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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,018 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2018
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%


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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002)
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Reviews by Aaron_Ramson:
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick fluffy head sitting on a light gold body. Scent of sweet hay and grassy hops. Taste is sweet and fruity; apple, pear and grape with undertones of masa and corn husk. Close to no hop flavors detectable, and very appropriate for style. Thin bodied and fully carbonated, light yet completely satisfying. Definitely a session beer for all seasons, lucky to get my hands on some all the way here in Southern California. God bless bottle trading!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 05:34:35 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. Not going to say a lot on this, except a little disappointed. Normally I love this brewery's beers, but this was just a little too bland and over carbonated for me. If you're used to more complex brews, please don't judge these guys on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:36:54 | More by BurdockBoy
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MrEducation

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

04-17-2014 06:11:55 | More by MrEducation
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-17-2014 03:36:30 | More by Quattrofiend
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2014 02:40:54 | More by threedaggers
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SnOwRiDe1080

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-16-2014 04:15:22 | More by SnOwRiDe1080
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-14-2014 20:03:00 | More by TboneRN
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EdTheEdge

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-13-2014 20:47:16 | More by EdTheEdge
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kj8525

Colorado

2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: gold with white head like a macro lager.

S: grassy not getting much else. Maybe a little grainy.

T: very average in the taste. A little bit of of sweetness up front. Otherwise grassy and watery taste. IMO pretty bland.

M: well carbonated but again watery

O: very average beer nothing too exciting here. If you like the macro stuff there isn't much deviation in this beer from those.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 19:11:21 | More by kj8525
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tanis

Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.1%

04-11-2014 21:55:42 | More by tanis
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-11-2014 01:00:05 | More by mltobin
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scumation

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-11-2014 00:06:24 | More by scumation
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2014 17:55:49 | More by cwelsh55
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is apparently only available in Wisconsin and seems to be beloved in the Great Lakes states. I really enjoyed it. It had a smooth, simple taste of farmhouse grains--easy drinking, not too fancy. I didn't really pick up any of the fruitiness the label mentioned. It was full-bodied with a well-balanced flavor. Somehow exactly how I would want a beer from a brewery in a tiny town in Wisconsin to taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:47:05 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2014 19:41:47 | More by gmendez1122
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Travitten

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

04-07-2014 03:46:52 | More by Travitten
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-06-2014 02:40:00 | More by edhizdeid
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Jonker1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2014 00:12:27 | More by Jonker1
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Cozuma

Indiana

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy golden color with a decent amount of soft foam for a moment that fades to a ring and small patches. Aroma is a very light biscuit like smell, it feels soft and easily drinkable. Flavor is light and malty and ever so slightly fruity they way you'd expect a cask ale to be. Overall a nice easy to drink light malty beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 11:38:43 | More by Cozuma
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mgroothuis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-01-2014 22:12:39 | More by mgroothuis
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OutKast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-31-2014 18:35:57 | More by OutKast
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2014 02:32:41 | More by andrenaline
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-31-2014 00:30:46 | More by assman79
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-30-2014 19:44:16 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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randa173

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-29-2014 20:46:05 | More by randa173
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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,018 ratings.