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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,196 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 242
Gots: 251 | FT: 42
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:
Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-20-2013

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.34/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%

Pour is a murky copper with some ruby edges and a tight tan head. Nose is earthy up front, root notes, strong strawberry fruit rollup comes in behind. Taste is more clean strawberry jam with a faint earthiness to balance. Really soft body and fairly assertive carbonation with a semi dry finish. A hint if tartness in back as the bright strawberry jam lingers.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.69/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.