Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Spotted CowSpotted Cow

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,816 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,816
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 189
Gots: 434 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Spotted Cow Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,816 | Reviews: 716 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of natethamac
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brianv26
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of shredder83
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of myuncle
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Sunn
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of PalatePilot
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beersimmons
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of AmishRockstar
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of fishmich
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Chaney
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The #9 ranked Cream Ale here on BA with only an 84% rating. Obviously, the love for this style is lacking.

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Poured a very murky, tangerine-orange color, with a wispy off-white head that didn't add up to much.

S: Sweet bread, wheat, corn, and a bit of vanilla extract. I actually dug the nose.

T: Not too sweet and certainly nothing wrong with this one. Straight down the middle, easy drinker with a sour-dough disposition overall.

M: The drinkability on this suck is unhinged. So friggin smooth an gulpable with perfect carbonation bill. Not a dry drop in this puppy.

O: Been to Cheese Land a couple of times and remember this one being on tap just about everywhere I went. Obviously NG's best-seller. I can see why.

Photo of MickeyBeer
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer that I have had dozens of times, but decided to finally write a review on it.

A- Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color. Head was rather minimal, leaving only about a half a finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

S- Smell is sweet and malty with a little bit of a wheat aroma. Doesn't exactly hit you in the nose, but some nice aromas are present.

T- This beer has a good deal of flavor, but in many ways is hard to describe. It has an almost fruity flavor similar to that of a cider. Also has a spiced presence to it. Hops are not very prominent in the flavor, and mostly the sweetness of the beer comes forward.

M- This beer is smooth and drinkable. Makes for a great summer session drinking beer in my opinion.

O- A unique brew that is widely available in Wisconsin. It is tasty and reasonably priced. Not the most complex beer that I have ever had, but I will certainly continue to purchase it.

Photo of illinimac
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of pburland23
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of PDF
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of FortKnox15
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Ragnarok88
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of lach78
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,816 ratings.