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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,030 Ratings
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Ratings: 2030
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%


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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Reviews by dhbiker0889:
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden color with a very little head

S- Very sweet at first. Maybe a slight vanilla apple smell and a little bit funky

T- Sweet with virtually no bitterness. A little bit of cream. Very plain beer taste. But delicious

M- Great. Pretty carbonated and very smooth.

O- Very good beer but kind of plain. Loved by all my friends who don't drink craft beer but still enjoyed by those that do. Very easy to drink all night.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 05:44:32 | More by dhbiker0889
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-24-2014 03:19:20 | More by ultrasrs
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Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a growler
light yellow color, pretty clear, small head when first poured, very little retention with a very small amount of lacing

very light smell, dissipates quickly, grainy and slightly sweet, a little grassy

grain forward but not overly sweet, small amount of bitterness with no hop character, clean but still slightly fruity

a bit over carbonated, heavy mouth feel, nicely coats the tongue but not slick, finishes semi dry

overall this is a good beer, fits style nicely. I could drink a lot of this on a hot day but there really was nothing special that will keep me coming back

Serving type: growler

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04-18-2014 17:31:19 | More by billhelm
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Oregon

3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. Not going to say a lot on this, except a little disappointed. Normally I love this brewery's beers, but this was just a little too bland and over carbonated for me. If you're used to more complex brews, please don't judge these guys on this one.

Serving type: bottle

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S: grassy not getting much else. Maybe a little grainy.

T: very average in the taste. A little bit of of sweetness up front. Otherwise grassy and watery taste. IMO pretty bland.

M: well carbonated but again watery

O: very average beer nothing too exciting here. If you like the macro stuff there isn't much deviation in this beer from those.

Serving type: bottle

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
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