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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,237 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,237
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 150
Gots: 205 | 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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mresendiz


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-06-2014 19:04:27 | More by mresendiz
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2014 16:31:04 | More by KAF
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden yellow hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave creamy side lacing and a nice quarter inch blanket.

S - Aromas of light, sweet malts, lightly earthy hops, grains. Its actually pretty straight forward.

T - Taste is nice and sweet, good malts and grain base. Creaminess, faint corn flavour which is good, really really light fruity/floral/earthy hops going on. Very pleasant taste and well executed.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, lightly creamy, super easy drinking.

O - Overall this was a solid representation of a cream ale. Only knock would be how lack luster the nose is.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 03:11:16 | More by rudzud
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s_wit

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2014 01:44:46 | More by s_wit
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jmbot4371

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-06-2014 01:24:37 | More by jmbot4371
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Beric

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into footed pilsner
Served: 4 July 2014

Appearance: Pours a pale, slightly hazy yellow with a huge two finger creamy white head. Huge carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Looks wonderful.

Smell: Doesn't smell like much. Sweet, sweet malts and a harsher earthy edge. Easily the least inspiring part of this beer.

Taste: Marvelous flavor for a beer that is supposed to be easy-drinking and not complicated. The beer has a sweet malt backbone, lightened by the use of corn but you can tell the corn is actually adding some reasonable amount of flavoring too, in a very good way. The beer has light hopping levels which adds just a pinch of flavor and bitterness on the back end. A very easy drinking beer that makes it wonderful to drink.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation with a light body.

Overall: If I needed a go-to summer beer, lawnmower beer, or party beer and lived in Wisconsin, I would buy nothing else. This beer is perfect for drinking in quantity when you want something lighter for yourself (and guests) and still be craft with decent flavor. A perfect beer for summer. Marvelous.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 12:30:18 | More by Beric
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AdamSorenson16

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-05-2014 02:39:27 | More by AdamSorenson16
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-04-2014 13:43:56 | More by Ajmorriso1
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schuler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-04-2014 13:32:34 | More by schuler
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Aimeeford


3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Skroll87


5/5  rDev +34.8%

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tetnak


5/5  rDev +34.8%

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nleaders

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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buckfever5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-03-2014 00:56:11 | More by buckfever5
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-02-2014 23:50:47 | More by GClarkage
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2014 20:50:19 | More by lucasj82
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Sark

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Wrigley_Pint

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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319Hawksfan


4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-30-2014 03:00:21 | More by 319Hawksfan
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28%

06-30-2014 01:00:49 | More by Schimms
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2014 23:51:23 | More by WVUbrew
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lenbert

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-29-2014 23:32:42 | More by lenbert
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-29-2014 17:06:58 | More by joshshepperd
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2014 00:28:23 | More by Keith_R
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.