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:
3,583
Reviews:
1,007
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,171
Gots:
822
For Trade:
92
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Ratings: 3,583 |  Reviews: 1,007
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from wax-sealed bomber into Peg's snifter.

A: Pours a deep crimson brown color with a thin, off-white head. Good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Cherry aroma dominates, and reminds me of pie filling or Sucrets - but not unpleasantly so. Some sweet malt here too. Overall impressions are berry-sweet, sour, and tangy.

T: Follows the nose well. Sour, tangy cherries; a sweet that fades to sour. Quite tasty. Still reminds me of pie filling, but not particularly as a negative.

M: Thicker body, good carbonation sensation, and a very mild alcohol presence.

O: This is very good. It seems to clearly be a dessert beer, and not a drink that I'd grab out of the fridge on a regular basis. But at the right time & in the right mood, this is excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a ruddy brown color with a ruby tint. There is a light tan head which fades fairly quickly to a ring of foam. Light, spotty lacing.

S: Delicious, tart cherries. The smell really leaps out of the glass. Incredibly fresh and real.

T: A cherry bomb to be sure. The dominant theme is light, tart cherry but I also pick up some apple and light caramel malt. Very refreshing. Sweet but the sweetness tastes like real fruit, not sugar.

M: Low level of carbonation contributes to a slick, smooth and refreshing drink. Sticky but not too sticky.

O: Delicious and refreshing. Tastes like real cherries, not like a lot of other fruit beers which are syrupy and overly, fakely sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorites and could easily be considered a gateway craft beer for some. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the red was a murky maroon color with a very modest off-white head. From the top of the glass, one can detect a waxy cherry aroma that alomst brings to mind penny candies. I wonder if the wax top of the bottle affects the aroma. The initial taste brings a tall shot of tart and sour cherry, the best qualities of a cherry. The taste really grabs the attention of the sides of the tongue, making them tingle with delight. A backbone of a biscuity bread allows the cherry to shine, while still having a subtle quality. This Beligan certainly has some thickness to it, almost like a beer milkshake. Mildly fizzy, the carbonation and the thickness allow the taste to linger for several pleasant minutes. A sour cherry aftertaste continues the fun, not straying much from the initial taste. However, I find the aftertaste slightly more sour.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a vibrant crimson red in color with pale ruby highlights and a thin head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: tons of cherry fruit oozes out of the aroma with slight citrus qualities, tons of noticeable sweetness, maybe a little booze but not much. the cherries are definitely overwhelming but not in a bad way.

T: the story here is cherries cherries cherries, almost like a cherry puree but with slight booze. In the middle of all that cherry character I did manage to get a little citrus and hunts of funk but barely.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had very fruity, slight citrus, mild funky, and sweet finish.

O: This beer is a cherry bomb all the way. It surprised me that the cherry profile was still potent even after I sat on this bottle for 2 years; trip out.

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sender for this bottle...

A: Pours a cloudy dark red with brown hues. There is about a half finger of light red head that dissipates fairly quickly. There is little lacing to be seen on the glass as it drinks.

S: I get a good amount of cherries out of this beer, along with a mix of vegetation slight spice, and that familiar New Glarus funk. It's nice, even for someone who isn't a huge cherry fan.

T: Definite cherries, with a great play between sweet and sour. I get that earthy vegetable like quality, but it's not overwhelming. It's earth. This beer reminds me a bit of the cherries found atop a Sarah Lee Cheesecake.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's wet to start and the sweet and sour notes linger of the palate for some time. It's a "sticky" beer, but it's highly drinkable.

O: This is a really nice beer, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try it again. If you like cherries/cherry pie/cherry cheesecake, give it a whirl. It won't disappoint.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 3,583 ratings.
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