Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdaelhousen:
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pour produces a creamy, white head. Thin lacing. Color is cloudy orange. Some sediment noticeable. Few carbonation bubbling throughout. Aroma contains notes of sweet honey, and very mild citris in the trailing nose. Flavor of the contains a sweet center. Wheat malts make up a biscuity first flavor, while the mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Citric orange peel and lemon zest come into play towards the finish and linger on the palate into the aftertaste. A hit of carbonation makes it's way into the finish as well. Overall, a very drinkable beer and flavorful with the citris dancing on the palate and the adding of the honey makeup. Would definitely buy this in multiple 6 packs if it was around Massachusetts.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2010 23:08:33 | More by jdaelhousen
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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 2,338 ratings.