Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#289
Reviews:
1,021
Ratings:
3,639
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a 750mL bottle from Woodman’s in early Fall 2012 for $8.79 when I heard about the shortage of Belgian Red until early 2013.

It pours a dark maroon color with a slightly pink, bubbly head. The scent is rich with fermented cherries giving it a very sweet aroma. The taste is rich, sweet, and fruity with an overall great cherry flavor. It’s smooth, refreshing, delicious, and slightly tart. One of New Glarus’ signature brews that is regarded as one of the best fruit beers one the market. Definitely something you have to try.

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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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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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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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Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,639 ratings