Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red
BA SCORE
4.38/5
3,600 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#279
Reviews:
1,010
Ratings:
3,600
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
1,171
Gots:
824
Trade:
91
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,600 |  Reviews: 1,010
Photo of Wer34truh
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cresant
3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 750 mL, dark green, waxed bottle into a snifter. No date. The body was a murky, red-brown. There was no head only a minimal sizzle upon pouring. No lace.

Smell was cherries! Pure cherry pie filling. Tart and sweet.

Taste was sweeter than anticipated, but never cloying. Flavor was like a liquid cherry turnover. This one is not complex but it is well fashioned. The light bitterness increased as it warmed. This beer is a dessert.

Mouthfeel was medium to full. Mild carbonation, slight slickness. A world class fruit beer.

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Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of NJB145
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kevanb
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the New Glarus brewery, served in the NG Logo pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice bright garnet/ruby red color, slightly off white head, no retention or lacing to speak of. Looks pretty much exactly what you'd expect a beer with a pound of cherries to look like. The aroma is super heavy on the cherry, so powerful it at times reminds me of cough syrup, not in the best way either. However, it does also remind me of cherry jams, preserves and most importantly, delicious cherry pie. The flavor is much more approachable, obviously packed with cherries, slight malt backing, not enough to act as a pie crust, but enough to balance out the sweet and tart cherries with something earthy and neutralizing. The body is wonderful, light, crisp, bubbly, spritzing, juicy and full all at once.

Verdict: This is a fantastic fruit beer, probably the best fruit based beer you can find other than the fruit lambics that we love so much. New Glarus has hit a home run with this and almost all their fruit beers, hell, all their beers are dynamite, but this might be the star performer of their line.

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Photo of bonkers
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured from a 750 ml bottle into 2 snifters. It pours a fizzy, quava color, with lots of white head and lacing. The smell is pure cherries. At first the cherry flavor is a bit much, and overly sweet. But by the second sip the cherry flavor really comes through making it very refreshing. The beer is highly carbonated, light in body and very wine like. For me this is more of a sipper. The best fruit beer I have ever had, IMO a must try for any BA.

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Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tvghost
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
1/5  rDev -77.2%

Photo of stumac
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours up a deep reddened brown color with a decent size white head. the nose is like a red Life Saver candy. and oddly enough, it has a slight aroma of ketchup! the taste is candy sugar and cherries! very delicious! a straight dessert beer!

interested in trying some of this brewery's other concoctions

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Photo of bismarksays
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of amalburg
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlabs
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of scxcrunner
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

liked this quite a bit more than Serendipity. Appearance is dark red. smell is lots of cherry. Taste is sweet cherry followed by a slight tartness, not overly sweet like i thought Serendipity was. medium mouthfeel, really smooth and easy to drink. great fruit beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of shand
4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Thanks to redbird!

Well, this is just a little embarrassing. I held on to this for a long time. Probably longer than I should have, since I got this bad boy about 8 months ago, and who knows how long it was around before then. Hoping for the best! Pours a very hazy red color with a tiny head that drop fast. The smell? Dear GOD that smells good! Cherries! There are cherries in this beer. Lots of cherries. I love cherries. This smells very good. It also tastes like there's cherries in this beer. It does a great job of balancing the sweet and the tart. The mouthfeel is crisp and light, and the drinkability is amazing. Why did I wait so long to pop this one? This is seriously a world-class beer. If you like cherries, you will like this beer. No way around that.

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Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,600 ratings
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