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

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Ratings:
3,533
Reviews:
813
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(on tap at Über Tap Room and Cheese Bar - served in a pilsner glass)

A: poured to the very top, so without much foam... the color is a light khaki, liquid a good bit hazy, with what appears to be a some sediment floating about

S: bit of a nutty, toasted oat bouquet... no fruitiness, no hops of note... clean, woodsy note from the yeast

T: oat cookie... not oatmeal cookie, with the raisins and spices and all - just a simple, lightly toasty, slightly doughy malt flavor - kinda like chewing on a basic, cereal-like American 2-row - or maybe even low-sweetened Life cereal... it's good! the flavors are very mellow and clean... I can't be certain, but I might've got some of the corn in the finish - a mild sort of cornmeal... any hop flavor, if present, is merely in the background, providing a spec of balance

M: very light and clean, kind of like an adjunct lager with a mild grainy grittiness... a body bordering on watery... mellow carbonation, no sizzle

O: BA calls this a "cream ale", NG calls this a "Naturally Cloudy Farmhouse Ale" - I can see both points of view - the closest thing I could compare this to would be a zwickelbier, but without the lemony and grassy flavors and rounder, fuller body I often get with those... drink this like your ordinary, everyman lager - I like it for what it is, it stands out

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - slightly cloudy and gold in color. 1 1/2 finger head. head is thick and dissipates slowly.

S - some sweetness to the aroma. ever so slight hint of hops. main note is of oats.

T - tasting of bread (not toasted bread, just regular white bread). slightly sweet malty flavor. slightly floral. hint of corn as well.

M - moderately viscous but with a clean finish. really no lingering aftertaste.

O - easy to drink with a great feel in the mouth. would definitely buy again.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,533 ratings.
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