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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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95
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1,054 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 212
Gots: 220 | FT: 38
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:
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(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-20-2013)
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4/5  rDev -7%

markcp, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Sean9689, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle liberated from the brewery, & I just finished packing a few more into a box for an All-Pro trader. 750ML with the trademark thin cheese wax sealing the bottle, split with my wife.

My ten-year old daughter loves pouring beer, so she decants for us...she lets me know it smells good. The pour is like farmer's market apple cider, muddled brown with L'Oreal reddish highlights. Minimal carbonation. Smell is fantastic, perfectly ripe strawberries; I hope my patch, planeted this summer, smells so good next year! Rhubarb is faint & I would have missed it if not for the label. Wonderful.

Strawberry Rhubarb just proves once again: the master of Fruit Beers lives in New Glarus. Nobody is even close. The rhubarb that's skulking in the nose emerges in the taste, lending a sharp, tangy counterpoint to the light sweetness of the strawberries. I can almost taste the cream on top. Light & summery, I could sit out on the deck, look over the lake, listens to the loons, & drink this all night.

This phrase is usually a curse, but here I use it with admiration: perfectly balanced. I don't know how New Glarus makes these magical potions without veering into cloying or nauseating, but I hope they never stop. Excellent, & gets damn near to elite status.

maximum12, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photekut, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Lionhawk, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

jrallen34, Aug 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mikeincharleston, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

IPAFan521, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Thorpe429, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Brew33, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BullBearHawk, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bpfrush, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is somewhat cloudy with an orange/brownish color, minimal head, and some lace. The aroma starts with bright and fruity strawberry with notes of tart rhubarb and mild oak. The strawberry is very nicely represented here, the best strawberry aroma I have encountered in a beer. The taste is full on ripe strawberries which presents a very fresh juicy flavor. This is wrapped around a hint of rhubarb and finishes very clean. Not quite the tart bite that I've grown accustomed to with other New Glarus fruited brews, but the clean finish is very refreshing. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, another amazing New Glarus fruit beer. Not sure how the Carey's do it, but they know how to incorporate fruit into beer!

homebrew311, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TurdFurgison, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Josievan, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sunn, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jayhass
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Color is a cloudy brownish red until you hold it up to the light when a light cloudy ruby red color comes through. Aroma - Light strawberry with some caramel malt and light acidic character from the sourness. Taste - Again strawberry but not as strong as other New Glarus fruit beers. Medium malt sweetness with some sourness maybe some from the rhubarb. No noticeable hop flavor probably from aged hops. My favorite New Glarus Fruit beer by far.

jayhass, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

mothman, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cosmonick, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

derkfromwi, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bman_85, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Respect_the_Saaz, Aug 17, 2013
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.