Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,992
Reviews:
860
Ratings:
3,758
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
1,137
Trade:
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Photo of dd53grif
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy golden colour, multisized bubbled head.
aroma is delicate balance of corn, bready malts and a touch of noble hops
taste is again corn, bready malts and spice from the hops.
body medium to thin with a prickly carbonation and a certain creaminess
High drinkability and corn sweetness and hop bitterness in a gentle balance with the breadiness connecting it. World class cream ale

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Photo of Botulizard
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mj24053
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Tastes kinda like a Belgian blonde. Really clean, fresh feel. Flavor is a little lacking...like you can taste the flavor, it's there, and what's there is good...there's just not enough of it. All in all though an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of spongebob2
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Machete824
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really solid all day kind of beer. Really enjoyed the overall balance and mellowness. Appealing if not remarkable in the glass, good mouthfeel and a warm finish.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moonman1994
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutCyclone18
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Have wanted to try this for years. The lore of this brand is alluring. The beer is really just an easy drinking, addicting brew. Could delete several of this and never think twice. Maybe was expecting a little more unique flavor character but I got no complaints. Would drink this a bunch if available.

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Photo of Grazzini19
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yungdepression
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

GOAT

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Photo of LaColombe77
4.99/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spotted is a incredibly unique farmhouse ale, fairly light, however not watery, with a great but not overly strong fruity flavor. It is extremely drinkable, for example the kind of beer you can have on tap all night and not get sick of, where as even a great IPA becomes too acidic after a few. Truly underrated on this website.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buster
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omahawk
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a great crisp drinking beer. Slight twinge of nice adjunct flavor. Very well made beer for what it is.

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Photo of Seattlebierman
2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Honestly don’t see what all the hype is. Tastes like you if you’ve been drinking Coors Light all night then had a Corona and burped. The burp would taste like spotted cow.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.63/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly clouded yellow orange with a large white creamy head that dissipated quickly and leaves thick sheets of lacing all around the glass.

S: Notes of wheat, grain, and maybe a little corn, slightly floral and piney hop. Pretty inviting for a cream ale.

T: Creamy wheat and grain, a slight bit of banana, slight hop presence, don't like the taste quite as much as the smell but still nice.

F: Creamy mouthfeel, but still light and easy to crush.

O: This is a really nice cream ale.

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Photo of beardedbeered
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good beer overall. It's easy to drink, but it's not really my style. It looks pretty and smells nice. As far as cream ales go, its a solid beer. I suggest it. It won't blow you away, but it's good.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,758 ratings