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:
3,582
Reviews:
1,007
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
1,172
Gots:
821
For Trade:
92
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of beagle75
3.43/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with less than one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Aromatic fruit is rich and purposeful, making for a strong perfume. It shares a similar smell to its raspberry-brewed sister beer; this beer smells as much like raspberry fruit/seeds/tea as it does cherries.

T: Begins sweet, with refined malt that contributes just a touch of bread to what is otherwise pure fruit. There is an acidic thread present, which together with even less assertive earthy hops cultivate the expected tea-like quality. Fruit flavors lose some of their intensity in the clean finish, allowing the cherry component to stand out more there than at any other time.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic at times but otherwise balanced on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: To many, yeast and its metabolites are what distinguish Belgian-styled beers from those inspired by other brewing traditions. Despite being called Belgian, this fruit beer lacks any detectable Belgian yeast qualities. It, like New Glarus' other famous fruit beer Raspberry Tart, is a delivery vehicle for fruit qualities. This beer gains an advantage over its sister, projecting more honest cherry that the other was able to do for raspberries. Pair with dessert and women.

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Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of korguy123
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip. Courtesy of biglobo8971

A- Slightly brownish hued red pour with a two finger egg shell soapy pour with decent lacing.

S- Simply put... cherry pie filling. Slightly artificial and sweetened but still very enticing smelling. The sweetness is a sign that it won't be as tart as I first thought.

T- Full on cherry pie, I get the filling of course (dead on by the way) slight crust with a touch of cinnamon. Slightly artificial but very fresh tasting.

M- Medium to full bodied, slightly syrupy with a low carbonation.

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Photo of pschul4
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TPeterson
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Etan
3.27/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip, shared by Agold at last night's tasting.

A: Ruby with a small off-white head.

S: Syrupy. Cherry cough syrup. Hrm...

T: Better than the aroma. Cherry pie - candied cherry flesh, sugary pastry dough, heavy spice like nutmeg and cinnamon.

M: Slight carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Pretty interesting - tastes just like cherry pie - but I could barely kill my 8oz pour, let alone a whole bottle. Good for a one-time experience.

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Photo of lalaloveyou
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of AaronBurr
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Bauman1535
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Eddiewaxman
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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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%

Photo of Chadster1975
2.25/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of kevin7912
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of chocosushi
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of wakajawaka76
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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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 3,582 ratings.
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