fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium ruddy brown with a 3 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is huge with the aroma of strawberry rhubarb pie, it really is unbelievable how well they recreated that amazing aroma. Maybe a bit light on the rhubarb, but I’ll let it slide, because it smells amazing. Throw in some extra floral and fruity notes and some extra tartness, maybe a little lactic acid twinge. Flavor is full on strawberry rhubarb pie right up front, more rhubarb in the flavor than the aroma, complete with nice toasty flavors, a little vanilla, nice, sweet floral notes, lactose-like sweetness, a little toffee, cereal and a nice little extra tartness bringing up the finish. Medium, juicy body with a creamy entry, light, spritzy and blanketing carbonation and nice acidic tingle coming in midway. Fantastic all around. Another great fruit beer from New Glarus.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Bottle shared by Brad. Lots of strawberry aroma with yeast. Sweet, and the rhubarb comes through in the flavor, almost like drinking a strawfberry rhubarb pie. Great fruit beer. Sweet berry finish.
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Thank you Bytemesis. Served cold and let come up in temp. Hazy, dull, orange-light brown pour, with a thin, soap head. Sweet, strawberryjam aroma. Palate is medium bodied, with prickly, mouthwatering, creamy carbonation, light weight... and semi-dry finish?? Flavors of ripe strawberry jam and strawberry soda, intermingled with subtle apple cider-ish flavors and spice. Did I mention strawberry jam? I swear I picked a strawberry seed out of my teeth ;) Mmmmmm.. A delicious adult beverage.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great fruit beer from New Glarus. Sweet and yet tart with a good amount of bubbliness.
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a red hue to the head. Aroma is strongly tart with waves of strawberry and rhubarb. Tatse is boldly fruity and tart, but not overbearing. This is great, New Glarus has really mastered the fruit beer.
Beardaxe (168) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours an opaque murky brown. Like unfiltered apple juice. Nice strong head. Aroma of very sweet strawberries. Taste was pleasantly more subtle. There's a definite sweetness, but it's very much in balance with the moderate tartness. Strawberry and rhubarb flavors are here, and again, quite balanced. It doesn't taste too "fruity" or too "juicy." In that way it reminds me of rubeaus. Excellent stuff.
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vikingguy (750) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange. Aroma of Welches strawberry. Taste is heavy strawberry. Fizzy tartness attacks the back of the throat. As far as fruit beers go, it's nice. Tastes more like soda though. It is what it is.
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bursprak (255) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 750 ml bottle form a trade with rxeight, thanks! Didn’t know what to expect from this one other than it was going to be a fruity fruit beer. Pours a hazy/dirty light brown fluid with some head. Loads of sweet strawberrys on the nose. Taste is sweet strawberry with some tartness from the rhubarb. I really liked this one but I understand why some people won’t. It’s very sweet and almost like strawberry juice. Good one!
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 750. Strawberry aroma and taste. Big fruit nose. Flavors a cross between a fruit roll up and a jolly roger. Super sweet.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a muddy light brown with a lasting fizzy head. The aroma had moderate strawberry preserves, cooked rhubarb, faint funky Lactobacillus and noticeable Diacetyl. The taste is missing the sweet versus sour aspect I was hoping for, too much sweet Strawberry jam and not enough raw rhubarb tartness. The mouth feel is also not has sprite or refreshing has I hope. Considering my love for most NG fruit beers, this is a big letdown.
ReedM (26) - - FEB 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome! Smells like overwhelming strawberry jam! Has a mouthfeel common to the other NG fruit beers I have had. Tastes basically like carbonated strawberry jam, with the Rhubarb coming in at the finish. The only problem I have with the NG fruit beers is the low alcohol content, but they taste so natural I get over it.