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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,331 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 161
Gots: 234 | 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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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

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,331 ratings.