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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,241 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 151
Gots: 209 | 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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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Cjhahn71

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +34.8%

07-12-2014 00:31:36 | More by Cjhahn71
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Dief88

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-11-2014 21:10:02 | More by Dief88
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McMuffin_1

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-11-2014 19:54:44 | More by McMuffin_1
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-11-2014 16:14:54 | More by Athletics279
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-10-2014 20:07:36 | More by pschie1
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-10-2014 15:15:06 | More by atlbravsrno1
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JosefBerger

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-10-2014 01:05:04 | More by JosefBerger
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JamesTerry88

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-09-2014 23:25:21 | More by JamesTerry88
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Shrey

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2014 21:32:32 | More by Shrey
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HippityHops

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-09-2014 18:33:24 | More by HippityHops
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-09-2014 03:52:46 | More by markgugs
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higlack

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-08-2014 17:39:30 | More by higlack
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cl3

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-08-2014 17:02:47 | More by cl3
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-08-2014 16:53:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-08-2014 03:38:39 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-08-2014 02:27:22 | More by LambicKing
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derryd

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-08-2014 01:47:33 | More by derryd
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-07-2014 23:13:59 | More by michaelsmith11
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-07-2014 04:05:49 | More by Biff_Tannen
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-07-2014 01:28:32 | More by tmbgnicu
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bufante

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-06-2014 23:51:30 | More by Dave_Treat
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AmericanPaleMale666

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- little to no head and very minimal lacing, golden amber body that's cloudy but as the bottle says, this is presumably from "naturally occurring yeast left in the bottle to enhance fullness of flavor"

N - almost nonexistent sadly to say. I can pick up the yeast smell and subtle hops

M - light, carbonated, and a little creamy

T - kinda just tastes like a bud light.. I didn't pick up any complexity unfortunately

O - disappointed with this one but I still plan to make a trip to NG to try their sours and other brews

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 21:14:56 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.