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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,923 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,923
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 210
Gots: 519 | FT: 13
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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Got this at Via in Milwaukee. Served in a pint.

A: is a clear light golden color with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little. lacing.

S:smells light, grassy, wheat, spices, malts

T: light, sweet, wheat, citrus, grass, spices, hint of hops

M: light body with good amounts of carbonation

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, the famous Spotted Cow.
Poured into becker pint glass; bright clear yellow with lively carbonation and a bright white fizzy thick head that doesn't leave much lacing. Smell is slightly vinous, light lager yeast and corn with a bit of grassy crisp hops. Taste is light and crisp, light grain and corn with a pinch of crisp hops to dry out the finish, which is lightly sweet and a bit sticky, but mostly clean. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and carbonated.
While I'd prefer a steam beer or a kolsch when it comes to lighter, lager-influenced ales, this is a good beer. It'd be a great beer for introducing a BMC drinker to craft. It's nothing special, but I can see why it has such a fervent local following, spanning all spectrums of beer drinkers.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,923 ratings.