Beer: Rha Barbarus

Brewer: Kruhnen

Rhubarb Saison, 4.7%

Bought it because I love this brewery, and I have been looking forward to seeing if they would release anything new and exiting for the summer. I am not disappointed, this label is beautiful and rhubarb is so good!



Hmmm my beer mug was still a bit frosty when I took the photo. Meh, it is what it is.

So this poured out all clear lemon and sunshine, slightly cloudy. Very little frothing, and it faded away into a fun looking pattern swirled on top of my  beer. And right off the bat, this smells like memories. My grandmother used to have rhubarb growing in her garden, and she would sometimes bake it into a pie with some strawberries. It was more tart than sweet, and it was perfect, and this is what this beer smells like.

It tastes different though. Very fresh and sharp (or dry, whatever the term you prefer). Definitely tart, but not in a bracing sort of way. My brain tricked me into thinking I would also be tasting strawberries, stupid brain. Regardless of denied nostalgia, this is darn tootin’ delicious.

Much like Kruhnen’s other beers, it holds a particular flavour on the tip of your tongue but it won’t tell you what it is.

I very much think I have found my favourite beer for the summer, to alternate with L’Artemis. It’s sitting at a low 4.7%, which is great for the incoming heat, and fairly priced.


All beers featured in this review are purchased at L`Épicerie Moderne, situated at 5854 Sherbrooke West, Montreal (NDG!)


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