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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,304 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,304
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 158
Gots: 227 | 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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Ratings: 2,304 | Reviews: 685 | Display Reviews Only:
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JHenning87


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-01-2012 04:42:47 | More by JHenning87
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CoreyW

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-31-2012 15:33:40 | More by CoreyW
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316nuts

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-30-2012 21:01:35 | More by 316nuts
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-30-2012 15:15:14 | More by wakajawaka76
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Forb

Nebraska

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Holmgren!!

Poured from a 12oz bottle; no freshness date...

Appearance: Pours a deep but bright yellow with a moderate white head that dissipates fairly quick.

Smell: Saison-like fruit esters come forward, malts, and citrus.

Taste: Grains, corn, minor malt, and serious fruity farmhouse traits.

Mouthfeel: Real light body here with almost no carbonation from this cask condition brew.

Overall: Delicious and highly drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 20:26:36 | More by Forb
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PeterMatthes

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-28-2012 18:22:04 | More by PeterMatthes
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-28-2012 13:12:47 | More by aaronblain22
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intoflatlines


3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-28-2012 03:48:38 | More by intoflatlines
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-27-2012 23:33:58 | More by thebigredone
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-27-2012 22:23:32 | More by VonZipper
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ggourde

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-26-2012 16:27:10 | More by ggourde
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Dohshow


5/5  rDev +34.8%

05-26-2012 04:28:45 | More by Dohshow
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TubaManJack

Illinois

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

Finally a New Glarus

The bottle yielded a full glass of a hazy deep yellow body. The head of the beer looks more like an adjunct cap of wispy white foam. The nose is full of yeasty bread and a bit of corn. There isn't a lot of malt in the nose or the taste. Perhaps the best part of this beer is its mouthfeel. The body is really smooth and lightly carbonated. A really enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 01:21:10 | More by TubaManJack
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Punkrckr281

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-24-2012 15:08:38 | More by Punkrckr281
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harrylee773

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

05-23-2012 00:56:40 | More by harrylee773
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pebbs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-21-2012 21:29:57 | More by pebbs
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-21-2012 17:02:05 | More by fatboy91
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TJMcScmeebs


4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-21-2012 13:58:20 | More by TJMcScmeebs
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Romulux

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-20-2012 18:24:52 | More by Romulux
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-19-2012 08:40:37 | More by CarolinaKev
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Horneck


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-18-2012 03:15:57 | More by Horneck
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ErinSpace


4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, Wisconsin (dozens of times). This beer is a great session beer. It has great taste and great balance. Lighter than many New Glarus alternatives, but brewed with the same care and attention to detail. The beer very flavorful, without overpowering. The beer also has a subtle, yet warming creamy mouthfeel - especially noticeable if served slightly warmer the typical serving temperature.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 22:02:53 | More by ErinSpace
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suspect

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Thanks to jefeld for the hookup!

A: Hazy, straw to light yellow color. Aggressive pour leads to a one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Little lacing to speak of.

S: Nice smelling cream ale. Lots of sweet malts with a slight but present hop profile sneaking in later. Big biscuit notes and slight grain make up a pretty good smelling beer.

T: Follows the nose almost to a tee. Brings the malts but it's not as sweet probably as the nose as the bitterness of the hops probably stands out more here.

M: Mmmm...cream ale. Definite cream ale mouthfeel. Coats the mouth with creamy goodness. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A really nice cream ale. Doesn't quite stand up to my Genny Cream Ale but it's mostly due to nostalgia :). Regardless, this is a good beer. Easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 01:59:36 | More by suspect
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binx

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-12-2012 06:20:52 | More by binx
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-11-2012 19:50:44 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,304 ratings.