Strawberry Rhubarb | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Strawberry RhubarbStrawberry Rhubarb

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ri0 on 07-20-2013

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Ratings: 1,403 |  Reviews: 160
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

Photo of Masonz223
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: this is just straight strawberry jam with a little bit of musty oak and rhubarb tartness. I could smell the strawberry jam as soon as I opened the bottle.

Taste: right upfront your hit with this pleasent tart rhubarb flavor that melds together with the strawberry to give off this sweet and tart jammy flavor even giving off the impression you have strawberry seeds in your mouth. The beer finishes with some of that musty oak character and a pinch of cinnamon. That mix of strawberry jam and rhubarb tartness lingers in the aftertaste. The beer is a great mix of Tart and sweet with out either over taking the other.

Feel: Medium to full mouth feel. Awesome carbonation. Slightly Sticky with a semi dry finish.

Overall: there batting 1000 when it comes to there fruit beers. I challenge anyone to find a better brewery at making this style. Absolutely world class stuff!

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

Photo of Gambyt20
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

whoa NG really pulled this off. not gimicky but legit. Straight up smells like strawberry smoothie with a punch of rhubarb. Deep red appearance and delicious!

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

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a jammy (it appears to have an absolute ton of sediment in it) red berry hue with 1/2 inch light tan head with good retention. Beautiful to behold.
S: Strawberry and rhubarb. Just as advertised, but also with perfect balance. Can start to smell this one from a couple feet away. Perfection.
T: Strawberry and rhubarb with just a hint of fizz. Not quite perfection, but very close.
M: Light body. Refreshing fruit sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate too.
D: Wow! I'm starting to expect a lot from New Glarus when it comes to fruit beers...and yet this still surpassed my expectations. Phenomenal. Not sure why you wouldn't drink this every summer day.

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Photo of bound4er
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a cloudy ruby red appearance with little to no head. Smells like straight up strawberry jam. Taste is just as sweet with plenty of strawberry wafting across my palate but no acidic kick to clean up the finish like you get from Belgian Red. Actually comes across somewhat cloying. Feel is medium to medium heavy with no carbonation. Lots of high scores for this one - your mileage may vary. One 4-pack is enough for me.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deap ruby with one finger head.
The aroma is sweet strawberry jam, the rhubarb doesn't really come through.
The flavor is actually quite a it more complex, it's sweet and tart with a slight creaminess. It's almost liquified strawberry rhubarb pie. It's really well balanced, the thick syrupy jammy flavor is kept in balance really well. It's a fantastic beer, another great fruit beer from NG.

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

Photo of earljones199
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of egregor35
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look- Deep cloudy ruby tone
Smell- Tart, sweet, aromatic strawberry
Taste- Tart, strawberry jam, smooth with a slight bite on the back of the tongue
Feel- Very smooth with enough tartness to pique interest. Balanced perfectly
Overall- Truly excellent, will stock up!

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Photo of KnappStout
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It smells and tastes like a strawberry rhubarb pie where someone has left out half the sugar in order to balance the tart with the sweet. The mouthfeel is refreshing, and it's tough to beat the price point. Hopefully it won't be 3 years until NG makes this again.

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
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