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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
1,454
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
278
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,454 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of swanfungus
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage from waxed bottle. Looks pretty abysmal out of the bottle (muddled brown color) but has an immediate strong aroma of strawberries and baking spices. Taste follows with a boatload of sweet berry flavors, like pie without the crust.

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Photo of cd34
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mschrei
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a less red tomato juice, pretty good lacing. Strong strawberry and rhubarb scents, nice tang. Big fruity taste, lives up to its name. Very smooth and easy to drink. I love their fruit beers.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a Growler from Ken out of Denver. Cloudy brown pour, no long lasting foam. Smells malty with oodles of strawberry that isn’t implying a whole lot of tartness. Tastes match the taste. Only a hint from the Rhubarb but the caramel, which resembles mild oxidation, and the strawberry carries the weight nicely. Thanks again Ken!

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Photo of superspak
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/8/2017. Pours very hazy deep ruby/pink/brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, brown bread, and light herbal. Incredible aromas with awesome balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, brown bread, and light herbal. Light herbal bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, and brown bread on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness and balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tang/tartness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly drying from fruit tang/tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/tannic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an amazing fruit beer! All around incredible robustness and balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the balanced tart/tangy fruit finish. Unbelievable levels of fruit presence, with nice malt balance to keep it drinkable. Tastes like a jar of Smucker’s jam as a beer. A highly enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of Jkolls
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cibsie
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Best Strawberry Rhubarb beer ever!!...nailed the taste and just sweet enough....

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

2017 vintage; drank 7/16/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque red/purple appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy off-white/pink head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Strawberry jam & honeyed wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Strawberry jam & mildly bitter rhubarb flavors up front; a mildly tart finish. Honeyed wheat notes emerged as this warmed.

Balanced, fruity & delicious; I was blown away. I wish I had 20 more in the cellar....

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Photo of ale_addin
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbgratz
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Samact
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FFFjunkie
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look is a deep and dark ruby red smoothie. 2 fingers of slight pink head that settles into a ring rather rapidly.

Aroma is as one can imagine strawberries and rhubarb.

Taste is huge strawberry jam up front and finishes with tart rhubarb and maybe even lemon.

Feel is incredible for the 4% abv. Feels super full and rich.

Overall a nice and refreshing fruit beer. My first fruit from New Glarus and while it's a tad sweet for my liking I can certainly understand them being known for their fruited beers.

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Photo of axf4129
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dogleg_left
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A goblet of strawberry purée. A lacy dissipated head gives way to a persistent thin ring. Bursting ripe strawberry jam with a hint of oak and fruit leather. Jammy without being overtly sweet. The strawberry is the star but there is a hint of lemon tartness and the rhubarb adds some earth in the finish. Surprising full mouthfeel for the 4% ABV. Crisp and well carbonated. This is the type of fruit that all others should be measured.

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,454 ratings