Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A generous co-worker bestowed me with a 12-pack after her recent Thanksgiving jaunt back to Wisconsin...
A - A finger's worth of slightly dense slightly lush pure virgin white froth... Decent retention gives way to a full thick collar and a thin veil of lacing... The color is an even lighter than expected pale golden straw... Filled with carbonation that starts with a moderate pace and picks up some serious pace as it climbs... A little bit of lacing clings to the glass...
S - An array of sweet pale malts... Cereal grains... Some very faint apple notes as well...
T - The nose was a perfect approximation for what to expect on the palate... Cereal grains... Pale malts... Perhaps a hint of wheat... Some very light apple notes...
M - On the fuller side of light bodied... Uber clean and quite crisp... Brisk carbonation...
D - Simple, straight-forward and quite quaffable... Not bursting with flavor and doesn't wow you in any particular category, but this is a solid enjoyable brew none the less... You don't always need an imperial this or a double that, sometimes a simple refreshing understated brew is needed and this is an ideal beer for such occasions...
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 02:16:07 | More by philbe311
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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 2,330 ratings.