Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,037 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 3,037
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 229
Gots: 622 | FT: 15
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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Ratings: 3,037 | Reviews: 761
Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a straight sided, Spotted Cow pint glass.

A - 3.25 - Pours a slightly murky gold color. Forms about a finger of bright white head. Medium head potential, nice head retention. Good solid rings of lacing left on the walls of the glass.
S - 2 - Yeasty, slightly sour and alcoholic. Smells like your typical domestic beer.
T - 3.5 - Slightly sweet and sour tang, bready.
F - 4.75 - Nice creamy mouthfeel and oily texture. Goes down extremely smooth.
O - 4.5 - For what it is, its quite good. A good session beer to pound a few down and the perfect pizza brew.

Photo of hwy395
4.74/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Justin( beer-wheezy ) for setting me up with this one.
I don't like this kind of beer and it was amazing.
Interpret that anyway you like.

Photo of tlema1
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best cream ale ever...nice mouthfeel, some sweetness, damn good

Photo of TBlok_
4.87/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent taste. A very enjoyable beer from top to bottom. This is Wisconsin in a bottle.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's craft beer's miller lite.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Glarus Spotted Cow has a thick, foamy, white head, a somewhat hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, with some bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet corn, malt, and a touch of fruit. Taste is of mild, sweet bread, malt, mellow bitterness, and a ghost of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and New Glarus Spotted Cow finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

Photo of Spaul23
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. Great taste. Wish it was available where I live.

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light beer winner in my book

Photo of ngraabe
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Yum, refreshing, and always goes well with everything!

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my go-to beers when I'm spending time in Wisconsin. No surprises, just a consistently great tasting beer with an ABV that allows me to have a few.

Photo of pjludolph
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good and refreshing beer. It has notes of citrus and goes down very smoothly. It has little to no aftertaste and is one of the best Wisconsin made beers and that is ranking it among some fierce competition.

Photo of Spence26
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers smooth great taste and drinkable all night

Photo of Frankler
2.1/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very light, minimal taste, good carbonation

Photo of G_Z_a
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nothing better on a hot summer day.

Photo of snaxcat
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color.
Smells of banana, bready malt, pineapple.
Tastes of straw, bread, banana, sweet fruits. Decent hop bitterness not overpowering.
Smooth, light, refreshing.

Overall: a solid, go to, easy drinking summer beer.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyed this flagship from the Wisconsin brewery.

Photo of y0tommyb
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unlike any beer I've had before, very refreshing and delicious. I can't wait to try this again in the middle of summer!

Photo of SierraFlight
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (also sampled on draft at the airport) poured into shaker pint. Yellow and slightly cloudy body with a rocky white head. Retention is good and there’s some lacing. Aroma is of crackers, grainy malt, corn, a little lager-y fruit, and a hint of grassy hops.Taste is sweet malt, corn, and fruit with a little grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium-light body, creamy texture, average-plus carbonation, abrupt sweet finish.

Photo of eaglescout
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden, clear

S: bready, corn, almost liked a pumped up miller lite (if we're being honest)

T: grain after taste, corn, light hoppy taste not fruity

M: crisp, light

O: very much a casual afternoon, graduation party kind of beer

Photo of PhillyBrewPhan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth. An above average tailgate beer. Wish it was sold outside Wisconsin.

Photo of CraigP83
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking beer for the masses. Says cream ale but comes across like a Lager, Seems to me more malt forward. Has a little bit of sweetness that coats your mouth. Fairly bland other than that

Photo of richwhite420
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all, not bad. Light and smooth. You do get a nice IPA taste. No bitter after taste.

Photo of TapDat
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wish it was available outside of Wisconsin. This beer is 100 times better on tap.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very drinkable beer. I was surprised by the overall lightness. But despite the lightness, there was still plenty of flavor - a bit of hops and a bit of malt.

Photo of Torreon10
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought I was drinking Miller Lite

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 3,037 ratings.