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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,889 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,889
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 207
Gots: 498 | FT: 13
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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Superbohl4
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Testosterownd
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Hard to find but well worth it if you are in Wisconsin.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djohnson300
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great "regular" beer, I'm always in good spirits as I open one of these bottles. Good for mass consumption, even better at a bowling alley!

Photo of Chiefy770
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 10th, 2014
Reviewed on January 12th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Hazy and pale straw-colored body. A modest head formed and left a small amount of soapy lacing.

Nose
Barley, grains, and corn dominated the nose. Refreshing notes of apple and lemon canceled out the initially heavy malts.

Mouth
Grains hit first… think corn and sweet grains. Light herbal hops gained steam throughout the session. Minor hints of lemon made this a refreshing brew. Medium/Light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall
After throwing a few of these back it is easy to see why this brew is a staple in summer sessionables.

Photo of BobJude
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbc5
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 9udders
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chudem
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing ale that tastes very similar to a lager.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feeger22
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of majorlance
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erogers
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rooskey379
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the most pleasant beers I've smelled, lacking in anticipated fruit flavor though. Overall B-

Photo of schimschim
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ford
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a trade - other than some excellent New Glarus' fruit beers - this is my first impression otherwise.

Can't say it does much for me - Genesee Cream Ale for me is the standard for cream ale - New Glarus' version is pretty much the same. Other than maybe a little head retention and possibly a slightly fuller taste than the Geney - there's nothing wrong with this beer - nothing amazing either. Just a good representation of a nice coiffing summer beer that I happen to be drinking on New Year's Day.

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trooper92292
4.83/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my to go summer beer. Always a great choice.

Photo of GTB
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,889 ratings.