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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,856 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,856
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 200
Gots: 465 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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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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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.

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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

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,856 ratings.