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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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837 Ratings
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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 188
Gots: 181 | FT: 31
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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Texas

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-05-2014 23:05:57 | More by marine1975
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-20-2013 21:27:09 | More by Chingringo
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-15-2013 12:37:15 | More by brother_kenneth
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-09-2014 21:07:27 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-26-2013 04:58:48 | More by Localdrinklax
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-12-2013 02:23:51 | More by topdown
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Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-06-2013 17:44:39 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Lambocalrisien

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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dowen17

Alabama

4.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy grapefruit color with minimal head. Leaves a nice ring around the glass.

On the nose is huge fresh strawberries. Strawberry jam. Unreal how fresh it smells. Sour rhubarb. Like a big heaping scoop of strawberry cobbler.

Tastes like a slice of pie. Unreally fresh strawberries. Tart rhubarb. A little bit of bready notes on the finish. Big huge juicy strawberry flavor all the way throughout the beer. Wow. Amazingly fruity and fresh. So good.

Perfect mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied. Not watery at all. Perfectly carbonated. Just enough to keep the flavor alive and prick the tongue.

This beer is perfect for me. Would absolutely drink again and well worth what I traded to get it. Makes me want to make a trip to Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 21:01:30 | More by dowen17
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MJKauz

Wisconsin

4.96/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: A strange dark gold. Not at all red, at least in my pour. Decent head and fantastic dark gold color there too.

S: Amazing. Phenomenal smell of fresh strawberry jam or strawberry gelatin pie.

T: Not much bitterness/tartness, which is what I dislike about fruit beers. Its a nice straight strawberry forward taste with a rhubarb finish. Not much more, not much less, just wonderfully simple. Lingering sourness in the mouth.

M: Pretty straight mouthfeel, not too much carbonation.

O: An amazing fruit beer, surprising me as someone who isn't normally a fan.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:35:02 | More by MJKauz
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

NG does it again with a fruit beer. In the NG tradition, this beer wallops you with fruity sweetness draped across a sour brown ale background. For me, this is the ideal way to mix fruit and beer. I'll ding the beer a little bit for a cloudy appearance, but in all likelihood, this my fault for the way the beer was stored (I had to thaw it to serve it...).

The beer is brown and translucent, with a whitish red had that persists for several minutes and laces the glass. The aroma delivers on strawberry like there's no tomorrow. Or at least, like there won't be any stawberries tomorrow because they are all in the beer. Needless to say, the flavor is strawberry. It is like a cooked strawberry sauce made from fresh fresh strawberries, maybe like a strawberry jam. There is tartness, to be sure, but it is supported by sweetness You could easily serve dessert with this beer, but it also works on its own.

The rhubarb comes into play in at least one way, and possibly two ways. Rhubarb is tart, so it is probably contributing to the beer's sour profile, but it is a sour ale, so it is hard to tease out the rhubarb's contribution. However, it lends a tannic finish to the beer that causes the insides of my cheeks and tongue to pucker a bit, which makes me want to have another sip. For me, this means that mouthfeel is integrated into the beers profile in a positive way. If you don't mind sweet with your sour (and I don'!), you'll find this beer delicious and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 19:22:23 | More by pweis909
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

a very murky opaque copper/brown/orange in color. 2 fingers of head with excellent retention - especially for this style! lots of lacing as well (which is also unusual for the fruit beer style). the aroma of this beer is just heavenly - strawberry jam, a slight tartness, bread crust, strawberries strawberries strawberries. my goodness the balance on this is phenomenal.. you'd think it would be all sweet and tart, but holy crap it's all full on strawberry rhubarb pie.. the subtle tartness of fruity strawberries and a bready pie crust like dryness to follow.. my goodness, am i liking this more than belgian red????
light in body, sweetly refreshing.. tart and fruity.. high carbonation

my goodness, it doesn't get any better than this. i would have loved a pink looking beer, but seriously, when a beer tastes this damn good - who gives a flying fuck?

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:51:22 | More by facundoCNB
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

@ Mikey's Top Shelf Pub, Pleasant Prairie WI

Ugly muddy pond water brown color beer. Sticky lace drapes itself all down my glass. Not a sexy looking brew.

Assertive sweet strawberry and rhubarb aroma and flavor, New Glarus nailed it. And strawberry is a tough fruit to carryover into brewing. At least there are a lot of bad strawberry beers.

I know a 5'er when I smell/taste one. Honestly I can't think of how this beer could be much better. I'd like to see it funked up a little but I suppose that would be a different beer entirely. Phenomenal ugly beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 03:57:40 | More by donkeyrunner
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - An odd dank looking light brown. Quite hazy. Medium tall, white head with good retention.

Smell - Sweet strawberry is most prominent - almost a strawberry jam scent. A little sweet something else - I guess it must be rhubarb. The aroma could pass for a quality baked good.

Taste - Much less sweet than implied by the aroma. Rich natural strawberry flavor with a perfect amount of tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full.

Overall - I'm not sure that, if I didn't know, I'd immediately peg this as beer. It is quite good though and unique among beers I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:50:54 | More by scaliasux
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
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