Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,809
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 188
Gots: 429 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002)
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Photo of BeerMeFitz
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have this whenever I can grab some from WI. There is nothing like it !
A: Honey colored with a real creamy head.

S: You notice faint sweetness, no overpowering hops or malt smells.

T: Not complex - but a Very clean,crisp, sweet and simple beer done perfectly!

M: thin

Overall: This is a Fantastic beer and I wish they sold outside of WI. This is the perfect Summer beer, Fall Beer, Spring Beer and Winter Beer...ok it's the Perfect session beer!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cagocubs
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on a bunch of New Glarus on a recent trip to Wisconsin. NG's first test passed with flying colors.

A: Bright yellow/straw yellow with a fluffy 1 finger white head. Unfiltered with good carbonation streaming to the top.

S: Sweeter malts, grain, maybe some sticky fruit.

T: Really balanced. Has a nice malt and earthy corn taste, but it also carries a decent juicy hop with it. The aftertaste is far from adjunct as you get a nice sweet aftertaste.

M: Real smooth and creamy. Good mouth coating and carbonation.

O: I would have never picked this up if I knew it was of the cream ale variety, but man I would've been missing out. A real easy beer to drink with a nice balanced taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of Holland
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: straw color with a thin head that continues to reproduce itself all the time.

S: sweet malt smell, slightly acidic

T: sweet malt, slightly acidic like the smell, and has a great light malty aftertaste.

M: best part - it somehow feels creamy and crisply carbonated at the same time.

O: not complex, but it's well made. There aren't any flaws in it. Thanks to Treebs for the extra.

Photo of KDawg
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear yellow color with a little head

Nice and balanced aromas of grains, citrus and creams

medium bodied with good flavors of creams, citrus and a slight hint of cereal. Lacking a bit on the whole as there isn't that much depth

A nice and drinkable beer. It makes for a solid session beer, but is a bit plain all together

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,809 ratings.