Wisconsin Belgian Red

Wisconsin
United States
Wisconsin Belgian Red
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

You hold the marriage of wine and beer.  Belgian Red is a tapestry of flavor.  This beer is brewed with whole Montmorency Cherries, Wisconsin farmed wheat and Belgian roasted barleys, lagered in oak tanks and balanced by Hallertau hops we aged in our brewery one full year.

Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle makes this beer uniquely “Wisconsin.” So unique, in fact, that we applied for a patent.  Expect this beer to be ruby red, with a medium body that is highly carbonated and intense with cherry flavor and bouquet.  Serve your friends Belgian Red in a brandy snifter or champagne flute and toast life with beer from the land of Wisconsin.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
7
Served at: 
44° F
Hops: 
Hallertau hops
Malts: 
Wheat and roasted barley
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The brilliantly clear strawberry body and dense beige head emit an aroma reminiscent of cherry cola; rich cherries, caramel, and whispers of breadcrust. Sweet cherries also dominate the flavor with support by a light, candy-like tartness and sprinkles of melanoidins. The goaty, earthy notes common in the fruit lambic style are not present in this beer making it more approachable to those unfamiliar with the style. When served in a champagne saucer the sweet finish and medium carbonation make it a dramatic and refreshing companion to either a turkey dinner or a slice of cheesecake.