Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
Slightly hazy golden yellow. Just a bit of head.
A touch of sweet apple in the nose. Crisp malt and hay add something that reminds me of summer.
Light malt and just a touch of creamy goodness. Slight sweetness that could come from the corn. Hops are barely noticeable.
There is something comforting about this beer. So easy to drink. Obviously a staple for the brewery.
10-06-2012 00:38:57 | More by stewart124
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Acquired in a trade with Initiative.
Pours a pale and hazy yellow, similar to pineapple juice, with a quickly fading layer of foam.
The aroma is of subtle citrus peel, sweet corn, pale malt and a bit of grass. It smells really crisp too.
Upfront sweetness and corn flavors, with a bit of sweet orange and grapefruit in the finish. Slight hop presence with a little mint. A slight fruitiness in the finish/aftertaste. Very clean and crisp tasting.
Mouthfeel is average to slightly above average, for the style I say it is spot on, not too light but enough body to make this feel like a well crafted beer. Im not too fond of lagers, and this one obviously has lager qualities but blending it with an ale gives it a nice body that I feel combines two great aspects from both types of beers: refreshing taste, and a malt body to back it up. I wouldnt mind drinking this again.
11-21-2007 22:51:19 | More by seaoflament
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Special thanks to my buddy Taylor who brought a New Glarus variety pack straight from Wisconsin all the way down here to Charleston. Thanks, Taylor!
12 oz bottle poured into a mug at fridge-cellar temperature.
L – Pale gold color with barely a finger of white fizzy bubbles that dissipate almost immediately. No lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.
S – Some grainy malt but mostly corn. It smells an awful lot like a BMC adjunct lager minus some of the skunkiness that’s sometimes there.
T – Sweet all the way through with grainy and bready malt and a healthy dose of corn. While it smells a little like the big guys, it tastes a lot better.
F – Light-bodied with lots of carbonation, a smooth and creamy but crisp mouthfeel, and a sweet and slightly dry finish. The high amount of carbonation yields a perceived acidity at the finish, as well.
O – This is a solid cream ale. I’m not really a big fan of the style since it’s essentially an adjunct “ale,” but this is a great example of the style. For a cream ale, this is very tasty and definitely refreshing and drinkable. Great lawnmower beer. Nicely done, NG.
11-01-2012 02:21:26 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
I got a bunch of NG brews from MammothBrew. This is the first one I tried. Thanks Dustin.
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.
A: A light gold color that is a bit hazy. A one half finger white head disappears quickly. Not much glass lacing.
S: Light fruit smells, grains, grass, bready sweetness and some slgiht yeastiness.
T: Nice mix of light fruit flavors with apple. pear, banana coupled with grains, straw/grass, yeast and a bready doughy flavor. Finish yields some hops flavors that are quickly smoothed out by the grainy finish. Nice and smooth.
M: Creamy, nice carbonation, no alcohol, very drinkable.
O: A real good drinker, just a a cream ale should be. Enjoyable, but not spectacular.
As I just said, I enjoyed this beer and I was really glad to try it. NG is a brewery we can't get here in PA so I am really excited to try these beers I got in the trade. A nice start to the NG experience.
06-28-2011 13:30:48 | More by Kadonny
4.22/5 rDev +13.4%
New Glarus Spotted Cow: A wonderful “farm” ale, bottle conditioned, with yeast in the bottle. Appears to be a weiss beer, with a slight yeast/banana aroma. Very light tasting, with understated malts and hops creating a light citrus taste. Very easy to drink, very light and refreshing. This would be a wonderful beer in the summer, and very good all the time. Pick it up if you see it.
12-06-2002 20:17:07 | More by jackndan
3.43/5 rDev -7.8%
Pours out to a cloudy, golden color in the glass with a slight head, with some suspended particles floating in there. It does look appetizing in the glass, almost sunshine-like. Aroma is somewhat yeasty and musty. The taste is quite good. There is alot of malt here which lends itself to a slight sweetness. I detected some lemon in here as well. This is an easy to drink refreshing thirst quencher.
05-23-2003 18:00:59 | More by proc
3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours a light straw color with a light head.
Aroma is similar to a lager with pale grain and grassy notes.
Taste is grainy and malty with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel, I think the difference is actually the mouthfeel being a little thicker than a lager.
I've heard people rave about this beer, i'm not sure why it's pretty middle of the road.
02-13-2010 01:12:44 | More by brownbeer
Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
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