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New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Strawberry Rhubarb Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Strawberry Rhubarb Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
Nearly opaque burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of baked strawberries and rhubarb, caramel yogurt, and berry candle drippings with a supple, tart, finely carbonated, sweet-and-sour full body and a tingling, complex, very long wild strawberry vinaigrette, pickled melon, and chocolate smoked nuts finish. A rich, layered fruit beer with pleasing hints of sourness and smoke.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Sour & Tart & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked strawberries and rhubarb, caramel yogurt, and berry candle drippings
Taste Flavor: wild strawberry vinaigrette, pickled melon, and chocolate smoked nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Ostrich, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, layered fruit beer with pleasing hints of sourness and smoke.
The Producer

New Glarus Brewing Company

The Producer
2400 State Hwy. 69
New Glarus, WI 53574
USA
1 608-527-5850
Fruit Beer
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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.