Strawberry Rhubarb | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.32/5
Outstanding
1,478 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ri0 on 07-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#507
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,478
pDev:
8.8%
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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

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Thanks to GreenBayBA for this treat. 12 oz bottle poured into New Glarus Pilsner glass. Jammy red color, thickness is about what you'd expect a beer reproduction of a jam to look like. I can't really explain it any further than that. Head is bubble gum pink and 2 fingers in the NG Pilsner glass.

Aroma is of strawberry jam and bread, perhaps on the sweeter side like an angel food variety but not quite as sweet. Earthy rhubarb hangs out in the distance and light touches of bubble gum can also be detected.

Flavor is "tip your head back" good. Luscious bready rhubarb cobbler meets HUGE strawberry jam and doughy pie crusts. Salinity is also a highlight, it has quite a bit of salt which is true to the natural state of rhubarb. Explosive.

Feel is likewise near-perfect, with a fantastic fruit acidity, heavy handed prickly carbonation, and a slick, jammy finish.

Overall, this beer deserves a much better rating than "outstanding". World class all around. The only logical assumption I can come up with is that people are reviewing this beer not expecting it to taste sweet. For those people, get some beer education and learn your styles. This is spot on crazy good artisan beer.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite offering so far from new glarus. Looks so beautiful with an off white khaki colored head, nice and frothy small and large bubbles that last. Pretty and hazy red/amber body. Smell is huge strawberry cut with rhubarb. Oakiness, vanilla. Taste follows the nose with huge strawberry frutiness, earthy and fruity yeast character, some bitterness from rhubarb, and the most balance between wild tartness and sweetness from fruit additions. The fruit flavors and aromas are welcoming and not overpowering. You can tell it’s real tasty fruit. Lastly, the mouthfeel is great, soft, almost pillowy along with some nice tingly carbonation and souring at the finish. It drinks how it looks.
A huge winner in my book.

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Photo of jmh21
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrbelvebeer1
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a gorgeous, inviting berry red. It is quite unlike any color I've seen in a beer. The smell confirms the beer's name: the strawberries are very prominent on the nose. I am typically not a huge fan of fruited beers, but something about the strawberry smell makes me excited to try this. I had a little trepidation that the strawberries would be overpowering, and I wasn't wrong. This is very tart, but not unpleasant. I am surprised that this has a little thickness to it that coats the mouth and throat nicely. I was not expecting that. There's quite a bit of carbonation that leaves a tingly sensation after you swallow. Overall, it's a little too much on the tart side, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of fern22
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

That is ONE hell of a fruit beer! As ordered, a full bodied fruit ale with a near-perfect appearance that tastes exactly as described. The best fruit beer available to my knowledge.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KT123
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Incredible-Gulk
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, impressively, it tastes exactly like strawberry rhubarb pie filling. Not exactly as sweet, to avoid being a cloying sugar bomb, and there's a mild, balancing acidity that recalls a fresh strawberry. Fruit beers aren't my bag, but I respect a well-made example like this. Maybe split a 12oz over dessert.

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Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Recently completed a swap for a bunch of new glarus fruits fornthe warmer westher and while sticking up on old favs isnagged some of this stuff.

Wow. This is amazing! Strawberry beer done to perfection.

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Photo of NathanBeets
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCrowe
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmylikesbeer
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franklin-Yeo
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown/ velvet color. Has a strong, up-in-your face strawberry aroma. The wild fermentation really did an outstanding job for taste of this beer; rich strawberry sweetness balanced by a perfect amount of tartness. THIS is how lactic acid bacteria should be used in fruit beers. Almost feels like drinking a strawberry smoothie, but its a beer, so it's better.
Thoroughly enjoyed in a New Glarus Pilsner glass.

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Photo of maz
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,478 ratings