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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,236 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,236
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 150
Gots: 201 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 2,236 | Reviews: 684 | Display Reviews Only:
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-06-2013 20:04:05 | More by rhartogsq
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dmilewsk

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-06-2013 12:03:49 | More by dmilewsk
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michaelcs

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-06-2013 01:15:57 | More by michaelcs
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4amepiphany

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-05-2013 09:12:08 | More by 4amepiphany
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-05-2013 00:59:59 | More by TargaFlorio
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-04-2013 22:31:21 | More by ADTaber
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-04-2013 16:25:41 | More by Rick778
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-04-2013 08:26:07 | More by BigJim5021
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this at Via in Milwaukee. Served in a pint.

A: is a clear light golden color with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little. lacing.

S:smells light, grassy, wheat, spices, malts

T: light, sweet, wheat, citrus, grass, spices, hint of hops

M: light body with good amounts of carbonation

O: overall this was my first cream ale and it was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:15:36 | More by Mavigo
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, the famous Spotted Cow.
Poured into becker pint glass; bright clear yellow with lively carbonation and a bright white fizzy thick head that doesn't leave much lacing. Smell is slightly vinous, light lager yeast and corn with a bit of grassy crisp hops. Taste is light and crisp, light grain and corn with a pinch of crisp hops to dry out the finish, which is lightly sweet and a bit sticky, but mostly clean. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and carbonated.
While I'd prefer a steam beer or a kolsch when it comes to lighter, lager-influenced ales, this is a good beer. It'd be a great beer for introducing a BMC drinker to craft. It's nothing special, but I can see why it has such a fervent local following, spanning all spectrums of beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:50:14 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +28%

08-03-2013 05:45:57 | More by Daffron24
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-03-2013 00:33:57 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-02-2013 21:41:16 | More by Lewdd
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-01-2013 13:58:07 | More by AKuehn47
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SeanBond

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-30-2013 17:43:17 | More by SeanBond
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-29-2013 19:15:11 | More by SaxmanRick
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Golden colored ale with a pretty minimal head. Very good clarity on this beer. The aroma is pretty straight forward with the smell of light malt and corn. Very smooth mouthfeel. Just a quick splash of light malt and corn flavor. Aftertaste is non existent and watery. This is not my thing, but it isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 03:12:09 | More by Franziskaner
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ClevelandsRocks

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-28-2013 17:35:05 | More by OgreSanchez
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westcott

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-28-2013 17:26:54 | More by westcott
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callmeoz

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-27-2013 22:59:28 | More by callmeoz
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2013 20:39:49 | More by Minn_Joe
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Hokiefan240

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2013 19:58:14 | More by Hokiefan240
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2013 17:20:57 | More by CTJman
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-27-2013 13:11:39 | More by WelpUrStud
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.