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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,637 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,637
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 177
Gots: 356 | FT: 9
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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Photo of wnesseth01
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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

wnesseth01, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of buchko
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

buchko, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of grze
3/5  rDev -19.6%

grze, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of AirZombie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

AirZombie, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of craftbrew502
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

craftbrew502, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of batfireman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

batfireman, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

carlmoberg, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Norseman, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of zefer777
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

zefer777, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of BurdockBoy
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

BurdockBoy, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of MrEducation
2.5/5  rDev -33%

MrEducation, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Quattrofiend
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Quattrofiend, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +7.2%

threedaggers, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of SnOwRiDe1080
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

SnOwRiDe1080, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of TboneRN
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

TboneRN, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of EdTheEdge
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of kj8525
2.4/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: gold with white head like a macro lager.

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.

kj8525, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of tanis
5/5  rDev +34%

tanis, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mltobin, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of scumation
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

scumation, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of cwelsh55
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cwelsh55, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of AmyfaceNYC
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is apparently only available in Wisconsin and seems to be beloved in the Great Lakes states. I really enjoyed it. It had a smooth, simple taste of farmhouse grains--easy drinking, not too fancy. I didn't really pick up any of the fruitiness the label mentioned. It was full-bodied with a well-balanced flavor. Somehow exactly how I would want a beer from a brewery in a tiny town in Wisconsin to taste.

AmyfaceNYC, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of gmendez1122
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

gmendez1122, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Travitten
5/5  rDev +34%

Travitten, Apr 07, 2014
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,637 ratings.