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:
#835
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
1,512
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
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322
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Photo of Duncian
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of codytwo
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
3.39/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of TheGent
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The beer pours an opaque ruby red / brownish color with a pink head that disappears, leaving a ring of foam around the edge of the glass and some lacing along the way.

Smell: Strawberry jam, strawberry rhubarb pie, strawberry yogurt, caramel candy apple, and some dark dried fruits including raisins and dates. Juicy, sweet plum.

Taste: Fresh strawberry jam sweetness up front. Sweetness also comes through to me strawberry jolly rancher. A slight fresh berry tartness to the beer that helps it from becoming sweet. Some more intense sweetness on the finish akin to the dark fruits described above.

Mouthfeel: Very low level of carbonation. But freels bright on the palate. Semi dry finish.

Overall: This is a delicious beer that I would gladly drink a lot of. The dark, dried fruit aspect almost makes it too sweet for me, but it never quite goes over the top.

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Photo of farrago
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thin head of reddish tan, even surface, retention seems good for the category, that said there’s minimal stickiness to the lacing. Translucent pinkish red with some orange at the edges, has a semi-metallic sheen to it, delivers a few consistent beads of micro tiny bubbles. Flaky pie crust and of course strawberry and rhubarb fill the nose, more the former, touch of lemon peel and a vinous sourness, finishes with something reminiscent of lactose, overall staying power is good plus. Full-bodied, starts out on the heavy side yet the carbonation keeps churning away until it moves well across the palate. Good tartness to the strawberry and rhubarb flavors, at no point does it strike you as unnecessarily sweet. That said, the pie crust comes off as honey dappled and fruit soaked. Very good but seems to lack the focus and thrust of some of the brewery’s other fruit beers.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Rick. Murky dark pink pour, small ring of head. Aroma is fresh baked pie. Taste too, big jelly jar flavor. Just awesome throughout. Tasty.

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Photo of Ajaxx550
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,512 ratings