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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,533
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 176
Gots: 313 | 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

spottedcouch, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

averagejake872, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Cstromberg57, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

rhoer06, Dec 27, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

melissab318, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

reyolb, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

greenbeer29, Dec 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

ericwilson54, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +3%

From 12/18/11 notes.

a - Pours a pale yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, grains, spices, light fruit. Not bad, but a bit bland in the nose.

t - Tastes of bready malts, cream, light toasted malts, grain, light fruit and floral notes. Cream is definitely here in the taste and much better than the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Super smooth and creamy, and very very easy to drink. Best part of the beer.

o - Overall an interesting beer. The nose is a bit bland, but than the taste is very bready and creamy, which is pretty nice. The mouthfeel is near perfect, and it would be very easy to have a few of these. Something I'd like to try again sometime.

mdfb79, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

This one came at me from an unexpected angle. When I saw the bottle, the name "Spotted Cow" immediately made me think of milk stout. I suppose for a cream ale, it makes sense, too. Very bright and lively, with some lemony tartness that called to mind a super-mild Berliner weisse crossed with a German pilsner. Surpisingly drinkable, and the ABV would make this an ideal quencher. This may be the first cream ale that really caught my attention.

Brent, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

nmann08, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DakotaJim, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Nofear048, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

pchep, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Beertracker, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

trevorjk, Dec 15, 2011
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2.9/5  rDev -22%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass - hazy golden with thin white head, decent lace.

Smells of cream, banana, like a wit with no clove or other spice. Slight citrus, no real hop presence.

Super light bodied, very carbonated. Banana flavors, mildly tart. Very refreshing and crisp. Soda mouthfeel. Faint notes of sweet corn. 

I'd probably like a few of these here in Florida on a hot day. Easily the lightest body out of all the cream ales I've had. Not sure why the bottle says farmhouse but BA categorizes it a cream ale. Definitely a lawnmower beer, but more drinkable than standard yellow swill.

xpdrinker, Dec 15, 2011
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,533 ratings.