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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,315
Reviews: 685
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-29-2012 04:14:46 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-28-2012 18:27:50 | More by DIPADude01
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-28-2012 18:00:19 | More by BillyBaroo
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-28-2012 01:35:34 | More by Bonna
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2012 20:12:12 | More by SvenHayden
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socon67

New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Safe House in Milwaukee

A - Hazy straw color, no lacing of note. Plenty of bubbly carbonation.

S - A bit of a tasted grain scent, but that's about it. Not much else of note.

T - Nice creamy flavor. I like the malt taste to this. Feels rich for a light style.

M - Nice hearty flavor and impressive thickness. Feels heavier than its style.

O - Enjoyable beer tha it true to its style. Right up there with Sixpoint Sweet Action which is my other cream ale favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 16:52:43 | More by socon67
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MaximalC

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale straw in color, slightly hazy, with bountiful carbonation bubbles. The aroma is mild, mostly grainy, with a hint of fruitiness and some hops. The flavor pretty much matches the smell, with no specific element really carrying the load. I fail to see how this manages to be the flagship brew of a very respectable brewery with many superior offerings in the stable. Maybe because it most resembles light beer? Regardless of the reason, this just doesn't resonate with me.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 01:01:19 | More by MaximalC
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djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-24-2012 22:15:07 | More by djtomain
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-23-2012 22:24:16 | More by MarkFy
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow pours a hazy, honey-gold color, and is capped with a thin white head that provides a moderate amount of lace. Light aromas of caramelized malt, grain, and a touch of corn blend together to make a wonderful bouquet. On the pallet the brew starts out with a light breadiness with the corn again peaking out ever so subtly, before a malty sweetness melts into a restrained hop bitterness. Moderate amounts of carbonation and a medium body round out this Wisconsin-only treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 22:11:03 | More by phishsihq
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-23-2012 01:29:12 | More by tassell1
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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dunn for bringing this back from his travels.

A - bright yellow with a thin lacing of white head

S - cereal grains

T - lemon, cereal grains, a bit grassy

M - light, smooth, crisp

This is a smooth, easy drinking, light, refreshing offering that is perfect for sipping on a hot day. If I could regularly get my hands on this, it would be a good go to session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 15:44:23 | More by tdm168
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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass at the Old Fashioned in Madison

A- Poured a clear light pale yellow color with lots of streaming carbonation and soapy head that left some droppy lace

S- Grains, corn, some light citrus. Pretty aromatic

T- Big creamed corn and grain flavor with a nice citrus pop om the finish

M- Lighter bodied, prickly carbonation, a little watery on the finish

O- I can see why this beer is so popular, very drinkable and a unique session ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 03:43:04 | More by Hoptometrist
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Michigan

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,315 ratings.