Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Spotted CowSpotted Cow

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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Ratings: 3,574 |  Reviews: 819
Photo of Stillyman11
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamette
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that my friend Wally gave me. Thank you so much Wally. I would not likely have had the chance to enjoy this beer if you had not given it to me. Poured into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass. No observed "best by" date.

A Straw yellow, translucent body under a meringue like white head that dissipated to a single layer on the top of the beer after about 2 minutes. 3.0

S First impressions of the smell was of an SNPA but then I realized that SNPA has more smell to it. There is some light malt but the smell is very distant. 2.5

T Taste is just like the smell suggests, a very light cream ale. There is mostly a water taste with a bit of sweet malt and a bit of hops. 3.0

M Some carbonation makes it dance across my tongue but otherwise this is a very light beer. That is not really a quality that impresses me but it is true to the style. 2.0

D Well very good but unfortunately the drinkability is good in a way that Bud Light's drinkability is good. It is good but I would probably not attempt to test that theory again. 4.0

Notes: I really wanted to like this beer. I love the whole "Spotted Cow" image and it being from Wisconsin and all but this beer was boring.

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Photo of meanmutt
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Abbbp
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of tim007007
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jfstilling
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jakemn91
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CoolEthan
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Photekut
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JoelClark
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robwestcott
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle a hazy sunshine yellow to a sun king shaped pint glass with a wisp of a short lasting head.

aroma of oranges and lemon rind and perhaps a bit of yeast.

fairly substantial for a cream ale, various citrus tastes melded together with a hint of earthy hops hiding in the wayback.

nice mouthfeel, thick and creamy, smooth with light carbonation.

very drinkable.

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Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56.5% out of 100 with 3,574 ratings
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