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: 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:
#25,967
Reviews:
840
Ratings:
3,689
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Gearslamminmofo
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Buck89
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A moderately hazy golden color with a medium-sized white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Aroma was mainly wheat and bread with faint apple. The taste was slightly tart, again with a nice apple flavor. Some floral quality as well. A gentle wheat and bready presence as well. Medium feel and easy drinking. Low bitterness. Really nice and enjoyable.

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Photo of ttippel
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StephenM
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-oz bottle
Look: Hazy golden, 1-finger head dissipates quickly, slight lacing
Smell: Lemon, citrus rind, slight dank hop
Taste: Fruity, lemony, grapefruit rind, tart apple, followed with banana, melon sweetness, mild peppery and tea-like hops on back end
Mouthfeel: clean, medium carbonation, fairly dry finish
Overall: Pleasing flavor, refreshing, always worth picking up when in Wisconsin

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Photo of Eagleyes
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ladnar
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkloubec
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of TeamMathis
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I would have never guessed this was a Farmhouse. I can smell it a bit, along with bright citrus, but I get no saison in taste. Honey, caramel malt, some spritzy lemon. Cloudy gold. Head becomes thin and hangs on the glass. It's an anytime, enjoyable ale.

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

Photo of drunkenmess
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy yellow gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt with floral hops.

Taste is sensational enough to realize why this Farmhouse Ale is so popular. Rich, caramel malt up front with a mild hop bite. Close to the finish I get something I can only describe as pleasantly fruity. It's bright, lively and a joy to drink.

Medium-full texture with balancing carbonation.

I honestly can't think of any food style I couldn't match this with and don't think I know anyone who wouldn't cheerfully drink it.

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4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,689 ratings