Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +6.1%
750ml bottle, split
Hopleaf tulip. An odd looking beer - dark garnet, extremely cloudy. New Glarus are the undisputed (not open to debate) champions of the fruit beer style and its really exciting to see the line of 750's expand in the past year or so. Strawberry is an ingredient I have rarely seen translate well in a beer, until now. This is bursting with fruit flavor - a little tartness from the berry and a little sweetness from the rhubarb. This is an instant-classic and an incredible summer beer.
09-02-2013 18:31:02 | More by dirtylou
3.98/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
09-10-2013 01:22:47 | More by Alieniloquium
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
750 ml wax dipped bottle poured into a tulip.
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!
07-17-2014 00:45:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.35/5 rDev +1.4%
750ml bottle into a snifter
pours a murky brown with a slight head. smell is amazing..EXACTLY like strawberry rhubarb pie!! awesome. taste starts out very slightly tart with a big rhubarb flavor. it lingers on your palate for a while , the tartness fades very quickly. medium bodied with mild carbonation
overall impressive nose..maybe the best of any beer. recommended
09-08-2013 22:19:58 | More by Axnjxn
4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
07-21-2013 00:52:59 | More by Duff27
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
11-24-2013 23:15:06 | More by Jwale73
4.73/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
05-19-2014 01:47:12 | More by woosterbill
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
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