Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,810 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,810
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 189
Gots: 432 | 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)
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3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up from a relative in Nebraska, relatively low expectations. Side poured with medium vigor from a bottle into a Boulevard pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a pale golden yellow color with a dismally soapy tiny head that rapidly dissipates leaving no sign of lacing. Pretty pitiful in the appearance category.

Smell - Sweet corn, a bit of malts, a faint fruity essence. Very subdued smell, not that that is a bad thing, as long as the taste comes through strong.

Taste - A fairly rich creamy maltiness with a touch of grains, grassiness, and even a hint of fruits. A little more complex and quality than the nose or presentation. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, slightly Grainy finish, heavily carbonated.

Overall - worth trying one time. I wouldn't buy it again! I may or may not drink it again. I can't get it where I am, so not a big deal. It's not a bad beer, just not real great either. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere if you are looking for a thrill. If you get tthis free, drink it!

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3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A Golden yellow pale color. A frothy foam of yellowish head stuck to one side of the glass. Not stick or lacing.

S - A sweet corny smell jumps out with faint fruity elements.

T - This is a crisp and clean brew that drinks more like a session lager. Nothing really special about it so I'm surprised it was so highly acclaimed.

O - Meh. I'll pass next time.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,810 ratings.