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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 214
Gots: 221 | 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%

Cubsfan1087, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

drebrew, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is insanely accurate to how it is advertised. Great look, just reddish enough to be a fruit beer, nice sticky lacing.

Basically, this beer smells and tastes like fresh blended strawberry and rhubarb to a T, what an accomplishment. Not tart, but not too sweet, just a great level of fresh produce in the flavor and taste. It's quite an accomplishment in the fruit beer style, these guys take it to a new level.

Feel is good, nice carbonation overall solid. A really interesting and impressive beer, a great change of pace in the new brewing world of bigger abv and crazier flavors. They nailed this. I can't think of a better beverage to pair with a dessert that features fresh fruit.

If this had more tartness, I don't know if I couldn't have given it an even better rating.

Dreadnaught33, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Tiburon, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jspriest, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

bralston345, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus are the masters of fruit beers, so when they released a new one, I quickly snapped it up. Tasted 22 August 2013.

The pour is really interesting. In the glass by itself, it looks like murky unfiltered apple cider. With light behind it, it's quite clear, and some lovely reddish and orange tones come out. Half-finger of off-white head, good retention, decent lacing. Not bad.

Smell is fantastic. I really don't know how they get such stunning fruit aromas into their beers. It's jam-packed with ripe strawberries, complemented with a slightly lighter dose of rhubarb, with the gaps filled in by gentle sugary sweetness. Wow.

Taste is fabulous as well. Tartness is more prominent than sweetness, which is a relief, as otherwise it would be overpoweringly sweet. The strawberry and rhubarb blend quite well. Biggest complaint is a bitterness in the finish that I just don't think works with the rest of the beer.

Feel is nice. Light-bodied, pleasant, and lasting. Sticky, indicative of the high amount of residual sugar. Carbonation could be a bit higher.

Dan Carey is just a master of fruit beers. They've come out with two new high-production ones (this and Serendipity) in the last year or so, and both have been amazing. Really delicious, and really impressive.

zeledonia, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Holland, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

MastaShonuf, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

accountant, Aug 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

livingtodie, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

rodkin, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DruRho, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb

Split the 750 ml bottle with my wife. Served chilled in accompanying New Glarus glassware.

A) Hazy red brew... Big frothy 2 finger head. Great retention, and lacing all the way down the glass.

S) Like strawberry rhubarb pie with a dusting of table sugar.

T) What a pleasing balance of sugared strawberries and tart rhubarb stalks. A little grassy at the finish. Refreshing....

M) Lighter medium body with mild carbonation. A soft feel to it, and easy drinking. Nice aftertaste...

O) This was a pleasure to drink. The flavors really played off of each other with near perfection. I know I'm in the minority here, but I enjoyed this even more than Serendipity...

RoamingGnome, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of NewGlarusFan
3.13/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

NewGlarusFan, Aug 21, 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%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.