Strawberry Rhubarb ale. MMM Fall is here!

New Glarus Brewing Co.,
4 percent ABVWisconsin’s New Glarus brewery is world reknowned for its take on fruit beers such as Wisconsin Belgian Red Cherry Ale and Raspberry Tart. Last year’s poor cherry harvest led to a retooling of the season with Serendipity, a cherry-apple-cranberry ale.

This year, New Glarus has released a Strawberry Rhubarb ale that has no special name — it just says Strawberry Rhubarb on the label. Brewmaster and co-owner Dan Carey once again shows his aptitude for making fruit beers with an ale that allows the fruit to shine while still tasting like a beer.

The pairing of the two fruits in the new offering satisfies the requirements of those who like sweet-sour beers. New Glarus uses the natural tartness of the rhubarb to temper the sweetness of the strawberries.

The beer is amber with pink hints to it, and the head is a bit pinkish, dissipating fairly quickly. The aroma is nearly all fresh, ripe strawberries

The taste is ripe, juicy, sweet strawberries, with the rhubarb in the background, but still obvious. Behind these flavors is a slight malt presence telling you that yes, this is still a beer. The carbonation is slightly more than average and manages to be a bit fizzy, yet with a creamy body and dry finish.

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