You are at Beer Search Party and yes, you are reading a cider review on this blog. On my recent trip to Portland, I picked up this Rhubarb cider because when are you going to get a chance to taste this combo? Maybe in a pie but in an alcoholic drink.
This Corvallis based cidery does plenty of fruity ciders but the combination promised on the can: “Tangy, wild, and not for the faint of heart, the Rhubarbarian is a fearsome hard cider made with fresh-pressed NW rhubarb” made me pick up a can.
The aroma doesn’t scream rhubarb to me. More like a combination of cider and white wine. The taste is both pretty smooth with an initial hit of tartness. The apple taste seems most prominent to me though the rhubarb is a nice undercurrent throughout the drinking. You do have to pay attention to get that rhubarb though which leads me to wanting a bigger hit of that and less of the apple. They also do a version with hops by the name of Hop & Stalk which I wish I had seen to compare.
Now I want rhubarb pie!