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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,728 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,728
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 181
Gots: 382 | FT: 9
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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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass. Picked this up while in Wisconsin last weekend after hearing about it through friends

Appearance - Pale Golden Yellow color with a slightly hazy look and some slight carbonation. Head pours around a 1 finger width with an aggressive pour. Lacing is very spotty here.

Smell - Bready-Biscuit/Yeasty scent with a very sweet smell to it. There are some corn notes in here, but in a good way that it makes it even more enjoyable to smell. There's also a pretty solid malty backbone here too.

Taste - Much like the smell, it's combination of yeasts, barley and sweetened malts and corn. Normally I associate corn with being an adjunct ingredient, but here it's openly a part of the beer and it fits very well with the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is light as well as the body. This gives the beer a very creamy feel to it, which adds even more drinkability to what is already an easy drinker.

Overall - It's good enough in flavor without being too complex and it's an easy beer to drink that's perfect for any occasion. Put these two together and you have an excellent beer that manages to strike a balance between drinkability and flavor!

NuclearDolphin, Jan 31, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow with a slight haze. The little head that was present dissipates quickly

S - Fresh straw and yeast. Sweet bread coming through a bit

T - Clean and bready with sweet malts. Corn. mellow hop along with banana comes in on back side.

M - Extremely drinkable with a slightly higher creaminess and mouthfeel than expected. Great sharp carbonation of tiny bubbles throughout

O - Great refreshing beer. I really enjoy the carbonation balance and just enough flavor to keep it interesting with the low ABV

bjohn84, Jan 21, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a 1/2" white head that reduces to a thin skim.

Smell is minimal, slightly yeasty and bready with hints of straw. Hints of fruit as well, maybe peaches or grapes?

Clean and easy tasting, this is a very simple and clean brew. Bready with hints of yeast, mild hops finish this off.

This has an excellent mouthfeel, clean, smooth and easy, not too heavy even with the breadiness in its taste.

Probably my favorite creme ale that I've had, this is a true sessionable brew. Hoist one if you can get it!

TheHoppiest, Jan 18, 2012
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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 2,728 ratings.