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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,670 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,670
Reviews: 703
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 179
Gots: 373 | 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.

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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great example of how a farmhouse ale should taste. I've had this beer probably a hundred times and enjoy it everytime. Has a color similar to shiner bock. As a nice foamy head that sticks to the sides of the glass and kelt recedes to the beer. When you smell it, it almost smells like a farm (corn stalks, hay, wheat)! When you have your first taste, I pick up hints of corn and a bit of hops to finish. Has a nice even texture when sliding off the back of your palate down your throat. Doesn't have any twist at the end, but a beer I like to drink on the back porch on an evening, while looking out at the lake. Would recommend this to anyone who likes farmhouse style beers. Cheers!

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4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is light yellow with slight golden hues.

Smells like fresh wheat and the slightest hint of orange.

Taste is rather meh, but slight hints of wheat, malts, and cereal dominate this brew.

Mouthfeel is the only thing above average here. I can see why they call it a cream ale, very silky smooth, lightly carbonated but constantly fizzing head.

Overall an alright brew, would buy again but nothing to write home about.

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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean yellow, with a beautiful virgin white head. Wispy, frilly lace. Lovely.

Nose is yeasty and malty.

Taste is sweet, malty and grainy. Hint of fruit is there, but it's subtle. This is well-done malt-forward cream ale, for sure. Very drinkable. Not a game changer, but a solid cream ale and better than many others I've had.

Fine session ale, here, yes.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 2,670 ratings.