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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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95
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994 Ratings
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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 211
Gots: 205 | FT: 33
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ZEB89, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

sweemzander, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
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!

woosterbill, May 19, 2014
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
5/5  rDev +16.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of maximum12
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.

maximum12, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

eawolff99, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

cpetrone84, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

AngusOg, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Reagan1984, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bpfrush, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

smartassboiler, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Holland, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kscaldef, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BMart, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of morimech
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, crimson-amber color with a minimal head that quickly settled to a thin film. Not much for lacing is left down the glass.

One of the most aromatic beers I have had in quite some time. I can smell the strawberry from across the room. Sort of the strawberry schnapps aroma I remember from being a teenager. If I really dig my nose into the glass there is a sharp fruitiness that comes from the rhubarb.

Has a very sharp twang without being very acidic. The strawberry and rhubarb, not surprising many in the upper Midwest, is an excellent combination. Good strawberry flavor. Not really surprised that New Glarus was able to capture the essence of strawberry/rhubarb crisp in a bottle. New Glarus are leaps and bounds above everyone else when it comes to fruit beers.

Light body and feels the same as their other excellent fruit beers. I think this one could be a little undercarbonated however. Not much of a complaint though.

I am not the biggest strawberry/rhubarb fan, but this is an astonishing beer. I think they have done the best of the rhubarb beer attempts.

morimech, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

warnerry, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nor sure how to describe the color. Cloudy light brown? Pastel red-tinted tan? Opaque reddish-ocre? What ever color that is, it isn't pretty... Forms a moderate sized, bubbly pink head. Quickly reduces to a light surface coating. Very light lacing.

S: Aroma is tart berries and fruit. Fruity strawberries and raspberries. Vegetal rhubarb. A slight metallic ting.

T: Wow. The taste really shines. Definitely getting both strawberry and rhubarb. Moderate sweetness, but not overpowering. Not as sweet as NG's other fruit-tart beers, but certainly showing some sweetness. Jammy with a light tartness.

M: Medium bodied with lower carbonation gives this one a thin-syrup feel. Mild bitterness, but there is a slight drying astringency on the back end.

O: Yet another successful fruit beer from NG. Easy drinking, fun, and fresh. Not overly complex, but the beer manages to taste just like the name says without any artificial quality to it in the least.

Florida9, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Sean9689, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tom10101, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

AlexFields, Jul 31, 2013
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.