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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,430 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 168
Gots: 277 | FT: 8
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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Zach136

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Enjoyed 7/1/14, reviewed from notes.

A - Slight hazy, gold body and a thin white head (4.00)

S - Bready with a hint of earthy/spicy farmhouse esters. (4.00)

T - More peppery-spice ester character. Light toasted malt, little-to-no hop character unless i'm mistaking some of the yeast esters (4.25)

M - Vibrant carbonation and light body makes for an extremely drinkable brew (4.25)

O - A truly well put together beer, I see why it's so popular in Wisconsin. (4.20)

08-17-2014 03:59:13 | More by Zach136
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heliocopter

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-17-2014 01:47:47 | More by heliocopter
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2014 16:55:19 | More by jwenzel019
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-15-2014 22:26:45 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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PCummings6789


4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

08-15-2014 21:58:38 | More by PCummings6789
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Premn4th

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-15-2014 21:43:21 | More by Premn4th
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LukeGude

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-15-2014 01:40:05 | More by LukeGude
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +23.7%

08-14-2014 23:57:44 | More by JamieDuncan
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SteveTheBrit

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-14-2014 20:14:43 | More by SteveTheBrit
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-14-2014 13:40:52 | More by ZDSmith87
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sjrodriguez

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-14-2014 05:05:34 | More by sjrodriguez
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ahuey333


3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

08-13-2014 16:58:44 | More by ahuey333
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Rzzzzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2014 04:41:28 | More by Rzzzzz
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dogfishandi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-12-2014 21:32:06 | More by dogfishandi
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BrianPlatz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-12-2014 20:16:11 | More by BrianPlatz
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mruntsch


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-12-2014 18:39:53 | More by mruntsch
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Washuffizi98

Tennessee

3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

08-12-2014 06:07:50 | More by Washuffizi98
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2Cents

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2014 05:15:16 | More by 2Cents
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Mulen


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-12-2014 03:24:14 | More by Mulen
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Dabel

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-12-2014 03:00:22 | More by Dabel
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Koehlerbp22


3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

08-12-2014 00:18:02 | More by Koehlerbp22
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

So my newest recruit as an eager young beer nerd into my inner sanctum of beer nerdery had his mother mule this beer back from Wisconsin all the way to Ohio, where he made the beer exchange and then he continued to mule the beer back to Maryland for sampling. I made him a good injun trade for a few Wisconsin brews (some world class beers and future home brews).

So on to the beer review (my first experience of anything New Glarus):

Appearnance is pretty solid. Nice light pale orange that borderlines on yellow but with a hazy, semi-translucent murkiness. Nice 2 finger milky head that holds retention fairly well. Excellent lacing on the glass.

Smell is quite delightful. Sweet and creamy. No noticeable hop presence.

Best way to describe the taste is smooth and "like butter". Slight sweetness and very malty. Carbonation is very light and the finish is very refreshing. Some lingering aftertaste that is a touch off is only way I can describe it.

Mouthfeel is usual something I don't count or consider much but this beer is truly about mouthfeel. Its slides down so easily and smooth and feels like butter on the toungue.

Overall - I truly can understand why this beer is the staple go-to beer in the state of Wisconsin. Its nothing over the top but easily any BMC drinker could switch to this one as well as be appreciated by craft beer nerds as well. I wish every state had a similar, fresh, local go-to beer of this caliber. Makes me want to go on a road trip to Cheese-head country.

08-11-2014 22:42:53 | More by bubseymour
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ja09

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 18:35:31 | More by ja09
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cardinals22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-11-2014 15:47:50 | More by cardinals22
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Lucular

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 13:56:08 | More by Lucular
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,430 ratings.