1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Strawberry RhubarbStrawberry Rhubarb

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

882 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-20-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 882 | Reviews: 110 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of johnnnniee
johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity Todd!
Pours the murkiest light grey brown color with a hint of head on top. Huge aromas of juicy sweet strawberries and a hint of earthy and tartness. Hops yeah maybe. The flavor is rich and sweet with lots of sugary sweet strawberries with just a hint of earthy tartness to not make it cloying. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet just short of syrupy mouthfeel. Another great fruit beer from New Glarus. Cast from the same mold as the other beers with a different fruit and the same wonderful results.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 07:03:48 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-02-2014 01:30:42 | More by liamt07
Photo of BeerFMAndy
BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml wax dipped bottle poured into a tulip.
4% ABV

A - Muddy pond water brown, the color leaves something to be desired but, the combination of strawberries and rhubarb obviously don't look sexy. That said, the loose and bubbly head of foam that tops the beer retains aroma and looks nice.

S - Earthy rhubarb notes peek through the bushel of ripe strawberries this beer offers with the classic brown ale malty notes from the fruit beers providing a base. Dusty and rustic in aroma, this fruit beer isn't as vibrant and explosive as the others New Glarus produces but it smells delicious in its own right.

T - Firm, juicy strawberry flavor explodes across the tongue like taking a bite right through the fruit itself. Tart notes of rhubarb follow through before the beer finishes with a touch of caramel and bread sweetness from the malts.

M - Strawberry Rhubarb's initial sweetness and medium body is offset by light tartness and a dry finish, respectively, leaving the beer pleasing and balanced across the tongue!

O - The outpouring of strawberries in New Glarus' Strawberry Rhubarb is by far one of the best examples of a strawberry beer actually tasting like fresh fruit, not artificial flavoring, which is stellar. When it comes down to the brass tacks though, Strawberry Rhubarb, as fantastic as it is, still doesn't measure up to New Glarus' other award-winning fruit beers. I'll still opt for a Serendipity!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 00:45:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.22.13

A - Pours a dirty medium brown with a large fizzy light tan head that fades slowly.

S - Strawberry, fruity, earthy.

T - Lots of strawberry, earthy, creamy.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Actually tastes like strawberry. Earthy, dirty and not overly sweet. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 05:56:04 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of jrallen34
jrallen34

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

08-20-2013 03:15:40 | More by jrallen34
Photo of ShanePB
ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-01-2013 12:15:43 | More by ShanePB
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky red body. Big off white head. Great collar.

Smell - Strawberry juice. A bit of creaminess. Strawberry always hints at a milkiness for me.

Taste - Rich strawberry. Still some creaminess. A hint of acetic tang. Like it wants to be sour. I can't pinpoint rhubarb, though.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy. Doesn't taste that light.

Overall - Delicious but it lacks the juicy perfection of the other New Glarus fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:22:47 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-11-2014 23:10:59 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of iL0VEbeer
iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-26-2013 14:08:33 | More by iL0VEbeer
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-13-2013 20:20:38 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2013 01:26:58 | More by chippo33
Photo of claspada
claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-18-2014 23:02:25 | More by claspada
Photo of Duff27
Duff27

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Short lived white head recedes to a cap and collar. Color is a cloudy light amber. A swirl reveals good solid splotches through tulip. Overall pleasing.

Dank strawberry on the nose. Sharp tart acidity. Aroma comes out better as it warms.

It's straight up strawberry on the palate, there is no way around it. Tartnesa coming from the rhubarb? Low ABV keeps me reaching for this emptied shared bottle.

Mouthfeel on par with it's triplet siblings. Carbonation dances on the tongue with a full mouthfeel.

On point with Dan and crew's world reknowned fruit beers. Exceedingly we are able to cross off the list of fruits that haven't been blessed to be brewed in New Glarus, WI. Don't stop now.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 00:52:59 | More by Duff27
Photo of illidurit
illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-23-2013 03:24:53 | More by illidurit
Photo of Gobzilla
Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-26-2014 05:50:32 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-03-2014 12:34:33 | More by KAF
Photo of Jwale73
Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jdiddy for breaking this one out. Pours the color and clarity of unpasteurized cider with a loose, cream-colored head that dissipates into an oily slick. Nose is reminiscent of strawberry preserves. Taste consistent with nose; however, the rhubarb cuts the sweetness and keeps the flavor profile from being too cloying. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a light, even carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, another awesome fruit beer from NG. It's amazing how much flavor is packed into such a low abv brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:15:06 | More by Jwale73
Photo of woosterbill
woosterbill

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle, shared at a tasting and reviewed from notes.

A: Clear, deep purple-brown body under an inch of off-white head. Good retention, great lace. Lovely.

S: Rich, sweet strawberry and not much else. Incredibly authentic, fresh, and intense.

T: Sweet, candied strawberry up front, with some tart rhubarb adding further complexity and intensity toward the end. Amazing, and infinitely more delicious than any strawberry beer I've ever had - including the sublime Allagash Avance.

M: Lively, frothy medium body. A little sticky, but good.

O: All other strawberry beers I've had have failed utterly to convey the sweet, juicy delight of a fresh strawberry. Most have been dull messes, others have survived by making the strawberry an afterthought in an otherwise good beer (e.g. Avance, Oudbeitje). Leave it to New Glarus to make a fruit beer that perfectly captures the essence of the fruit in question.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:47:12 | More by woosterbill
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-02-2013 01:18:17 | More by aasher
Photo of sweemzander
sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-07-2013 15:36:32 | More by sweemzander
Photo of Lare453
Lare453

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-15-2013 01:50:23 | More by Lare453
Photo of rudzud
rudzud

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a grayish, brownish, red with s thin half finger head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas pop of jam strawberries and rhubarb, cooked though not fresh fruit. Like taking deep inhaled breathes from the bottom of a pie tin, super fruity.

T - Taste is very, very strawberry, light rhubarb tart flavours, mostly pie filing, natural sweetness not cloy like most new glarus beers, very fruity and easy drinking.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and almost sticky sweet, light carbonation.

O - Overall this beer screams rhubarb and strawberry. The strawberry is so intense here, would like a bit more rhubarb tartness though.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:53:44 | More by rudzud
Photo of maximum12
maximum12

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:29:36 | More by maximum12
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-29-2014 19:04:25 | More by atrocity
Photo of Reagan1984
Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-24-2013 23:00:21 | More by Reagan1984
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.