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Wisconsin Belgian Red

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.

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