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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

Strawberry RhubarbStrawberry Rhubarb

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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%


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)
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:38:16 | More by Dreadnaught33
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is fairly clear with a slight murky haze and is light reddish-brown in color. It sports a nice fluffy off-white head that has good retention given the acidity. It also has a bright, fruity nose with notes of white wine and strawberry preserves.

The beer has a nice tart flavor with plenty of sweetness to balance it out.
The high carbonation complements the flavor well. The sweetness is in the front of the palate and is all fruit, primarily berry flavors. At mid-palate, the acidity creeps in and brings with it some wine-like flavors and tannins, which pinch your cheeks and dry out your mouth a bit. The fruity sweetness stays on the palate the entire time and lingers a bit on the finish.

Overall, another marvelous fruit beer from New Glarus. I don't think this one is as good as Raspberry Tart or Wisconsin Belgian Red. The flavor is milder than those other two beers, but it's still highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 23:48:11 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy frothy pinkish-brown head atop a murky reddish brown brew.

Huge smell of fresh strawberries.

It really is just like strawberry-rhubarb pie. A bit of a sour cherry taste to the end (the rhubarb?) slightly reminiscent of belgian red. Somewhat lacking in complexity or zest to the finish.

Carbonation a bit low for me.

I'd probably rank this as my lowest of the big 4 fruit beers, but it's still a nice diversion and gets big points for creativity.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 03:48:06 | More by Strix
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I generously received this from wisconsinbeer1. Thank you! The color is a bit of a murky brown with slightly orange hues. There is a nice half inch head.

The aroma is full of strawberry with notes of rhubarb. As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell the deliciousness. This smells nice and sweet; very excited.

The taste is mildly sweet. There is a subtly sweet, mildly tart strawberry taste. The tartness isn't prevalently from wild yeast, but from tartness inherent in the berry flavor. The finish is dry and not cloying. Very nice.

The body is medium to full with a bit of a cola-like mouth-feel. Overall I like this. I generally prefer fruit beers that are a bit more tart, but this is not too sweet and the flavor is genuine.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 03:11:06 | More by andrewinski1
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.26/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wine glass.

A: Pours an opaque apple cider color with a modest cola like tan head which fizzles out promptly. Decent enough retention.

S: Strong strawberry and rhubarb flavors waft several inches out from the glass. Really fresh, natural smelling strawberry like frozen fruit pops with some other red fruit like cherry.

T: Similar, almost like drinking a puréed strawberry smoothie. Lots of residual sweetness, a little bark, and only a pinch of tartness which doesn't offset the sugar.

M: Thick like a purée with medium-light carbonation that is engulfed by the body.

O: Just not my cup of tea. The Serendipity is my fave of the series, this is by far the sweetest and least drinkable. Almost a caricature of a beer

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 04:05:53 | More by pmarlowe
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle shared by Benish today, 8/1/2013. Poured into a Russian River -tion glass.

This beer looks to be a very well carbonated, bubbly brownish-amber body with a solid 1cm white head, very bubbly and leaves a good bit of lacing out there. Very effervescent beer.

Sniffing it makes me think of strawberry preserves with a little bit of tart earthiness which I'm assuming is from the rhubarb. But its strawberry preserves or jam, straight up in the nose. Very nice nose and smells incredibly sweet and refreshing.

Drinking this beer is a pleasure- tons and tons of sweet strawberry jam that is balanced out a little bit by an earthy yet light tartness. It's not particularly complex though, but it really delivers in the strawberry department. I love strawberries so I really enjoy it.

The body of this beer is light bodied, maybe a bit on the thicker side. It's very, very well carbonated and refreshing. There is a bit of an odd tart aftertaste on the back of my throat that I can't quite describe but it takes a little bit away from the beer I thought. I want that tart aftertaste on my palate, not in the back of my throat. Still, it's easily drinkable and refreshing.

Overall, I put this up as an equal to Serendipity, which is above Raspberry Tart and below Belgian Red which is still king in my book. New Glarus produces probably the best non-sour fruit beers in the country so this follows in the same tradition of the others. Delicious, refreshing brew for sure. Recommend trying this at least once.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:38:49 | More by Stevedore
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 22:32:42 | More by RoamingGnome
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White head that falls into lily pads on top of the beer with a lacing that sticks to half of the glass in lily pad like patches. Color is ruby with blonde to brown edges. The color is clear without haze. Smell is slightly sweet strawberry with a slight tang to it.

Mouth feel is good, it's similar to the other fruit beers only with less body. Mouth feel is very drinkable with a lighter body lending itself to longer drinks.

The taste is sweet malty flavors mixed with a slightly sweet floral strawberry fragrance with some tart flavors on the end.

Overall it was enjoyable, but not as tart or full bodied as I had hopes for as what I have had before from New Glarus fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 05:55:11 | More by Erdinger2003
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer was poured into a snifter and appeared a cloudy brown color with a reddish tint. There was not much of a head on this beer, but there really is not supposed to be. The highlight of this beer seems to be the aroma as it smells much like homemade strawberry jam. If I could not see it, I might not know it was beer. On the initial taste, one gets an incredible amount of sweetness like strawberry jam. I am told that the tartness in the background is the rhubarb. To be honest, I do not know what a rhubarb tastes like. So in regard to the rhubarb, I am just going by the word of others. The sweetness of the strawberry fades as the tastes continues from sweetness to a more seedy berry taste. It makes me curious as to whether the aroma's impact on the initial was exaggerated. The sweetness continues into the aftertaste and is allowed to linger because of the thickness of the beer. The fruit dominates the taste in this beer. I would not say it is better than Belgian Red of Serendipity, but it is another strong effort by New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 12:24:14 | More by JohnnyHopps
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with a large luscious head. Murky, brownish ruby red color to this brew. Above average active carbonation with plenty of thick lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: A wonderfully rounded bright strawberry aroma hits the nose right away. The rhubarb adds some subtle bittering accents which add quite a bit of complexity. Taken all together, this aroma comes off quite a bit like the Raspberry Tart also from New Glarus with just a little less tartness.

Taste: A highly carbonated tart rhubarb feeling is the first to arrive on the scene. That is quickly washed away by an overpowering strawberry sugary feeling which just takes over the palate. Waves and waves of strawberries keep coming, so fresh and clean. My only gripe is that the rhubarb is not nearly as much of a player as I hoped it would be. The finish is light and refreshing. Simply what a fruit beer should be.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, crisp, with some very slight dryness that I imagine is from the rhubarb.

Overall: Of course I had high expectations from this brew and it did not disappoint. Like I said above, this beer feels a little off balance in the strawberry to rhubarb ratio. The fruit accents are incredibly bright and vibrant, like no other fruit beer in the business.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 15:30:32 | More by KFBR392
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deebo

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle

Pours a burnt orange color with a slight haze. A prominent beige head with a bit of stickiness. Aromas of jammy strawberries are strongest. A little of that distinct rhubarb aroma if you look for it. Taste is fruity for sure. Strawberry (fruity, a bit seedy and fresh) with a bit of astringent sour rhubarb noted too. Light bodied with medium to slightly high carbonation. A bit of tartness to balance the upfront sweetness. Overall a refreshing easy to drink tasty beer. Yet to have anything but a super fruit beer from New Glarus. Good dessert beer/strawberry rhubarb torte-like

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 21:23:07 | More by deebo
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a green 750 mL bottle and poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Thanks to Stevedore for getting this to me.

Appearance - Very unique looking for a beer. Body is a burgundy, reddish clay color and very cloudy, which gives the impression of fruit puree. Head is a finer and a half of sudsy sandy-colored bubbles. Takes its time dissipating and leaves little to no lacing.

Smell - An explosion of sweet and tart fruit characteristics, with very ripe strawberry being the dominant profile. The fruit is definitely the star, and the aroma has me a tad worried that this beer might be too sweet. On the positive side, there is a hint of tartness, like there may be a little pucker factor to this beer.

Taste - Delivers on the fruity promise of the nose, but this is not an artificial fruitiness that you get from syrups or the way crappy flavored malt beverages like Smirnoff Ice tastes. This is fresh, flavorful and tangy sweetness, with a semi-dry finish. Unfortunately, the hint of tart from the nose turned out to just be the natural acidity from the fruit. On the tastebuds, the tartness clearly comes from the natural punch of rhubarb, rather than any souring cultures or bacterial. Even so, it's quite delicious.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, providing an effervescent but substantial feel. In some ways, the feel--not the smell or taste--reminded me of a mimosa or bellini. Very refreshing.

Overall, a fantastic fruit beer. I can't say it's my favorite out of the incredibly broadly-defined style, but it's certainly up there. They manage to make the fruit the focal point of the beer without creating something cloying and overly-sweet. Rather than making it mouth-puckeringly sour with bacteria, they've tapped into the natural tartness of strawberry and rhubarb, to excellent results.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 06:20:08 | More by LambicPentameter
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy brown, look is similar to that of apple cider. Thin half go get off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is good, earthy rhubarb tart wild yeast sweet strawberry a and a nice straw like malt.

Taste is great, sweet and tart strawberries are upfront wild an earthy tart vegetable rhubarb flavor. Some straw like malt adds some complexity in the finish and there is a pleasant residual sweetness and tartness.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:36:38 | More by Fcolle2
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

poured 750ml bottle into wine chalice

A - Muddled dark red with flecks of orange. Fat 2 finger brilliant white head that fades into a bubbly ring around my glass. Generous amounts of splattered lacing.

S - Smells like I just got done at a “U-pick-em” strawberry patch and was rolling around in rhubarb. Very fresh strawberry fruit with bits of tart rhubarb.

T - Like grandma’s homemade Strawbarb pies. Damn this is good. It is sweet, but there is enough tart from the rhubarb to give you a decent pucker. Fresh strawberries are the stars of this beer and they make it known.

M - Light bodied with good amount of carbonation. Makes it fizzy, but rich and delicious. Slight tart lingers for a bit.

O - Another outstanding fruit beer creation by New Glarus and Dan Carey. Keep them coming!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:51:08 | More by Ri0
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
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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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an unassuming murky reddish brown with one to two fingers of dense and fluffy head that settles nicely.back into itself. Absolutely amazing nose. Incredibly intense strawberry character that borders on fresh jam. Ephemeral berry sweetness and light tartness with a touch of earthy notes. Very light berry sweetness in the flavor with a bit more acidity than the nose lets on. Light bodied and tart with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 12:56:15 | More by jbaker67
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Another fruit beer from New Glarus Brewing Co., another example why they are the best in the fruit beer business!

Reddish orange with highlights of ruby, Strawberry Rhubarb leaves a thin, white head that provides plenty of sticky lace. The expectant aromas of strawberry and rhubarb are joined by a cascade of other notes like brown sugar, wild yeast funk, and earthiness. Overall, the aromas create a delectable pie-filling like wonderment for the senses. The strawberry flavors open on the palate and are quickly met with less pronounced notes of rhubarb tanginess that helps to cut the sweetness of the strawberries. Lurking under the main flavors, a slight aceticness creates hints of sourness that blend wonderfully with the overall impression of homemade pie. Creamy and lightly carbonated, this medium bodied ale proves that Dan and Deb are truly the king and queen of fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 20:08:16 | More by phishsihq
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mverity

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly murky brown with some red hues and a brownish off white head. Smell is big time fresh strawberries and some tart rhubarb. Flavor follows with up front sweet strawberry followed by a tinge of malts and a tad of sour rhubarb to finish. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation makes this super easy to put down the gullet. I was worried I wouldn't like this as other strawberry drinks have not been up my alley. But as usual New Glarus hit it on the nose with another fruit beer. Very nicely done. This was a hit all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 06:21:46 | More by mverity
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A “bottled on” date could be located. Poured into a tulip.

Too sweet! Cloyingly sweet without the necessary tartness to balance. Could not finish even half the bottle. I took a flier on this bottle because it was New Glarus. I was on travel and it was “buy it” or miss my chance. I had heard that New Glarus does fruit beers well. In my opinion this is not one of their better beers. Very disappointed. 3

A – Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small rocky head that dissipates quickly. A swirl brings back a nice but short lived head. 3.75

S – Strawberry, tartness, sour/acidic, rhubarb is evident as well. 4

T – Fruity sweet, slight tartness, strawberry. 3

MF – Delicate, light bodied, sweet, a bit acidic. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:46:29 | More by Sludgeman
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is plenty of carb in this bottle. Really makes the presentation impressive with the foamy white head. The body has a cloudy light brown color like cooked rhubarb. The smell is tart strawberry. Really inviting. The taste delivers the strawberry flavor like no other beer I've had. The beer finishes with a light tartness that does give the tang of rhubarb. This is like a clean, crisp version of strawberry rhubarb pie. Really delicious fruit beer and easily the best strawberry flavor I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 04:19:40 | More by PHBoiler
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JohnG190

New York

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Atoneworks. Pours a murky brown with red highlights and a thick fluffy white head that fades quickly. OK lacing. Smells like a slice of warm Strawberry Rhubarb pie, it's safe to say that I've never smelled a beer like this! The taste is tart with lots of strawberries. It finishes with a sour aftertaste that lingers, very refreshing. I've never sampled a Flemish Red, but this is how I imagine it would taste. It's got a lot of flavor for such a light body. Crisp carbonation. Overall, an extremely well crafted fruit (if rhubarb is considered a fruit) beer that makes a perfect aperitif or accompaniment to a salad on a warm summer, or early fall, evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 22:09:35 | More by JohnG190
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weonfire

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish purple - thick head & lacing, slightly transparent

S - Strawberry, rhubarb, raspberry, light sugar

T - slightly tart strawberry - finish has a sweet rhubarb. does taste a mix bag of pleasantly sweet fruits.

M - frothy, not too thick, full coverage, excellent carbonation, little bit of fiz

O - Outstanding. Frothy head retention last entirety of beer. Fruit flavors are excellent. I did hope the rhubarb brought a much higher sourness while its only mildly tart. Low ABV makes this an superb choice as a desert beer. Very refreshing. If your lucky to get your hands on one - it won't be a let down.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 01:24:44 | More by weonfire
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep burgundy. Initial pour yields three fingers head. Solid looking beer.

Smells of strawberry jam. Primarily sweet if the nose but there is a bit of tartness.

Taste is sweet with the strawberries but it goes a bit deeper than the nose. Rhubarb tartness balances the sweetness. As with other NG fruit beers the fruit flavors are the star.

Love the mouthfeel on all of NG fruit beers. This is no different.

Pretty much all I expected but perhaps I would like just a bit more tartness. Not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 21:55:00 | More by Powderhornphil
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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I must admit that I am somewhat a sucker for quality fruit beers. Call me a wimp, not a real beer drinker, etc., I don't care. But at times, I like to have a nice piece of pie or cake along with a delightful fruit beer. When it comes to fruit beers, New Glarus seems to have the lock on the style so I was anxiously awaiting the opportunity to try their newest concoction - Strawberry Rhubarb.

I will give props to both CaseyK and Maximum12 for hooking me up with delicious NG goodness and not confining their generosity to just the S-berry. Thanks chaps, much appreciated.

A - Poured with that "Anticipation"song going around and round in my head. I must say it is not a particulary appealing looking beer. Pours a ruddy brownish red with a pretty excited white head that leaves some lacing. The raz and cherry pour much more ruby like in appearance and fill the flute in fine style, the S-berry looks a little rougher sitting in my New Glarus flutes.

S - Outstanding aroma of strawberries tickle my nose hairs and have that great fruit smell that I find the backbone of all NG fruit beers. Fresh strawberry smell, sweet and delicious.

T - What a treat. New Glarus seems to always find the right flavor profile. This is exceptionally difficult in beers that have the real chance of falling off the rails. I would say that there is the requisite sweetness that might bother some but the sweetness pulls back just enough to make it interesting in that the rhubarb provides some contrast to peel back the sweetness. Not sour, just a little tart contrast to go with the wonderful sweet strawberry. A little bread or biscuit as well rounds it out to make it approach perfection.

M - Really well done. Some creamy element to it which makes it wonderful.

O - One of the great things about NG is that you constantly approach their fruit beers saying that you already like another one of them the best. And then you drink the new one and you start wondering if that is the best one. Really a reflection of how well they do this style. For my vote, I would say Red>S-berry>Raz>Serendipity.

Thanks to the gentlemen from the Midwest for the hookup of NG goodness.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 15:12:38 | More by Beerisheaven
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
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