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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,721 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,721
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 181
Gots: 380 | FT: 9
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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2.5/5  rDev -33%

treznor, Nov 02, 2014
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GoatMother, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: pours a darker shade of yellow to a light orange. two plus fingers of a white foamy head with strong retention and leaving behind a big lacing. completely hazy and opaque.

Smell: corn sugar, wheat, slightly creamy. a little grassy. a very light and delicate sweetness.

Taste: opens up with corn sugar and a little bit of wheat. some grassy flavors, but not to the point of mustiness. a subtle fruitiness comes in form time to time and gives off a bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light, sweet, some juiciness. very refreshing.

Overall: this is the perfect cream ale as far as I know. does a really well job of taking all the good flavors of everything and combining them into a nice light and flavorful beer. I can see why this beer is so popular among non-craft beer enthusiasts too.

SportsandJorts, Nov 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

It is too much like a lager for my tastes, but I did enjoy the creaminess. I picked up the malt with very little hop balance, though the malt was not overpowering by any means. Meh.

rapayn01, Nov 01, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Totalpackage411, Oct 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Beer pours brilliant and yellow with a white head. Carbonation level is good. Flavor profile is very clean, almost like a lager more than a farmhouse. Hops are subdued as are the grains. Everything in harmony. Beer is very refreshing, this is more of what I would imagine a farmhouse to have been like back in the day. More refreshing than funky.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 2,721 ratings.