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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,856 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,856
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 200
Gots: 466 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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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.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,856 ratings.