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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. Not going to say a lot on this, except a little disappointed. Normally I love this brewery's beers, but this was just a little too bland and over carbonated for me. If you're used to more complex brews, please don't judge these guys on this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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2.38/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: gold with white head like a macro lager.

S: grassy not getting much else. Maybe a little grainy.

T: very average in the taste. A little bit of of sweetness up front. Otherwise grassy and watery taste. IMO pretty bland.

M: well carbonated but again watery

O: very average beer nothing too exciting here. If you like the macro stuff there isn't much deviation in this beer from those.

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is apparently only available in Wisconsin and seems to be beloved in the Great Lakes states. I really enjoyed it. It had a smooth, simple taste of farmhouse grains--easy drinking, not too fancy. I didn't really pick up any of the fruitiness the label mentioned. It was full-bodied with a well-balanced flavor. Somehow exactly how I would want a beer from a brewery in a tiny town in Wisconsin to taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy golden color with a decent amount of soft foam for a moment that fades to a ring and small patches. Aroma is a very light biscuit like smell, it feels soft and easily drinkable. Flavor is light and malty and ever so slightly fruity they way you'd expect a cask ale to be. Overall a nice easy to drink light malty beer.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,516 ratings.
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