Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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2,983 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,983
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 222
Gots: 567 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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Ratings: 2,983 | Reviews: 747
Photo of TBlok_
4.87/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent taste. A very enjoyable beer from top to bottom. This is Wisconsin in a bottle.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's craft beer's miller lite.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Glarus Spotted Cow has a thick, foamy, white head, a somewhat hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, with some bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet corn, malt, and a touch of fruit. Taste is of mild, sweet bread, malt, mellow bitterness, and a ghost of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and New Glarus Spotted Cow finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

Photo of Spaul23
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. Great taste. Wish it was available where I live.

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light beer winner in my book

Photo of ngraabe
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Yum, refreshing, and always goes well with everything!

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my go-to beers when I'm spending time in Wisconsin. No surprises, just a consistently great tasting beer with an ABV that allows me to have a few.

Photo of pjludolph
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good and refreshing beer. It has notes of citrus and goes down very smoothly. It has little to no aftertaste and is one of the best Wisconsin made beers and that is ranking it among some fierce competition.

Photo of Spence26
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers smooth great taste and drinkable all night

Photo of Frankler
2.1/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very light, minimal taste, good carbonation

Photo of G_Z_a
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nothing better on a hot summer day.

Photo of snaxcat
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color.
Smells of banana, bready malt, pineapple.
Tastes of straw, bread, banana, sweet fruits. Decent hop bitterness not overpowering.
Smooth, light, refreshing.

Overall: a solid, go to, easy drinking summer beer.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyed this flagship from the Wisconsin brewery.

Photo of y0tommyb
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unlike any beer I've had before, very refreshing and delicious. I can't wait to try this again in the middle of summer!

Photo of SierraFlight
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (also sampled on draft at the airport) poured into shaker pint. Yellow and slightly cloudy body with a rocky white head. Retention is good and there’s some lacing. Aroma is of crackers, grainy malt, corn, a little lager-y fruit, and a hint of grassy hops.Taste is sweet malt, corn, and fruit with a little grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium-light body, creamy texture, average-plus carbonation, abrupt sweet finish.

Photo of eaglescout
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden, clear

S: bready, corn, almost liked a pumped up miller lite (if we're being honest)

T: grain after taste, corn, light hoppy taste not fruity

M: crisp, light

O: very much a casual afternoon, graduation party kind of beer

Photo of PhillyBrewPhan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth. An above average tailgate beer. Wish it was sold outside Wisconsin.

Photo of CraigP83
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking beer for the masses. Says cream ale but comes across like a Lager, Seems to me more malt forward. Has a little bit of sweetness that coats your mouth. Fairly bland other than that

Photo of richwhite420
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all, not bad. Light and smooth. You do get a nice IPA taste. No bitter after taste.

Photo of TapDat
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wish it was available outside of Wisconsin. This beer is 100 times better on tap.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very drinkable beer. I was surprised by the overall lightness. But despite the lightness, there was still plenty of flavor - a bit of hops and a bit of malt.

Photo of Torreon10
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought I was drinking Miller Lite

Photo of AndrewGoria
2.64/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Smooth beer with no bad flavors.

Photo of Testosterownd
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Hard to find but well worth it if you are in Wisconsin.

Photo of Djohnson300
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great "regular" beer, I'm always in good spirits as I open one of these bottles. Good for mass consumption, even better at a bowling alley!

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,983 ratings.