Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSSG:
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dense, whipped, white head that has some decent lacing. A grassy hop aroma. Straw colored with a slight chill haze. Starts slightly tart and with floral hops. Moves into a medium-low hoppiness, and then this HUGE, rich maltiness comes out into the finish, which is slightly bitter (lingering hops) and has a few notes of flowers.
This is very, very excellent. It has this thick, luscious, creamy mouthfeel like velvet. It's like a slightly fruity/floral Wisconsin lager. Just great. I have zero complaints about this one.
This is the PERFECT brew to convert people from Miller/coors/bud/inbev into REAL craft bier.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2013 03:17:01 | More by TheSSG
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3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
S - The nose doesn't have much to offer, but it is still fresh and pleasant smelling. Crisp, grainy, & wheaty.
T - The taste follows the nose - crisp grain / wheat, light corn / husk type presence.
M - Very easy drinking. Smooth, crisp, clean. Light-bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, while it might not be the most complex of beers it is straight and to the point. A simple, pure, fresh, clean beer. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing. It's easy to see why this is the top rated 'cream ale' on BeerAdvocate. Would definitely drink much much more of this if it was more attainable to me.
New Glarus Spotted Cow ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:36:06 | More by mfnmbvp
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.