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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,318 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,318
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 159
Gots: 229 | FT: 7
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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5/5  rDev +34.8%

09-22-2013 04:09:48 | More by Beerlover
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-21-2013 20:46:35 | More by HumanParaquat
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1FatJ

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

09-18-2013 20:08:47 | More by 1FatJ
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head that fades to a wispy thin cover. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of a mild banana-like fruitiness with grain. Soft, but pleasant enough.

The taste is rather bland, but inoffensive - some sweet grain, mild hint of buttered corn and a touch of yeast. There is a mild hop touch in the finish to balance sweetness, but it doesn't add much to the flavor department.

It is smooth and creamy.

This is a basic, easy-drinking cream ale. Nothing special other than having a refreshing quality to it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2013 15:10:41 | More by jwc215
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-16-2013 22:40:44 | More by Thedaver4220
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-16-2013 09:51:31 | More by JDizzle
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-15-2013 17:32:21 | More by akang
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-15-2013 17:26:32 | More by thampel09
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-14-2013 21:00:27 | More by Bsetz
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JJH1018

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-13-2013 16:39:03 | More by JJH1018
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KevinBrau

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-13-2013 01:12:57 | More by KevinBrau
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fitrock2112

Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured Spotted Cow into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden with one finger of creamy puffy head.

S - Some candied qualities, mixed with light fruit and malt. Just a little faint in this department.

T - Smooth creamy fruity beer here. Some lemon peel, light malt. Wish there was more flavor, but not bad.

M - Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Yeah, you can drink a few of these.

O - A nice change of pace beer. Smooth creamy, just not a lot going on. I like it for what it is. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:32:39 | More by fitrock2112
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mkf629

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-12-2013 23:57:11 | More by mkf629
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-12-2013 18:58:43 | More by CityofBals
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-12-2013 18:43:51 | More by zillo043068
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psychotia

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

09-11-2013 20:03:21 | More by psychotia
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up from the House of 1,000 beers for 3 bucks. Black market score!

A - Quite an epic head over an inch of creamy foam that sticks around for a while. Color is a bright semi hazy yellow. Mostly clear.
S - Very timid smell not very sweet or hoppy. Just mild grains, hops, and some corn skunk.
T - Taste is much better has a mild bit of vanilla like a creme soda. Grains are also balanced and sweet and hops are there and enjoyable. I like it.
M - Not very soda like which is nice. Taste like beer with a light to medium body for easy drinking.

Overall a great introduction to the brewery if they can make this tasty year round offerings I may want to step it up and trade for more rare offerings.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:13:07 | More by DrDemento456
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-09-2013 15:37:38 | More by Brewer1980
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a cloudy golden color topped by a thin white head and gobs of carbonation. Minimum lacing and head retention is awful.

Aroma:
Leaves a bit to be desired but hints of honey and slight cloves and citrus. It's earthy and quite welcoming.

Taste:
Sourdough with some citrus, clove and a bit of corn.

Mouthfeel:
This is a very light-bodied beer that is incredibly smooth and heavily carbonated. It's fantastic and refreshing!

Overall:
A great beer - It's not complex by any stretch of the imagination, however, it is super easy to drink and insanely refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 03:54:14 | More by alphagnome
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Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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drewfull

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-05-2013 15:58:01 | More by drewfull
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,318 ratings.