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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,885 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,885
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 203
Gots: 493 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a a pale straw color with a finger and a half of soapy bone white head. Ok head retention.

S- aromas of some sweet malt, slightly fruity with notes of fresh berry and a touch of grain.

T- cracked grain with a streak of corn sweetness. Some balancing herbal like hops in the middle with a hint of very light fruitiness on the finish.

MF- thin watery mouthfeel with a light body. Good carbonation.

D- very drinkable just not a very flavorful brew.

Overall a solid beer that would be great for hot summer days but so is water.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a really nice clear yellow color with a bone white head on top. The lacing on this beer was quite impressive. The smell of the beer had some very light hop aromas but were mostly covered by the sweet malt character this brew has. The taste of the beer screamed cream ale right off the first sip to me. It's slightly sweet with a grainy malt flavor with just the lightest amount of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was light bodied, easy going, drinkable and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is one that you could drink a lot of if you choose too. It's a refreshing brew and can be enjoyed just about anytime of the year.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, bright, pale straw yellow body. Frothy and sticky, bone white head. Settles slowly, leaving creamy lacing on the side of the glass.

Aromas of cut grass, lemon and pepper. Fruity esters dance around, but the aromas are mostly earthy.

Tons of fruit flavors at first with pears and blueberries. Cream of wheat flavors and mouthfeel mid palate. Dry and earthy, with flavors of cut grass and rustic yeast. Slight, creamed corn sweetness on the finish, with an off-dry ending.

Very easy drinking and tasty. Not a whole lot of complexity, but very refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pours a semi-cloudy piss-yellow with a slight filmy head and a tiny bit of lacing. Good color. Smell is your typical grain and corn, but with added touches of fruit; apple, pear, orange, lemon. Taste is light corn and grain, hints of pepper and clove, bready malts, and a hint of bitter hops. Feels nice and creamy on the tongue.

This flagship beer from New Glarus is a fine one. If I lived in WI, this would be one of my go-to brews.

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,885 ratings.