Strawberry Rhubarb | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3.91/5
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100 Ratings
Strawberry RhubarbStrawberry Rhubarb
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SOUR ALE is a gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year.

Added by spoony on 10-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,494
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
100
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good sour

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmoore32
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/8/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, rhubarb, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry, rhubarb, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, rhubarb, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy strawberries, rhubarb, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry, rhubarb, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.2%. Overall this is an excellent fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, strawberry, rhubarb, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Awesome balance of jammy fruit and Lacto; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on kettle sour as expected.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 650ml bottle into glass. Label has bottling date as 'APR 18 2018.
Dark straw/pale gold colored body, clear composition. Light white head stays around as thick, bubbly cap and high ring. Some spots and areas left behind as lacing.
Aroma is definitely rhubarb and strawberry. I smell the strawberry and then the rhubarb. Little else comes through very strongly.
Taste is thinner than the aroma but still includes the sweet strawberry and the tart rhubarb. Overall the effect is just a little bit tart, as the sweetness intermingles throughout.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Rather dry.
Overall, the beer is okay but just lacks the oomph that puts it in a lip smacking showdown between sweet and tart. More of an offering that is very slightly tart but sweet enough to work in a wide spectrum for refreshment. I was hoping for rhubarb to be used for better effect.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to leftpaw I guess for bringing this to March Madness. Summary: a moon shot away from New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb.

Pours a color that is somewhat a mixture of amber and pink. Small off white head. Aroma wasn't exactly strawberry or rhubarb, it was something different.

The taste wasn't all that sour and bright. I just didn't like it right at the outset. Had a weird bitter twang too. Thankfully wasn't sugary. You could say the twang is the rhubarb, but I dunno, it doesn't work like it does when other breweries us it (Bruery/New Glarus). I didn't think the kettle souring was a success story here like it is with some other beers.

I dunno, despite the commercial tug jobs best attempts at persuasion, I didn't find it refreshing, I didn't find it tart, lip puckering or a treat at all, for any occasion, at any time of year. Before this beer, I used to think rhubarb was always amazing in beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Semi-hazy pastel orange-salmon with an uneven creamy, bubbly white film.

This has a definite strawberry aroma that doesn't seem like it will be too sweet, as it's paired with a savory herbal quality.

Taste is semi-tart strawberry-rhubarb as the herbal quality noted in aroma does help to maintain balance, but I do get a bit of a kiwi Capri Sun character at times.

The medium body has a mild froth and a semi-dry finish. If you give it a little swish the froth expands a good amount.

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Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imdsyd
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Props to Great Divide for not making this beer pink. Looks like a crispy pilsner. Good bit of tangy, tart fruit notes in the nose. Flavor profile follows this and represents Strawberry rhubarb pretty nicely. Slight sweetness, juicy fruit, tart notes. Actually way better then I thought it would be. Don't judge this one by its cover.

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Photo of shelby415
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a juicy beer, this isn't bad! It looks a little bland and smells too sugary to be particularly good, but its strawberry and sweet rhubarb flavors are subdued and sour enough to be quite good, and the mouthfeel has just the amount of carbonation to prick the tongue and assuage it with the liquid crispness.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Afeo
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Strawberry Rhubarb from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 100 ratings