Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Rhubie Rhubarb Ale

Lighthouse Brewing Rhubie Rhubarb Ale


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3.8 out of 5


  • Brewery: Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Fruit Beer, Wheat Ale
  • Pros:

    Nice, sessionable wheat ale

  • Cons:

    Rhubarb content is not very apparent

  • Conclusion:

    This is a nice Wheat Ale with a very slight Rhubarb infusion to kick up your senses.


Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Rhubie Rhubarb Ale Review

It is time to jump aboard the drinking seasonally train and open a bottle of the Rhubie, a spring seasonal from Victoria BC’s Lighthouse Brewing Co in the form of a Spring, Rhubarb Ale. This beer comes just as the Rhubarb harvest comes to term and pours from the slightly brewery a-typically labelled bottle a golden-straw colour with noticeable sediment floating in the beer. This is not a cloudy beer but the sediment is quite apparent. Topped with a single finger of head which settles rather quickly the beer smells wheat based and malt-forward with a citrus, mild sweetness to it. The rhubarb does not stand out like you may expect in the smell. The flavour is crisp with a light wheat flavour, solid malt and a touch of fruity sweetness. The slightest of sour tones comes into play but again placing this to Rhubarb is a bit of a stretch for the imagination. The Rhubie is an easy drinking, very enjoyable summer beer but may not be quite what you are expecting going into the tasting.

Alcohol – 6.2%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.50 (Craft Retailer)

Lighthouse Brewing Rhubie Rhubarb Ale

Lighthouse Brewing Rhubie Rhubarb Ale

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  1. ser
    ser 30 May, 2014, 20:44

    great beer. not rhubarby though. why can’t they make a rhubarb beer that is deliciously packed with delicious rhubarb flavour and deliciousness? it’s what the people want!

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  2. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 16 June, 2014, 19:32

    This stuff was really tasty! I wish it had more Rhubarb also but it was awesome.

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