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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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882 Ratings
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 194
Gots: 183 | 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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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
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ZachBDC

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice light red strawberry red. The nose on this beer is amazing! Like fresh pressed strawbeery jam, sweet and sugary. This one starts of with a nice quick tart punch from the rhubarb, fallowed by the sweet juicy strawberries. The flavors compliment eachother amazingly. Almost like drinking a strawberry fruit roll up! Has a slighly filling mouth feel, def one to share with your lady friend! Overall another fruit beer homerun from New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 21:56:51 | More by ZachBDC
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a New Glarus champagne flute.

A - A murky orange color. Wasn't really expecting it, but it looks okay... Carbonation is very apparent. Nice lacing and about 1 finger worth of bright white head.

S - Oh my goodness. Ripe strawberries with rhubarb coming in at the end of the smell. Right when I popped the bottles I could smell it!

T - Amazing notes of strawberry. Green apples and other light fruits are present as well. Rhubarb comes in at the end of the sip and makes for a very desirable beer.

M - Very carbonated, like the other New Glarus fruit beers I've had. Quite easy on the palate and very drinkable.

O - Another home-run by New Glarus! I don't think they can do anything wrong with fruit and this beer is up there with the best. Try this if you can!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 02:00:20 | More by DemoniChris
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Boski

North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml poured into a tulip glass

A: Hazy brownish golden... 2 finger head. Great lacing and above average head retention.

S: Unicorns, no wait... Narwhals. Either way I could take whiffs of this beverage all day long. Rich, sweet strawberry. Not subtle at all.

T: One of the few beers I have imbibed that the taste matched the smell spot on. Cream and strawberry. Rhubarb adds some very subtle tartness. Savory for days. Jam.

M: Perfect body in that it has plenty of substance w/ out being overwhelming.

O: Flat out a glorious beverage regardless of alcohol. Was a treat to try. Will clear the shelf if I ever see it anywhere in the future.




Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 00:24:46 | More by Boski
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guardian55309

Minnesota

4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another winner from new glarus. if you are not a fruity beer person stay away from this beer but for everyone else this is wonderfull nice balance between the sweetness of strawberry and just the right amount of tartness from the rhubarb. I would buy this beer all the time if i could but unfourtently i live in north central minnesota which is about a two hour drive from where i can buy new glarus but if you are ever in wisconson defintly pick this one up.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 03:35:28 | More by guardian55309
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a reddish-brown color that's cloudy with a reddish-tan frothy head.

Intensely incredible aroma of ripe, fresh strawberries and sweet malt.

The taste begins with a strawberry sweetness that subsides a bit then the tartness appears with a sour finish. Strawberry, green apple, rhubarb, all blend together into a heavenly combination.

the mouthfeel is creamy with initial tingling on the tongue. Light to medium body.

This is another soon-to-be legendary fruit creation from the masters of the style! Way to go New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 16:21:57 | More by 312HopBomb
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
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