Beer Name: Not Your Mom's Strawberry Rhubarb
Brewery: Small Town Brewery (Wauconda, IL; La Crosse, WI; Woodinville, WA)
How sold: 12 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $2.29 for a 12 oz bottle
Date Purchased: February 11, 2017
Date Opened/Drank: February 14, 2017
When brewed? New year-round hard soda. Released around February 2017 along with Not Your Mom's Apple Pie and Not Your Mom's Iced Tea.
What's on the Bottle: "This beer is the perfect balance of sweet & tart with real Madagascar vanilla. Like Mom's fresh pie, every sip takes you home. We know you'll enjoy it. We do."
Where distributed: Small Town Brewery has distributed its products to virtually all U.S. states. Find out if Small Town Brewery will ship this to your area!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear pink into a pint glass. Lots of carbonation / tiny bubbles. Looks like a pink cider. 4.5/5
Smell (25%): Fruity tart, strawberry and even bubble gum comes to mind. 4.5/5
Taste (40%): Burst of tart fruit from start to finish. Very refreshing. No octane detected at all. I could drink this all day. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; significant carbonation. Slightly sticky on the tongue to hold the sweet-tart experience. 4.5/5
Overall (20%): An outstanding hard soda. Small Town Brewery has officially released its latest line of hard sodas (or perhaps they could even be ciders?) with the Not Your Mom's series. I thought I would like the Apple Pie more than the Strawberry Rhubarb, but the reverse came true, thanks to the more in-your-face sweet-tart experience. In my book, Not Your Father's Root Beer (5.9%) remains the gold standard from this brewery, but people preferring ciders may want to take a look at this one. 4.5/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.6/5