Strawberry Rhubarb | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Diploma Master Brewer Dan employed juicy sweet Strawberries to tame the barbaric wild tart fermentation of rhubarb. Bright sour and effervescent.

Added by Ri0 on 07-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#802
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,501
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
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323
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Ratings: 1,501 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Slarson7
3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yet another great fruit beer from the masters at New Glarus. Excited to finally be able to have it.
Pours a wonderful dark red with a nice light red head that lingered well.
The aroma is big strawberry and some tart rhubarb. A bit muted compared to some of their other fruit beers.
The taste follows the nose with a big punch of strawberry mixing with the tartness of the rhubarb.
The palate is clean and effervescent with a nice drying finish.
Overall this is another very good beer but not quite as good as other NG fruit beers in my opinion.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stucat
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leantom
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just loved this one. Probably my favorite from New Glarus (maybe because I love Strawberries?). Here goes:

A: Looks very good. Slightly hazy, but still quite clear. The beer pours a moderately dark red with a fairly large, slightly red head. The lacing is just OK, however.

S: Exquisite. Lots of strawberry greatness. Some wineyness too, which is also good.

T: Follows the nose, which is great. Strawberries, and also some rose-like qualities which I suppose are imparted by the yeast and bacterial strains. Excellent.

F: Amazing. Well carbonated and crisp and clean.

O: A great beer.

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Photo of 5toutman75
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The strawberries are front and center and amazing. Perfect amount of tart and carbonization too. The color looks very appealing. If this was around when I was 16 and cheap, I would have readily drank it over the fruit wine coolers I stole from my mother. That’s not a knock, only saying that it hides the alcohol so much that I wish it were a little stronger. New Glarus knocks this one out as they always do for their fruit beers. Don’t pass it up.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frus77
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is absolutely fantastic. Probably one of the best beers I've ever had, and definitely the best fruited beer I've had. While Short's strawberry shortcake is amazing, I think this one is the better strawberry beer.

Not overly sweet nor sour. It's a perfect medium. Definitely lives up to all the hype. Please go out of your way to try this.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Solid amount of head on this one. Color is a mix between a dark pink and light purple.

S - Strong smell of strawberries

T - Taste follows the nose, lots of strawberries but not overwhelming. Reminds me of homemade strawberry jam.

F - About what you'd expect from a well-done New Glarus fruit beer. Not too thin as some of the more mass-produced fruit beers can be.

O - I think Serendipity, Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red have all been my favorite New Glarus fruit beer at one time or another. Yep, its now Strawberry Rhubarb (until I change my mind again). Great fruit beer!

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Photo of gibgink
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I've finally run the gamut of NG fruited beers with this addition to my repertoire. Pours a darker pink, almost red. Good amount of head can be created for effect, if needed. Nice strawberry notes on the nose, and taste pretty much follows suit. A sweet, almost jammy flavor hits the palate, rounded out by just a smidge of tartness. Flavor just as good as the beer warms as well. Overall, probably the best strawberry flavor I've gotten out of a beer. Will have many times more.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May be the best thing i have ever drank. Smell is strawberries, country time lemonade and warm pie crust. Taste is the same without much tartness. The rhubarb is subtle and wonderful. Everything about the mouthfeel and body is smooth and perfect.

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, really aromatic

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JCashman03
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rypkr
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mostly sweet, slightly tart. 4.4/5 would drink again.

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Photo of Badger2121
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ton of strawberry on the nose and front end. Get the rhubarb on the finish. Super delicious.

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Photo of Boldbrew
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ericthered121
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2018 vintage. I was lucky enough to find a 4 pack at a hole in the wall establishment here in Central WI last month.

Strawberry Rhubarb pours a dark berry red hue with a one fingered head that leaves behind a bit of a lacing.

The aroma is very strong with the strawberry and rhubarb present.

The flavor is about the same as the aroma. Powerful hints of strawberries and rhubarb with a nice slightly sweet finish.

This is a phenomenal beer and honestly New Glarus is probably making the best fruit beers in the whole U.S. at this time.

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Photo of Johnnycass23
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat hazy bronze color with beige cap and lacing.

I am not sufficiently familiar with rhubarb to say whether or not this smells like rhubarb but it does smell of something very pleasant supported by strawberry.

Taste like a light, fresh, pleasant, almost herbaceous mixture of vegetable and fruit with strawberry popping in and out adding a high note here and there.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

I like the way this both drinks and finishes dry which is a welcome step away from the sweetness sometimes found in fruit theme beers.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,501 ratings