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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

A- Pours a deep red with a one finger head that dissipates into a thin cap that leaves a few lines of lacing.

S- Tart and sweet cherry pie filling, bready malt and cherry juice. Smells like cherry pie in a bottle.

T- Follows the aroma closely with plenty of cherry pie filling, peppery spice, freshly squeezed cherry juice and a hint of caramel.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a tart and dry finish.

O- I've throughly enjoyed both the Raspberry Tart and now Belgian Red from New Glarus. Fruit beers are not typically a style I enjoy, however, NG has succeeded in making a fruit ale with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of AlAlvarez, split with my cousin with my end being poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

Wisconsin Belgian Red pours a very nice polished ruby red, with gorgeous cherry highlights. A little more than two fingers of bone colored foam crown the beer, with minimal head head retention and lacing left behind. The nose has a huge ripe, sweet cherry skin aroma, with just a bit of earthiness behind it. The flavor is an absolute cherry bomb. It's still predominantly sweet, but there is a bit of a tart cherry edge to things as well. There's a slight malty sweetness present at the open, and the earthiness comes through in the finish. The body is on the light side, though with a little more heft than I might have expected for a 4% beer. The carbontion, while on the bubbly side, does let the sweetness mellow for a second or two before really kicking in. Wisconsin Red is, outside of one or two sours, the best fruit beer I've ever had. Fantastic all the way around.

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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,622 ratings
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