Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by RedChrome:
3.6/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A hazy bright yellow colored beer Half an inch of foamy white head took a few minutes to fade. Very few tiny rising carbonation bubbles. Minimal spotted lace.
Fruit aromas blend with a light grain scent. Apples and corn husk scents battle for dominance. Bitterness is very faint. Just a faint shade on the sweet side of balance.
Sweet flavors abound. A faint fruitiness to the very back behind the grains. White bread tastes are most of the flavor. A bit of corn to note. Almost no existent hops tastes.
Decent thickness. Carbonation is a bit low on the tongue. Tastes cling to the surfaces.
A decent brew. Would work well with almost any food item as a generic beverage. A style that I think is overlooked a bit. Nice treat, but nothing to strive to acquire.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2009 09:12:48 | More by RedChrome
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(on tap at Über Tap Room and Cheese Bar - served in a pilsner glass)
A: poured to the very top, so without much foam... the color is a light khaki, liquid a good bit hazy, with what appears to be a some sediment floating about
S: bit of a nutty, toasted oat bouquet... no fruitiness, no hops of note... clean, woodsy note from the yeast
T: oat cookie... not oatmeal cookie, with the raisins and spices and all - just a simple, lightly toasty, slightly doughy malt flavor - kinda like chewing on a basic, cereal-like American 2-row - or maybe even low-sweetened Life cereal... it's good! the flavors are very mellow and clean... I can't be certain, but I might've got some of the corn in the finish - a mild sort of cornmeal... any hop flavor, if present, is merely in the background, providing a spec of balance
M: very light and clean, kind of like an adjunct lager with a mild grainy grittiness... a body bordering on watery... mellow carbonation, no sizzle
O: BA calls this a "cream ale", NG calls this a "Naturally Cloudy Farmhouse Ale" - I can see both points of view - the closest thing I could compare this to would be a zwickelbier, but without the lemony and grassy flavors and rounder, fuller body I often get with those... drink this like your ordinary, everyman lager - I like it for what it is, it stands out
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 21:08:49 | More by Bouleboubier
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,321 ratings.