Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

3,566 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

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Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Beer pours ruby red in color with a light pink head.

Cherry aroma, sweet cherry taste with a slightly tart finish.

This beer is a cherry bomb through and through. It is absolutely delicious. The cherry flavor, aroma, and color is very authentic and not cough syrupy like a lot of commercial cherry beers. Beer is not very sour but just tart enough in the finish to give the impression of tart cherries.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to Gotti311 for the bottle!

I have never had a beer that was so singular in flavor profile that was so absolutely delicious! This brew is a psalm to cherries from start to finish. The dark brown-reddish body, the tan/pinkish head and the blast of cherries in the nose and on the palate all scream ripe, red, juicy cherries. It also achieved an impressive body and mouthfeel at only 4%. Truly delicious!

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased at the brewery, unknown brewing/packaging date but likely 2014; poured into their flute-ish pint glass (obtained at the brewery); drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - ruby red coloration; high clarity (can both read and see through); initially frothy, pinkish head settles into a subtle glass lacing; small carbonation bubbles arising off the bottom of the glass; moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - total cherry bomb from the first opening of the bottle and essentially overwhelms all other flavors - no hops, no malts, no yeast

T: 17/20 - on the front of the tongue, there is lite bitterness; this is immediately overtaken by huge cherry pie and Robitussin notes; very little alcohol or yeast flavors on the back end but finishes semi-sweet and inviting

M: 4/5 - high carbonation, low-to-moderate body, refreshing finish

T: 9/10 - essentially a one-dimensional fruit bomb but that's what the style is about? I'd put it up there with the best Belgian krieks; for $9.25/750 mL bottle at the brewery, this is a total steal that is recommended for trade if not in WI

TOTAL - 43/50

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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 3,566 ratings.
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