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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,249 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,249
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 152
Gots: 211 | 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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Stoneman78

California

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On draft in Milwaukee

Appearance is slightly translucent yellow straw hue, thin layer of white foam, watery lacing

Smell is clean and crisp pale and bread malts, light bubblegum sweetness, hints of grassy hops and light fruits

Taste is mostly pale malts and yeast, light hop bitterness creeps in, hints of apples and pears, finishes dry and bubbly

Mouthfeel is light/medium-bodied, watery texture, overly high carbonation

Drinkability is high, this is one smooth and sessionable 'cream ale', nice balance of hops and fruit tones, good body and flavor, the MVP beer of my hotel's bar :P

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2008 06:14:03 | More by Stoneman78
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12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. At long last I have come to review the legendary New Glarus Spotted Cow. Acquired as part of the mixed variety twelve pack, and gifted to me from my mom.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a crisp, lightly hazy straw yellow colored body with about a finger and a half of foamy white head. Leaves behind some nice spotty lacing. Looks very nice.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,249 ratings.