry some sour bite to them as well in the scent.

T- Similar to the scent, starting with big cherries flavors up front. Cherries start sweet and inviting, then move a little toward the sour end before making a small retreat towards sweetness. In the middle of all of the cherries, there is definitely wheat and grain flavors, as well as a mustiness, I think from the Belgian style malts. No hops bitterness detectable as mentioned in the description on the label.

M- Light to medium body as far as flavor goes. The cherry is strong, making it feel slightly heavier than it really is. This is highly carbonated, making it feel a little like a champagne.

Overall, a terrific American take on the Belgian Kriek style. Not quite a sour as a Belgian Kriek might be, but attribute that to the lack of a lambic base. Glad I got around to this before they ran dry in Wisconsin, but sad to here that we'll be without it this year.

 1,323 characters

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

Photo of bman_85
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of straightlambic
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcc1654
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Johnnyramirez
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Myst
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JulianB
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thecherryman
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DiscLizard
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of RelentlessLefty
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 3,581 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.