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 / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ri0 on 07-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,403
Reviews:
160
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
316
Gots:
272
For Trade:
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Photo of avas
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Honestly, not the most appealing beer. This thing is murky, a dark almost magenta color with just the tiniest layer of white head. Not a hint of light gets through the glass, and it looks even darker in my teku. To be fair, I recently made rødgrød med fløde, a Danish dish consisting largely of cooked down strawberries and rhubarb. It looked a lot better than this beer, so I know it's not just the fruit... But I won't dock it too much on appearance ;).

S: Tart berry and rhubarb is forward at first, but as this warms, it quickly becomes a strawberry aromatic bomb. Sweet strawberries and cream really come to the forefront on the nose with more background rhubarb tones. Smells like a decadent dessert.

T: ...And tastes like it too. As this warms, the strawberries really pop. It's like strawberry puree made from the best strawberries you've ever tasted. It's certainly sweet, but a moderate tartness lingers (though becomes less forward as the liquid warms) to prevent any cloying effect. The oak notes really come through on the finish, as does the rhubarb flavor, making for a more complex aftertaste of red berry, tannins, wood, and tart rhubarb. But boy is that initial berry note rich...

M: Really nice feel for an insane 4%. Perfectly dispersed, soft carbonation carries what is clearly a thick beer full of fruit along the palate. It's sweet and sticky, but some combination of the tartness of the fruit and the dryness of the barrel restrain that sweetness on the aftertaste. Still, it's that lick-the-stickiness-off-your-lips kinda beer. And again, for 4%, the amount of flavor and mouthfeel on this is unreal.

O: Pretty ridiculous beer. In fact, I'm not sure I'd even totally call this beer; I mean, it clearly is, but it's unlike anything I've had before, and may offend many who are looking for more typical "beery" flavors. The style listed is fruit/vegetable beer, and without knowing too much about what's considered "typical," I will say that the one thing this beer does extremely well is convey the character of the added fruit extremely well. Some may take issue with the dessertification of the fruits that this beer offers, but to me, it's delicious--if not totally appropriate for every situation. Don't drink this beer expecting a crisp, refreshing, sessionable fruity sour. Do drink this beer expecting rødgrød med fløde in beer form :).

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Photo of Skellbop
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky red. Pink, short, foamy head that lasts a while.

Smells strawberry, hint of oak and fermented fruit and light tartness.

Tastes like fresh, lightly fermented strawberries and a hint of rhubarb tartness. Finish is semi sweet with strawberry linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

12 oz bottle
No date
$16 / 4

Brick colored and opaque with a nice heads that settles.

Nose is straight up strawberries.

Taste is strawberries, sweetness, acid, and tartness. Maybe rhubard but who knows what rhubard taste like.

Mouthful is medium to light and crisp. Carbonation is above average. Finish is dry.

Super drinkable and very refreshing between the sweet and tart. The fruit is strong, the rhubarb not so much. Highly recommended.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danmullens1
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look is odd, however appropriate.
Aroma is spot on fresh strawberry.
Taste reminds me of not only the sweetness of the strawberry but it's tartness highlighted by the rhubarb with no candy sweetness. Juicy, ripe, and kissed with morning dew.
Mouthfeel is near perfect. I can almost feel the actual fruit.
Overall pour this over a biscuit, top it with vanilla ice cream, and color me happy.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Opaque pink/red strawberry colored pour with a pink lacing ring that's creamy and bubbly.

S - Strawberry, rhubard, and creme. That's it.

T - Strawberry, creme, and rhubarb. Juicy and tart with a hint of sourness
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M - Medium body with a wet finish.

O - If I want Tropicana fruit juice I'll go to the grocery store and buy some. No thanks.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If not for its sparkling nature, this would look like pie filling in glass. It has a milky, goopy roasted red rhubarb look, almost burgundy purple, with a large, fizzy foam head that loudly dies to a webby film.

Smell jumps out straight at you of strawberry rhubarb jam with a little sparkling wine type character of white grape.

Taste is shockingly tart at first, as it tickles the corners of the throat, then mellows immediately to provide loads of strawberry rhubarb all sweet, bright and sparkly, brightened by lemon. There's a little bread and acidic sharpness in here as well, ending with a semi-dry finish for this crisp, smooth, and light to medium bodied top tier fruit beer.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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