Strawberry Rhubarb
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #4
ABV:
4%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,054
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 8.8%
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,383
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 03, 2022
Added:
Jul 20, 2013
Wants:
  335
Gots:
  299
SCORE
96
World-Class
Strawberry RhubarbStrawberry Rhubarb
Notes: Diploma Master Brewer Dan employed juicy sweet Strawberries to tame the barbaric wild tart fermentation of rhubarb. Bright sour and effervescent.
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Rated: 5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep red with a small off white head. Smells of fresh strawberry. Tastes of bright strawberry with some tangy rhubarb. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Nov 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Xyvos00 from Illinois

Oct 05, 2022
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Rated by Phoodcritic from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my least favorite of their fruit beers.
Sep 30, 2022
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Rated by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good fruit beer that is a little sour.
Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by Neon375 from Ohio

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours bright, strawberry red with a decent one finger head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is distinctly strawberry, and if one closes ones eyes, a hint of rhubarb is detectable. Taste is bright, light, tart and definitely strawberry and rhubarb. A delicious summer treat!
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Looks pretty good. Clear red wine colored body. Small head fizzes out to a ring, not much lacing.

Nice fruity strawberry rhubarb aroma, though a touch musty.

On tasting, no mustiness. Just a superb strawberry rhubarb pie filling flavor without the gel. A little more sweet that tart, excellent balance.

Mouth between medium and full, finish a sweet tart fruit wash.

Overall, always wanted to try a NG fruit beer, and this did not disappoint. Thanks to Greg for toting a bottle back from Wisconsin.
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Rhetion from Florida

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a bright clear reddish color with a dense fizzy pink head of 1 cm. This foam fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer.
The aroma is tons of sweet and tart strawberry. Almost a jam like quality to the nose. Not really much else on the nose. Very pleasant just a little one dimensional.
The first sip reveals a light body with very fine and prickly carbonation. The texture is crisp and beer drinks easy, almost a watery feel, which is okay for what this beer is.
The flavor is lots of strawberry, both sweet and tart notes from the berries. I get a little biscuity note in the background, but this is berry dominant from start to finish. I think this is a well made beer, but this isnt something I would pursue on a regular basis. I do like it just isnt something I think I would want to drink regularly
Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another good fruit beer from NG. This has a good amount of strawberry puree flavor combined with lighter tart Rhubarb.

It's sweet but drinks more like a thirst quencher type of beer that would be a nice one after a long, sweaty bike ride. Might hold onto the other three from this four pack until that occasion arises again!

I love the NG fruit beers and while I prefer Belgian Red considerably more and also Raspberry Tart more...this one is still top notch.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Dec 06, 2021
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
From CCB El Catador Club bottle share 12-2021
Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Chris7482 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Vibrant red hue. Plenty of strawberry aroma. Taste is milder than expected, strawberry flavors balanced nicely. Good beer, not quite as good as other fruit offerings from NG imo.
Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Grounder from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours beautiful red color, has a distinct smell of slightly fermented strawberries The taste I can only describe as pleasantly fruity with some tartness, I struggle to detect definitive strawberry or rhubarb there. Lovable, but I much prefer the Belgian Red.
Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful dark red brew, sharing what appears to be a nearly equal amount of brown and pink. Good head production and retention.

Strawberry dominates the nose. In the words of my partner: "Oh - it smells like strawberry rhubarb pie. I love it." I certainly get that impression, as the sweet and slightly tangy strawberry notes float above an almost crusty dough-like malt base, along with earthy rhubarb.

Flavor follows. There's a bit of light sour sharpness up front, never really fading, but delaying the entrance of the strawberry. When that hits, it hits hard; the rhubarb is primarily complementary. Only lightly sour, and moderately sweet; this is very much a fruit beer first, a sour distant second.
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Up in Bayfield and the Apostles for a beautiful fall weekend, and I figured I should check for something good from NG…wanted their excellent Ofest and wasn’t looking for fruit, but a four pack of Strawberry-Rhubarb was what I ended up with, so, okay. Kind of a raspberry red in the glass, fairly clear, pinkish head. Juicy fresh strawberries and a little shortcake or scone is what I get all over the place with this one. The rhubarb, when it surfaces, is fairly juicy too and closer to sweet than sour. One of the better uses of strawberry I can remember, and you’ve got to hand it to them for that. Comes to a really nice point on the finish. But I do think they’re missing a golden opportunity with the rhubarb, which could really funk this up into something a bit more wild.
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip

Translucent red liquid, carbonation, two finger creamy pink foam cap, good retention, settles to a thick layer

Waves of strawberry aroma, smells great on the pour

Taste is sweet strawberry, tart rhubarb,

Low sudsing, fizzy mouthfeel, hint of sour on the finish

Delicious beer
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.54 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: bold, wild strawberry, sweet, then tart, slight sour, rhubarb notes. Sweet strawberry nose. Burnt orange color hue, hazy, smaller white head. Medium body. Good after dinner beer as it like a Strawberry Rhubarb pie.
Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review 1494

Thank you Jay for this beer. I am stoked to have New Glarus beer in my hand. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a two-fingered pinkish head. The head is airy and foamy with excellent retention. The color of the beer is a dark reddish color. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The head did leave some lacing on the glass as it dissipated. A simple-looking head but elegant.

The aromas in the beer are strawberries, rhubarb, lightly toasted malts, fruity sweetness, and a touch of sour.

The flavors in the beer are loads of strawberries, rhubarb, lightly toasted malts, fruity sweetness, a touch of sourness, and a hint of floral esters.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated and crisp.

The body of the beer is light, medium-plus carbonation, and medium finish.

Stupid Good is all I have to say. How is this a beer? I could drink several of these a night. Love the subtle sourness with carbonation. The strawberries are ripe and full of flavor. I would love 30 more of these, although they would not last a week.
Apr 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Evanlwiggins from Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
One of my all time favorites. Would be hard to find a beer of this style with a better aroma, and the taste is almost just as good. Creamy mouthfeel. Just hard enough to come by that it feels like a treat every time you drink a bottle, but there's enough distro to go around. New Glarus just never disappoints
Jan 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by UIR1983 from Iowa

Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Bignastyfrog from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Both the GOAT and OG Strawberry beer. It looks a little funky and the mouth feel is a bit thin. But in the end it's kind of perfect; the thinness is nice on a summer day, and the amount of strawberry is perfect - strong but not overly sweet. It tastes true to the fruit, not artificial at all. Not that you should, but you could drink a 6 pack in a sitting pretty easy - they're that good and easy to drink.
Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Snakesolds from Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Another spectacular offering from New Glarus, and probably my favorite from them. A great balance of sweet and tart with an excellent aroma of strawberry.
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by kramacam from Kentucky

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by cmk550 from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep burgundy color with a thin layer of moderate density head. Aroma is pure strawberry. It's driving me crazy as to what it reminds me of....it's just not coming to me. Whatever it is, it smells really good. Taste also plenty of strawberry, with the rhubarb also present. Minimal tartness. This beer is exponentially better than the fruited sours that so many breweries have been kicking out that are like drinking fruit puree. It has a balance and nuance to it that I just don't find as often as I'd like. Very good beer.
Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.84 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful ruby red with a slightly pink head that dissipates quickly. This beer is one of the best smelling beers I've come across. Its a rich of intense sour strawberries, it's like a jar of smuckers plus some of rhubarb's sourness. The taste follows the nose but isn't as dominated by strawberry. It's like a fresh starwberry that's cut from being too sweet by the perfect amount of rhubarb sour. This beer is delicately carbonated and goes down incredibly smoothly. Overall one of the best fruit beers I've ever had.
Nov 02, 2020
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a beautiful dark ruby red with a two finger foamy pink head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is huge ripe stawberries.

T - The taste is jammy with sweet and tart strawberries and rhubarb.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a nice dry finish.

O - New Glarus make exceptional fruit beers and this is one of them.
Sep 26, 2020
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