Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by dauss:
3.6/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: Standard 12oz. bottle offering. Has a 1329 14:26 printed on the side of the bottle. Whatever that means.
Appearance: Pours a golden straw color with a small white head with poor retention. At first glance the beer is crystal clear, but upon closer look, a slight amount of yeast is suspended and distributed throughout the glass, almost like little grains of sand.
Aroma: Very restrained aroma, just some light malt grain, a touch of DMS, and a tiny bit of esters.
Taste: A very mild malty beer. Low hop bitterness and flavor. Pretty evenly matched with the malt bill. Finishes with a tiny bit of bitterness and a lightly estery bready malt flavor.
Mouthfeel: A fine light carbonation really lends to a nice mouthfeel. Well attenuated beer that has a dry finish.
Notes: Was able to get this bottle through a friend of a friend who got it from some other friends who live in Wisconsin. Pretty standard cream ale. I could see drinking a couple of these on a hot summer day to quench the thirst.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2009 03:12:44 | More by dauss
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 2,329 ratings.