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:
3,566
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,167
Gots:
816
For Trade:
91
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle to Founders tulip.

A - Poured cherry red with a slight glow around the edges. One finger of light brown/cream coloured head formed and receded to a thin layer full of big bubbles.

S - Dark cherries dominate the nose but the aroma is very fresh and not artificial. Lighter notes of spice and sweet bready malts in the background. Almost smells like fresh baked apple pie.

T - Huge fresh baked cherry pie flavour full of dark cherries and sweet flaky pie crust. A touch of spice is present as well. An amazing flavour profile.

M - Almost full bodied. Creamy and thick. Light carbonation.

O - This was by far the best fruit or vegetable beer have had.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -48.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle to tulip glass:

Pours a bright pinkish red with a soft pink, sticky head that fades to a thin cap. Nice lacing and hazy beading.

Very pungent on the nose. So much fruit it's ridiculous. Rich cherry, floral bits, white sugar, some honey... massive aromas.

Sweet. Tart. Sour. All cherries. I could never finish a whole bottle. Way too much flavor. Definitely an experience. Like no other beer that I can think of.

Drinkability is relatively low but it's part of the experience. It's a sweet, aggressive sipper.

I can see why people go nuts over this stuff but it's a bit much for me.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.54/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone 15th Anniversary snifter on 5/3/12

Thanks to smurfbeer for the chance to try this long time want.

Though a dirty rose color while being poured, the beer takes a darker turn toward rust and light plum. Held to the light, however, it has a nearly crimson sheen; it's quite bright. The head didn't pass more than half an inch an wisps out in no time. Some collar retention.

The aroma is a deep and sugary cherry: cherry pie, cherry concentrate, cherry preserves. Overtones of vanilla as it begins to warm. Faint cracker grains. I like the smell enough, but I'm afraid this is going to be a sugar bomb.

Huh. Not quite as sugary as I was expecting, but pretty close. The cherries are undeniable; sugary and heavily outfitted. Though it adds some to the sweetness, I'm glad there is a somewhat decently proportioned cracker and pie crust malt offset to flesh out the overall flavor. A bit tart, but it could stand for more stimulation in that respect.

The feel is a bizarre cross between a medium-light body and a sticky sugar bent. The beer feels far heavier than it actually is. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall impression - It's like hearty cherry soda. It's like a good, shitty port... without all that pesky alcohol.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of beerhan
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into a couple pint glasses. Ruby red body with a pink two finger head. Lots of carbonation

S-Lots of candied sugar and sweet cherries and what I am going to call magic dust.

T-Sweet cherry juice dominates with a little yeast presence in the background. Just delicious.

M-A little tart with puckering carbonation.

O-Probably the best fruit beer out there. Worth seeking out and is perfect for warm weather.

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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  rDev -8.3%

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