jc1762 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Thanks Virby44 for sharing the bottle! Poured into a wineglass showing cloudy lightly filtered strawberry with very sparse foam white lacing and translucent rims.
The nose shows jammy rich strawberries.
The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Moderately sweet with jammy flavors of strawberry from start to finish lightly supported by rhubarb. NG does make the best fruit beers. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
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? gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle thanks to Dita. Pours cloudy red with a pink head. Strawberry Jell-O nose. Medium mouthfeel. Clawingly sweet. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 25, 2017
Original 11/13 rating; Ar - 7 Ap - 4 Fl - 8 P - 4 O - 16 Rate 3.9. 2017 rerate: Pulpy, hazed rusty blood color along with a pink/tan head. Strawberries and pale malt mingle in the aromas along with a hint of stomach acid. I seem to be catching some other fruits as well, such as tart cherries and a few other berries. Light sweet start that is quickly whisk away by tart rhubarb that is quite similar to tart cherries. Very light on the palate, which along with the tartness leaves the mouth watering. Seem to have a grainy finish this time around.
thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2017
12oz bottle shared. Dark cloudy ruby red pour. Huge fruit aroma. Taste like fresh strawberries and rhubarb. So juicy and delicious. They nailed it.
Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2017
aroma is just spectacular. strawberries galore. flavor is not too sweet, strong strawberry flavors. just refreshing and crushable. pours reddish pink somewhat clear. best fruit beer i have ever had. sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2016
small tan head with a fair retention and a stringy lace. Looks like a glass of muddy water, one ugly sumbitch. Lotsa strawberry in the aroma and flavor dept. Medium bodied, little crunchy. Rhubarb is noticeable in an earthy, slightly vegetal way and actually helps pound the sweetness of this beer down a skoche i do believe, thank Gambrinus! Otherwise a sweet, strawberry, ugly ass beer. Not sure how it rates this high or if its the age killing it or maybe a lot of you folks just like sweet fruity beers like the kiddies do. Got me. Anyways, props to MOTORTODDHEAD for the bottle that was delivered in a trade many , many moons ago. Thanks bro, love ya! ineedbeer (2232) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is fruity with a rhubarb and strawberry character. Moderately strong syrupy, honey notes with a touch of a wet cardboard character. More rhubarb than strawberry with a faint phenolic note.
Pours a murky, light brown color with a bit of a tan hue and a medium sized, fairly thick, tan head that slowly recedes to thin film that lingers on the edges. Light lacing and no legs.
Flavor is very sweet with some moderate honey, caramel and syrup notes. Moderate rhubarb notes with some lighter strawberry character. Some light phenolic notes. A touch of wet cardboard notes. Low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, the age hasn’t helped this beer, but I am not sure it was very good in the first place. The beer is very sweet with some moderate fruit notes. Moderate oxidation and sweet malt notes. Alengrin (5635) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop’s B.U.M.B. 2016, shared by 77ships, cheers! Lightly lacing, egg-white, moussy head, lightly hazy orangey blonde robe with warm amberish hue. Aroma breathes a ton of ripe, sweet strawberries, home made strawberry jam, rhubarb stewed with lots of white sugar to soften the tartness like my grandmother used to do, more subtle notes of marmelade, apple cake, vanilla, banana and white bread lurking underneath. Very emphatic sweet strawberry flavor and though sugary, still feeling ’natural’, not cloying as in an industrial sweet fruit beer; the sourish rhubarb flavor sits underneath but it’s hard to spot and could have been more outspoken if only to provide balance against the sweetness. Medium carbo (could have been a bit fizzier for such a sweet dessert beer, to my taste at least), some soapy ’wheatiness’ and soft, fluffy breadiness provide an underlying structure that carries the artisanal strawberry jam sweetness onwards. Slight earthiness in the very end, with the sweetness sticking a little bit to the throat. Like many of these New Glarus fruit beers apparently, this is very sweet, but in an elegant, refined kind of way - comparing this and the others with cheap industrial sweet fruit beers would be a lot like comparing grandmother’s sweet strawberry cake with sticky, plasticy, industrial strawberry-flavored candy. It know which of those two I would prefer. MarcoDL (5314) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of strawberry jam and candy. Flavor has sweet syrupy strawberry and candy jam. These New Glarus beers are a bit of a letdown.