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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,853 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 200
Gots: 463 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 2,853 | Reviews: 726 | Display Reviews Only:
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 SamPropis
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Farinag16447
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fossage78
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into chalice

Clear golden orange, no carbonation , one finger white cap, no lacings

Grassy aroma, hint of orange citrus, hint of spice

Sip of malt, grassiness, wisp of spice. Slight sweetness

No sudsing, smooth, pleasant

Nice beer for a hog summer day after cutting the grass

Photo of tjb27
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alex_Sutherland
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If I lived in WI, this would be my daily. It's smooth, goes down easy, and doesn't fill you up right away. Solid beer.

Photo of Homebrew
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EF4
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkrane
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hail_seitan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.