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Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
#23,374
Reviews:
821
Ratings:
3,599
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
281
Gots:
1,069
Trade:
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Spotted Cow is a classic Wisconsin beer so I thought I would give it a review.

Spotted Cow pours a cloudy golden hue with a thick head but the lacing dissipated pretty quickly.

The aroma is sweet and fruity with just a touch of hops.

The flavor follows the aroma. This drinks like a classic American Lager but there is no harshness and the fruit overtones are very nice.

This is a really solid beer. It is considered a Cream Ale but it drinks like a phenomenal American classic Lager. This is always recommended.

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Appearance - Pours with a hint of haze, golden yellow in color with a white, two-finger width head. Good retention results in a thin, consistent layer of suds across the surface. Fair lacing, with some broken lines and a a handful of small spots.

Smell - Sweet, malty aroma. Soft, fruity esters. Faint, faint hop character... maybe some grass or earth?

Taste - Follows the nose. Mild sweetness. Moderate fruit pokes through mid-taste, hinting at apple sweetness and pineapple acidity in character. Finish hints at some grain and earthy hop undertones.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with soft, bubbly carbonation. Velvety smoothness with clean, easy finish.

Overall - Good session-type beer with just enough flavor while the body is smooth and quite quaffable. I could see why this would be a popular choice amongst the masses, but ultimately it's a bit tame for my tastes, so it's nothing I'd buy with any regularity. One of those beers that wouldn't stop me from buying a variety pack, for instance.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,599 ratings
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