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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,338 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,338
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 161
Gots: 237 | FT: 7
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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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 18:40:14 | More by BeerMeFitz
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immunerecordings

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

07-22-2014 03:05:22 | More by immunerecordings
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cebean

Maryland

5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really great beer. I tried it at an Outback Restaurant when I asked for whatever local Microbrew they had on tap. Much to my suprise, I found this to be one of the best beers I've ever had. Very versitile in taste, in that it can easily go with a good meal or just by itself, summer or winter. It is too bad that you can only buy it in Wisconsin... So if you happen to be traveling through the Cheesehead State, make a specific point to buy a case or two of this really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 19:09:22 | More by cebean
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Travitten

Iowa

5/5  rDev +34.8%

04-07-2014 03:46:52 | More by Travitten
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Sidaot

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34.8%

03-09-2012 02:53:38 | More by Sidaot
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ABO2012

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

03-24-2012 13:10:25 | More by ABO2012
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Alek

California

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-17-2013 00:04:07 | More by Alek
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +34.8%

09-22-2013 04:09:48 | More by Beerlover
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TobyRoseman

Washington

5/5  rDev +34.8%

02-01-2014 20:08:35 | More by TobyRoseman
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gleek12

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +34.8%

03-24-2013 00:25:25 | More by gleek12
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Newglarusguy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This ale is by far one of the very best I've had to date. It's pours a silky cloudy color of caramelish yellow, it's smell hints of grains and corn and a bit of a fruit side to it. It goes down very easy and it's taste is by far the best for ale's that arn't 10$ or cheaper for a six pack. I strongly recommend this one to anyone who's in the greater WI area and wants to try a exceptional beer!

Man Up!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 01:45:17 | More by Newglarusguy
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gio540

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34.8%

12-02-2011 09:09:14 | More by gio540
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CervezaMesa

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wisconsin's Finest beer and my favorite of all time! Its a little expensive but all worth it! I'm from North Illinois and we go to the border of Wis. to get this beer! The bros would die for this!

Corn taste, light body, best aroma ever for a beer and goes down real nice!

I have let all my friends try this beer and not one has said one bad thing about it! Cheers New Glarus Brewery for this wonderful beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 17:56:02 | More by CervezaMesa
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Beerman420

California

4.83/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My Favorite beer of all time. The citrusy flavor is the key to this beers unique presence in the beer world. Very drinkable but not watered down like many "drinkable" beers.
A - Orange color, thick head from tap.
S - Attractive, so much better than any AB beer.
T - Mmmm....my favorite part. Thick rich flavor with a hint of citrus.
M - Very good
D - My 2nd favorite part. I have never regretted partying with this prime choice.
Try if you can, it will be worth it!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 09:52:23 | More by Beerman420
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spottedcowman

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer, as you can see by my username is my all time favorite. I live about 80 mi. south of the Wisconsin line, and go to Woodman's right across the line on 94 at least once a month to get a couple of sixers. Introduced to it originally on tap, and was hooked immediately. The taste and drinkability are one of a kind, even with the hint of corn, it seems to actually accentuate the taste, which is unlike all of the other corn-fed macrobrews out there. The cloudiness and small amount of yeast make it appealing to the eyes, as well. I guess if it is any consolation, its a good thing that I have to drive to get it, otherwise I would be broke and drunk all of the time with this brew around. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2005 00:25:08 | More by spottedcowman
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Dustysnail

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a Wisconsinite, this is a beer that you see in many taverns and restaurants. I've had this in bottles, in a keg, and on tap at many different places.

I must say, while it isn't my favorite beer, it is up on the list.

The finish is one of a wheat style ale, but drinks like a lager. While you have the taste, the texture and density of a thicker beer, the beer itself is light, but with a full body.

I highly recommend picking one of these up if you stop in Wisconsin.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 03:00:56 | More by Dustysnail
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. It has a great taste, a great name and it's brewed in Wisconsin. Just doesn't get much better than that.

Spotted Cow has a nice cloudy golden color with a bit of a citrus smell/taste. It's a really easy to drink beer, even in large volume.

I highly recommend this beer to everyone.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 21:34:24 | More by richkrull
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TenEighty

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a slight copper hue, somewhat cloudy, nice head with good retention and decent lacing.

S: Malty aroma, with almost an apple smell.

T: Wow, this beer continues to impress me and the taste is nothing short of exceptional. I find that this trait is quite typical of any New Glarus Beer, there is a slight bitterness that makes itself present, and it disappears with the beer, exceptional.

M: This is easily the best cream ale to graze my palate.

D: I could easily have another one of these, I just might now that I think of it.

Yet another example of New Glarus greatness, I would recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 22:54:51 | More by TenEighty
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Arno


4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was on holiday in the US and visited Wisconsin. In the first bar they already tipped me this beer. So ofcourse i had a taste.

And my first tasting impression was wow!

Appearance:
Light yellow, gold like. Bright and refreshing looking.

Smell:
Sweet malts, fruits, wheat, corn, citrus.

Taste:
A subtle, almost creamy, balance of fruit, malt, citrus and corn. Very light and easy going, nearly no bitter and yet very refreshing without getting boring at all.

Mouthfeel:
Light, thin and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

Overall:
Usually beers like these get a bit annoying after a while because they lack depth and are too easy going. But this one, i can drink any day, and all day :) It somehow manages to give all sorts of easy flavors and yet manages to keep it interesting. It's refreshing, easy going and has a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. It's the perfect summer drink.
One of my favorites in the "easy going and fresh" category beers.

Too bad it's pretty much impossible to get this beer over here (Netherlands). Maybe it need to import and distribute it :)

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:17:25 | More by Arno
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Rms444

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28%

06-19-2014 23:45:35 | More by Rms444
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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-17-2013 15:02:21 | More by eliz108
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Aggiewhoop04


4.75/5  rDev +28%

07-13-2014 01:09:42 | More by Aggiewhoop04
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EdReck

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-07-2014 15:45:54 | More by EdReck
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Cerceorf


4.75/5  rDev +28%

03-12-2012 04:03:57 | More by Cerceorf
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Punqbert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +28%

04-17-2013 01:15:46 | More by Punqbert
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,338 ratings.