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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

882 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 194
Gots: 184 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-20-2013)
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Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

07-25-2014 18:16:52 | More by furioushophead
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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

06-30-2014 17:02:34 | More by psyclone
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

03-02-2014 23:57:08 | More by Kyrojack
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Tuckersmth

California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

07-10-2014 21:46:06 | More by Tuckersmth
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -30.1%

03-16-2014 23:37:26 | More by BGsWo22
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.1%

09-06-2013 02:32:58 | More by phishphorce
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mletten

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -30.1%

01-16-2014 22:02:29 | More by mletten
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HappySunny

Iowa

3/5  rDev -30.1%

07-22-2014 22:41:04 | More by HappySunny
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.1%

05-07-2014 00:39:45 | More by lswilma
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.1%

02-17-2014 05:13:08 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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cl3

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.1%

07-08-2014 17:04:18 | More by cl3
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from an over the border trip while staying in MN for the holidays. Part of a 2 bottle gift-pack with some branded flutes.

A - Hazy reddish-orange with a thin head. light lacing on the glass as it empties.

S - Hints at a bit of tartness, but overpowering strawberry and rhubarb.

T - Nicely tart rhubarb for a split second, then your taste buds are knocked out with sweet strawberry that lingers long after the sip. I was hoping for a bit of wild yeast funk, but it is either non-existent or completely hidden by the fruit. More like a fruit smoothie than a beer. I know this is blasphemy to some, but 3/4 of the way through my glass, "wine cooler" comes to mind, albeit one with real fruit flavoring.

M - Syrupy and slick.

O - Having had this a few weeks after Serendipity, I just don't get these New Glarus "sours." The BA ratings are awesome, but to me, they are just too sweet. Lambics and sour styles are among my favorite beers, but I just can't get past the incredibly overpowering sweet strawberry taste on the finish. It isn't bad, I just am having a hard time thinking of when I would want it again. It's more like candy, a dessert, or a beer I bring out when a bunch of people are over and I want to share something interesting from the cellar that I don't really care for but think others will. I can appreciate why people like New Glarus fruit brews, but half a glass is more than enough for me.

I am glad I got to try this, but give me the nice, tart bite and general funkiness of a good Belgian fruit lambic over this any day. Maybe some age would help lessen the strawberry taste and let some of the tart shine through more.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:28:01 | More by Jslay013
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a New Glarus Pint glass

A) Ruby red, clear, no color on sides of class, two finger head that stays

S) Fruit juice

T) tasted upfront like a strawberry fruit roll up and tartness at the back of the mouth

M) Left the mouth dry, but very smooth beer.

O) Well, i am not trying to knock this beer. Not Dan's best fruit beer or "sour" I don't know if any Brett was used tasted like it. Overall, try it I enjoy Serendipity more than this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 13:57:45 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Icarus70

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-30-2013 00:58:56 | More by Icarus70
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09robejo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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T_Hass

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

12-30-2013 02:08:55 | More by T_Hass
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irv2424

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-06-2014 15:04:38 | More by irv2424
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-29-2013 01:39:31 | More by BrownAleMale
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-03-2013 02:05:03 | More by jaasen64
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.26/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wine glass.

A: Pours an opaque apple cider color with a modest cola like tan head which fizzles out promptly. Decent enough retention.

S: Strong strawberry and rhubarb flavors waft several inches out from the glass. Really fresh, natural smelling strawberry like frozen fruit pops with some other red fruit like cherry.

T: Similar, almost like drinking a puréed strawberry smoothie. Lots of residual sweetness, a little bark, and only a pinch of tartness which doesn't offset the sugar.

M: Thick like a purée with medium-light carbonation that is engulfed by the body.

O: Just not my cup of tea. The Serendipity is my fave of the series, this is by far the sweetest and least drinkable. Almost a caricature of a beer

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 04:05:53 | More by pmarlowe
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A “bottled on” date could be located. Poured into a tulip.

Too sweet! Cloyingly sweet without the necessary tartness to balance. Could not finish even half the bottle. I took a flier on this bottle because it was New Glarus. I was on travel and it was “buy it” or miss my chance. I had heard that New Glarus does fruit beers well. In my opinion this is not one of their better beers. Very disappointed. 3

A – Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small rocky head that dissipates quickly. A swirl brings back a nice but short lived head. 3.75

S – Strawberry, tartness, sour/acidic, rhubarb is evident as well. 4

T – Fruity sweet, slight tartness, strawberry. 3

MF – Delicate, light bodied, sweet, a bit acidic. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:46:29 | More by Sludgeman
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clearish rusty-red color with a fizzy off-white head that nearly completely disappeared, some tiny carbonation bubbles blipping from the bottom of the glass; no real lacing to speak of. Wafts of strawberry from the glass before I even held it to my nose. Unlike other NG fruit beers I've had, this one came off really strong and really artificial, like those little strawberry hard candies. The taste was similar, very sweet, loads of strawberry, with any rhubarb tartness being incidental and/or overwhelmed by the candy sweetness of the strawberry. Artificial and nearly medicinal, yet still strangely alluring. Body was medium, mouthfeel was syrupy and cloying. I didn't hate this, it had its charm, but it was just way to one-sided, sweet, fake-tasting for me to want more than a sample at a time.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:29:32 | More by Rifugium
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-08-2013 22:18:08 | More by Shawner
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Rosquin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

08-12-2013 02:58:23 | More by Rosquin
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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.