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New Glarus Brewing Co. Wisconsin Belgian Red
     

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Wisconsin Belgian Red

Pair this beer with:
Cheese

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted: 8/29/2012
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
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98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
Deep mahogany red color. Rich aromas of dried cherry and baklava with a supple, fruity medium-full body and a lush, layered finish with honey, cherry compote, delicate spices, and tangy citrus like acidity. A fabulous world-class fruit beer.
Tasting Info
BEER Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity & Malty
Aroma Aroma: dried cherry and baklava
Taste Flavor: lush, layered
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fabulous world-class fruit beer.
The Producer

New Glarus Brewing Company

The Producer
2400 State Hwy. 69
New Glarus, WI 53574
USA
1 608-527-5850
Fruit Beer
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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass

Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.

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