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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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2,479 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,479
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 171
Gots: 300 | 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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Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-24-2014 09:23:19 | More by SStein
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2014 22:20:48 | More by jimmy13
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-22-2014 23:50:05 | More by cmwilliq
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Sirath21

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 02:03:54 | More by Sirath21
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Rilesmiles

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 01:44:29 | More by Rilesmiles
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -8.3%

Had this at the Pfister Hotel. The hotel itself was pretty good. It was for sure haunted but this beer was not. Am I a ghost. Maybe. A ghost that enjoyed this beer. Wooo it was very balanced. The jazz that accompanied it was too. Good use of hops, barley, trombone and drums.

Good job!

01-21-2014 02:41:36 | More by DerekQXQX
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-19-2014 04:07:59 | More by tobelerone
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penguin66

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-18-2014 20:25:38 | More by penguin66
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2014 05:40:59 | More by kingmaker
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-16-2014 00:52:55 | More by DCdevyl78
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2014 22:57:51 | More by bdoggboston
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2014 15:38:39 | More by jwps214
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.4%

01-15-2014 07:01:36 | More by ChainChompsky
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-15-2014 05:26:07 | More by mattmarka1
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xmorgan

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Have had this on draft, bottle and growler. It is a a very light, fruity and delightful session beer.

It is not as watery as a light lager, as it lingers in the mouth enough to establish a wetting or re-hydration effect that a beer of this body is meant to refresh and not overwhelm the senses.

After drinking aggressively hopped beers for a few days, I first sampled this beer and was underwhelmed. As a buddy from Wisconsin urged me to retry it, I was pleasantly surprised. The light fruitiness and mouthfeel are very nice and this illustrates the variability of the palate in beer tastes and overload.

01-13-2014 09:37:31 | More by xmorgan
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-13-2014 01:06:32 | More by Hendrick24
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BeerMePlease17

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-12-2014 22:26:17 | More by BeerMePlease17
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C2H5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-12-2014 16:28:19 | More by C2H5
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-12-2014 03:13:35 | More by northcoastwolf
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2014 04:33:58 | More by Pens1967
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Copernicandream

Michigan

2.4/5  rDev -35.5%

A - Pale yellow with adequate foamy head.

S- Not much...

T- I literally picked up the bottle and looked to make sure this was beer. This is an incredibly bland ale. Almost devoid of flavor with a dry finish. Very subtle malts.

M- Light with low carbonation, just slightly thicker than a lager.

O- This beer is like a cow among the herd. One of many, nothing makes this better or standout from any of the other cows. Surprised to see the high ratings, maybe more representative of the rest of the brewery's line? Really falls short in terms of taste and substance for me.

01-10-2014 17:57:21 | More by Copernicandream
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Skillz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-07-2014 01:44:59 | More by Skillz
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gsmit

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Irishmafia

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-05-2014 13:30:05 | More by Irishmafia
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-05-2014 01:19:25 | More by dtomes
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,479 ratings.