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

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Added by Ri0 on 07-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,418
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
274
For Trade:
36
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Ratings: 1,418 |  Reviews: 165
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

Poured out looking something like a V* fruit drink with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is pretty intense, lots of strawberry on the nose. The taste is of sweet strawberry mixed with a subtle tartness in the finish. The feel is medium bodied, kinda thick though and creamy. Overall I thought it's a really good beer, it just looked ugly.

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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

Photo of emerge077
2.89/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

May 6, 2017
Thumbprint 12 oz. bottle, released 2017. Thanks to EehaiCJ for the assist.
Deep dark red with a thin layer of foam and spotty lace. Nice color.
Smells like artificial strawberry candy, strawberry kool-aid, off brand strawberry jam.
Tastes very sweet, cloying strawberry candy in liquid form. Gross.
Sticky sweet, light to medium bodied with a slick artificial strawberry aftertaste.
Nowhere near the balanced sweet/tart/natural fruit of the original batch, 2017 is a complete bizarro version. Avoid.
Gave away the rest of the 4-pack. Tried it a 2nd time, and it still tasted like artificial strawberry candy, though there was a very mild rhubarb tartness present. Not really enough to redeem it.

This reminds me of stuff clueless underage kids might try to buy at the liquor store.
Worse than Four Loko or similar fruit flavored malternatives out there. Sad!

Jul 21, 2013
4.04/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with family and it went over pretty well.
Reddish orange with a crimson highlight, lasting foam with arcs of sticky lace in the glass. Patchy skim on the surface after a few sips. Body has a bright clarity and the occasional stray rising bubble. Flecks of spotty lace in the glass.

Sweet strawberry in the nose, hints of light acid and mild funk, though fairly restrained.
Tart and creamy, big strawberry flavor with acidic tartness from the rhubarb. Light and spritzy, lingering fruitiness in the aftertaste. On par with the other fruit beers they make, about as tart as Serendipity, the strawberry taste is pretty assertive.

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Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Smells like strawberry rhubarb pie, complete with baked crust, and a really good pie at that. The taste doesn't disappoint, instead living up to the promise of the aroma.
Excellent smooth body with perfect carbonation.
Overall: Super. A new favorite for me from New Glarus?

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: A finger and a half of soft pink head, no visible lacing, bright fresh strawberry color, low amount of slow moving down-up bubble, very opaque.

Smell: Much as you would expect, it smells a remarkable amount like fresh strawberry and rhubarb jam. Maybe a touch of Special K with freeze dried strawberries.

Taste: Bright burst of strawberry jam (the fancy kind) and strawberry rhubarb muffin/sweet scone. The sweetness is very apparent, but balanced well by the acidity and VERY light suggestion of tartness.

Feel: Heavy end of medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, the finish is surprisingly delicate and leaves the tongue with a coat of sugar.

OA: It's not often I have a fruit beer and my first thought is 'decadent'. It's even rarer that the beer in question is reasonably priced and available in a 4 pack. I have an endless amount of affection for NG and this is probably my favorite non-R&D release they do (although Cranbic is up there as well). Just an utterly (pun intentional) phenomenal beer.

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

Photo of alarmclock314
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,418 ratings.
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