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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured Spotted Cow into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden with one finger of creamy puffy head.

S - Some candied qualities, mixed with light fruit and malt. Just a little faint in this department.

T - Smooth creamy fruity beer here. Some lemon peel, light malt. Wish there was more flavor, but not bad.

M - Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Yeah, you can drink a few of these.

O - A nice change of pace beer. Smooth creamy, just not a lot going on. I like it for what it is. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up from the House of 1,000 beers for 3 bucks. Black market score!

A - Quite an epic head over an inch of creamy foam that sticks around for a while. Color is a bright semi hazy yellow. Mostly clear.
S - Very timid smell not very sweet or hoppy. Just mild grains, hops, and some corn skunk.
T - Taste is much better has a mild bit of vanilla like a creme soda. Grains are also balanced and sweet and hops are there and enjoyable. I like it.
M - Not very soda like which is nice. Taste like beer with a light to medium body for easy drinking.

Overall a great introduction to the brewery if they can make this tasty year round offerings I may want to step it up and trade for more rare offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color topped by a thin white head and gobs of carbonation. Minimum lacing and head retention is awful.

Leaves a bit to be desired but hints of honey and slight cloves and citrus. It's earthy and quite welcoming.

Sourdough with some citrus, clove and a bit of corn.

This is a very light-bodied beer that is incredibly smooth and heavily carbonated. It's fantastic and refreshing!

A great beer - It's not complex by any stretch of the imagination, however, it is super easy to drink and insanely refreshing!

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,519 ratings.
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