Rhubie Rhubarb Wheat Ale – Lighthouse Brewing Co. (Victoria, BC, Canada)


  • My Rating: C+

Rhubie Rhubarb Wheat Ale – Lighthouse Brewing Co., 6.2% ABV – 650ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front left-side label:

“Rhubie Rhubarb Wheat Ale was brewed with Pilsener malt, flaked wheat, hops, Belgian wheat ale yeast and organic Fraser Valley rhubarb.

  • Style: (Rhubarb) Flavoured Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Lemon sweet fizzy wheat malt
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 (5% off) – 650ml, July 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: I dig the basic label, like a Rubix cube or Chiclets gum… Whatever happened to Chiclets? Pours clear light almost-neon yellow, not much head, barely any lacing, thin ringed retention, many many active streams.

Nose: very fruity sweet lemony citrus malts, (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: ultra crisp, light fizzy, incoming sweet malts

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) fruity rhubarb*, lemon citrus, wheat malt, yeasty

Finish: lingering barley sweetness, thinnish body, pleasant sweet malt finish.

Summary: *Truthfully I haven’t rhubarb by itself so I cannot pinpoint it’s flavour. Either way, this beer is a bit above average but nothing to write home about. Decent textures and crisp ability, but not that deep nor memorable.