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
Ranking:
#555
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
1,470
pDev:
8.82%
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Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clouded/hazed cider-colored with a bubbly head. Plenty of spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of musty, sour strawberry and rhubarb.

The taste is of sweet strawberry with just enough rhubarb to give it a bitter balance. Some malt sweetness adds just a caramel. It has tart finish.

Smooth. Carbonation level fits this brew well.

It is another well-made fruit beer from this brewery! It tastes like the fruits that it is brewed with. Nice sweettart character.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Duff27
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Short lived white head recedes to a cap and collar. Color is a cloudy light amber. A swirl reveals good solid splotches through tulip. Overall pleasing.

Dank strawberry on the nose. Sharp tart acidity. Aroma comes out better as it warms.

It's straight up strawberry on the palate, there is no way around it. Tartnesa coming from the rhubarb? Low ABV keeps me reaching for this emptied shared bottle.

Mouthfeel on par with it's triplet siblings. Carbonation dances on the tongue with a full mouthfeel.

On point with Dan and crew's world reknowned fruit beers. Exceedingly we are able to cross off the list of fruits that haven't been blessed to be brewed in New Glarus, WI. Don't stop now.

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Photo of Lare453
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of liamt07
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BeerOps
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Eziel
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite fruit beers easily. Just unreal strawberry goodness!

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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 AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of tommy5
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle shared by Benish today, 8/1/2013. Poured into a Russian River -tion glass.

This beer looks to be a very well carbonated, bubbly brownish-amber body with a solid 1cm white head, very bubbly and leaves a good bit of lacing out there. Very effervescent beer.

Sniffing it makes me think of strawberry preserves with a little bit of tart earthiness which I'm assuming is from the rhubarb. But its strawberry preserves or jam, straight up in the nose. Very nice nose and smells incredibly sweet and refreshing.

Drinking this beer is a pleasure- tons and tons of sweet strawberry jam that is balanced out a little bit by an earthy yet light tartness. It's not particularly complex though, but it really delivers in the strawberry department. I love strawberries so I really enjoy it.

The body of this beer is light bodied, maybe a bit on the thicker side. It's very, very well carbonated and refreshing. There is a bit of an odd tart aftertaste on the back of my throat that I can't quite describe but it takes a little bit away from the beer I thought. I want that tart aftertaste on my palate, not in the back of my throat. Still, it's easily drinkable and refreshing.

Overall, I put this up as an equal to Serendipity, which is above Raspberry Tart and below Belgian Red which is still king in my book. New Glarus produces probably the best non-sour fruit beers in the country so this follows in the same tradition of the others. Delicious, refreshing brew for sure. Recommend trying this at least once.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Is this my favorite New Glarus beer of all time? Possibly. Definitely my favorite of the fruit series beers. Even more rad now that they have it in 12 oz bottles. Appearance isn't the sexiest of sexy, its a muddled rust color essentially, brown and dark burnt coppery red, very little 1/5" like head. Aroma is tart, plenty of strawberry pushing its weight around.

Taste, yum, the tart and bitter rhubarb play well with the strawberry sweetness. Balanced and layered, just like the pie. Very easy drinking, there is also a mild undercurrent of caramel to it. This succeeds in that it is the most sour and tart of their fruit beers. Things like Raspberry Tart I thought would be better if they had a more amped up sour game like this beer has. Simply a classic beer.

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Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, impressively, it tastes exactly like strawberry rhubarb pie filling. Not exactly as sweet, to avoid being a cloying sugar bomb, and there's a mild, balancing acidity that recalls a fresh strawberry. Fruit beers aren't my bag, but I respect a well-made example like this. Maybe split a 12oz over dessert.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of flagmantho
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely murky brown hue with a layer of frothy ivory foam atop. Kind of mysterious -- though I'm not sure whether in a good or bad way. Definitely odd-looking for the style.

Smell: giant strawberry aroma that I've never seen achieved by other strawberry beers. The rhubarb doesn't pop, but there is a dash of tartness that may be due to it. I'm extremely impressed.

Taste: a bit malty with a giant strawberry flavor atop. A great strawberry flavor is so hard to achieve -- other fruits often work well, but I've never had a truly satisfying strawberry beer. New Glarus really know what they are doing here.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: massively drinkable and tasty, I've never had a strawberry beer that was this successful. Wonderful stuff.

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Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,470 ratings