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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,338
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 161
Gots: 237 | FT: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002)
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I heard so much about this beer and it possibly got my hopes up for it.

A: light straw yellow. Plenty of carbonation, bone white head with medium to heavy lacing.

S: Corn. Grainy but very much a note of corn in the aroma - as it expresses on the bottle. The rare instance the brewer is in favor and admits to it.

T: To tart for my licking. Less cream than tart and dry nose to finish.

M: The tartness stuck around a bit too much for me. For a hop fan this countertaste is a bit off putting.

D: I dont think ill go back to it, but if others are enjoying then by all means.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 17:04:06 | More by BasementBer
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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,338 ratings.