Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
4.13/5 rDev +11%
Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a clear straw color with a decent amount of carbonation visible. There is a foamy white head that dissipates into a cap and leaves a good amount of lacing. Had aromas of sweet, grainy cereals and strawberries. Taste is grainy and sweet with a bit of earthy bitterness making an appearance. Very light and drinkable with a decent amount of carbonation. There is a lightly sweet aftertaste that lingers for a short while.
Overall: I'll admit that I haven't had many cream ales, but this is the best that I can remember. This is an awesome, drinkable beer. If I lived in Wisconsin, I would get a pitcher of this every time I went to a bar.
01-03-2014 20:48:04 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured into a tulip glass
A: a cloudy golden with a white one finger head that dissipates fast. Light lacing.
S: Picking up grains, corn and barley. Also some light hoppiness.
T: Citrus featuring lemons. A corny graininess. Light, refreshing ,with a dry finish.
M: light to medium with low carbonation.
O: Didn't really blow me away. A nice lawn mowing beer. Smooth but kinda boring. Sort of like a cow standing out in a field.
12-29-2013 20:26:07 | More by brewskifan55
4.04/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a creamy white two finger head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of biscuit malt, grains, hints of citrus. Flavor is very pleasant semi-sweet bready malt, slight grassy hops, lightly buttery wheat, faint citrus. Finishes with mellow sweet malt and wheat. Unexpectedly moderate creamy body with a great mouth feel. I see why locals are so happy about this ale. This is the beer that I think the mass producers *think* they are brewing, simple, mellow and pleasantly drinkable. When I'm this satisfied with a style that I'm not that excited about, the brewers have really excelled. Easily the best cream ale I've ever had. Nicely done. Thanks to Vikki for bringing this back from Wisconsin.
12-27-2013 20:55:42 | More by LiquidAmber
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,475 ratings.