Wisconsin Belgian Red | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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3,657 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#287
Reviews:
1,028
Ratings:
3,657
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
1,173
Gots:
830
Trade:
88
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,657 |  Reviews: 1,028
Photo of bennetj17
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a very unique reddish-orange. It's cloudy making it look like a slightly watered down tomato juice. No head, carbonation looks subtle. The nose is amazingly sweet. It doesn't even smell like beer, just fresh, ripe cherries, or cherry pie. I can stick my nose in the snifter and breathe in all day.

The taste is sweet and cider-like at first, then becoming more sour as a tart cherry flavor lingers. Alcohol is low, but there is definitely a strong acidity that you can feel as this beer makes its way to the stomach. I have to note that the taste improves nicely over time, it softens up and becomes sweeter. The mouthfeel is light, with tiny carbonation.

I wasn't sure about the drinkablility at first, but nearing the end of the glass I was surely ready for another. Excellent...

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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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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jfstilling
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JVan
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phatz
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to mac300 for bringing this beer to SkinnyElvis's place on Saturday. This is a very approachable easy beer if you like sweet beers. It has a light tart nip but is overwhelmingly cherry sweet.

Appearance: pours a gorgeous hazy red with an off white head.

Smell: This beer want to be a Kriek but it is not lactic or acidic. It is a beer that has a cherry tartness to it but as a *sour* beer fan I did not find it sour. I thought the aroma is more sweet red berries, cherry strawberry and candi sugar.

Taste: Like the nose this beer is sweet and jolly rancher flavored with only a light tartness pucker in the finish. This is a very easy friendly fruit beer that has depth and vinous character while maintaining a simple flavor. The gentle tartness does balance the sweet and keep either from becoming cloying.


Mouthfeel: Medium body, with a sugary grit thick feel that mellows as it crosses the tongue.

Drinkability: Many people will enjoy this who don't like a traditional Kriek Lambic. If you are looking for a sour beer this is not it. This is a sweet fruit beer with a tart nip. That said it is very tasty and worth seeking out.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CoolEthan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy brick red with 2 fingers of off white pinkish head and a thin layer of lace.

S - Huge sweet cherry aroma. Some woodiness can be detected if you search but the bold dark cherries dominate.

T - Sweet cherries mixed in with just a touch of tart cherries. Wow there is a lot of cherry flavor. Some oaky notes blend with the cherry.

M - Light smooth and creamy. Very refreshing.

D - Best fruit beer I have tasted. A great balance of sweet and tart.

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Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 3,657 ratings