Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:36:06 | More by mfnmbvp
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
A- little to no head and very minimal lacing, golden amber body that's cloudy but as the bottle says, this is presumably from "naturally occurring yeast left in the bottle to enhance fullness of flavor"
N - almost nonexistent sadly to say. I can pick up the yeast smell and subtle hops
M - light, carbonated, and a little creamy
T - kinda just tastes like a bud light.. I didn't pick up any complexity unfortunately
O - disappointed with this one but I still plan to make a trip to NG to try their sours and other brews
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 21:14:56 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,242 ratings.