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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,329 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 161
Gots: 233 | 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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davexisxrabid

California

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this beer from LJArsenal. Thanks!

Poured a very clear gold color with lively carbonation and a half inch thick head. Little head retention and lacing.

Aroma of sweet corn and brown sugar; couldn't detect any hop aroma.

Flavor identical to the aroma with an added earthy hop kick making the beer marginally bitter at the end.

Medium bodied but the carbonation makes it feel much lighter. Flavor kind of fleeting from the palate after each drink.

Damn good drinkability actually, pleasantly surprised. Good for drinking a few rounds. Nothing spectacular, but I would try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 21:55:59 | More by davexisxrabid
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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 2,329 ratings.