New Glarus Belgian Red

New Glarus Belgian Red

Rated 4.266 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

5.1% Alcohol by Volume

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You hold the marriage of wine and beer. Belgian Red is a tapestry of flavor. This ale is brewed with whole Montmorency Cherries, Wisconsin farmed wheat and Belgian roasted barleys, balanced by hops we aged in our brewery one full year, and then aged in oak vats. Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle makes this ale uniquely "Wisconsin." So unique, in fact, that we applied for a patent. Expect this ale to be ruby red, with a medium body that is highly carbonated and intense with cherry flavor and boquet. Serve your friends Belgian Red in a brandy snifer or champagne flute and toast life with ale from the land of Wisconsin.

ID: 5503 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank8
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank1 of 1407
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.320
Weighted Score4.266
Standard Deviation0.579

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours clear reddish amber with a thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Aroma has a strong overtone of fresh cherries. Sweet and sour cherry dominates the flavor but lets through peeps of malt and wood. Firm texture has lively fizz and leaves a nice cherry finish. Cheers for cherries!

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a semi-transparent, hazy red/brown with a minimal head that goes away almost instantly. Aroma is extremely heavy of tart cherries with a hint of medicinal properties. Taste is very tart of cherries and has a slap of fizz on the tongue. Finishes off semi dry and not much aftertaste. Slight burn on the way down. Very good for the style and it is something that would appeal to more a wine drinker than a beer drinker. Very good beer.

  • OLENAMIRONYCHEV 77 reviews
    rated 5.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Quite possibly the finest beer brewed in America today by opne of the country's top brewers. If you hate fruit beers, or if you hate cherries........this beer will change your mind. Quite unlike a Flanders Red or a Kriek, this beer melds both the sweetness and tartness of the Wisconsin cherry and marries them to malted wheat. Very sessionable and refreshing.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 4.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Finally found something I can have instead of cherry pie on a hot summer day. The major flavor is Door County Cherries with a hint of malt and a hint belgian yeast. No hops that that I detected. The body is great. This more like cherry pie than beer, but surprising UNLIKE cherry wine. which not only loses its cherry flavor but also is LOADED with sulfites (blaach!!). Great for a wedding gift for both beer lover and non-beer lover alike.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Hands down the best fruit beer I've had to date. Not at all what I expected and more like a "soda-pop" than anything else, but without losing the qualities of being a beer. Tart sweet sour cherry. This is just beautiful.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    A gift from a friend who lives in Racine. She told my wife some sob story about how hard it was to get. Anyway, glad she got it. A beautiful reddish pour, the cherry slaps you in the face, in a good way. It really is a battle between the tart and sweet cherry flavors that wins the day. If I have one complaint, it is that it's a tad thin.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Wow, I don't like fruity beer...this is it's own monster. Very well done all around. Not over the top fruity or sweet, very well balanced and easy drinking. You almost can't describe this one...you have to try it.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    This one will change your mind about fruit beer if you're not a huge fan. Simply superb! Thanks, bluesandbarbq. The aroma is of the sweet/tartness of cherries - the real deal - not some fake kid's cough medicine stuff. Fluffy white head on a nice carbonation. Lacing abounds. Deep, rich color - a beauty to behold.

  • TVAIL4 114 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Aroma of tart, ripe cherries, but not overly so. Rocky, one-finger head with nice lacing. Smooth, medium-bodied and slightly over-carbonated. Flavor of tart cherries and a slightly dry, cherry aftertaste (similar to flavored tonic water). A great fruit beer that I'd like to try again.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Top of the food chain in the realm of fruit beers, this bottle did more than impress. Cherries are the main attraction and they are showcased to the best of their potential. Lively appearance with a beautiful read body, tight carbonation and a fizzy amber tinted tan head as well as some spotty lacing. Cherries, vanilla and dry wheat abound in a fruit forward treat. Great for relaxing with after a wonderful day, extremely approachable and unique in every way. Well played New Glarus.

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